Latest Must-Reads in Public Diplomacy: October 2022

CPD Faculty Fellow Bruce Gregory has compiled a list of the latest must-reads in public diplomacy. Known affectionately at CPD as "Bruce's List," this list is a compilation of books, journal articles, papers and blog posts on a wide variety of PD topics.

Highlights from the latest list include an issue of CPD Perspectives on Public Diplomacy that focuses on sports diplomacy and articles related to the Iranian uprising and the role of public diplomacy:

Edward Elliott, U.S. Sports Diplomacy, CPD Perspectives, USC Center on Public Diplomacy. Elliott ( argues sport is an “underplayed, undervalued, and understudied aspect of public diplomacy” and the US lacks a “sports diplomacy strategy.” His report, based on interviews, detailed analysis, and a literature review, is structured in four sections: the infrastructure of sports including the State Department’s Sports Diplomacy office, values inherent in and transmittable through sports, sports as an economic driver, and links between sports, national security, and geopolitics. His 113-page report concludes with a series of organizational and policy recommendations intended to enhance sports diplomacy leadership in the US government, increase relevant training in the State Department, encourage sports diplomacy as a function in the international affairs offices of US cities, create a sports diplomacy hub, and strengthen partnerships between sports organizations and government departments at the state, city, and federal level.

Goli Ameri (CPD Advisory Board Member) and Jay Wang (CPD Director)“How US Leaders Can Best Support Protesters in Iran,”  October 1, 2022, The Hill.

Sohaela Amiri (CPD Senior Research Specialist)“Reimagining Cross-Border Ties Through Feminism,”  October 13, 2022, CPD Blog, USC Center on Public Diplomacy.

The full list for this edition of Bruce's List can be found here.


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