Emily Metzgar Named 2020-21 Perspectives Guest Editor

CPD is pleased to welcome Emily Metzgar, Director of the School of Media and Journalism at Kent State University and former CPD Research Fellow as Guest Editor for CPD Perspectives in Public Diplomacy, our scholarly paper series authored by public diplomacy scholars and practitioners from around the world.

Dr. Metzgar's research has appeared in publications including Communication Law & PolicyPolitical CommunicationJournalism Studies and elsewhere. Her commentary has appeared in Columbia Journalism ReviewUSA TodayLos Angeles Times and other outlets. Metzgar is past head of the International Communication Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) and the International Communication Section of the International Studies Association (ISA).

Metzgar’s first book, The JET Program and the U.S.-Japan Relationship: Goodwill Goldmine, was published by Lexington Books in 2017. Her next project, focused on the policy and politics of U.S. information diplomacy since World War II, is tentatively titled, "The American Narrative." Completion of that manuscript is expected in 2020. Metzgar's 2015-17 CPD Research Fellowship project was titled, "Journalism with Purpose: Foreign Policy, Domestic Politics & U.S. International Broadcasting" and led to publication of Seventy Years of the Smith-Mundt Act and U.S. International Broadcasting: Back to the Future?

Launched in 2009, CPD Perspectives has published over 60 issues on such public diplomacy topics as a strategic narrative analysis of the Benghazi crisis, the inner workings of terrorists online networks, and so much more. Metzgar will oversee the peer-review process and work with contributors to keep the paper series at the forefront of public diplomacy thought leadership.

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