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

Office of the Spokesperson

The U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy (ACPD) will hold a virtual public meeting from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 23, 2020.

The focus of the meeting will be Data-Driven Public Diplomacy Six Years Later, based on a review of the Commission’s 2014 report, “Data-driven Public Diplomacy: Progress Towards Measuring the Impact of Public Diplomacy and International Broadcasting Activities.” The meeting will feature a panel of public diplomacy experts from the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for Global Media who will provide updates on the practice of using data to formulate public diplomacy programming.

This meeting is open to the public, Members and staff of Congress, the Department of State, Department of Defense, the media, and other governmental and non-governmental organizations. To obtain the web conference link and password, please e-mail ACPD Program Assistant Kristy Zamary at Attendees should plan to enter the web conference waiting room by 11:50 a.m. to allow for a prompt start.

The ACPD is a bipartisan panel created by Congress 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 white papers, reports, and other publications. It also holds public symposiums that generate informed discussions on public diplomacy issues and events. The Commission reports to the President, Secretary of State, and Congress.

For more information on the ACPD or the upcoming public meeting, please contact the Commission’s Executive Director, Vivian S. Walker, at or Senior Advisor, Shawn Baxter, at or please visit