About the CPD Research Fellowship Program

In August 2009, the Center launched a new fellowship program designed to support and publicize the work of scholars and practitioners of public diplomacy. Selected from a competitive pool of international applicants by a review committee, the CPD Research Fellows will each oversee a substantive research project that will yield at least two outputs, including one publication for the CPD Perspectives on Public Diplomacy series. The second output could consist of a blog series for the CPD Blog, or another type of product which the Fellow develops with CPD. Three non-resident fellows will be named every year, each serving a two-year term. The selected candidates will each receive a $2,000 stipend awarded at the successful completion of the fellowship.  

Applications for the 2017-19 CPD Fellowship program are due by Thursday, August 31, 2016. The results will be announced in September 2017. For details on how to apply, click here.

*Please note that USC students and faculty are ineligible for the CPD Research Fellowship.

Current CPD Research Fellows

Banu Akdenizli
CPD Research Fellow, 2016-2018
Associate Professor of Communications, Northwestern University in Qatar
CPD Project: "Digital Diplomacy in the Gulf: An Analysis of Embassies, Foreign Ministries, and Foreign Affairs Ministers’ Twitter Accounts."

Mietek Boduszyński  
CPD Research Fellow, 2016-2018
Assistant Professor of Politics and International Relations, Pomona College 
CPD Project: "U.S. Public Diplomacy in the Age of the Fortress Embassy: Balancing Mission and Security in the Post-Benghazi Era."

Alexander Buhmann 
CPD Research Fellow, 2016-2018
Assistant Professor, Norwegian School of Business 
CPD Project: "Why Do(n’t) They Measure? Drivers and Barriers in Public Diplomacy Measurement and Evaluation."

Ali Fisher
CPD Research Fellow, 2015-2017
Advisor, Strategist and Author
CPD Project: " Netwar in Cyberia: Decoding the Media Mujahedeen and the Jihadist Swarmcast."

Jami Fullerton
CPD Research Fellow, 2014-2016 
Professor and Peggy Welch Chair in Strategic Communications, Oklahoma State University
CPD Project: "A Model of Country Concept: How Attitudes Toward Nations are Formed."

Barbora Maronkova
CPD Research Fellow, 2015-2017
Programme Manager, Public Diplomacy Division, NATO HQ
CPD Project: "From Crawling to Walking; Progress in Evaluating the Effectiveness of Public Diplomacy (Lessons Learned from NATO)"

Emily Metzgar
CPD Research Fellow, 2015-2017
Associate Professor, Indiana University
CPD Project: "Journalism with Purpose: Foreign Policy, Domestic Politics & U.S. International Broadcasting"

Deborah L. Trent
CPD Research Fellow, 2014-2016
Public Diplomacy and International Development Analyst
CPD Project: "Gauging the Quality of Public-Private Partnership Programs Involving U.S.-Based Diasporas."

To view all current CPD Research Fellowship projects, click here.

For a list of past CPD Research Fellows, click here.