Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
July 25, 2011


Bureau of International Information Programs (IIP) Coordinator Dawn L. McCall travels this week to Seoul, South Korea and Jakarta, Indonesia to meet with social media researchers and senior Embassy officials to discuss social media trends, public opinion of the United States, and public diplomacy programs.

In her first official visit to Seoul, Coordinator McCall will meet with cultural curators and academic experts to discuss IIP programs and products. She will also meet with representatives from the National Library of Korea.

While in Jakarta, Coordinator McCall will inaugurate a series of focus groups at @america (http://www.atamerica.or.id/), a high tech public diplomacy outreach venue in a Jakarta shopping mall. These sessions will gauge the success of @america programs and better understand people’s experiences with this new and dynamic American space.

For more information, please email IIPInquiries@state.gov.



PRN: 2011/1236