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CPD Staff

Renee Almassizadeh
Assistant Director for Operations and Programming
Sohaela Amiri
Senior Research Officer
Rachel Cohrs
Website Manager (Consultant)
César Corona
Assistant Director of Engagement
Andrew Dubbins
Assistant Director for Marketing Communication
Janine Hurty
Director of Development, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
Samuel Su
Administrative Budget Assistant

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 A. Brown
CPD Advisory Board Member
President & CEO, Global Ties U.S.
Fadi Chehadé
CPD Advisory Board Member
Co-CEO, Ethos Capital
Kimberly Marteau Emerson
CPD Advisory Board Member
International Board, Human Rights Watch
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
Farah Pandith
CPD Advisory Board Member
Author, Foreign Policy Strategist
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
Paul Tosetti
CPD Advisory Board Member
Latham & Watkins LLP Partner
Anne Wedner
CPD Advisory Board Member
Fellow, Distinguished Careers Institute, Stanford University
Jonathan Woetzel
CPD Advisory Board Member
McKinsey & Co. Senior Partner and McKinsey Global Institute Director

STUDENT INTERNS

Naathapit “Otto” Lamsam
Programming and Operations Assistant
Candidate, Master of Public Diplomacy
Danni Shuai
Editorial Assistant
Candidate, Bachelor's in Communication and Economics

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
Zhao Alexandre Huang
CPD-SIF Southeast Asia Research Fellow
Associate Professor, University of Paris Nanterre
Vassilis Kappis
CPD Eastern Mediterranean Research Fellow
Deputy Director, Centre for Security and Intelligence Studies, University of Buckingham
Minju “Demi” Kim
CPD Visiting Fellow
Korea Foundation Global Challengers Program
Oliver Lewis
CPD Senior Visiting Fellow (Non-Resident)
Senior Research Associate, Changing Character of War Centre, University of Oxford
Caroline Patsias
2024 Canada-U.S. Fulbright Research Chair in Public Diplomacy
Professor of Political Science, Université du Québec à Montréal
Kitti Prasirtsuk
CPD-SIF Southeast Asia Research Fellow
Professor of International Relations, Thammasat University
Suzie Sri Suparin S. Sudarman
CPD-SIF Southeast Asia Research Fellow
Senior Lecturer, Universitas Indonesia
Aristotle Tziampiris
CPD Visiting Scholar
Professor of International Relations, University of Piraeus

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CPD Research Fellows

Jess Carniel
CPD Research Fellow 2024-26
Associate Professor, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Dmitry Chernobrov
CPD Research Fellow 2022–24
Associate Professor, Department of Journalism Studies, University of Sheffield
Myoung-Gi Chon
CPD Research Fellow 2024-26
Associate Professor, Auburn University
Noé Cornago
CPD Research Fellow 2023-25
Associate Professor, University of the Basque Country
Alina Dolea
CPD Research Fellow 2022–24
Principal Academic in Media, Communication and Politics, Bournemouth University, UK
Yoav Dubinsky
CPD Research Fellow 2021-2023
Instructor of Sports Business, University of Oregon
Kristin Eggeling
CPD Research Fellow 2023-25
Assistant Professor, University of Copenhagen
Alexander Evans
CPD Research Fellow 2024–26
Professor, London School of Economics
Kyle Long
CPD Research Fellow 2022–24
Senior Director, Organizational Strategy & Change, Northwestern University
Anna Popkova
CPD Research Fellow 2023-25
Associate Professor, Western Michigan University
Shearon Roberts
CPD Research Fellow 2021-2023
Associate Professor of Mass Communication, Xavier University of Louisiana
Alistair Somerville
CPD Research Fellow 2023-25
Independent Researcher

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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