- U.S. Public Diplomacy Commission's Uncertain Future Sep 29, 2015
Lynne Weil is a seasoned international affairs and communications professional. Starting in Washington just before 9/11, her public service path has taken her from press secretary of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to communications director for the House Foreign Affairs Committee -- for a total of nearly nine years on Capitol Hill -- to the Executive Branch, where she spent two years working in public diplomacy with the Department of State and two as Director of Communications and External Affairs for the Broadcasting Board of Governors. She now works on a variety of projects and is an adjunct professor at the George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs. Before entering public service, Ms. Weil was a journalist for domestic and international media, including NPR, The New York Times and the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). In nearly nine years as a foreign correspondent, she lived in Germany and Italy and traveled throughout Europe. Ms. Weil earned a Master’s in Public Policy at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and a Bachelor’s degree in Communications Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).