In the spring of 2017, Geoffrey Cowan traveled to Capitol Hill to make the case for and highlight the virtues of Voice of America, the U.S. government-funded multimedia news source and the official external broadcasting company of the U.S. Cowan explained the importance of English-language news broadcasting in other countries and the need for Voice of America as an organ of public diplomacy with distant parts of the world.

Geoffrey Cowan reviewed the same topic in a report published by the USC Center on Public Diplomacy called “Why the Voice of America Remains a Vital Force in the World” in March of 2017.  The article was modified from a speech that Geoffrey Cowan delivered to the World Affairs Council of the Desert in Indian Wells, CA, on December 13, 2015.