U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy; Notice of Meeting, 8326 [2016-03374]

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The meeting’s topic will be ‘‘Reassessing Global Countering Violent Extremism Strategy’’ and will feature the head of the new Global Engagement Center at the U.S. Department of State. Other representatives from the State Department will 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, March 3, 2016. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:03 Feb 17, 2016 Jkt 238001 580 and with the advice and consent of the Senate. The members of the Commission represent the public interest and are selected from a cross section of educational, communications, cultural, scientific, technical, public service, labor, business, and professional backgrounds. Not more than four members are from any one political party. The President designates a member to chair the Commission. 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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice: 9449]


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, March 8, 2016 in 
Room 106 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building, at the corner of First 
Street and Constitution Ave. NE., Washington, DC 20002.
    The meeting's topic will be ``Reassessing Global Countering Violent 
Extremism Strategy'' and will feature the head of the new Global 
Engagement Center at the U.S. Department of State. Other 
representatives from the State Department will 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, March 3, 2016. 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 represent the public interest and are 
selected from a cross section of educational, communications, cultural, 
scientific, technical, public service, labor, business, and 
professional backgrounds. Not more than four members are 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.
    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: February 4, 2016.
Katherine Brown,
Executive Director, Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2016-03374 Filed 2-17-16; 8:45 am]
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