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A Reliance on Smart Power - Reforming the Public Diplomacy Bureaucracy


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The hearing will examine the elements of the federal government responsible for coordinating our public diplomacy, including their respective missions, organizational structures, workforce, and management.


Panel 1

  • Mr.  Christopher Midura
    Acting Director
    Office of Policy, Planning, and Resources for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, U.S. Department of State
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  • Ambassador  Scott H. Delisi
    Career Development and Assignments, Bureau of Human Resources, U.S. Department of State
  • Mr.  Rick A. Ruth
    Office of Policy and Evaluation, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State
  • Mr.  Peter Kovach
    Global Strategic Engagement Center, U.S. Department of State

Panel 2

  • The Honorable  Douglas K. Bereuter
    President & CEO
    The Asia Foundation
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  • Ambassador  Elizabeth F. Bagley
    Vice Chairman
    U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy
  • Mr.  Stephen M. Chaplin
    Senior Advisor
    The American Academy of Diplomacy
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  • The Honorable  Ronna A. Freiberg
    Former Director
    Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs, United States Information Agency
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  • The Honorable  Jill A. Schuker
    University of Southern California - Center for Public Diplomacy
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