- Part I: ISIL’s Religious Soft Power, Still Growing Jun 18, 2018
- The McGregor Effect: The Soft Power Impact of Mixed Martial Arts Aug 25, 2017
- How Short-Term Mission Trips Open the Door to Understanding Foreign Publics Apr 10, 2017
- I Was a Stranger & You Welcomed Me: The Church & Immigration Feb 13, 2017
- Melania Trump, Fashion & Soft Power Jan 27, 2017
Madison Jones (MPD '18 and 2016-18 CPD Student Fellow) is Communications Associate at the Pacific Council on International Policy.
She received a bachelor's degree from California Lutheran University in communication and a minor in Political Science, and spent a summer in Paris studying European economics and language.
After graduating, Madison spent two years working in public relations in Los Angeles and New York City before deciding to pursue a graduate degree. She is particularly interested in political communication, global public opinion, faith diplomacy and countering violent extremism.
As a CPD Student Fellow, Madison worked on producing editorial content for the CPD website, helping manage the Center's social media platforms and assisting with research projects. She worked as PD News Editor, helping to oversee the aggregation of public diplomacy headlines. She produced and hosted The Public Diplocast, CPD's longform student-produced podcast featuring interviews with public diplomacy practitioners.
While at USC, Madison was also a Non-Resident Fellow at the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy, which is tasked with appraising U.S. Government activities intended to understand, inform, and influence foreign publics. She was the recipient of CPD's 2017 Best Student Paper Prize, and served as the President of the Association of Public Diplomacy Scholars (APDS).