Sherine Badawi Walton is the Deputy Director for Administration & Communication at the USC Center on Public Diplomacy, an interdisciplinary research and professional training center focused on public diplomacy as it is practiced internationally. Based in the Chicago area since 2013, she oversees the Center's strategic planning, special projects and communication outreach to its diverse constituents. She also manages CPD's various digital platforms including its website (www.uscpublicdiplomacy.org) which she helped develop into the valuable and interactive resource it has become. Among the various projects she has spearheaded are the creation of PD News (formerly PDiN), the publication of CPD Monitor which later became integrated into the In Review feature and the Q&A with CPD series.
Prior to joining the Center in 2007, she spent three years as Director of Development at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. In this role, she oversaw the School's major gifts program and worked closely with CPD to raise awareness and build financial support of its work.
Before coming to USC, Sherine was a Development Executive at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, responsible for the University's relations with UK Trusts and Foundations. From 1994-2000, she worked for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, in Development and as a researcher in the Egyptian Art Department. She has also worked for the American University in Cairo and New York University.
Sherine received her B.A. in Political Science and French from Wellesley College and her M.A. in Art History from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, where she achieved ABD status in the doctoral program.