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CPD Staff

Lisa (Rau) Sylvester
Editorial Manager
Sohaela Amiri
Senior Research Specialist
César Corona
Assistant Director of Engagement
Renee Almassizadeh
Assistant Director for Operations and Programming
Rachel Cohrs
Website Manager
Janine Hurty
Director of Development, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

CPD ADVISORY BOARD

Barry Sanders
Chair, CPD Advisory Board
Partner, Latham & Watkins (ret.)
Goli Ameri
CPD Advisory Board Member
CEO, StartItUp
Colleen Bell
CPD Advisory Board Member
Executive Director, California Film Commission
Katherine Brown
CPD Advisory Board Member
President & CEO, Global Ties U.S.
Fadi Chehadé
CPD Advisory Board Member
Chairman, Chehadé & Company
Kimberly Marteau Emerson
CPD Advisory Board Member
International Board, Human Rights Watch
Nathan Gardels
CPD Advisory Board Member
Editor-in-chief, WorldPost
Colleen Graffy
CPD Advisory Board Member
Law Professor, Pepperdine Caruso Law School
Jerrold D. Green
CPD Advisory Board Member
President & CEO, Pacific Council on International Policy
Gary E. Knell
CPD Advisory Board Member
Former President & CEO, National Geographic Partners
Markos Kounalakis
CPD Advisory Board Member
Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution
Mel Levine
CPD Advisory Board
Counsel, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
Loida Lewis
CPD Advisory Board Member
Chair and CEO of TLC Beatrice, LLC
Robert W. Liu
CPD Advisory Board Member
Tireco, Inc., Founder and Chairman
Mike Medavoy
CPD Advisory Board Member
Chairman & CEO, Phoenix Pictures
Ponchitta Pierce
CPD Advisory Board Member
Journalist & Media Consultant
Marie Royce
CPD Advisory Board Member
Former Assistant Secretary of State, Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA)
Alan M Schwartz
CPD Advisory Board Member
President, Asset Management Solutions
Jay Snyder
CPD Advisory Board Member
Founder & Chairman, The Open Hands Initiative
Jay Stein
CPD Advisory Board Member
Chairman and Former CEO, Stein Mart, Inc.
Paul Tosetti
CPD Advisory Board Member
Latham & Watkins LLP Partner
Jonathan Woetzel
CPD Advisory Board Member
McKinsey & Co. Senior Partner and McKinsey Global Institute Director

STUDENT INTERNS

Sarai Colon
CPD Intern
Candidate, Master of Public Diplomacy
Xiao "Alicia" Liu
CPD Digital Marketing Intern
Candidate, Bachelor of Arts in Communication
Valeria Ortiz
Events and Programming Assistant
Candidate, Master of Public Diplomacy
Andrea Weyneth
CPD Intern
Candidate, Master of Public Diplomacy

CPD Visiting Scholars & Fellows

Dionysos Alexiou
CPD Eastern Mediterranean Research Fellow
University of Nicosia
Matthew Asada
U.S. Public Diplomat in Residence 2022–24
CPD Visiting Scholar
Eytan Gilboa
CPD Visiting Scholar
Professor, Bar-Ilan University
Vassilis Kappis
CPD Eastern Mediterranean Research Fellow
Deputy Director, Centre for Security and Intelligence Studies, University of Buckingham
Oliver Lewis
CPD Senior Visiting Fellow (Non-Resident)
Senior Research Associate, Changing Character of War Centre, University of Oxford
Aristotle Tziampiris
CPD Visiting Scholar
Professor of International Relations, University of Piraeus

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CPD Research Fellows

Kyle Long
CPD Research Fellow 2022–24
Senior Director, Organizational Strategy & Change, Northwestern University
Dmitry Chernobrov
CPD Research Fellow 2022–24
Associate Professor, Department of Journalism Studies, University of Sheffield
Alina Dolea
CPD Research Fellow 2022–24
Principal Academic in Media, Communication and Politics, Bournemouth University, UK
Elisabeth King
CPD Research Fellow 2021-2023
Associate Professor of International Education and Politics, New York University
Shearon Roberts
CPD Research Fellow 2021-2023
Associate Professor of Mass Communication, Xavier University of Louisiana
Yoav Dubinsky
CPD Research Fellow 2021-2023
Instructor of Sports Business, University of Oregon

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CPD Faculty Fellows

Amara Aguilar
USC Annenberg
Anthony Bailey
VP for Global Initiatives, USC
Robert Banks
USC Annenberg
Corneliu Bjola
University of Oxford
Laurie Brand
USC School of International Relations
Caitlin Byrne
Griffith Asia Institute
Mina Chow
CPD Faculty Fellow
USC School of Architecture
Geoffrey Cowan
USC Annenberg
Nicholas J. Cull
USC Annenberg
Kathy Fitzpatrick
University of South Florida
Vince Gonzales
USC Annenberg
Bruce Gregory
George Washington University
Robert Hernandez
USC Annenberg
Tom Hollihan
USC Annenberg
Jeong-Nam Kim
University of Oklahoma
Josh Kun
USC Annenberg
Matthew Le Veque
USC Annenberg
Jan Melissen
Clingendael
Najmedin Meshkati
USC Viterbi School of Engineering
Erik Nisbet
Northwestern University
James Pamment
Lund University
Katarzyna Pisarska
Warsaw School of Economics
Patricia Riley
USC Annenberg
Philip Seib
USC Annenberg
Varun Soni
Dean of Religious Life, USC
Pamela Starr
US-Mexico Network, USC
Vivian S. Walker
U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy
Diane Winston
USC Annenberg
Aimei Yang
USC Annenberg
R.S. Zaharna
American University