Public Affairs Section

The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe works to strengthen the bilateral relationship between the United States and Tajikistan, through events and programs that articulate U.S. foreign policy and promote greater mutual understanding between the two nations.

To do this, PAS conveys information to the Tajik media and public about U.S. political, economic, and social institutions, as well as U.S. policies on all issues of interest to the region.

In addition, PAS carries out educational and cultural exchange programs, promotes free and independent media, and provides information and resources on the development of democracy, civil society and other aspects of American culture.

Erik Pugner
Public Affairs Officer

Todd Hughes
Cultural Affairs Officer

Jeffrey Ridenour
Information Officer