Public Diplomacy in a Sustainable World

This initiative explores the vital role of public diplomacy in engaging multiple stakeholders on global development issues. CPD will create a framework for understanding the relationship between international development and public diplomacy and the impact that state and non-state actors can play in the process. Analysis of water diplomacy, corporate diplomacy efforts and specific international aid projects will continue.

Related CPD Publications:
Interview with Teresa La Porte on her work with the Sustainable Development Goals (In the Works, February 2017)
Q&A with CPD series: Interviews with global PD leaders and scholars from Asia, Europe and the Americas 
Tara Ornstein on Tuberculous and PD (CPD In Review, Spring 2016)
Water and Public Diplomacy (CPD Policy Brief, Spring 2012)
Related CPD Events:
UN Sustainable Development Goals (Los Angeles, Winter 2016)
Public Diplomacy for Sustainable Development (Washington, DC, Spring 2016)
Related CPD Research Projects (past and current):

PD in a Sustainable World

Although there is a burgeoning literature on South-South development cooperation, this scholarship has seldom considered the public diplomacy surrounding these initiatives. This project aims to address this gap by analyzing the public diplomacy channels, practices, and discourses of an emerging South-South cooperation provider in Africa: Brazil.

This project by CPD Research Fellow James Pamment, investigated the conceptual and practical challenges facing policymakers and practitioners at the intersection between PD and international development. 

The goal of this project is to understand how new public diplomacy can assist efforts to quell the TB epidemic and to identify the prerequisites for using public diplomacy in global health effectively. It will involve a targeted survey of ongoing public diplomacy activities in countries affected by TB, a thorough literature review, as well as in-depth interviews with public diplomacy strategists from key organizations

Though essential to human existence, water has become increasingly unavailable due to pollution, failure to develop conservation programs, and the mismanagement of water resources. During the near future, water shortages could lead to conflict in many parts of the world. CPD looks at how water diplomacy can help address this critical topic.

November 20, 2009

Through a series of events and publications, this project aims to contribute to a global understanding of the merits and challenges of science diplomacy.