The USC Center on Public Diplomacy is pleased to announce the publication of its first-ever Annual Report. The report covers the 2009-2010 academic year, and highlights CPD events, publications, research projects, fellows and much more.

Welcome to the October issue of PDiN Monitor, CPD's electronic review of public diplomacy in the news. This issue focuses on the topic of Entertainment Diplomacy.

CPD Director, Philip Seib, reviewed Robert Kaplan's latest book, Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power.

On Oct. 29 and 30, the USC Center on Public Diplomacy's research team in Shanghai released the final two video conversations in the series. The first video highlights views from the Chinese pavilions, including its national and regional provinces and the second features an interview with the Secretary General of the International Exhibitions Bureau. Click here to view the videos.

CPD continues its web site update with the redesign of the CPD Blog. Regular readers will notice new features, such as the tag cloud, in addition to the categorization of 'most popular' and 'related' posts.

Kathy R. Fitzpatrick examines the domestic dimensions of U.S. public diplomacy in an effort to shed light on the need for greater consideration of the U.S. domestic public in crafting foreign policy.

On October 19, the USC Center on Public Diplomacy's research team in Shanghai released a video conversation focusing on the Swedish pavilion. We all love the idea of Public-Private Partnership in public diplomacy, but always find it easier said than done. Swedish Pavilion Director Annika Rembe discusses the Swedish approach at the Shanghai Expo.

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