U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy; Notice of Meeting, 51222 [2014-20404]

Download as PDF 51222 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 166 / Wednesday, August 27, 2014 / Notices OFFICE OF SPECIAL COUNSEL Agency Information Collection Activities, Request for Comment Correction In notice document 2014–20056, appearing on pages 50726–50727, in the issue of Monday, August 25, 2014, make the following correction: On page 50727, in the first column, under the heading titled ‘‘DATES:’’, the entry that reads ‘‘September xx, 2014.’’ is corrected to read ‘‘September 24, 2014.’’ [FR Doc. C1–2014–20056 Filed 8–26–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1505–01–D DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 8852] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy; Notice of Meeting The U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy will hold a public meeting from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, September 16, 2014 in SVC 209–08 on the Senate Side of the Capitol Visitor’s Center at First St. SE., Washington, DC 20515. The meeting’s topic will be on ‘‘Evaluating Public Diplomacy and International Broadcasting’s Impact’’ and will announce findings from the Commission’s six-month deep dive into the research designs, processes and structures in place for research and evaluation at the U.S. Department of State and the Broadcasting Board of Governors. This is the first major report the Commission has released since 2010. The meeting will feature contributors to the report, including Sean Aday, Associate Professor at The George Washington University; Amelia Arsenault, Assistant Professor at Georgia State University; Craig Hayden, Assistant Professor at American University; and Shawn Powers, Assistant Professor at Georgia State University. Official representatives who focus on research and evaluation in public diplomacy and international broadcasting will also be in attendance. This meeting is open to the public, Members and staff of Congress, the State Department, Defense Department, the media, and other governmental and non-governmental organizations. To attend and make any requests for reasonable accommodation, email pdcommission@state.gov by 5 p.m. on Thursday, September 11, 2014. Please arrive for the meeting by 9:45 a.m. to allow for a prompt meeting start. The United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:44 Aug 26, 2014 Jkt 232001 appraises U.S. Government activities intended to understand, inform, and influence foreign publics. The Advisory Commission may conduct studies, inquiries, and meetings, as it deems necessary. It may assemble and disseminate information and issue reports and other publications, subject to the approval of the Chairperson, in consultation with the Executive Director. The Advisory Commission may undertake foreign travel in pursuit of its studies and coordinate, sponsor, or oversee projects, studies, events, or other activities that it deems desirable and necessary in fulfilling its functions. The Commission consists of seven members appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. The members of the Commission shall represent the public interest and shall be selected from a cross section of educational, communications, cultural, scientific, technical, public service, labor, business, and professional backgrounds. Not more than four members shall be from any one political party. The President designates a member to chair the Commission. The current members of the Commission are: Mr. William Hybl of Colorado, Chairman; Ambassador Lyndon Olson of Texas, Vice Chairman; Mr. Sim Farar of California, Vice Chairman; Ambassador Penne KorthPeacock of Texas; Ms. Lezlee Westine of Virginia; and Anne Terman Wedner of Illinois. One seat on the Commission is currently vacant. The following individual has been nominated to the Commission but awaits Senate confirmation as of this writing: Alfredo Balsera of Florida. To request further information about the meeting or the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy, you may contact its Executive Director, Katherine Brown, at BrownKA4@ state.gov. Dated: August 21, 2014. Katherine Brown, Executive Director, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2014–20404 Filed 8–26–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–11–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 8851] International Security Advisory Board (ISAB) Meeting Notice; Closed Meeting In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App § 10(a)(2), the Department of State announces a meeting of the International Security Advisory Board PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (ISAB) to take place on October 2, 2014, at the Department of State, Washington, DC. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 166 (Wednesday, August 27, 2014)]
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[FR Doc No: 2014-20404]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 8852]


U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy; Notice of Meeting

    The U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy will hold a public 
meeting from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, September 16, 2014 
in SVC 209-08 on the Senate Side of the Capitol Visitor's Center at 
First St. SE., Washington, DC 20515.
    The meeting's topic will be on ``Evaluating Public Diplomacy and 
International Broadcasting's Impact'' and will announce findings from 
the Commission's six-month deep dive into the research designs, 
processes and structures in place for research and evaluation at the 
U.S. Department of State and the Broadcasting Board of Governors. This 
is the first major report the Commission has released since 2010. The 
meeting will feature contributors to the report, including Sean Aday, 
Associate Professor at The George Washington University; Amelia 
Arsenault, Assistant Professor at Georgia State University; Craig 
Hayden, Assistant Professor at American University; and Shawn Powers, 
Assistant Professor at Georgia State University. Official 
representatives who focus on research and evaluation in public 
diplomacy and international broadcasting will also be in attendance.
    This meeting is open to the public, Members and staff of Congress, 
the State Department, Defense Department, the media, and other 
governmental and non-governmental organizations. To attend and make any 
requests for reasonable accommodation, email pdcommission@state.gov by 
5 p.m. on Thursday, September 11, 2014. Please arrive for the meeting 
by 9:45 a.m. to allow for a prompt meeting start.
    The United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy appraises 
U.S. Government activities intended to understand, inform, and 
influence foreign publics. The Advisory Commission may conduct studies, 
inquiries, and meetings, as it deems necessary. It may assemble and 
disseminate information and issue reports and other publications, 
subject to the approval of the Chairperson, in consultation with the 
Executive Director. The Advisory Commission may undertake foreign 
travel in pursuit of its studies and coordinate, sponsor, or oversee 
projects, studies, events, or other activities that it deems desirable 
and necessary in fulfilling its functions.
    The Commission consists of seven members appointed by the 
President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. The 
members of the Commission shall represent the public interest and shall 
be selected from a cross section of educational, communications, 
cultural, scientific, technical, public service, labor, business, and 
professional backgrounds. Not more than four members shall be from any 
one political party. The President designates a member to chair the 
Commission.
    The current members of the Commission are: Mr. William Hybl of 
Colorado, Chairman; Ambassador Lyndon Olson of Texas, Vice Chairman; 
Mr. Sim Farar of California, Vice Chairman; Ambassador Penne Korth-
Peacock of Texas; Ms. Lezlee Westine of Virginia; and Anne Terman 
Wedner of Illinois. One seat on the Commission is currently vacant.
    The following individual has been nominated to the Commission but 
awaits Senate confirmation as of this writing: Alfredo Balsera of 
Florida.
    To request further information about the meeting or the U.S. 
Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy, you may contact its Executive 
Director, Katherine Brown, at BrownKA4@state.gov.

    Dated: August 21, 2014.
Katherine Brown,
Executive Director, Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2014-20404 Filed 8-26-14; 8:45 am]
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