The U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy is a seven-person bipartisan panel created by Congress and appointed by the President. According to its charter, the purpose of the commission is to oversee "U.S.-government activities intended to understand, inform, and influence foreign publics."

The Commission, now in its 54th year, was reauthorized in May 2007 pursuant to P.L. . It is responsible for assessing public diplomacy policies and programs of the U.S. government.

Commission members are appointed by the President, subject to confirmation by the United States Senate. Members serve three-year terms with the with the possibility for reappointment.

The Commission reports are available to the public.

Current Members


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