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The U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy (ACPD) will hold a virtual public meeting from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, June 17, 2021, focused on “Innovative Public Diplomacy Responses to China’s Influence Strategies.” A panel of experts on China’s information and public diplomacy initiatives, including Min Mitchell, Managing Director for East Asia, Radio Free Asia; Evanna Hu, CEO and Partner, Omelas; and Naima Green-Riley, Raymond Vernon Fellow, Harvard University, will consider current challenges and fresh opportunities for PD practitioners in responding to China’s state-sponsored influence operations.

This meeting is open to the public, Members and staff of Congress, U.S. government agencies, the media, and non-governmental organizations. To obtain the web conference link and password please register . Attendees should plan to enter the web conference waiting room by 11:50 a.m. to allow for a prompt start.

The ACPD is a bipartisan panel created by Congress in 1948 to appraise U.S. government activities intended to understand, inform, and influence foreign publics. The Commission conducts research that provides honest assessments of public diplomacy efforts and disseminates findings through reports, white papers, and other publications. It also holds public symposia that generate informed discussions on public diplomacy issues and events. The Commission reports to the President, Secretary of State, and Congress.

For more information on the ACPD or the upcoming public meeting, or to request reasonable accommodation, please contact the Commission at PDCommission@groups.state.gov, or visit the Commission’s website.

 

U.S. Department of State

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