Research that include public diplomacy initiatives spearheaded by foreign ministries, heads of state, the military, and more.

Government PD

This project will aim to conceptualize and validate an integrated country image measurement instrument that allows PD practitioners and researchers to carry out comparative analysis of country images across countries, stakeholder groups, and different media.

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This project will aim to increase understanding of the various dimensions of China’s unprecedented public diplomacy in Pakistan, which has gained new momentum since the commencement of Beijing’s US $62 billion investment in Pakistan under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

This research project will study how Twitter is being used in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries as a form of digital diplomacy. 

This research project will analyze how U.S. public diplomacy has changed in the wake of the Benghazi attacks and will offer recommendations on how best to carry out core PD outreach and programs. 

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 examines contemporary efforts of digital engagement conducted by the United States Department of State. The purpose is to probe key assumptions about the relationship between power and communication evidenced in contemporary practices of public diplomacy. 

This project examines why and how sovereign states use public diplomacy in the pursuit of a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). The research for this project draws upon the experience of middle power Australia, a founding member and longstanding supporter of the UN, with aspirations to sit at the UNSC table.

This study explored the lack of "mutual understanding" in the U.S. public diplomacy mandate; that is, ignoring the need to increase the understanding of foreign nations and peoples among Americans themselves. It sought to find what must be done to advance mutual understanding between U.S. and foreign publics in the future.