The U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy will hold a public meeting from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at George Washington University’s Elliot School for International Affairs (Lindner Commons, 1957 E Street, NW Washington, DC 20052).

The recent merger of the Bureaus of Public Affairs (PA) and International Information Programs (IIP) has been described as the largest restructuring of the State Department in two decades.  This public meeting will focus on the new Global Public Affairs Bureau (GPA) and the accompanying strategic vision for the State Department’s Public Diplomacy mandate going forward.

GPA Assistant Secretary of State and Senior Official for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Michelle Giuda will offer the keynote address, followed by remarks from GPA Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Nicole Chulick.

This meeting is open to the public, Members and staff of Congress, the State Department, Department of Defense, the media, and other governmental and non-governmental organizations.  To attend and make any requests for a reasonable accommodation for a disability, email walkervs@state.gov by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, August 28, 2019.  Attendees should plan to arrive for the meeting by 9:45 a.m. to allow for a prompt start.

The U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy appraises U.S. government activities intended to understand, inform, and influence foreign publics.  The Advisory Commission may conduct studies, inquiries, and meetings, as it deems necessary.  It may assemble and disseminate information and issue reports and other publications, subject to the approval of the Chairperson, in consultation with the Executive Director.  The Advisory Commission may undertake foreign travel in pursuit of its studies and coordinate, sponsor, or oversee projects, studies, events, or other activities that it deems desirable and necessary in fulfilling its functions.

For more information on the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy, please visit https://www.state.gov/bureaus-offices/under-secretary-for-public-diplomacy-and-public-affairs/united-states-advisory-commission-on-public-diplomacy/ .  For more information on the upcoming public meeting, contact the Commission’s Executive Director, Vivian S. Walker, at WalkerVS@state.gov.

 

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