THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES PAULA J. DOBRIANSKY TO U.S. ADVISORY COMMISSION ON PUBLIC DIPLOMACY
President Clinton today announced his intent to nominate Paula J. Dobriansky as a member of the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy.
Dr. Dobriansky, is currently Vice President and Director of the Washington Office of the Council on Foreign Relations. Dr. Dobriansky is a former Associate Director for Policy and Programs at the United States Information Agency (USIA). In addition to her position at USIA, Dr. Dobriansky previously served as Senior International Affairs and Trade Advisor at the law firm of Hunton & Williams. Dr. Dobriansky was also Advisor to the U.S. Delegation to Soviet to the 1985 U.N. Decade for Women Conference in Nairobi, Kenya, and Director of European and Soviet Affairs at the National Security Council. Dr. Dobriansky received a B.S.F.S., summa cum laude, in International Politics from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Soviet political/military affairs from Harvard University. She is a Fulbright-Hays Scholar, as well as a Ford and Rotary Foundation Fellow.
The U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy is a Presidentially appointed citizens panel created by Congress to provide bipartisan oversight of U.S. government public diplomacy -- those activities intended to understand, inform and influence foreign publics. The Commission forwards its recommendations to the President, the Secretary of State, and the Director of USIA.