Research pertaining to development issues such as traditional foreign aid relief, non-state actor participation in relief, disaster relief, water issues, food issues, developing world issues such as education and women & girls.

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.

Governments face a lack of resources to meet citizen demands and collective interests at home and abroad. This project is designed to expand efforts to evaluate current policy to engage with and invest in projects with diaspora organizations, aka “diaspora diplomacy.”

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. 

This project will utilize two case studies comparing the strategic narratives put forward via social media and related new media technologies by a major power (the United States) and an emerging power (South Africa) on strategic African political issues. 

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.