In the first CPD Perspectives paper of the year, Andrew Wulf examines the American cultural exhibition held in Moscow during the summer of 1959, and the lessons contemporary diplomats can learn from this use of soft power.

On December 15, CPD Director Philip Seib met with National Security Council staff at the White House about the administration's approach to public diplomacy.

In the most recent issue of CPD's Perspectives on Public Diplomacy, Mark Smith discusses "The Kosovo Conflict: U.S. Diplomacy and Western Public Opinion," paying particular attention to public diplomacy strategies.

USC's APDS (Association of Public Diplomacy Scholars) has joined forces with the USC Center on Public Diplomacy to offer analysis and commentary to the CPD Blog.

The USC Center on Public Diplomacy is pleased to announce the selection of new members of its Advisory Board.

CPD University Fellow and Director of the USC Master of Public Diplomacy Program Nicholas Cull's most recent book, The Cold War and the United States Information Agency: American Propaganda and Public Diplomacy, 1945-1989 has just been released in paperback by Cambridge University Press. A launch event will take place in Washington, DC.

Director Philip Seib's article, "Defining Influence, Balancing Power: News and Foreign Policy," is included in the collection of essays recently published in the Routledge Companion to News and Journalism, edited by Stuart Allan.

CPD Director Philip Seib participates in a roundtable, "Winning Hearts and Minds: American Public Diplomacy in the 21st Century," on November 16 at Johns Hopkins University's Washington DC Center.