Why Public Diplomacy Matters for the U.S. & Mexico

A Conversation with Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan

Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan, former Mexican ambassador to the United States and CPD Distinguished Fellow, explored how the two countries should collaborate on promoting public diplomacy.

Ambassador Sarukhan is an international strategic consultant and advisor. He is currently a Distinguished Fellow at the USC Center on Public Diplomacy. A career diplomat, Ambassador Sarukhan served for 20 years in the Mexican Foreign Service and most recently served as Mexican Ambassador to the United States from 2007 to 2013. Previous positions included Deputy Assistant Secretary for Inter-American Affairs, Chief of Policy Planning at the Foreign Ministry and Mexican Consul-General to New York City. 

Sarukhan’s work at CPD will focus on digital diplomacy, U.S.-Mexico relations, and the practice of public diplomacy. He will participate in public forums, meetings with faculty and engaging with students. More




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