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

A Diplomat of Consequence: The Story of Ebenezer D. Bassett, America’s First Black Diplomat

Join us in celebrating Black History Month with this special program honoring Ebenezer D. Bassett, America’s First Black Diplomat. This First Monday Forum will feature a viewing...

Broadcasting to the USSR: History and Precedent -- Video of Program now available

A video of the December 5 First Monday Forum on Broadcasting to the USSR is now available.

Nov. 7 FMForum: Gifts as Public Diplomacy with Ambassador Paul Brummell

Paul Brummell is author of the new book "Diplomatic Gifts: A History in 50 Presents' London: Hurst, 2022, and a distinguished British diplomat.

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Worth Noting, by Bill Wanlund: Bringing States and Cities into Diplomacy

States and cities around the United States are actively engaged in international affairs, and the State Department has recognized their role.

Worth Noting, by Bill Wanlund: Skeptical Audiences and Bad Actors

Pew Research Center says social media abusers have aroused distrust around the world -- especially in the U.S.

Worth Noting, by Bill Wanlund: The Kids Are Alright

Are young Russians buying Putin's propaganda about the war in Ukraine?

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