USC Center on Public Diplomacy
The USC Center on Public Diplomacy (CPD) was established in 2003 as a partnership between the USC Annenberg School for Communication and the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences' School of International Relations at the University of Southern California. It is a research, analysis and professional education organization dedicated to furthering the study and practice of global public engagement and cultural relations.
Since its inception, CPD has become a productive and recognized leader in the public diplomacy research and scholarship community. Having benefited from international support within academic, corporate, governmental, and public policy circles, it is now the definitive go-to destination for practitioners and international leaders in public diplomacy, while pursuing an innovative and practical research agenda.
In 2008, USC received the Benjamin Franklin Award for Public Diplomacy from the U.S. State Department in recognition of the university's teaching, training and research in public diplomacy.
The USC Center on Public Diplomacy seeks to advance and enrich the study and practice of public diplomacy through its research, professional education and public engagement.
Center leadership is provided by Jay Wang, Director of the USC Center on Public Diplomacy.
People associated with the Center
- Mel Levine (Chair)
- Vartan Gregorian
- Maria Hummer-Tuttle
- Gary E. Knell
- Markos Kounalakis
- William H. Luers
- Kimberly Marteau Emerson
- Mike Medavoy
- Ponchitta Pierce
- Keith Reinhard
- Barry Sanders
- Jay Snyder
- Gillian Sorensen
- "Online Virtual World Is Part Fantasy, Part Civics Experiment" by Christopher T. Heun, InformationWeek, Nov. 8, 2005
- "Video Game World Gives Peace a Chance," by Mike Musgrove, Washington Post, October 16, 2005
- USC Center on Public Diplomacy website
- CPD Blog
- CPD Publications
- CPD events
- PD News (daily aggregation)