U.S. Information Agency


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U.S. Information Agency

A former organization of the U.S. State Department that distributed information to foreign countries. It advocated American policy abroad. During the Cold War, its content was largely pro-American propaganda. It existed from 1953 to 1999.
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Funding levels for public diplomacy dropped considerably during the late 1990s, due in part to the consolidation of broadcasting entities in FY1994 (4) and the abolishment of the U.S. Information Agency in October 1999 (5)--signs, according to some, that public diplomacy was not highly valued.
What, for example, should a U.S. Information Agency, or a Radio Free Europe for the 21st Century look like?
State Department, the U.S. Information Agency and the U.S.
Also, implementing some of the institutional recommendations proposed by the Council on Foreign Relations and the U.S. Information Agency Alumni Association may help make U.S.
After graduating from college, he joined the U.S. Information Agency and spent two years in Russia.
Ivey lamented a "post-Cold War collapse of cultural investment"--a decline, for example, in U.S. Information Agency cultural programs that has left the private sector entertainment industry to be the main ambassador of American culture.
''He was a member of our local guard force,'' Constance Jones, director of the U.S. Information Agency, said, adding, ''He was off duty when he was killed.''
The visit, said a press release from the U.S. Information Agency (USIA), "responds to the New Transatlantic Agenda completed at the December 3, 1995 US-EU Summit in Madrid." Justice Anthony Kennedy, who didn't go on the trip, told the New York Times that the justices who went "have all spent part of past summers teaching in Europe or meeting with European judges, and they have expressed interest in various ways in drawing on other countries' legal experiences."
portion of the Alaskan pipeline; won the bid to write the insurance for the Fullbright Scholars program through the U.S. Information Agency; appointed by President Ford as a special ambassador to The Gambia; fought to implement the New York State Fair Plan, which created an insurance pool to guarantee homeowners insurance in low-income communities.
In 1952, he returned to Washington and resigned from The Post to be come chief of the news department of the U.S. Information Agency. In the 1950s, he also founded the National Historical Wax Museum in Washington, which also had exhibits in exhibits in Gettysburg, Pa.; Harpers Ferry, W.Va.; Williamsburg; Denver; and New York City.
The Venona Secrets reviews a substantial number of these cases, ably interpreted by authors Herbert Romerstein, who was a professional member of the House Intelligence Committee and House Committee on Un-American Activities and later head of the Office to Counter Soviet Disinformation at the U.S. Information Agency, and the late Eric Breindel, the editorial page editor of the New York Post when he died in 1998.
Programs run by the State Department and its U.S. Information Agency (USIA), Eisenhower fellowships, and the many people-to-people exchange programs the U.S.
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