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

May 6 First Monday Forum: American Diplomacy’s Public Dimension

An overview of the origins and evolution of US public diplomacy, it tells the story of how innovative and rival practitioner communities — foreign service officers, cultural diplomats,...

“America’s Place in the World—Still Indispensable?”

The Santa Fe World Affairs Forum (SFWAF) 2024 Symposium “America’s Place in the World—Still Indispensable?” will take place at the Santa Fe Community College,...

2024 Awards for Achievement in Public Diplomacy Announced

Innovative work to advance U.S. foreign policy objectives across a variety of critical transnational issues – climate change, disinformation, migration – characterizes the...

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Member Views

Citizen Diplomacy -- The Role of the Individual in Foreign Affairs

Sherry Mueller reports on the March 26, 2024, event presented by PDCA and its cosponsors at the International Student House of Washington.

International Visitor Leadership Program

Dr. Sherry Mueller shares information about a recent IVLP experience.

Senator Fulbright's Letter to President Reagan on the Importance of Exchange Programs to U.S. National Security

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