Country Public Affairs Officer: Mary Ellen Countryman
Regional Public Affairs Officer: Carolina Escalera
The Public Affairs Section, located in the main Consulate building in Surabaya, organizes informational and cultural programs about the United States for Indonesian audiences. These include, among others, educational exchanges, speakers and seminars, outreach programs, press conferences, and dissemination of print materials about the United States. The Public Affairs Section issues Consulate press releases and the Public Affairs Officer serves as the official spokesperson for the Consulate. Education is a main priority of the Public Affairs Section which conducts school outreach programs on education, exchange, and available scholarship throughout the twelve province district and works closely with the Regional English Language Office at the Embassy in Jakarta on English teaching activities. The Public Affairs Section also works with the Information Resource Center (IRC) in Jakarta, a sophisticated state-of-the-art research and information service, housed within the Public Affairs Section building on the Jakarta Embassy compound as well as manages the eleven American Corners throughout Indonesia. If you would like to find out information about any of our programs or have any questions, please feel free to contact the Public Affairs Section, firstname.lastname@example.org or 031 297 5300.