Public Diplomacy in a Sustainable World

This initiative explores the vital role of public diplomacy in engaging multiple stakeholders on global development issues. CPD will create a framework for understanding the relationship between international development and public diplomacy and the impact that state and non-state actors can play in the process. Analysis of water diplomacy, corporate diplomacy efforts and specific international aid projects will continue.

Events, Conferences & Workshops

Mila Rosenthal discussed how to help save the planet through the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The role of PD in engaging stakeholders to implement the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals was explored on May 12 in a forum in DC.

Ambassador Wagar discussed the Trans-Pacific Partnership and its public diplomacy implications.

CPD hosted a one-day symposium on this topic at USC with Professor Karin Wilkins and Dr. James Pamment

CPD Publications, Analysis, & Multimedia

How France's soft power has been key to its leadership in tackling global health challenges. 

Woman with mask

A roundup of blogs for World TB Day 2016.

A classroom in North Korea

A new volume edited by CPD Research Fellow James Pamment.

Testing newborn reflexes

A new paper from Tara Ornstein.

March 24, 2014

CPD interviews international thought-leaders and key practitioners of public diplomacy.

On April 16, CPD hosted a policy briefing on water and public diplomacy in Washington, D.C. as part of the CPD Water Diplomacy Initiative.

Water diplomacy could and should play a larger role in USAID and the U.S. State Department.

Related CPD Research Projects

Although there is a burgeoning literature on South-South development cooperation, this scholarship has seldom considered the public diplomacy surrounding these initiatives. This project addressed this gap by analyzing the public diplomacy channels, practices, and discourses of an emerging South-South cooperation provider in Africa: Brazil.

This project by CPD Research Fellow James Pamment, investigated the conceptual and practical challenges facing policymakers and practitioners at the intersection between PD and international development. 

The goal of this project facilitated understanding about how new public diplomacy can assist efforts to quell the TB epidemic and to identify the prerequisites for using public diplomacy in global health effectively. 

Though essential to human existence, water has become increasingly unavailable due to pollution, failure to develop conservation programs, and the mismanagement of water resources. During the near future, water shortages could lead to conflict in many parts of the world. CPD looked at how water diplomacy can help address this critical topic.

November 20, 2009

Through a series of events and publications, this project contributed to a global understanding of the merits and challenges of science diplomacy.