CPD Announces 2009 Participants in the Summer Institute in Public Diplomacy
The USC Center on Public Diplomacy is preparing for the start of its Fourth Annual Summer Institute in Public Diplomacy. This year's class represents the largest and most diverse group of participants to date. The Summer Institute is an intensive two-week course designed to immerse participants into the increasingly critical study of public diplomacy by combining traditional classroom instruction with collaborative hands-on exercises.
The 2009 Summer Institute class is comprised of individuals from fifteen different nations, hailing from government ministries, international organizations, NGO's, academia and the private sector. Each of these participants will bring a unique perspective to the Summer Institute and will help advance a global understanding of public diplomacy.
2009 Summer Institute in Public Diplomacy Participants
Mohammad Ali, Public Relations Director, Ahlul-Bait Islamic Center
Sara Al-Mufarrej, Master in Public Policy Candidate, University of Southern California
Jeffrey Anderson, Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Department of State
Louise S. Bailey, Counselor and Senior Policy Officer, African Union Mission in Washington, D.C.
Alina Bassegoda Treviño, E-Learning Coordinator, Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Nadira Bayat, Counselor for Public Diplomacy, Embassy of South Africa
Desire Bazimaziki, National Media Analyst, Rwandan Ministry of Information
David J. Courtney, Communications Adviser, Public Diplomacy and Outreach Division, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Stephane Dujarric, Director of Communications, UN Development Program
Mahtab Farid, International Correspondent, USI News
Silvio Gonzalez, Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State
Karen Grissette, Public Diplomacy Officer, U.S. Department of State
Leah Kasera, Special Assistant Deputy Chairperson, African Union Commission
Jinnie Jee-Eun Lee, Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State
Ben Dotsei Malor, Chief Executive Producer, UN Radio
Gerlinde Manz-Christ, Head of Communications & Government Spokesperson, Principality of Liechtenstein
Christina Mather, Master in Broadcast Journalism Candidate, University of Southern California
Emily Metzgar, Assistant Professor of Journalism, Indiana University
Oscar Monterrosa, Strategic Communication Planner and Foreign Area Officer, U.S. Southern Command
Uzma Rafique, Development Outreach and Communications Specialist, USAID
Julieta Reyes, Assistant to the Consul General, The Consulate of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Miami, FL
Curaçao, Netherland Antilles
Joshua Saidoff, Master of Public Diplomacy Candidate, University of Southern California
Dalya Salinas Pérez, Adviser to the Consul for Press and Economic Affairs, Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Michael Sheedy, Public Diplomacy Officer, U.S. Central Command
Gabriel Terres Cruz, Second Secretary Foreign Policy Adviser, Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Soon Kuan Toh, Assistant Director, Risk Assessment & Horizon Scanning Group, National Security Coordination Secretariat, Prime Minister's Office
Weijer Losecaat Vermeer, Senior Policy Officer, Press and Public Diplomacy, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, London, UK
More information on the Summer Institute in Public Diplomacy, including course instructors and curriculum, can be found here.
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