This month, the USC Center on Public Diplomacy launched two new research projects relevant to public diplomacy efforts from and in China: the Shanghai Expo 2010 and Confucius Institutes.

The Center is now accepting applications from PD scholars and practitioners for the 2010-2012 term of its non-resident Research Fellowship program.

The March issue of PDiN Monitor, CPD's electronic review of public diplomacy in the news, focuses on the topic of Cultural Diplomacy in India and Pakistan.

CPD Director Philip Seib discusses the power of technology and new media as a public diplomacy tool to build bridges worldwide, in the March 2010 issue of Layalina.

CPD Director Philip Seib spoke to Elon University students and faculty members in Elon, N.C. and participated in the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies annual symposium at Georgetown University.

CPD Director Philip Seib participated in a conference hosted by the Ditchley Foundation in England March 4-6.

The Public Diplomacy Corps (PD Corps), formed by a group of USC Master of Public Diplomacy students, launched PD Interactive, a new social networking site.

March 4, 2010

The Association of Public Diplomacy Scholars (APDS) has launched its redesigned Web site. Visit to learn more about the activities of the nation's first student-run public diplomacy organization.