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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 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at the American Foreign Service Association, 2101 E Street NW., Washington, DC 20037.

The meeting's topic will be on People and Places for U.S. Public Diplomacy: American Spaces and the Human Resource Dimension of U.S. Foreign Public Engagement. It will feature representatives from the State Department who will discuss the current state of American Spaces and Ambassador Laurence Wohlers, who will discuss some early findings from the ACPD forthcoming report, Getting the People Part Right, Part II: A Report on the Human Resources Dimension of U.S. Public Diplomacy.

This meeting is open to the public, Members and staff of Congress, the State Department and other governmental officials, the media, and non-Start Printed Page 19395governmental organizations. To attend and make any requests for reasonable accommodation, email by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 1, 2015. 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 shall represent the public interest and shall be selected from a cross section of educational, communications, cultural, scientific, technical, public service, labor, business, and professional backgrounds. Not more than four members shall be 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

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Dated: April 6, 2015.

Katherine Brown,

Executive Director, Department of State.

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[FR Doc. 2015-08307 Filed 4-9-15; 8:45 am]