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To fully understand the dynamics within a city, we attend to actors across the municipal landscape, from representatives of city governments to representatives of urban neighborhoods, cultural districts, businesses and non-profits. The aim of this discussion is to extend conversations to the diverse players that constitute the city—those who are not only involved, but in many cases driving new networks and relationships with global implications.

What does a Biden administration say to the world? Find out from Pew Research Center on 11/16.

October 12, 2021

Find out more how global corporate leaders are solving problems from the private sector POV.

Immigrant workers in Oxnard California. Photo by Alex Proimos via Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0).

Mexican diplomat Rodrigo Márquez Lartigue describes a U.S.-Mexico initiative via the Mexican consular network.

September 29, 2021

The upcoming World Expo in Dubai offers an opportunity to form human-to-human connections amid the uncertainty of today's world, writes CPD Director Jay Wang. 

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The dynamism of today’s global information environment underscores an essential role of strategic communication for government agencies with international concerns, including the military. Although the U.S. Department of Defense established Cyber Command and encouraged the armed forces to expand their Information Operations capabilities, the military culture continues to look at the information domain as a sphere to influence only during hostilities. So what does information capability mean in this context? How should the efforts be aligned with the other agencies and partners?

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U.S. Foreign Service Officer Cameron Thomas-Shah reflects on Juneteenth 2021.

The nation’s number-two diplomat, Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman has circumnavigated the globe twice since being sworn in this April. In July, she was the first senior Biden-Harris administration official to visit the People’s Republic of China for wide-ranging diplomatic talks. On September 2, 2021, Deputy Secretary Sherman spoke about her travels and shared insights into the Biden-Harris administration’s Indo-Pacific strategy, challenges in Afghanistan, and next-generation leadership in public diplomacy.