Hey Travelers! Ever wondered about the role of Foreign Service Public Diplomacy Officers? Today, we’re diving into their responsibilities and shedding light on what they do in the Foreign Service.
The primary mission of U.S. diplomats is to represent the interests and policies of the United States overseas and provide assistance to American citizens abroad. According to the State Department’s website, a U.S. diplomat in the foreign service works to promote peace, support prosperity, and protect American citizens while advancing the nation’s interests abroad.
So, what exactly do public diplomacy do in the Foreign Service? These officers are resposible for public relations in the Foreign Service. Public Diplomacy officers work to create mutal understanding and to create messaging to support U.S. policy and interests abroad. These foreign service officers accomplishes this by speaking to foreign audiences through traditional and social media. Through the media, they explain America’s history, culture, values, traditions, and current events and how it shapes foreign policy.Public Diplomacy Officers also manages cultural exchanges, such as people-to-people exchanges.
In the Foreign Service, diplomats have the opportunity to specialize in different career tracks, often referred to as “cones.” These cones define the roles and responsibilities they will carry out during their diplomatic careers. Here are the five main career tracks or cones in the U.S. Foreign Service:
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