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Encyclopedia > Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs
Karen Hughes

The Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs is a position within the U.S. Department of State that is intended to help ensure that public diplomacy is 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 Affairs and the Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy. Karen Hughes, from http://www. ... Karen Hughes, from http://www. ... The United States Department of State, often referred to as the State Department, is the Cabinet-level foreign affairs agency of the United States government, equivalent to foreign ministries in other countries. ... In international relations, the term public diplomacy is a term coined in the 1960s to describe aspects of international diplomacy other than the interactions between national governments. ... Public affairs is a catch-all term that includes public policy as well as public administration, both of which are closely related to and draw upon the fields of political science as well as economics. ... The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the United States Department of State fosters mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries around the world. ... The Bureau of Public Affairs is the part of the United States Department of State that carries out the Secretary of States mandate to help Americans understand the importance of foreign affairs. ... The US Department of States Bureau of International Information Programs (IIP) describes itself as follows: The Bureau of International Information Programs (IIP) is the principal international strategic communications service for the foreign affairs community. ...


The position was created on October 1, 1999, after legislation the year before had abolished the United States Information Agency and the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, during the Clinton administration. The current Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs is Karen Hughes. The United States Information Agency (USIA), which existed from 1953 to 1999, was a United States agency devoted to what it called public diplomacy. ... Scud Missile The U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA) was established as an independent agency by the Arms Control and Disarmament Act (75 Stat. ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... Karen Parfitt Hughes (born December 27, 1956 in Paris, France) is a Republican U.S. political professional from the state of Texas. ...


List of Under Secretaries of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs

Name Term of Office President(s) served under
Evelyn Lieberman October 1, 1999-January 19, 2001 Bill Clinton
Charlotte Beers October 2, 2001March 28, 2003 George W. Bush
Margaret D. Tutwiler December 16, 2003June 30, 2004 George W. Bush
Karen Hughes 9 September 2005–present George W. Bush

This article is about the office in the United States. ... October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... January 19 is the 19th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... Charlotte Beers (born July 26, 1935 in Beaumont, Texas) is an American businesswoman and former Undersecretary of State. ... October 2 is the 275th day (276th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 90 days remaining. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... March 28 is the 87th day of the year (88th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... Margaret D. Tutwiler is a former undersecretary at the US State Department and a former ambassador to Morocco. ... December 16 is the 350th day of the year (351st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... June 30 is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 184 days remaining. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... Karen Parfitt Hughes (born December 27, 1956 in Paris, France) is a Republican U.S. political professional from the state of Texas. ... September 9 is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ...

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