Penne Korth Peacock, is a commissioner of the US Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy. Nominated in 1997, Peacock previously served as Ambassador and Plenipotentiary to Mauritius in 1989. In 1993, Korth co-founded Firestone and Korth Ltd., a corporate consulting and events management firm in Washington, DC.
Korth Peacock currently serves on the Boards of Chevy Chase Bank, the Council of American Ambassadors, Meridian International Center, the Van Cliburn Foundation, the Marjorie Merriweather Post Foundation of DC, and the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training. She is also Vice Chairman of the Washington Round Table of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).
In late 2005, the Advisory Commission published its annual report, giving strong recommendations and guidance on the future of US public diplomacy. The group states that in the short term, a central goal is to establish platforms for cross-cultural dialogue, noting that “two-way communication is critical to fostering a sense of shared values and trust.�? The report also provides recommendations on improving long-term communications, including the development of virtual centers for cultural exchange and the establishment of new English language inititiatives. The Commission’s conclusions highlight the increasing importance of modernizing communications in under-developed nations, providing a critical link for the West to engage its world audience.
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