CPD Launches New Publication Series, Perspectives

CPD Perspectives on Public Diplomacy, a new series of papers on public diplomacy, debuts with an essay by the Center's Director Philip Seib. In the piece, 'America's New Approach to Africa: AFRICOM and Public Diplomacy,' Seib notes the decision to integrate soft power techniques into the strategy of the U.S military command for Africa, and the effects of this decision on African publics and the American military.

CPD Perspectives is a periodic publication by the USC Center on Public Diplomacy, and highlights scholarship intended to stimulate critical thinking about the study and practice of public diplomacy. "CPD Perspectives will explore important public diplomacy issues that do not always receive the attention they deserve," said Seib.

"Designed for both the practitioner and the scholar, this series will illustrate the breadth of public diplomacy -- its role as an essential component of foreign policy and the intellectual challenges it presents to those seeking to understand this increasingly significant factor in international relations."

CPD's Deputy Director, Sherine Badawi Walton explains: "By publishing around ten essays each year in this series, the Center intends to provide a new platform for international contributors to communicate their views on emerging trends in public diplomacy and offer fresh insight into some historic challenges in the field."

CPD Perspectives on Public Diplomacy is available electronically in PDF form on the Center's web site and in hard copy by request.

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