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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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(2) The Director of the United States Information Agency shall be reimbursed for any attendant expenses.
United States Information Agency (USIA) Foreign Press Centers (FPC)/ International Press Centers (IPC) FPC/IPC Location Telephone/Fax FPC Washington (202) 724-1640/ (202) 724-0007 FPC New York City (212) 826-4721/ (212) 826-4657 FPC Los Angeles (310) 235-7693/ (310) 473-1876 IPC Chicago (312) 629-6026/ (312) 629-6009 IPC Seattle (206) 389-7330/ (206) 389-7330 IPC Houston (713) 844-3641/ (713) 844-0241 IPC Miami (305) 350-9930/ (305) 350-9989 IPC Atlanta (404) 224.2030/ (404) 224.2023 * USIA Web Page Address: www.usia.gov (a variety of FPS information is included as a part of this extensive Web site).
United States Information Agency. Given the enormous impact of Hollywood, Motown, Levis, hundreds of thousands of travelers, and the news media, it is hard to believe that U.S.
The President has nominated Gelb, who like Bush graduated from Andover and Yale University, to succeed Charles Wick as director of the United States Information Agency. Gelb's principal qualifications appear to be that, as co-chair of the New York state finance committee, he raised $3 million for the campaign.
Because foreign language proficiency is so crucial in a number of jobs, the Government has established a category of languageessential positions inthe Department of State, the Agency for International Development, the United States Information Agency, and various other agencies.
The United States Information Agency's PD programs, which included both information and educational exchange efforts, are now integrated fully into the Department, and broadcasting comprises a diffuse yet synchronized network of radio, television and social media outlets.
With respect to PD, Pickering reveals his ignored recommendation for how best to structure and utilize Public Diplomacy within the State Department after the United States Information Agency was dissolved in 1999.
Kozloff launched into his argument with a summation of Truman's cold-war philosophy, which presumed that "all the world's peoples wanted to be, indeed had a right to be, like Americans." (Sound familiar?) Likewise, he posited, Abstract Expressionism, while imagining itself an apolitical pursuit of the sublime, and despite the generally leftist leanings of its practitioners, in fact precisely mimicked the period rhetoric of American superiority in its "naked, prepossessing self-confidence." Painterly freedom--genius expressed in unfettered gesture--produced consummate symbols of personal freedom, as the United States Information Agency was quick to note.
Parry-Giles chronicles the development of the official propaganda program from the Truman administration's early efforts to create a peacetime version of the Office of War Information through the establishment of the United States Information Agency (USIA) under the Eisenhower administration.
The United States Information Agency sponsored a lecture trip to Spain, Germany, and Italy in 1978 and he gave testimony before the U.S.
In the summer of 1995, Eugene Ballet was invited by the United States Information Agency to tour India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Syria, Jordan, and Tunisia with a program made up exclusively of Pimble's choreography.
The Library Fellow Program is funded with a grant from the United States Information Agency (USIA) under the authority of the Fulbright-Hays Act.
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