Center on Public Diplomacy events and announcements


Ten Years Later - U.S. Public Diplomacy and the Arab World CPD Conversations in Public Diplomacy

On Sept. 8 from noon until 1:30 p.m. (TCC 450), CPD is hosting a panel of experts to discuss U.S. public diplomacy during the past 10 years and will consider ways in which it might be improved for the years ahead. Particular emphasis will be placed on changes in the region, such as the increasing use of new communication technologies and the political changes resulting from this year’s Arab revolutions. ... More


CPD Welcomes New Canada-U.S. Fulbright Visiting Research Chair Bernard Duhaime In August, professor Bernard Duhaime joins the USC Center on Public Diplomacy as the Canada-U.S. Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Public Diplomacy. He will be continuing his research in the field of international human rights law and teaching in the Master's in Public Diplomacy program. ... More

New CPD Perspectives Released, "The Hard Truth about Soft Power" CPD Perspectives is a periodic publication highlighting scholarship intended to stimulate critical thinking about the study and practice of public diplomacy. CPD Advisory Board Member Markos Kounalakis and former Hungarian Ambassador to the United States Andras Simonyi have authored the fifth paper in the CPD Perspectives series for 2011. ... More

George Joins CPD as Fifth Public Diplomat in Residence Established in 2005 by joint agreement between the USC Center on Public Diplomacy and the office of the U.S. Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, the U.S. Public Diplomat in Residence is a one-year detail assignment for one Senior Foreign Service Public Diplomacy Officer. Atim Eneida George is joining the USC Center on Public Diplomacy at the Annenberg School as the U.S. Public Diplomat in Residence for the 2011-2012 term. ... More

CPD Welcomes New Advisory Board Members In August, CPD welcomed Maria Hummer-Tuttle, lawyer, author and President of The Hummer Tuttle Foundation, Mel Levine, lawyer and former United States Congressman, Mike Medavoy, C.E.O. of Phoenix Pictures and Jay Snyder, founder of the Open Hands Initiative and a former member of the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy. ... More

CPD Director Interviewed on Public Radio International On Aug. 2, CPD Director Philip Seib was interviewed on PRI's The World this week about the power of media coverage to make the public act upon current issues. ... More

CPD Summer Institute 2011 Concludes after Two Weeks of PD Training On July 29, After two weeks of vigorous study, critical debate, and dynamic teamwork, the sixth cohort successfully completed the CPD Summer Institute in Public Diplomacy last Friday. ... More

CPD Director interviewed on WBEZ about Alhurra and public diplomacy challenges On July 27, CPD Director Philip Seib discussed the public diplomacy implications of the US-government sponsored satellite television station in the Middle East, Alhurra. ... More