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Bureau of Global Public Affairs

Office of Public Liaison

Our Mission

The Office of Public Liaison connects the Department of State to domestic audiences, directly engaging the American people to advance the Department's work at home and abroad. The Public Liaison staff engages civil society through briefings, conferences and other events in Washington, DC and around the country. The staff also responds to requests for briefings from groups coming to the Department of State and partners with organizations to sponsor major conferences and events in the building. The Office of Public Liaison reports on and responds to comments that come into the Department via email, phone and letter. The team also responds to inquiries to the Secretary and the Department on foreign policy issues.

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Welcome to the new State.gov

Our new design makes it easier to find and learn about the State Department’s programs and services—from passports and visas to learning how U.S. diplomacy benefits the American people.