Since 2006, CPD has provided a rigorous two-week training program at USC for mid-career professionals to immerse themselves in the increasingly critical study of public diplomacy. Graduates hail from international organizations including the African Union, the British Council, CENTCOM, Israel Defense Forces, the World Bank and the United Nations. Several dozen countries have been represented over the years, including Brazil, Canada, Ghana, India, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, Qatar, Rwanda, South Africa, Taiwan, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United States. Below is a video of past participants and alumni listed by year.


 
2017 Summer Institute in Public Diplomacy

The twelfth annual Summer Institute in Public Diplomacy took place July 9-July 21, 2017.

The participants in the 2017 Summer Institute were:

Fatima Al-Ansari (Qatar)
Head of Sales, Marketing and Development, Qatar Media Corporation

Nicolás Albertoni (Uruguay)
Doctoral Student, USC School of International Relations

Ali Towar Al-Kuwari (Qatar)
Television Presenter, Qatar Media Corporation

Thomas Philip C. Aquino (Philippines)
Principal Assistant, Strategic Communications Division, Office of Public Diplomacy, Philipine Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Virginia Blakeman (United States)
Foreign Service Officer, Bureau of International Information Programs, U.S. Department of State

Nati Brooks (Israel)
Chief of Staff for Deputy Director General, Media & Public Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Israel

Yin-Lien "Paul" Chen (Taiwan)
Deputy Counselor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Taiwan

Kwangjin Choi (South Korea)
Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea

René Dinesen (Denmark)
Under-Secretary, Consular Services and Public Diplomacy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark

Chiara Di Segni (Italy)
Founder & Owner, Galilaea Group

Cortney Grekin (United States)
Director, Strategic Partnerships, Northern California World Trade Center/Global Ties San Francisco

Patricia Marby Harrison (United States)
Director, Exchange and Training, World Learning

Antoinette Hurtado (United States)
Division Chief, Office of Public Engagement, International Information Programs, U.S. Department of State

Deneyse Kirkpatrick (United States)
Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Embassy in Niger, U.S. Department of State

Rasmus Kristensen (Denmark)
Head of Department, Public Diplomacy, Communication & Press, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark

Saima Makhdoom (United States)
Attorney Advisor, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Naomi Mattos (United States)
Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Embassy in Angola, U.S. Department of State

David Momcilovic (Australia)
Acting Director, Cultural Diplomacy Section, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia

Rachel Okunubi (United States)
Public Diplomacy, U.S. Embassy in Senegal, U.S. Department of State

Maren Payne-Holmes (United States)
Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Embassy in Turkmenistan, U.S. Department of State and Katheryn Davis Fellow 2017-18

Chiara Popplewell (Ireland)
Director, Public Outreach, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ireland

Lena Smith (United States)
Program Officer, Hardwired Global and Candidate, Master of Public Diplomacy

Christina Tilghman (United States)
Foreign Service Officer, Bureau of International Information Programs, U.S. Department of State

Vrinda Tiwari (Australia)
Communications Manager, Australian Embassy in Timor-Leste

Julius Tsai (United States)
Foreign Service Officer, State Department Operations Center - Crisis Management & Strategy, U.S. Department of State and Katheryn Davis Fellow 2017-18

 


 
2016 Summer Institute in Public Diplomacy

The eleventh annual Summer Institute in Public Diplomacy took place July 11-July 26, 2016.

The participants in the 2016 Summer Institute were:

Mohammed Al-Hajri (Qatar)
Presenter, Qatar Media Corporation

Mashael Al-Hajri (Qatar)
Third Secretary (Diplomat), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Qatar

Saif Mohamed Al-Mesalem (Qatar)
Producer, Television Support, Qatar Media Corporation

Thekrayat Ali-Abdulla (Qatar)
Director, Qatar Media Corporation

Andrea Appell (United States)
Foreign Service Officer/Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Embassy in Casablanca, U.S. Department of State

Dina Badawy (United States)
Deputy Spokesperson, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Teresa Ball (United States)
Deputy Cultural Attaché, U.S. Embassy in Santiago, U.S. Department of State

Katsumoto Biyajima (Japan)
Senior Overseas Trainee and Attaché, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan

Lori Brutten (United States)
Foreign Service Officer, Bureau of International Information Programs, U.S. Department of State

Jaclyn Cole (United States)
Digital Media Officer, Office of Digital Engagement, U.S. Department of State

Elise Crane (United States)
Vice Consul and 2016 Katherine Davis Fellow, U.S. Embassy in Bogota, U.S. Department of State

Jason Frohnmayer (United States)
Press and Public Diplomacy Officer, Office of Public Affairs, Planning and Coordination and 2016 Katherine Davis Fellow, U.S. Department of State 

Cheryl Holm (United States)
External Communications Specialist, Office of the Secretary of Defense, U.S. Department of Defense

Elizabeth Keirs (Australia)
Public Diplomacy Officer, Department of Foreign Affairs, and Trade, Australia, Government of Australia

Magdalene Luminska (Poland)
Chief Specialist, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Poland

Merewalesi Nailatikau (Australia)
Regional Communication Manager, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Government of Australia

Eyal Naor (Israel)
Director, Office of Head of Public Diplomacy Directorate, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Israel

Krystle Norman (United States)
Deputy Cultural Officer, Foreign Service Institute, U.S. Department of State

Yukiko Ono (Japan)
Assistant Director, Personnel Division, The Japan Foundation

Reichel Quinones (Philippines)
Acting Director, Office of American Affairs, Department of Foreign Affairs, Philippines

Sara Tatiana Rascovsky (Israel)
Ambassador's Assistant, Israel's Embassy in Chile

Leah Rodriguez (Philippines)
Principal Assistant, Public Information Services Unit, Department of Foreign Affairs, Philippines

Violeta Talandis (United States)
Regional Policy Coordinator, Bureau of International Information Programs, U.S. Department of State

Monica Trigos (Mexico)
Advisor, Office of the Chief of Staff, Presidency of the Republic of Mexico

Garrett Wilkerson (United States)
Regional Public Outreach Officer, U.S. Embassy in Seoul, U.S. Department of State

Tae Kyo Yoo (South Korea)
Senior Program Officer, Invitation and Fellowship Department, The Korea Foundation

 


 
2015 Summer Institute in Public Diplomacy

The tenth annual Summer Institute in Public Diplomacy took place July 6-July 17, 2015.

The participants in the 2015 Summer Institute were:

Muawiya "Mike" Abdeen (United States)
Sergeant, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

Ghanim Al-Ali (Qatar)
Director of Marketing, Qatar Media Corporation

Meshal Al-Hajri (Qatar)
In CEO Office, Qatar Media Corporation

Osamah Al-Nassar (Saudi Arabia)
Assistant Professor, King Saud University

Sheikh Abdulaziz Al-Thani (Qatar)
General Manager, Qatar Television

Eric Aldrich (United States)
Political Officer, U.S. Embassy of Suva, Fiji, U.S. Department of State

YiQing "Sophia" An (China)
Director, Attorney, A&Z Law Firm

Emily Armitage (United States)
Branch Public Affairs Officer, East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Consulate General Auckland, U.S. Department of State

Brian Beckmann (United States)
Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Embassy Reykjavik, U.S. Department of State

Adi Ben-Shach (Israel)
Head, Research & Strategy Branch, Israel Defense Forces (IDF)

Caitlyn Boehm (United States)
Analyst, U.S. Government

Sabri Chaabani (Tunisia)
Head of Division, Asia Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tunisia  

Hyeonseon Choi (South Korea)
Director, Strategy Planning Bureau, The Korea Foundation

Arvin de Leon (Philippines)
Special Assistant, Office of the Undersecretary for Administration, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Philippines 

Lais de Souza Garcia (Brazil)
Second Secretary, Ministry of External Relations, Brazil 

David Fogelson (United States)
Information Officer, U.S. Embassy Rio de Janeiro, U.S. Department of State

Catherine "Katie" Hallock (United States)
Assistant Cultural Affairs Officer, U.S. Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine, U.S. Department of State

Nicholas Kittel (Australia)
Director, Online Communications, Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade, Australia

Joel Lion (Israel)
Director, Public & Academic Affairs Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Israel

Mouna Mcharek Hadiji (Tunisia)
Deputy Director, United Nations for International Organizations and Conferences, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tunisia

Guadalupe Perez-Garcia (Spain/European Union)
Communication Officer, European Commission, European Union  

Oliver Radtke (Germany)
Head of the China Program, Robert Bosch Stiftung

Monica Sledjeski (United States)
Cultural and Educational Programs Coordinator, Bureau of East Asia Pacific Affairs' Office and Kathryn W. Davis Public Diplomacy Fellow (2015-16) , U.S. Department of State

Angie Smith (United States)
Regional Policy Officer, Near Eastern Affairs Region, Bureau of International Information Programs and Kathryn W. Davis Public Diplomacy Fellow (2015-16), U.S. Department of State

Shanna Surendra (United States)
Desk Officer for Portugal and Kathryn W. Davis Public Diplomacy Fellow (2015-16), U.S. Department of State

Leslie Thomas (United States)
Community Arts Director, City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs

 


 
2014 Summer Institute in Public Diplomacy

The ninth annual Summer Institute in Public Diplomacy took place July 21-August 1, 2014.

The participants in the 2014 Summer Institute were:

Mohammed Al-Maadheed (Qatar)
Director of the Office of the CEO, Qatar Media Corporation

Yousuf Al-Malki (Qatar)
Director, Media Development Department, Qatar Media Corporation

Herbert "Vic" Allen (United States)
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy

Mohsen Antit (Tunisia)
Adviser, Diplomatic Institute, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Tunisia

Wahida Ayari (Tunisia)
Deputy Director, African Union Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Tunisia

Sonia Ben Amor Missaoui (Tunisia)
Director, Citizens Relations Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Tunisia

Dan Dima (Romania)
Adviser to President's Office, Romanian Presidency

Roei Duani (Israel)
Associate Director, Center for International Communication, Bar Ilan University

Yukari Easton (Japan)
USC East Asia Study Center ACE - Nikaido Fellow
MA Candidate in International Relations and Public Diplomacy, USC

Costanzo Fisogni (Italy)
Political Adviser and Press & Information Officer, European Union

Kathleen Fox (United States)
Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Embassy Port Louis, Mauritius

Carissa Gonzalez (United States)
Deputy Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Embassy Montevideo, Uruguay  

Heidi Hattenbach (United States)
Deputy Cultural Affairs Officer, U.S. Embassy in Pretoria, South Africa

Faisal Ibrahim (Qatar)
Media Relations Researcher, Qatar Media Corporation

Nicholas James Ingaciola (United States)
Political Analyst, U.S. Government 

Stacy Ingber (United States)
Assistant Director, Programming & Events, USC Center on Public Diplomacy
MA Candidate in Public Diplomacy, USC

Bryony Inge (United Kingdom)
Manager, British Council
MA Candidate in Public Diplomacy, USC

Michele Tannen Johnsen (United States)
Principal, Michele Johnsen Public Relations & Communications
MA Candidate in Public Diplomacy, USC

Wakao Koike (Japan)
Deputy Director of Special Programs for Asian Cultural Exchange, Japan Foundation

Rachel D. Leslie (United States)
Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem

Jeffrey T. Lodermeier (United States)
Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Embassy in Luanda, Angola 

Moez Mehdi Mahmoudi (Tunisia)
Deputy Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Tunisia

Naoto Okura (Japan)
Deputy Director, Japan Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry
MA Candidate in Public Diplomacy and Public Policy, USC

Karine Perset (United States/France)
Senior Director of Board Support, International Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)

Robert Raines (United States)
Cultural Attache, U.S. Embassy in Islamabad

Nada Salem (United Arab Emirates)
Communications Officer, Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority

Mohannad Shaddad (Jordan)
Diplomatic Attache in Erbil-Iraq, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jordan

Shabnam Shalizi (United States)
Doctoral Student at USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism

Megan Tetrick (United States)
Political Officer for Internal Affairs and Human Rights, Office of Russian Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Elise Welch (United States)
Assistant Director, USC Dornsife Admissions
MA Candidate in Public Diplomacy, USC

 



2013 Summer Institute in Public Diplomacy

The eighth annual Summer Institute in Public Diplomacy took place July 21-August 2, 2013.

The participants in the 2013 Summer Institute were:

Abdulla Al-Athbah (Qatar)
Managing Editor, Al-Arab Qatari Newspaper, Qatar

Maryam Al-Darwish (Qatar)
Media Analyst, Media Development Department, Qatar Media Corporation, Qatar

Lolwa Al-Jefairi (Qatar)
Communications Analyst, Office of the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Qatar

Faisal Al-Mudahka (Qatar)
Director of Media and Social Development, MAERSK Oil, Qatar

Abdulrahman Al-Thani (Qatar)
Director Manager, Media Development Department, Qatar Media Corporation, Qatar

Tarek Ben Youssef (Tunisia)
Sr. Political Officer, African Union Mission to the U.S., Washington, DC

Jeanne Briganti (USA)
Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Consulate in Vancouver, U.S. Department of State

B. Senem Cevik (Turkey)
Assistant Professor, Ankara University, Turkey

Riva Ganguly Das (India)
Joint Secretary (Public Diplomacy), Ministry of External Affairs, India

Oke Edward Epia (Nigeria)
Chief Press Secretary to the Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Nigeria

Tiffinni Fierro (USA)
Analyst, U.S. Government, Washington, DC

Christoph Geiseler (USA)
Candidate, Master's of Public Diplomacy, USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism

Nicholas C. Griffith, III (USA)
Narcotics Affairs Officer, U.S. Embassy in Managua, Nicaragua, U.S. Department of State

Ronald Hawkins (USA)
Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Embassy in Khartoum, Sudan, U.S. Department of State

Mitsuhiro Inada (Japan)
Assistant Director, Accounting and Contract Managing Division, The Japan Foundation, Japan

Min-jeong Kim (Korea)
Deputy Director, Korean Studies Department, The Korea Foundation, Korea

Nahoi Koo (South Korea)
Doctoral Candidate, Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, University of Southern California

Bangbok Lee (Korea)
Global Leadership/Seminar Team Leader, Deputy Director of Public Diplomacy Department, The Korea Foundation, Candidate, Master's of Public Diplomacy, USC Annenberg School of Communication & Journalism

Lia Miller (USA)
Foreign Service Officer, Office of International Media Engagement, Bureau of Public Affairs, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC, 2013 Davis Fellow, Council of American Ambassadors

Kirsten Mogensen (Denmark)
Associate Professor, Roskilde University, Denmark

Josepha Musabyemariya (Rwanda)
Assistant to the Permanent Representative/Secretary, African Union Mission to the U.S., Washington, DC

Leah Pease (USA)
Foreign Service Officer, Foreign Service Institute, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC

Erin Rattazzi (USA)
Public Affairs Officer, Office of the U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC, 2013 Davis Fellow, Council of American Ambassadors

Mordehay Dennis Rodgold (Israel)
Director of Information and Visual Media Department, Media & Public Affairs Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Israel

Ana Salido (Mexico)
Director of Economic Promotion and Public Affairs, State of Sonora, Mexico

Timothy Standaert (USA)
Civilian Team Leader/Senior Civilian Representative PRT, U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, U.S. Department of State

Major Rony Stolar (Israel)
Northern Command Spokesperson, Israel Defense Forces, Israel

Diana-Lynn Tracey (USA)
Political Analyst, U.S. Government, Washington, DC

Monica Velarde Mendez (Mexico)
Deputy Director General for Legal Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mexico

Willemijn Vendrig (Netherlands)
Senior Communications Officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the Kingdom of the Netherlands, The Hague

Horatio Bobby Willie (Liberia)
Assistant Minister for Public Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Liberia

Floris Winters (Netherlands)
Digital Communications Officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Washington, DC

 



2012 Summer Institute in Public Diplomacy

The seventh annual Summer Institute in Public Diplomacy took place July 23-August 3, 2012.

The participants in the 2012 Summer Institute were:

Nora Abusitta (UAE)
Advisor to the UAE Ambassador, Embassy of the United Arab Emirates, Washington DC

Shay Attias (Israel)
Head of Public Diplomacy Department, Ministry of Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs, Israel

Candice Bryant (USA)
Strategic Communications Analyst, U.S. Government

Anna Burns (USA)
Candidate, Master’s of Public Diplomacy Program, USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism

Sylvia Cabrera (Mexico)
Consul of Protection and Legal Counsel, Consulate of Mexico in Seattle, Washington

Jonathan Chait Auerbach (Mexico)
Deputy Consul General, Consulate General of Mexico in Dallas, Texas

Fadi Chehadé (USA)
President and CEO-designate, ICANN; Chairman, Vocado, LLC

Glen Davis (USA)
Public Diplomacy Officer, Afghanistan Desk , U.S. Department of State, and 2012 Davis Fellow, Council of American Ambassadors

Jamie Dragon (USA)
Program Officer, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Michael Duffin (USA)
Candidate, Master’s of Public Diplomacy Program, USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism

Soonji Kwon (Korea)
Deputy Director, The Korea Foundation, Seoul, Korea

Peter Lerner (Israel)
Spokesman, Central Command, Israel Defense Forces

Sara Mercado (USA)
Press Officer/Spokesperson, U.S. Consulate General, Rio de Janeiro

Lydia Mulholland (UK)
Head of Public Diplomacy Team, Communications and Engagement Department, UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Golden Neswiswi (South Africa)
Director, Multimedia Production, Department of International Relations and Cooperation, South African Government

Jacquelien Nienhuis (Netherlands)
Deputy Head of Public Diplomacy, Press and Culture, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Washington, D.C.

Michelle Patel (UK)
Head of Communications Excellence and FCO Reputation, UK Foreign Commonwealth Office

Jelena Perleta (Croatia)
Journalist and Editor, Croatian Radio Television

Michelle Riebeling (USA)
Public Diplomacy Instructor, Foreign Service Institute, U.S. Department of State

Addie Schroeder (USA)
Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State, and 2012 Davis Fellow, Council of American Ambassadors

Marissa Scott (USA)
Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Embassy in Niamey, Niger

Dorien van Boven (Netherlands)
Director of Public Relations, Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency

Daniel Zonshine (Israel)
Director of Public Affairs Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Israel
 

 



2011 Summer Institute in Public Diplomacy

The sixth annual Summer Institute in Public Diplomacy took place July 17-29, 2011.

The participants in the 2011 Summer Institute were:

Dima Alfaham (USA)
Chief of Staff, Office of the Ambassador, United Arab Emirates Embassy, Washington DC

Hend Alhinnawi (USA)
Graduate Student, Master of Public Diplomacy, USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism

Haitham Ali Almussawi (USA)
Media Editor, United Arab Emirates Embassy, Washington, DC

Jerome Boa (Nigeria)
Deputy Director of External Relations Department, ECOWAS Commission

Mona El Helbawy (USA)
Graduate Student, Korbel School of International Studies, University of Colorado at Boulder

Hanne Hjelbak (Norway)
Senior Advisor, Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Leah Kasera (Ethiopia)
Special Assistant and Coordinating Officer, African Union Commission

Rosemarijn Kouwenhoven (Netherlands)
Digital Communications Officer, Royal Netherlands Embassy, Washington, DC

Tristan-Emmanuel Landry (Canada)
Deputy Director, Office of Transformation, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada

Rajesh Mirchandani (UK)
Journalist and Correspondent, BBC News

Tugba Soysal Ozoner (Turkey)
Area Specialist, Turkish Prime Ministry Office of Public Diplomacy

Andrew Pike (UK)
Deputy Head, Public Diplomacy, and Strategic Campaigns, Foreign and Commonwealth Office UK

Alexandra Rothenberger (Netherlands)
Senior Policy Officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands

Stanislav Saling (USA)
Communications Officer, United Nations Development Programme

Carolina Sheinfeld (USA)
Senior International Human Rights Analyst, Torture Survivors Project, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles

Nicholas Snyder (USA)
Assistant Spokesperson and Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Consulate Ho Chi Minh City

Elena Vapnitchnaia (Russia)
Radio Producer, UN Radio, United Nations

Press on 2011 Summer Institute

SI ‘11 Alum Tugba Soyosal Ozoner writes feature article for PDiN Monitor October 201

SI ‘11 alumnus Carolina Sheinfeld selected for UN Alliance of Civilizations Fellowship

 



2010 Summer Institute in Public Diplomacy

The fifth annual Summer Institute in Public Diplomacy took place July 19-30, 2010.

The participants in the Summer Institute 2010 were:

Amal Aaziz (Morocco)
Public Relations Agent, Delegation of State of Qatar to UNESCO

Shihab Al Faheem (UAE)
Deputy Executive Director, Protocol and Communication Division, Crown Prince Court, UAE

Sameera Al-Romaithi (UAE)
Head, Crown Prince’s Agenda Section, Protocol and Communication Division, Crown Prince Court, UAE

Alyazia K. AlSuwaidi (UAE)
Ph.D. Student - Intercultural Broadcasting, Kingston University, UK

Mara Sunshine Andersen (USA)
Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Consulate of Shenyang, China

Heather Sue Babb (USA)
Strategic Communication Specialist, U.S. Southern Command

Richard Paul Barnes (USA)
Telecommunications Manager, Radio Operations, Voice of America

Courtney Beale (USA)
Special Assistant to the Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State

Joffre Castelo Branco Cavalcante, Jr. (Brazil)
Analyst, Presidency of the Republic of Brazil

Jing Chu (Netherlands)
Public Diplomacy Officer, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Beijing

Roser Clavell (Spain)
Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Government of Catalonia

Henry G.F. Fan (Taiwan)
Director on Home Assignment, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Joshua Adam Frey (USA)
Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Navy

Ari Gaitanis (Australia)
Associate Spokesperson, United Nations, Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General

Sausan Rasem Ghosheh (Jordan)
Chief of External Communications, United Nations Development Programme

Meghan Gregonis (USA)
Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State

Hoseon Ha (South Korea)
Deputy Director of the Media Department, The Korea Foundation

Aaron Henninger (USA)
Director of Strategic Communication Research and Instruction, USAF Public Affairs Center of Excellence at the USAF Air War College

Baba Kamara (Ghana)
Nigerian Ambassador to Ghana and High Commissioner/Ghana High Commission - Abuja

Kim Marie Kaston (USA)
Senior Manager, The Boeing Company

Arthur Kibbelaar (Netherlands)
Consul for Press and Cultural Affairs, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in New York City

Michelle Anna Lee (USA)
Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State

Todd Lindgren (USA)
Vice President, FilmLA

Andre Dunham Maciel Siaines de Castro (Brazil)
Career Diplomat/First Secretary, Brazilian Ministry of External Relations

Malusi Mogale (South Africa)
Spokesperson to the Minister of DIRCO, Department of International Relations and Cooperation

Saul Kgomotso Molobi (South Africa)
Chief Director of Public Diplomacy, Department of International Relations and Cooperation

Hyangjoo Park (South Korea)
Deputy Director, The Korea Foundation Cultural Center

Matthew Parks (South Africa)
Manager, Public Relations, Western Cape Provincial Parliament

Navdeep Singh Suri (India)
Joint Secretary and Head, Public Diplomacy Division, New Delhi

Judy Ying-ming Wong (Taiwan)
Executive Secretary, Research and Planning Committee, Republic of China Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Press on 2010 Summer Institute

Marathon training: America’s generals learn about Afghanistan through the stage

It’s Academic: Public diplomacy invades ivory tower

Summer Institute Explores Cultural Diplomacy

 



2009 Summer Institute in Public Diplomacy

The fourth annual Summer Institute in Public Diplomacy took place July 19-31, 2009.

The participants in the Summer Institute 2009 were:

Mohammad Ali
Public Relations Director, Ahlul-Bait Islamic Center, Ireland

Sara Al-Mufarrej
Master in Public Policy Candidate, University of Southern California, Kuwait

Jeffrey Anderson
Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Department of State, United States

Louise S. Bailey
Counselor and Senior Policy Officer, African Union Mission in Washington, D.C., Liberia

Alina Bassegoda Treviño
E-Learning Coordinator, Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mexico

Nadira Bayat
Counselor for Public Diplomacy, Embassy of South Africa, South Africa

Desire Bazimaziki
National Media Analyst, Rwandan Ministry of Information, Rwanda

David J. Courtney
Communications Adviser, Public Diplomacy and Outreach Division, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, New Zealand

Stephane Dujarric
Director of Communications, UN Development Program, France

Mahtab Farid
International Correspondent, USI News, United States

Silvio Gonzalez
Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State, United States

Karen Grissette
Public Diplomacy Officer, U.S. Department of State, United States

Leah Kasera
Special Assistant Deputy Chairperson, African Union Commission, Kenya

Jinnie Jee-Eun Lee
Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State, United States

Ben Dotsei Malor
Chief Executive Producer, UN Radio, Ghana

Gerlinde Manz-Christ
Head of Communications & Government Spokesperson, Principality of Liechtenstein, Austria

Christina Mather
Master in Broadcast Journalism Candidate, University of Southern California, United States

Emily Metzgar
Assistant Professor of Journalism, Indiana University, United States

Oscar Monterrosa
Strategic Communication Planner and Foreign Area Officer, U.S. Southern Command, United States

Uzma Rafique
Development Outreach and Communications Specialist, USAID, Pakistan

Julieta Reyes
Assistant to the Consul General, The Consulate of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Miami, FL, Curaçao, Netherland Antilles

Joshua Saidoff
Master of Public Diplomacy Candidate, University of Southern California, United States

Dalya Salinas Pérez
Adviser to the Consul for Press and Economic Affairs, Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mexico

Michael Sheedy
Public Diplomacy Officer, U.S. Central Command, United States

Gabriel Terres Cruz
Second Secretary Foreign Policy Adviser, Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mexico

Soon Kuan Toh
Assistant Director, Risk Assessment & Horizon Scanning Group, National Security Coordination Secretariat, Prime Minister's Office, Singapore

Weijer Losecaat Vermeer
Senior Policy Officer, Press and Public Diplomacy, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, London, UK, Netherlands

 



2008 Summer Institute in Public Diplomacy

The third annual Summer Institute in Public Diplomacy took place July 20-Aug. 1, 2008.

The participants in the Summer Institute 2008 were:

Taro Araki
Deputy Director, Iron and Steel Industrial Policy Division, Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry, Japan

Fleur Cowan
Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State

Ingrid de Beer
Public Diplomacy Officer, Royal Netherlands Embassy, USA

James Gregory
Major/Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Army

Amy Hochadel
Associate Director of Diversity, Cleveland Clinic

Kristin Kane
Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State - U.S. Embassy Maputo, Mozambique

Kristen Knutson
Public Information and Donor Liaison Officer, OCHA Uganda

Simone Kreutzer
Consul for Press and Cultural Affairs, Netherlands Consulate General NYC

Sotirios Krystallis
Press Attache, Secretariat General of Information of the Hellenic Republic

Ta-Sheng Kuan
Secretary on Home Assignment, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Taiwan

Habib Kurwa
Former Chairman of UK Developing Programmes, Aga Khan Health Board

Che-Jung Liu
Officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Taiwan

Meili Lu
Senior Secretary, Government Information Office, Taiwan

Barbora Maronkova
Programme Coordinator; Information Officer, NATO HQ

Joseph Mellott
Special Advisor, U.S. Department of State, Office of War Crimes Issues

William Ogborn
Public Diplomacy Officer for the Provincial Reconstruction Team for Muthanna, Iraq

Fatou Sall
Consul General, Consulate General of Senegal, Houston

Sandra Schulberg
President, Schulberg Productions, Inc

Christina Tribble
Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State

Floris van Hovell
Head of Public Diplomacy, Press and Culture Department, Netherlands Embassy in Washington DC

Timothy Wall
Communications contact on Economics and Economic Development United Nations Department of Public Information

 



2007 Summer Institute in Public Diplomacy

The second annual Summer Institute in Public Diplomacy took place June 17-29, 2007.

The participants in the Summer Institute 2007 were:

Aileen Adams
Director, Arts & Culture Outreach, University of Southern California

Jose Manuel Bassat
Senior Communications Officer, World Bank, Washington D.C.

Abdul Muain bin Abdul Hamid
State Director, National Security Division, Malaysia

Zahari bin Alias
Head of Assistant Director’s Office, National Security Division, Malaysia

Hsiu-Chen Chang
Section Chief, Government Information Office, Taiwan

Soung-ah Choi
Associate Spokesperson, Secretary-General, United Nations, New York

Annita Freeman
Director, Liberian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Tori Horton
Assistant Director, Budget & Administration, USC Center on Public Diplomacy

Christophe Illemassene
Communications, Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, United Nations in DRC

Leonardo Mazzei
Communications Officer, World Bank, Washington D.C.

Salmaya Rahayu Salleh
Second Secretary, Embassy of Brunei, Washington, D.C.

George Scholz
Regional English Language Officer, U.S. Embassy Cairo, Egypt

Sompop Sermswatsri
Consul, Royal Thai Consulate in L.A.

Elisabeth van Overveld
Senior Communication Advisor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands

Joe Wang
Senior Consul, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in L.A.

Press on 2007 Summer Institute

Mid-Career Officials Learn to Listen, Advocate Policies Through Public Diplomacy



2006 Summer Institute in Public Diplomacy

The first Summer Institute in Public Diplomacy took place July 9-21, 2006.

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The participants in Summer Institute 2006 were:

Isabelle Broyer
Chief, Guided Tours Unit, Department of Public Information, United Nations

Stephanie Bunker
Spokesperson, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, United Nations

Panurit Chamrasromran
Diplomatic Officer, Thai Ministry of Affairs

Jorge Ignacio Mora Fernandez
Ph.D, Interactive Media Researcher UCM & USC MFA student

Tyrone Marc Gunnie
Second Secretary, South African Embassy

Patrick Hayford
Director, Office of the Special Adviser on Africa, United Nations

Alison Earle Healy
Founder and Director, Pacific Rim Foundation

Theeta Hotrakitya
Diplomatic Official, Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Wang Jian
Project Administrator, China International Culture Exchange Center

Pamela S. Meidell
Director, The Atomic Mirror

Melissa Powell
Project Manager, UN Global Compact, United Nations

Nikolai Rogosaroff
Associate Expert, Department for Disarmament Affairs, United Nations

Horst Rutsch
Writer and Editor, UN Chronicle, Department of Public Information, United Nations

Patricia Seghers
Briefing Assistant, Guided Tours Unit, Department of Public Information, United Nations

Raymond Sommereyns
Director, Outreach Division, Department of Public Information, United Nations

Liang Yu
Assistant to the Secretary General, China International Culture Exchange Center

 

 

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