PD Goes Local

Public diplomacy has been a central pillar of American statecraft for more than 60 years. So what does public diplomacy look like from the vantage point of states like Oklahoma, Iowa and Illinois in the nation’s heartland? Or from the perspectives of coastal states like California and New York? This initiative will allow us to explore these various viewpoints on the new global landscape where diplomacy is so often disrupted by geopolitics, geoeconomy and technology.

Events, Conferences & Workshops

On September 10, CPD welcomed the Mayor of Paris for a private discussion on climate change, the state of city diplomacy and the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics.

From Indianapolis to Seoul, find out what public diplomacy can accomplish for U.S.-Korea relationships.

CPD in partnership with the L.A. Mayor's Office for International Affairs hosted a summit on City Diplomacy this April addressing challenges facing U.S. cities on the global stage.

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How does the world see the U.S. and when standing in the heartland, is that view different? A CPD-University of Oklahoma event.

CPD Publications, Analysis, & Multimedia

Exchanges leave an indelible mark on participants, but what about the local cities that host them?

The Future of City Diplomacy

June 11, 2018

Watch CPD's panel on "The Future of City Diplomacy," discussing the role U.S. cities play in shaping the international arena.

In his piece for the Soft Power 30 report, Joel Day looks at how the City of San Diego is working to create a global brand.

"Subnational Diplomacy, Climate Governance & Californian Global Leadership," highlights the growing power of subnational entities on issues like climate change.  

Related CPD Research Projects

January 30, 2018

As geopolitics and economies shift toward the Pacific Rim, Los Angeles is ideally situated to play a key role in addressing common regional and global challenges.