Announcements

The September issue of PDiN Monitor, CPD's electronic review of public diplomacy in the news, features International Exchanges: A Soft Power Tool.

On September 24, the USC Center on Public Diplomacy's research team in Shanghai released a video conversation focusing on the Saudi Arabian pavilion. In this video, Saudi Arabian Pavilion Director Abdulhamid Hasan discusses the innovative use of the conventional medium of film to present his country.

CPD Director Philip Seib attended a meeting at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C on Sept. 21 to discuss a new, private entity to advance U.S. public diplomacy.

CPD is proud to announce the 2010-2012 CPD Research Fellows: Caitlin Byrne, Lina Khatib and Anoush Rima Tatevossian.

CPD Director Philip Seib participated in a conference, co-sponsored by the USC Center on Public Diplomacy, in Dublin called Terrorism and New Media: Building a Research Network Sept. 8 and 9.

On September 7, the USC Center on Public Diplomacy's research team in Shanghai released a video conversation focusing on the Japanese pavilion. In this video, Japanese Pavilion Commissioner General Hiroshi Tsukamoto discusses how Japan presents itself as "hi-tech" and "cool, beautiful" Japan at the Shanghai Expo.

The July/August issue of PDiN Monitor, CPD's electronic review of public diplomacy in the news, features Digital Diplomacy.

The USC Center on Public Diplomacy is proud to announce that Melanie Ciolek, MPD '11, is the winner of the 2010 CPD Prize for Best Student Paper in Public Diplomacy. Her paper, entitled "Understanding Social Media’s Contribution to Public Diplomacy" is an examination of the U.S. State Department's use of Facebook to increase the visibility and impact of President Obama's planned visit to Indonesia.

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