Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs


Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs

The Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs is a position within the U.S. Department of State that is intended to help ensure that public diplomacy is practiced in combination with public affairs and traditional diplomacy to advance U.S. interests and security. The Under Secretary oversees three bureaus at the Department of State: Educational and Cultural Affairs, Public Affairs, and International Information Programs. Also reporting to the Under Secretary are the Office of Policy, Planning and Resources for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs and the Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy.

The position was created on October 1, 1999, after legislation the year before had abolished the United States Information Agency and the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, during the Clinton administration. On June 10, 2008, James K. Glassman was appointed Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, succeeding former Under Secretary Karen Hughes who's office had been vacant for five months.

List of Under Secretaries of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs

External links

* [http://www.state.gov/r/ Website of the Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs]
* [http://www.publicdiplomacy.org/6.htm Publicdiplomacy.org]
* [http://www.nyse.com/Frameset.html?displayPage=/press/1083233186527.html Margaret D. Tutweiler leaves the Department of State for the New York Stock Exchange]
* [http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ho/po/12042.htm The Office of the Historian's list of former Under Secretaries]


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