As part of its commitment to building the field of public diplomacy, CPD conducts research into thematic areas of perennial interest and identifies emerging trends deserving of further scholarship. In addition, it facilitates research opportunities through its CPD Research Fellowship Program, Visiting and Contributing Scholars, Research Internship programs and Dissertation grants. Research projects will yield special reports, dedicated issues of CPD Perspectives, media monitors and policy briefs. For more specifics on ways that CPD supports research, click here.

Current research projects fall under these four research Initiatives:

1) Public Diplomacy Performance and Evaluation

2) Public Diplomacy in Conflict Environments 

3) Public Diplomacy and Global Development

4) Rising Soft Power in a Multipolar World