THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES PAULA J. DOBRIANSKY AS A MEMBER OF THE U.S. ADVISORY COMMISSION ON PUBLIC DIPLOMACY
The President today announced his intent to nominate Paula J. Dobriansky as a member of the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy.
Dr. Paula J. Dobriansky, of Arlington, Virginia, is Vice President and Director of the Washington Office of the Council on Foreign Relations and 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 the 1985 U.N. Decade for Women Conference in Nairobi, Kenya, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights 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 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.