cpd summer institute

Apply by April 1 to participate in the most comprehensive training program around.

Early bird discounts are available for applications submitted by Feb. 3.

2016 is poised to be our most remarkable program yet.


The USC Center on Public Diplomacy (CPD) has over ten years of training the world's public diplomats through our cutting-edge professional education program which integrates academic scholarship and real-world problem-solving.

The 2016 two-week program reflected the fast-changing diplomacy landscape while providing a wide range of hands-on skills and analytical capabilities essential for high-impact public diplomacy practice. The 2016 summer curriculum included:


Applications accepted now through April 1.

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Summer Institute participants

Find out what new areas CPD has added to its upcoming Summer Institute which runs from July 5-17, 2015.