APDS Conference on City Diplomacy

CPD is pleased to announce its continued partnership with USC’s Association of Public Diplomacy Scholars (APDS) for the third annual spring conference, to be held March 3. The theme of this year's conference is “City Diplomacy."

Globalization has led to a connected world that extends far beyond the national boundaries of sovereign nations. A natural result of this has been the rapid growth of cities, causing them to become increasingly diverse, powerful, and conscious of issues from urbanization and sustainability to immigration. Modern technological advances have allowed for city leadership to communicate, connect and coalesce in ways that challenge the traditional power structures of international relations. London, Paris, Tokyo and Los Angeles are just a few of the cities that have long had identities distinct from that of their nations, but now their voices are amplified. An interactive day of voices and dialogue, the APDS Conference will explore the emerging field of city diplomacy, and its increasing relevance in global governance and world politics.

Panel topics will include City Networks, City Branding and Diplomacy in cities. The conference will be hosted at the USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism at the Wallis Annenberg Hall Auditorium. The program will run from 8:30AM to 3:30 PM PST.

If you would like to attend, register here.

Learn more about the event here.

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