ERIC Number: ED242622
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
1983 Report of the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy.
Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy, Washington, DC.
Findings and recommendations of a government commissioned study on the United States Information Agency (USIA) are presented. The first of six substantive sections summarizes commission recommendations concerning the following USIA activities and their government funding: Voice of America Radio broadcasts, the Office of Research, cultural exhibits, private sector programs, donated books, and English teaching abroad. The next section describes the membership and activities of the commission. The role of the USIA in public diplomacy, the third section, emphasizes the recent expansion of activities and suggests means for continuing this expansion. The Voice of America and various USIA television services are addressed in the fourth section. The fifth section considers educational and cultural programs of the USIA, including exchanges, international visitors, university affiliations, private sector programs, libraries, and teaching programs. A final sixth section, on agency management, focuses on the agency's relocation to Washington, District of Columbia, the need for increased personnel, and current management problems. Appendices describe a radio broadcast to Cuba and list the former advisory commission members. (LP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy, Washington, DC.