CPD Intern Named Presidential Fellow

The USC Center on Public Diplomacy is proud to announce that CPD Intern and Master of Public Diplomacy student Melanie Ciolek was selected to participate in the yearlong Presidential Fellows Program run by the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress. Ciolek will join 84 other selected undergraduate and graduate students to study the U.S. presidency and the public policymaking process in addition to the U.S. president's relations with the Congress, the media and the American public. She is the only USC student selected for this prestigious program.

As a Presidential Fellow, Ciolek will also participate in two conferences in Washington, D.C. to discuss national issues with scholars, senior government officials and nationally-recognized public policy experts.

Ciolek is a first-year Master of Public Diplomacy student at USC and was recently elected to serve as President of the Association of Public Diplomacy Scholars. As a CPD research intern, she assists Robert Banks, the Center's Public Diplomat in Residence, in his project on evaluating U.S. public diplomacy programs.

Click here to read the USC Annenberg News article on Ciolek's achievement.

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