Tara Sonenshine Sworn In as Undersecretary of State

Former USIP Executive Vice President Tara Sonenshine was formally sworn in as undersecretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on April 24. In her remarks, Sonenshine spoke of her career in journalism and government, and paid tribute to her mentors, including USIP President Richard Solomon.

April 25, 2012

Former USIP Executive Vice President Tara Sonenshine was formally sworn in as undersecretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on April 24. Secretary Clinton administered the oath to Sonenshine, who will serve as the State Department’s senior public diplomacy official. In her remarks, Sonenshine spoke of her career in journalism and government, and paid tribute to her mentors, including USIP President Richard Solomon. Regarding her new role, she stated, "If we enlist public diplomacy effectively, we can enlist the problem solvers and leaders of tomorrow."

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April 25, 2012