U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy; Notice of Meeting, 67531 [2014-26904]

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The meeting’s topic will be on ‘‘A Report on United States Public Diplomacy and International Broadcasting Activity Worldwide’’ and will feature findings from the Commission’s Congressionallymandated Comprehensive Annual Report on State Department and Broadcasting Board of Governors-led foreign public engagement activities. Representatives from the State Department and the BBG will be in attendance to discus the report, which focuses on both Washington and fielddirected activities. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Nov 12, 2014 Jkt 235001 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, December 4, 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 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. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 219 (Thursday, November 13, 2014)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2014-26904]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice: 8947]


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 12:00 p.m., Thursday, December 11, 2014 
in Room 902 (ninth floor) of the Hart Senate Office Building, at the 
corner of Second Street and Constitution Ave. NE., Washington, DC 
20002.
    The meeting's topic will be on ``A Report on United States Public 
Diplomacy and International Broadcasting Activity Worldwide'' and will 
feature findings from the Commission's Congressionally-mandated 
Comprehensive Annual Report on State Department and Broadcasting Board 
of Governors-led foreign public engagement activities. Representatives 
from the State Department and the BBG will be in attendance to discus 
the report, which focuses on both Washington and field-directed 
activities.
    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, December 4, 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: November 6, 2014.
Katherine Brown,
Executive Director, Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2014-26904 Filed 11-12-14; 8:45 am]
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