State Department Plans Spying on the Hoi Poloi

DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 7397]

Advisory Committee on the Secretary of State’s Strategic Dialogue
With Civil Society; Notice of the Establishment of an Advisory
Committee

This is notice of the establishment of the Advisory Committee on
the Secretary of State’s Strategic Dialogue with Civil Society
(hereinafter “the Committee”). The Committee will provide advice and
assistance in the formulation of U.S. policies, proposals, and
strategies for engagement with, and protection of, civil society
worldwide. Functions of the Committee include, but are not limited to:
(a) Providing information and advice on the effective integration of
civil society into overall foreign policy; and (b) providing
information and advice on the Department of State’s role in advancing,
promoting, and protecting freedom of association and expression. The
objective of the Committee is to bring to the United States government
a source of expertise, knowledge, and insight not available within the
Department or elsewhere in the government on these issues. The
Committee serves in a solely advisory capacity.
The membership of the Committee will consist of representatives who
are leaders of U.S. and foreign civil society and U.S. and foreign
businesses engaged with civil society. They may include: Leaders of
independent public policy advocacy organizations, non-profit
organizations that defend human rights and promote democracy,
humanitarian organizations, private foundations and funds, charitable
trusts, societies, associations and non-profit corporations. It is
anticipated that the Committee will meet at least annually. The
Department affirms that this advisory committee is necessary and in the
public interest.
For further information, please call Tomicah S. Tillemann, Senior
Adviser for Civil Society and Emerging Democracies, U.S. Department of
State, at civilsociety@state.gov.

Dated: April 13, 2011.
Tomicah S. Tillemann
Senior Adviser for Civil Society and Emerging Democracies, U.S.
Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2011-9575 Filed 4-19-11; 8:45 am]
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