The CPD Best Student Paper Prize in Public Diplomacy recognizes and publicizes an outstanding contribution to the field by a graduate student. Since 2009, the prize has been awarded by the Center to an MPD student produced typically in their first year. For more information, please click here

"Improving Free Trade Between Sub-Saharan Africa & the United States: the Current Agreement, Potential Solutions & Public Diplomacy Strategies"
2017 Winner, CPD Best Student Paper Prize in Public Diplomacy
by Madison Jones
May 2017 

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"Ally or Adversary? Public Opinion of NATO in Post-Soviet Russia"
2016 Winner, CPD Best Student Paper Prize in Public Diplomacy
by Bret Schafer
May 2016 

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"Of Personalities and Democratization in U.S. Public Diplomacy: The Case of the Blue Book on Argentina"
2015 Winner, CPD Best Student Paper Prize in Public Diplomacy
by Soledad Altrudi
December 2015

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"Peng Liyuan: China’s First Lady in Diplomacy"
2014 Winner, CPD Best Student Paper Prize in Public Diplomacy
By JeeYun Baik
October 2014

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“People Peace Making: The Role of Citizen Diplomacy in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict”
2013 Winner, CPD Best Student Paper Prize in Public Diplomacy
By Lee Yaniv
September 2013

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“Beyond the Economic Ties: EU in the Chinese Media”
2012 Winner, CPD Best Student Paper Prize in Public Diplomacy
By Xinru Ma
September 2012

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2011 Winner, CPD Best Student Paper Prize in Public Diplomacy
By Jennifer Grover
September 2011

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 "Understanding Social Media’s Contribution to Public Diplomacy"
2010 Winner, CPD Best Student Paper Prize in Public Diplomacy
By Melanie Ciolek
August 2010

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"Can You Hear Me Now?": Access to ICT Networks as an Imperative for Participation in Global Civil Society
2009 Winner, CPD Best Student Paper Prize in Public Diplomacy
By Anoush Rima Tatevossian
June 2009

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