The USC Center on Public Diplomacy is pleased to co-host with the University of the Witwatersrand the First Africa-U.S. Public Diplomacy Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa on March 10, 2018.

Applications are now being accepted for CPD's annual training program, Summer Institute in Public Diplomacy, which is geared for the world's public diplomats. Dates for the program are from July 8–July 20, 2018.

2018 marks the Summer Institute's 13th year of providing public diplomacy training. A core curriculum that covers influence and advocacy, nation branding, and media framing, and is enhanced by special courses on cross-platform storytelling, information architecture, and analytics and evaluation.

Despite general consensus in Washington suggesting anti-Western sentiment in Libya, public opinion surveys have shown otherwise.

A look at how well countries in Africa and Asia, as well as cities, have attracted international students and workers.

In light of recent events, Michael Edward Walsh provides a follow-up to his earlier piece about the Djibouti Regional Training Center (DRTC).

When a maritime security facility is created, how should it be used? A look into Djibouti’s DRTC.

According to Markos Kounalakis, without a defined foreign policy, the United States' influence in Africa is likely to decline.

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