Public Affairs Section

Previously known as the U.S. Information Service, or USIS, the Public Affairs Section supports the Embassy of the United States in Morocco through promotion of U.S. foreign policy goals, American culture and civilization. The Public Affairs Section explains and advocates American policy, acts as a point of contact for media and cultural relations, and advises the U.S. Mission to Morocco on issues of public diplomacy.

The Public Affairs Section maintains the Information Resource Center (IRC) to support information requests from Moroccan audience. Using state of the art technology, including CD-ROMs and on-line data bases, the IRC provides updated information about the United States to Moroccan government officials, academics and journalists.

The Public Affairs Section also provides many educational and cultural services and works closely with the Moroccan-American Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchange (MACECE). It also works closely with other sections of the U.S. Mission and with many Moroccan organizations to encourage broaden understanding of the United States and its relationship with Morocco. It also sponsors seminars, exhibits, speakers, and other programs in which Moroccans and American can share ideas and information on a wide variety of issues.

Key Officials

  • Public Affairs Officer — Mr. Brian George
  • Information Officer — Mr. Joshua Waggener
  • Assistant Information Officer — Mr. Sacha Fraiture
  • Cultural Affairs Officer — Ms. Davida MacDonald
  • Assistant Cultural Officer — Mr. Stephen Weeks
  • Regional English Language Officer — Mr. Russell Barczyk

Media Relations and Press

The Media Relations Unit of the Public Affairs Section works closely with the Moroccan and international media to provide clear, factual information on U.S. policies and issues, especially relating to U.S. relations with Morocco. The Media Relations Unit also releases the most recent public releases from the U.S. Mission in Morocco, and  distributes the “Washington File” in English, Arabic, and French to recipients across Morocco.

Useful Links

Information for Journalists

Contacting the Media Relations Unit

Public Affairs Section
Km 5.7, Avenue Mohamed VI
Souissi, Rabat 10170
Morocco
Main Embassy Switchboard: (212) 0537 637 200
Main Embassy Fax:  (212) 0537 637 201