CPD Summer Institute ‘11 alum, Tugba Soyosal Ozoner, contributed to the October 2011 edition of PDiN Monitor which looks at Turkish Public Diplomacy.  This issue concentrates on how Turkey, as a public diplomacy actor,  has has gained increasing attention recently in the media and not just because of the recent earthquake that struck the country.

SI 2009 Alum, Mathtab Farid spoke at the National Press Club in WDC about media development in Afghanistan.

CPD Summer Institute in Public Diplomacy alumnus, Carolina Sheinfeld, will join with twelve young leaders from the Middle East beginning September 10th as as fellow in the UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC).

SI ‘10 alum Joshua Frey has an article in The Waterline about his experience as a Public Affairs Officer in AFPAK as part of the AFPAK Hands program.

After two weeks of vigorous study, critical debate, and dynamic teamwork, the sixth cohort successfully completed the CPD Summer Institute in Public Diplomacy last Friday.

Professor César Villanueva Rivas taught a class on international exchanges at the 2011 Summer Institute last week. He discussed the importance and benefits of educational exchanges as well as their challenges.

The USC Center on Public Diplomacy kicks off its 2011 Summer Institute in Public Diplomacy at USC on July 18 with 18 participants from 10 countries.

At a special performance of Tricycle Theatre’s production of their play “The Great Game” in Washington, DC, which was organized by the Pentagon, Summer Institute 2010 alum, Joshua Frey, was quoted as say the play “brings an immediacy to skirmishes read about in books.” Josh Frey is currently a member of the new “Af-Pak Hands” program, which immerses soldiers in language and culture training before deployment into Afghanistan and and Pakistan. He goes on to say that the play offered a “personal connection to the information he has been studying.”