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U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy

The U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy (ACPD) will hold a public meeting in-person with online access from 12:00 p.m. until 1:15 p.m., Tuesday, December 12, 2023, focusing on the integration of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) principles into U.S. government public diplomacy programming abroad.  A panel of experts will base their discussion on an ACPD special report titled, “Public Diplomacy and DEIA Promotion: Telling America’s Story to the World.”

This meeting is open to the public, including the media and members and staff of governmental and non-governmental organizations.  The event will take place at the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy, University of Southern California, 1771 N St. NW, Washington, D.C.  20036.  Doors will open at 11:30 a.m.  Please use this link to register to attend the event.

Congress created the bipartisan ACPD 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.  The Commission reports to the President, Secretary of State, and Congress.

For more information on the ACPD, its congressionally mandated annual reports, special reports such as the forthcoming report on DEIA and public diplomacy, or the upcoming public meeting, please visit the ACPD website.

Official news published at https://www.state.gov/u-s-advisory-commission-on-public-diplomacy/

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