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

Global Engagement Center Focus of July 8 Forum

Join us for a Zoom program with Dan Kimmage, Principal Deputy Coordinator of the State Department’s Global Engagement Center.

June First Monday Forum to Focus on 2024 Awards for Achievement in Public Diplomacy

The recording of the program is now availabe.

Planning for the Future: PD 2034

Please join the Public Diplomacy Council of America, USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy, USC Center on Public Diplomacy, and Paul Kruchoski, Director of the...

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Remembering Charles Z. Wick -- A Few More

Three more PDCA members recall the longest-serving chief of U.S. public diplomacy, Charles Z. Wick.

Public Diplomacy Needs Qualified Professionals, by Joe B. Johnson

A bill in the Senate that calls for strengthening the State Department workforce and selecting leaders on merit deserves strong support from public diplomacy advocates.

Remembering Charles Z. Wick -- A Few Chime In

Four of our members added their recollections of Charles Z. Wick, USIA’s longest-serving chief – eight years, spanning the entire presidency of Ronald Reagan, 1981-89 --...

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