The U.S. State Department's Bureau of Public Affairs's (PA) function is to inform the American public about U.S. foreign policy, and to share American concerns and views with U.S. policymakers. The Bureau
- conducts press briefings for domestic and foreign press corps;
- manages the State Department website at State.gov;
- arranges town meetings and schedules speakers to visit communities in the United States to discuss U.S. foreign policy; and
- prepares the historical studies on U.S. diplomacy and foreign affairs matters.