By Nilima Pathak Correspondent, gulfnews.com
Photo 1 Indigo cotton bought during my trip to JaipurNew Delhi: Her colleagues at the United States Embassy in New Delhi can corroborate that MaryKay Carlson, the US Deputy Chief of Mission, wears saris as often as she wears Western outfits.
Carlson herself tells Gulf News, “I often joke that my love of the sari is connected to my love of Indian food. As I have gained a few pounds in Delhi, I simply adjust the sari to fit! I cannot do that with my western clothes.”Ahead of India’s Independence Day this year (August 15), the US Embassy released a video in which Carslon, while greeting everyone, talked about her love for saris.“The sari represents the vast culture, colour and diversity of this great country,” she says.Online buzzConsidered one of the public diplomacy [JB emphasis] initiatives by the US envoy, who is also active on Twitter, the video created quite a buzz online.
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A Notice by the State Department on 05/09/2019; [original article contains links].
The official designation of this advisory committee is the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy. [JB emphasis]
The Commission was originally established under Section 604 of the United States Information and Educational Exchange Act of 1948, as amended, and under Section 8 of Reorganization Plan Number 2 of 1977. It was reauthorized pursuant to Section 702 of the Department of State Authorities Act, Fiscal Year 2017 (Pub. L. 114-323), which amended the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (22 U.S.C. 6553) and re-authorized the Commission through September 30, 2020.
The U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy appraises U.S. government activities intended to understand, inform, and influence foreign publics. The Advisory Commission may conduct studies, inquiries, and meetings, as it deems necessary. It may assemble and ..
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Executive Calendar Prepared Under the Direction of Julie E. Adams, Secretary of the Senate By Jennifer A. Gorham, Executive Clerk One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, May 6, 2019, senate.gov
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UNITED STATES ADVISORY COMMISSION ON PUBLIC DIPLOMACY
[JB emphasis] Charles L. Glazer, of Connecticut, to be a Member of the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy [JB: see] for a term expiring July 1, 2020, vice Lyndon L. Olson, Jr., term expired.
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Charles Louis Glazer (born 1943) is a United States diplomat. He was sworn in as United States Ambassador to El Salvador on January 16, 2007. Mr. Glazer tendered his resignation, effective Tuesday, January 20, 2009, following an order by the incoming Obama administration requiring the departure of politically appointed ambassadors.Prior to his ambassadorial appointment, Charles L. Glazer was President and Chief Executive Officer of C. L. Glazer & Company, Inc., an institutional brok..
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