He joined the now-defunct U.S. Information Agency
in 1973 and went on to serve in diplomatic roles as a press officer and counselor for public affairs at U.S.
He was a public diplomacy officer in the U.S. Information Agency
and the Department of State for 31 years, serving in Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Nigeria, China, and Afghanistan.
As, ultimately, they are under China's Ministry of Education, they can be somewhat likened to libraries operated overseas by the U.S. Information Agency
in their fealty to the home government.
Murrow, the former head of the U.S. Information Agency
and broadcast news pioneer, once said, "The real crucial link in the international exchange is the last three feet, which is bridged by personal contact, one person talking to another." The Karachi Champions started online conversations that have continued in person.
Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper in a hearing looking into possible Russian interference into the presidential elections called for a "U.S. Information Agency
on steroids" to counter foreign propaganda campaigns.
Duffey served as the Director of the U.S. Information Agency
and also served as the President of American University.
public diplomacy, from the first master, Benjamin Franklin, through the shutting down of the U.S. Information Agency
(USIA) in 1999, to the present.
A notable achievement while at Crocker was something "The New York Times" said in 1977 "may be the greatest challenge of his career--management of the formerly corruption-ridden principal pension fund of the Teamsters' Union." In 1984, while a consultant to Crocker National Bank, he returned to government service when President Ronald Reagan nominated him as associate director for management with the U.S. Information Agency
portion of the Alaska Pipeline and the Fulbright Student Program through the U.S. Information Agency
. In fact, E.G.
The U.S. Information Agency
(USIA), which at the time oversaw international broadcasting, had produced the 12-minute film.
Unit 131 (which may still exist) carried out several bombings, including the July 14, 1954, attack on the U.S. Information Agency
libraries in Cairo and Alexandria.
government had also downgraded its international information programs, culminating in the closure of the U.S. Information Agency
in 1999, creating a space that adversaries were eager and able to fill with a new kind of asymmetric warfare.