2019-21 Research Fellowship Awarded

The USC Center on Public Diplomacy is pleased to introduce its new CPD Research Fellows for 2019-2021: Mafalda Dâmaso, Joel Day, Ilan Manor and Sascha Priewe (pictured above from left to right).

Screened by an independent faculty review committee and selected from a competitive pool of international applicants, Dâmaso, Day, Manor and Priewe will each oversee a substantive research project that will yield at least two outputs, including a publication for the Center’s publication series, CPD Perspectives on Public Diplomacy, during their two-year term. 

About the 2019-2021 CPD Research Fellows

Mafalda Dâmaso is Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries of King’s College London and in the Economic and Social Sciences Department of the Institut Catholique de Paris. Dâmaso's CPD research project, "Implementing the EU Strategy for International Cultural Relations – Towards a New Paradigm," will seek to address the gap of practicalities surrounding the implementation of EU’s Strategy for International Cultural Relations.

Joel Day is a director at the City of San Diego, where he oversees the City’s 49 public policy Boards and Commissions. He also liaisons as a homeland security advisor on issues of violent extremism and targeted violence, acting as the City’s representative to the Strong Cities Network and other city-to-city diplomatic networks. Day's CPD research project, "Peace and Security in the City: Local Leadership in Global Governance," evaluates how cities are creating a global epistemic community of practice and norm elaboration on environmental, food, health, political and other everyday forms of security.

Ilan Manor is a digital diplomacy scholar at the University of Oxford. His work situates the study of diplomacy at the intersection of diplomacy studies, media studies and sociology. Manor's CPD research project, "Exploring the Semiotics of Public Diplomacy," aims to answer how the visual nature of digital platforms has shaped the practice of public diplomacy.


Sascha Priewe is the Royal Ontario Museum’s (ROM) Associate Vice President, Strategic Initiatives & Partnerships. With a PhD in archaeology from the University of Oxford, his research has focused on Chinese art and archaeology, Korean art, museum studies and cultural diplomacy. Priewe's CPD research project, "Museum Diplomacy: Parsing the Global Engagement of Museums," examines the recent trends in museum diplomacy and seeks to contribute to better understanding the international work of museums.


About the CPD Research Fellowship Program

In August 2009, the Center launched the research fellowship program. Designed to support and publicize the work of scholars and practitioners of public diplomacy, each year, the Center selects several non-resident fellows, each serving a two-year term.

For a full list of current CPD Research Fellows, click here.



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