Conversations in Public Diplomacy: Rob Kelley and Sarah Graham

US Engagement in East Asia: A Case for Track Two Diplomacy

J. Robert Kelley and Sarah Graham
"US Engagement in East Asia: A Case for Track Two Diplomacy"
January 16, 2007
12:30 p.m.


The USC Center on Public Diplomacy and the USC Center for International Studies hosted Dr J. Robert Kelley and Sarah Graham, postdoctorate fellows at the Center for International Studies, in a talk on “US Engagement in East Asia: A Case for Track Two Diplomacy."

About J. Robert Kelley

Dr John Robert Kelley is a fellow at the USC Center for International Studies. He received his PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science. His dissertation is titled, "From Monologue to Dialogue: U.S. Public Diplomacy for the Post-9/11 Era," which delves into the recent history of American public diplomacy activities, offers empirically-based tools for interpreting these activities, and advocates new directions in strategy and organization. From January 2003 to September 2004, Mr. Kelley served as a Program Officer in the Office of Foreign Missions, U.S. Department of State. His most recent publications have appeared in Intercultural Management Quarterly and George Washington University's International Affairs Review.


About Sarah Graham

Sarah Graham completed her PhD in 2007 at the Department of International Relations, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University. Her dissertation examined how principles of American liberalism and exceptionalism influenced the formulation of US cultural and informational diplomacy strategies during the 1936-53 period.

Sarah was awarded the 2007 Stuart L. Bernath article prize by the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations for a 2006 article on US diplomacy within UNESCO published in Diplomatic History. Current works in progress include an analysis of contemporary US public diplomacy in relation to the Asia Pacific, and a study of US propaganda in India during the Second World War.



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