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

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The U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy will hold a meeting March 16, 2006 in the conference room of the U.S. Department of State Foreign Press Center in Washington, DC, Suite 800, National Press Building, 529 14th Street, NW. The meeting will be from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. The Commissioners will discuss public diplomacy issues and hear from experts on Latin America.

The Commission was reauthorized pursuant to Public Law 109-108. (H.R. 2862, Science, State, Justice, Commerce, and Related agencies Appropriations Act, 2006). The U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy is a bipartisan Presidentially appointed panel created by Congress in 1948 to provide oversight of U.S. Government activities intended to understand, inform and influence foreign publics. The Commission reports its findings and recommendations to the President, the Congress and the Secretary of State and the American people. Current Commission members include Barbara M. Barrett of Arizona, who is the Chairman; Harold Pachios of Maine; Ambassador Penne Percy Korth of Washington, DC; Ambassador Elizabeth Bagley of Washington, DC; Charles “Tre” Evers of Florida; Jay T. Snyder of New York; and Maria Sophia Aguirre of Washington, DC.

Seating is limited. To attend the meeting and for more information, please contact Athena Katsoulos at (202) 203-7880.

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Dated: February 24, 2006.

Athena Katsoulos,

Executive Director, ACPD, Department of State.

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[FR Doc. 06-1999 Filed 3-1-06; 8:45 am]