The CPD Summer Institute in Public Diplomacy is a rigorous, multi-disciplinary two-week training program which offers classroom instruction and solution-driven collaboration with colleagues. Since 2006, the CPD Summer Institute has provided a wide range of hands-on skills and analytical capabilities essential for an effective public diplomacy practice.

The 2017 program will take place from July 9 to July 21, 2017 at the University of Southern California campus.

The Summer Institute curriculum reflects the fast-changing diplomacy landscape, providing a wide range of hands-on skills and analytical capabilities essential for an effective public diplomacy practice. The CPD Summer Institute covers a broad spectrum of public diplomacy tools, integrating the traditional areas of listening and advocacy with newer studies and practices, such as:

  • How to use data for effective research, evaluation, and campaign design;
  • Incorporating the policy/public opinion/media nexus into public diplomacy strategies;
  • Multimedia storytelling and strategic communication;
  • Case studies in public diplomacy of emerging global powers.

 

New for Summer Institute 2017: Early Bird Discount
The early bird discount will only be available to accepted Summer Institute applicants who apply between January 1, 2017 and February 3, 2017.

Early Bird Discount Pricing (per person)
Single participant (tuition only): $6,050 (a savings of $500)
Two or more from the same organization (tuition only): $4,650 (a savings of $200 per person)

Early Bird Deadlines
January 31, 2017 - Applications deadline
February 3, 2017 - Payment due in full

Regular Pricing (per person)
Single participant (tuition only): $6,550
Two or more from the same organization (tuition only): $4,850
Non-Refundable Deposit (applied to tuition): $350
F-1 VISA (non-refundable): $250

Regular Deadlines
April 1, 2017 - Application Deadline
Non-refundable deposit is due four weeks from date of acceptance
Final payment is due 60 days from date of acceptance

Who Should Apply

The CPD Summer Institute in Public Diplomacy is geared toward mid-career professionals posted in ministries, including foreign affairs, defense and homeland security; trade and economics agencies; non-governmental organizations; international organizations; communication consultancies; private-sector companies; and others whose work would benefit from learning more about this vital field. In addition to innovative instruction, the program provides a setting for mid-career professionals to exercise their evaluation and decision-making skills in a group of their peers and to contribute their own ideas and perspectives.

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