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The Future of American Spaces

  • Capitol Visitor Center (map)

Please join us for a U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy (ACPD) quarterly public meeting on The Future ofAmerican Spaces.

American Spaces are the U.S. government’s primary public locations abroad and foster ongoing people-to-people connections between the United States and foreign audiences.

The meeting will feature ACPD's Commission Members, as well as a moderated panel featuring distinguished experts from the Department of State, Smithsonian, and USAID. Panelists will discuss the value nearly 700 American Spaces offer to the broader public diplomacy mission; design and curricula innovations; as well as policy challenges American Spaces face moving forward. Speakers include:

  • Alexis Bonnell, Division Chief of Applied Innovation and Acceleration in the U.S. Global Development Lab of USAID
  • Chris Dunnett, acting Bureau of International Information Programs Deputy Coordinator for Platforms
  • Michelle Mason, Management Officer for the Office of American Spaces in the Bureau of International Information Programs
  • Aviva Rosenthal, Senior Advisor of the Smithsonian's Office of International Relations

Security at the Capitol Visitor Center can result in delays. Please arrive 15 minutes in advance to account for a security screening. 

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