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 program with Dan Kimmage, Principal Deputy Coordinator of the State Department’s Global Engagement Center.

Planning for the Future: PD 2034

Video of the June 17 Forum with Paul Kruchoski “Planning for the Future: PD 2034" is now available.

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

The recording of the program is now availabe.

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Member Views

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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