From February-May 2011, CPD is soliciting 2,500 - 3,500 word papers on Faith Diplomacy for publication in a compilation edition of CPD Perspectives.

Welcome to the February issue of PDiN Monitor, CPD's electronic review of public diplomacy in the news. This issue focuses on the topic of Arab Democracy Rising: The Power of Publics.

The USC Center on Public Diplomacy is pleased to announce the release of its Strategic Plan for January 2011 - December 2015 approved by the CPD Advisory Board.

CPD Summer Institute '09 Alumna, Emily Metzgar, releases a survey through Indiana University on the Japanese Exchange & Teaching program.

In CPD Advisory Board member Barry Sanders' article, "Sports and Public Diplomacy" he writes that America's greatest foreign policy challenge is combating violent extremism. Sports and public diplomacy can offer the growing population of youth around the world, whether or not connected to an extremist organizations or philosophies, an alternative to violent activity.

Teresa La Porte, past CPD Visiting Scholar, pens monograph on the public diplomacy of the EU.

PD Magazine announces the launch of the Winter 2011 issue: "Corporate Diplomacy". This unique publication examines a variety of factors that make the private sector an important source of innovation and collaboration within the public diplomacy process.

In a new report released by the UK House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee, Nicholas J. Cull, CPD University Fellow and Director of the USC Master of Public Diplomacy program, and Meg Young (MPD '08), Consulate Officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Shanghai, are quoted on the public diplomacy impact of India’s 2010 Commonwealth Games and the 2008 Beijing Olympics, respectively.