The Cultural Affairs Office within the Public Affairs Section manages the mission’s educational and cultural programs. Its aim is to promote mutual understanding between Slovenians and Americans. Cultural Affairs works closely with Slovenian institutions to organize exchanges, workshops, lectures, and presentations by U.S. academics, specialists, writers and artists. The programs cover a wide range of interests including economics, international relations, democracy building, American studies, environment, law, commerce, and the arts. Cultural Affairs also organizes American fine arts exhibits and public performances by American artists, musicians, and theater groups.