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Socorro Mission

Madison Jones on how Church mission trips foster cross-cultural communication.

Could the missile strikes on Syria enhance U.S. soft power? Philip Seib considers the possibility at the CPD Blog.

"The largely untold story of Southern California’s unique place in American diplomatic history is now being told," says Ben Leffel.

Group of people in a circle

CPD Director Jay Wang on the passions and anxieties driving today's political climate.

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Digital diplomacy involves more than simply social media, argues Shaun Riordan.

Markos Kounalakis on the conflation of entertainment and real life politics.

"Institutions like USC and its CPD can increasingly provide the three C’s of public diplomacy: Crossroads, conversations, and culture," says Rob Asghar.

Ilan Manor on the historical relationship between diplomacy and technology, and how it can help a world in crisis.

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