Notice of Meeting: U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy

The U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy (ACPD) will hold an in-person public meeting on “The Role of Public Diplomacy in Democracy Promotion” with online (Zoom) access on Thursday, April 13, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. PT (2:00 p.m. until 3:15 p.m. ET). During the meeting, a distinguished panel of experts, including Larry Diamond, Michael McFaul, and Kathryn Stoner, will discuss how U.S. government public diplomacy programs can most effectively promote and defend democratic values in an increasingly authoritarian and illiberal global context.

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 Philippines Conference Room, Encina Hall, Third Floor, Central, C330, 616 Jane Stanford Way, Stanford, CA 94305, Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, Stanford University. Please register for 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, or the upcoming public meeting, please visit the ACPD website.

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