2011 CPD Summer Institute in Public Diplomacy

2011 marks the sixth annual Summer Institute in Public Diplomacy. This innovative two-week training program is run by the USC Center on Public Diplomacy at the Annenberg School, and is an opportunity for professionals to collaborate and immerse themselves in the increasingly critical study of public diplomacy. The purpose of the Summer Institute is to equip practitioners with tools to better understand the role of public diplomacy, analyze the impact of new communication technologies and employ innovative new mechanisms for improving the image and impact of their country or organization in the world.

This intensive two-week course is taught by some of the world’s most distinguished public diplomacy experts and covers the relevant fields from the traditional areas of international broadcasting and international exchanges through media diplomacy to the most current topics in the field such as public diplomacy and new media, diasporas and nation branding. In addition to the foundational academic theories of public diplomacy, the 2011 Summer Institute includes courses on international public relations, interfaith public diplomacy, new media and social networks, regional issues in public diplomacy, evaluation, and crisis public diplomacy. Graduates receive an invaluable two weeks of instruction and collaboration.

To apply for the 2011 Summer Institute in Public Diplomacy, please click here.

For more information on the program for the Summer Institute, please click here.

To view a list of faculty and course offerings, please click here.


For additional questions, please contact cpdevent@usc.edu.


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