We would like to extend a heartfelt congratulations to Under Secretary Irwin Steven Goldstein, who was recently confirmed as Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs. In this role, Goldstein will lead the Bureau that is pivotal in advancing the United States of America and its mission abroad. Most importantly, the Bureau of Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs serves as the lynchpin for most of the programs that directly connect to people throughout the world, including programs such as the International Visitors Program, SportsUnited, or the Fulbright Program.
In a statement made after his hearing, Secretary Goldstein stated, “Those who seek to undermine America do so by spreading misinformation about our people and our objectives. We can fight these efforts by inspiring the world with our shared humanity and our great compassion.” It is clear Under Secretary Goldstein understands the importance of the task at hand. We look forward to supporting him and the mission of the Department.
Congratulations Under Secretary Goldstein!