The Edward R. Murrow Journalism Fellows Program — a partnership among the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Aspen Institute, and six American universities — will invite 100 international media professionals to spend time at leading journalism schools in the United States, honing their skills, sharing ideas, and gaining first-hand understanding of American society and democratic institutions. The goal is to not only inform the fellows about the United States, but also to promote journalistic freedom and excellence around the world.

The USC Center on Public Diplomacy is pleased to welcome two new senior fellows. Professors Benjamin Barber and Ernest Wilson will begin work with the Center in Fall 2005 and Spring 2006, respectively.

Brill Academic Publishers, Netherlands, launches the publication of the Hague Journal of Diplomacy. The Journal, described as "the premier journal for the study of diplomacy and its role in international relations," is an effort of Jan Melissen of the Netherlands Institute of International Relations 'Clingendael,' and Paul Sharp of the University of Minnesota, Duluth.