116 STAT. 1368 PUBLIC LAW 107-228—SEPT. 30, 2002 22 USC 2451 SEC. 224. ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON CULTURAL DIPLOMACY. °°*®" (a) ESTABLISHMENT.— T here is established an Advisory Committee on Cultural Diplomacy (in this section referred to as the "Advisory Committee"), which shall be composed of nine members, as follows: (1) The Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy, who shall serve as Chair. (2) The Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs. (3) Seven members appointed pursuant to subsection (c). (b) DUTIES. —The Advisory Committee shall advise the Secretary on programs and policies to advance the use of cultural diplomacy in United States foreign policy. The Advisory Committee shall, in particular, provide advice to the Secretary on— (1) increasing the presentation abroad of the finest of the creative, visual, and performing arts of the United States; and (2) strategies for increasing public-private partnerships to sponsor cultural exchange programs that promote the national interests of the United States. (c) APPOINTMENTS. — The members of the Advisory Committee shall be appointed by the Secretary, not more than four of whom shall be from the same political party, from among distinguished Americans with a demonstrated record of achievement in the creative, visual, and performing arts, or international affairs. No officer or employee of the United States shall be appointed to the Advisory Committee. (d) VACANCIES. —^A vacancy in the membership of the Advisory Committee shall be filled in the same manner as provided under this subsection to make the original appointment. (e) MEETINGS. —^A majority of the members of the Advisory Committee shall constitute a quorum. The Advisory Committee shall meet at least twice each year or as frequently as may be necessary to carry out its duties. (f) ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT.— The Secretary is authorized to provide the Advisory Committee with necessary administrative support from among the staff of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the Department. (g) COMPENSATION. —Members of the Advisory Committee shall be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, at rates authorized for employees of agencies under subchapter I of chapter 57 of title 5, United States Code, while away from their homes or regular places of business in the performance of services of the Advisory Committee. (h) EXEMPTION FROM FEDERAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE ACT. — The Federal Advisory Committee Act shall not apply to the Advisory Committee to the extent that the provisions of this section are inconsistent with that Act. (i) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.—T here are authorized to be appropriated to the Department such sums as may be necessary to carry out this section. (]•) TERMINATION. —The Advisory Committee shall terminate September 30, 2005.