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

October 3 Event to Celebrate New Organization: "Public Diplomacy Works" Theme of First Monday Program

The Public Diplomacy Council of America will celebrate its launch with a special program that will focus on "Public Diplomacy Works." The noon First Monday Forum Zoom meeting...

First Monday Forum Sept. 12 on Disinformation

Todd Leventhal, who served as Senior Counter-Disinformation Adviser at the State Department’s Global Engagement Center from 2018 to April 2022, will discuss how public diplomacy...

PUBLIC DIPLOMACY COUNCIL OF AMERICA LAUNCHED

On April 15, 2022, the Public Diplomacy Council merged with the Public Diplomacy Association of America to form The Public Diplomacy Council of America (PDCA), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit...

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New Nonprofit Promotes U.S. Global Engagement By JBJohnson

Two Washington-based Organizations Merge On April 15, 2022, the Public Diplomacy Council merged with the Public Diplomacy Association of America to form The Public Diplomacy Council...

Lebanon’s Virtual Public Diplomacy Cements Connections, by Fidaa AlFakih and Raisa Dukas

By Fidaa AlFakih and Raisa Dukas Traditional public diplomacy practices were upended by the COVID-19 pandemic, at a time when—arguably—outreach and connections were more...

Where are U.S.-funded global media in discussion of Russia’s war against Ukraine? By Dan Robinson

Leading up to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, major media such as MSNBC, CNN and FOX interviewed numerous experts and pundits about Russian state propaganda, and how the U.S. government...

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