The U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy (ACPD) will hold its next quarterly public meeting from 10:00am-11:30am on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at the American Foreign Service Association, 2101 E Street, NW. The meeting will focus on public diplomacy and international broadcasting activities in Eastern Europe, especially in relation to Ukraine.
We will be welcoming Mark Toner, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Diplomacy in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs at the State Department, who will speak about U.S. foreign policy in the region and how public diplomacy activities are working to advance it. We’ll also welcome Jeffrey Trimble, Deputy Director of the International Broadcasting Bureau at the Broadcasting Board of Governors, who will discuss Voice of America’s and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s programs to Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. In addition, the meeting will include other comments and insights from other officials and subject matter experts.
The meeting will be on-the-record and is open to the public, Members and staff of Congress, the State Department, Defense Department, the media, and other governmental and non-governmental organizations. The minutes and transcript from the meeting will be available at http://www.state.gov/pdcommission shortly after.