The U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy (ACPD) recently published the report Putting Policy & Audience First: A Public Diplomacy Paradigm Shift. This report provides an assessment of the Public Diplomacy Staffing Initiative (PDSI) and its role in the modernization of U.S. public diplomacy practices. With major revisions of the position descriptions for locally employed public diplomacy staff at U.S. diplomatic missions as well as restructuring of embassy public diplomacy sections, PDSI represents a significant transformation in public diplomacy operations overseas.

Learn more about the report and access it here.

The ACPD is a bipartisan panel created by Congress in 1948 to formulate, assess and recommend policies and programs to carry out the Public Diplomacy (PD) functions vested in U.S. government entities, to include the Department of State.