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

Government PD

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.

This research examined the use of public diplomacy strategies by the Russian federation and the West in order to extend or maintain a soft-power presence in what has become known as the "Russian near abroad" or Russia’s sphere of "privileged interest."

This research project examined the public diplomacy implications of pro-China demonstrations held in major cities in North America and Western Europe, within the time frame of the Tibetan Riot in March 14, 2008, and the Sichuan Earthquake in May 12, 2008.