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

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.

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...

View All

Member Views

The Value of Soft Skills in Building Soft Power, by Loren Hurst

Listening, articulation, and humor are key tools in successful digital diplomacy programs.

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...

View All