Research pertaining to development issues such as traditional foreign aid relief, non-state actor participation in relief, disaster relief, water issues, food issues, developing world issues such as education and women & girls.

Global Development

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.

Governments face a lack of resources to meet citizen demands and collective interests at home and abroad. This project aims to expand efforts to evaluate current policy to engage with and invest in projects with diaspora organizations, aka “diaspora diplomacy.”

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

This project will utilize two case studies comparing the strategic narratives put forward via social media and related new media technologies by a major power (the United States) and an emerging power (South Africa) on strategic African political issues. 

With over half of humanity living in urban settlements, the role of cities in defining the parameters of everyday life is an undeniable influence. This project was designed to illustrate how global cities interact with global governance, particularly in the Climate Leadership Group or ‘C40.’ 

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.