Strengthening America's Dialogue with the World

The Public Diplomacy Council of America is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) association of professionals and scholars promoting excellence in the professional practice, academic study, and advocacy for public diplomacy.

Our work

  • Honors practitioners’ achievements;
  • Helps members stay in touch and keep current with issues and new developments in global communications;
  • Mentors and trains professionals in this rapidly changing field;
  • Promotes understanding of the increasingly important public dimension of statecraft and;
  • Generates support for America’s global engagement.

Latest News

ECA: Public Diplomacy – Its Strategic Imperative and Why It Matters Now More than Ever

Lee Satterfield, the Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs will speak at the April 3 First Monday Forum. It will take place in person at George Washington University...

VIDEO NOW AVAILABLE - Capturing the Legacy of Public Diplomacy: ADST’s Oral History Program

PDCA's first hybrid program combining an in-person discussion with the option of participating in the program via Zoom will take place on March 6 at noon Eastern Time. It will focus...

Broadcasting to the USSR: History and Precedent -- Video of Program now available

A video of the December 5 First Monday Forum on Broadcasting to the USSR is now available.

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Member Views

Elevating Digital Diplomacy Communities to a New Level of Thinking, by Loren Hurst

Practice-oriented frameworks empower public diplomacy talent to improve engagement of local stakeholders

The Power of Partnerships, by Sherry Mueller and Claudia Del Pozo

Partnering with like-minded organizations is one of PDCA's three core principles.

Worth Noting, by Bill Wanlund: African Americans in the Foreign Service

Ebenezer Bassett marked the beginning of a slow march toward inclusion of Black Americans in America's diplomacy.

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