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.

Member Views

Foreign Policy in a Polarized Environment, by Bill Wanlund

The diminishing importance of facts in American discourse is damaging our foreign policy, according to a RAND study.

VOA Needs Protection to Stay Effective, Author Says

Bill Wanlund comments on the August 7, 2023, First Monday Forum.

China's Image Woes, by Bill Wanlund

China's global image is in decline because of its actions and policies at home and abroad. Can the United States capitalize on this in the competition for soft power? Or is it best...

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