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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 public meeting on February 21, 2008, in Room 602 (Lindner Family Commons) at the Elliot School of International Affairs, George Washington University, 1957 E Street NW., Washington, DC. The meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. The Commissioners will discuss public diplomacy issues, including the application of political communication theory, and associated disciplines, in U.S. government public diplomacy efforts.

The Advisory Commission was originally established under 604 of the United States Information and Exchange Act of 1948, as amended (22 U.S.C. 1469) and section 8 of Reorganization Plan Numbered 2 of 1977. It was reauthorized pursuant to Public Law 110-21 (2007). The Commission is a bipartisan panel created by Congress in 1948 to assess public diplomacy policies and programs of the U.S. government and publicly funded Start Printed Page 7360nongovernmental organizations. 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.; Jay T. Snyder of New York; and Maria Sophia Aguirre of Washington, DC.

Seating at this meeting is limited. To attend and for more information, please contact Carl Chan at (202) 203-7883. E-mail:

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Dated: January 31, 2008.

Carl Chan,

Interim Executive Director, ACPD, Department of State.

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[FR Doc. E8-2271 Filed 2-6-08; 8:45 am]