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

PDCA’s Training, Mentoring, and Professional Development Committee

The PDCA Training, Mentoring, and Professional Development Committee manages and develops new approaches and programs to advance public diplomacy tradecraft and the skills of PDCA members....

U.S. Public Diplomacy in Chile: First Monday Forum in August

Meet Ambassador Bernadette Meehan, recipient of the 2024 Award for Public Diplomacy Leadership by a Senior Officer.

PDCA's Academic Study Committee

The Public Diplomacy Council of America has established an academic study committee to expand engagement between practitioners and scholars through partnership, exchange of ideas, and...

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Member Views

Who Will Stem Media Attacks from Hostile Powers?

The Global Engagement Center, established to counter foreign adversaries’ attacks on U.S. interests using disinformation and propaganda, may go dark before year's end. How can...

Jan's Struggle -- a Pride Month Story, by Bill Wanlund

One gay man fought for equal rights in the U.S. Information Agency, and won.

Remembering Charles Z. Wick -- A Few More

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

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