Every year since 2005 the Public Diplomacy program at USC has hosted a distinguished Canadian researcher in the field of public diplomacy studies to hold a special Fulbright chair. The professor is resident at the Center on Public Diplomacy and teaches a claass in the MPD program. The incoming recipient... Read more
Public Diplomacy (M.P.D.)
Name: Walter Quintanilla, M.P.D. '16
Home: Pico Rivera, California,
1st Degree: International Relations, University of Chicago,
Region of Interest: Africa,
Approach of Interest: Digital Diplomacy and Sport Diplomacy,
Career Preference: State Department (Pickering Fellow),
Publications: Founder of Chicago Journal of Foreign Policy at the... Read more
Name: Hyeon-Seon Choi, M.P.D. Professional Track '15
Home: Seoul, South Korea.
1st Degree: Seoul National University
Region of Interest: The U.S. and East Asia
Approach: Cultural Diplomacy.
Career: Took the MPD during a sabbatical year from South Korea's cultural relations agency The Korea Foundation.Read more
Name: Jillian Hegedus, MPD '17 Home: Houston, Texas 1st Degree: Middle Eastern Media and Communication Studies/Arabic Studies (Texas A&M) Region of Interest: Middle East, particularly the Levant Approach of Interest: Exchange Diplomacy, Cultural Diplomacy Career Preference: State Department Publications: “Why Do They Hate Us?” Undergraduate thesis ( http://oaktrust.tamu.edu/handle/1969.1/148829 )Read more
Each year, students in the Master of Public Diplomacy program organize a one-day conference on the public diplomacy issue of their choice. Past focuses include the 2017 conference on City Diplomacy and how cities conduct public diplomacy and create networks to target global issues.Read more
Today, the threat and danger of violent extremism — whether foreign or domestic — is far more challenging than it has ever been. The unpredictable nature of violent extremism enables it not to be restricted to a single race, gender, religion, culture, country or even an ideology.
In the 21st century, the notion of violent extremism has expressed how volatile its adherents are in the...