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Assistant Professor, American University
Craig Hayden is currently an Assistant Professor of International Communication at American University's School of International Service. During the 2009 calendar year, Craig served as a CPD Fellow. His research focuses on the policy discourse of public diplomacy, the rhetoric of foreign policy related to media technologies, as well as the impact of global media representation on international relations. His work has examined the evolving nature of soft power through the comparative study of public diplomacy, the use of new media in diplomacy, place-branding practices, and the role of media framing and representation in the rhetoric of foreign policy. His current work explores the theoretical implications of networked public argumentation for strategic engagement and the changing institutions of diplomatic practice in a media saturated environment. He is the co-founder (with Kathy Fitzpatrick) of the International Studies Association Working Group on Public Diplomacy and is the author of The Rhetoric of Soft Power: Public Diplomacy in Global Contexts (Lexington Books, 2012). Craig Hayden also blogs at the International Media Argument Project blog.
Hayden's research project for the Center is titled, Communication Power and 21st Century Statecraft.
Recent Publications by Craig Hayden
Does Technology Persuade (Part II): Looking to Media Practices for Insight. The CPD Blog. October, 2013.
Does Technology Persuade? Questioning Core Assumptions in U.S. Public Diplomacy (PART I). The CPD Blog. October, 2013.
“Engagement” is More Convenient than Helpful: Dissecting a Public Diplomacy Term. The CPD Blog. June, 2013.