Teresa La Porte is Professor of International Communication of the Universidad de Navarra (Spain) and Visiting Professor of Intercultural Communication of the Communication Politique et Publique of the Universite Paris XII-Val de Marne (France).
In 2009, she was Visiting Professor at the School of International Relations at the University of Southern California and taught a seminar on European Union Public Diplomacy in USC's Master of Public Diplomacy program. La Porte has also been distinguished with a Fulbright grant.
Most of her research is related to the analysis of international political news in the media and strategies of public diplomacy. Some of her latest works are Framing the Clash of Civilizations in Europe: Interaction Between Political and Media Frames (2009); Imagen y Credibilidad de los EE.UU. en Europa: Cobertura de la Querra de Irak en la TV Europea (2009); September 11 in the Spanish Press: War or Terrorism Frame? (2007); Référendum Espagnol Sur la Constitution Européenne: La Pression D’être les Spremiers (2007); Media Use, Anti-Americanism and International Support for the Iraq War (2006); The Bosnian War in Spain: The Media’s Representation of a Distant Violent Conflict (2006) and Información en Tiempo Real y Diplomacia Pública (2005).
La Porte has been the director of a research project financed by the Spanish government on "Globalization and Pluralism in European Public TV", from 2002-2005 and served as the Director of the European Parliament Report on Globalization of the media industry and possible threats to cultural diversity in 2001. She has participated as academic specialist in the project "A New Public Diplomacy for Spain," held by the Spanish think tank Real Instituto Elcano. She has been a Research Scholar at the London School of Economics, at the Center for International Affairs at Harvard University (as a NATO Fellow) and at the Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University. La Porte has also been a Senior Fellow at Center for Arts & Culture of George Mason University and Visiting Scholar at the Clingendael Diplomacy Studies Programme, The Hague (Netherlands).
La Porte served as a Dean of the School of Communication of the Universidad de Navarra from 2005 to 2008 and as Associate Dean for Research of the same school from 1999 to 2005. She has also worked as Vice Director at the Center for European Studies of the same university.
February 2011 - The Power of the European Union in Global Governance: A Proposal for a New Public Diplomacy. CPD Perspectives, Paper 1.
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