- 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 Statethat is intended to help ensure that public diplomacyis 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 Affairsand 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 Agencyand the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, during the Clinton administration. On June 10, 2008, James K. Glassmanwas appointed Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, succeeding former Under Secretary Karen Hugheswho's office had been vacant for five months.
List of Under Secretaries of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs
* [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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