Linehan Joins CPD as Public Diplomat in Residence

The USC Center on Public Diplomacy welcomes veteran diplomat and public diplomacy practitioner Patrick J. Linehan as the CPD Public Diplomat in Residence for the 2014-15 academic year.

Patrick joins CPD following a three-year assignment at the U.S. Consulate General in Osaka-Kobe, Japan, where he served as the Consul General. During his 30 years in the U.S. Foreign Service, he has been posted abroad in Finland, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, and Canada.

Now a member of the Career Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister-Counselor, Patrick served as Press Counselor and Embassy Spokesman in Tokyo and Seoul, and as Minister Counselor for Public Affairs in Brasilia, Ottawa, and Seoul. He also speaks Japanese, Korean, and Portuguese.

Prior to his work in the Foreign Service, Patrick was a Lecturer in the Department of Political Science and a Counselor Dean for the College of Letters and Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He earned a B.A. in Political Science and Russian at Arizona State University (1974) and an M.A. in Political Science and Finnish from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1977), later spending a year as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Helsinki (1979-1980).

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About the U.S. Public Diplomat in Residence
Established in 2005 by joint agreement between the USC Center on Public Diplomacy and the office of the U.S. Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, the U.S. Public Diplomat in Residence is a one-year detail assignment for one Senior Foreign Service Public Diplomacy Officer. While in residence at the Center, the U.S. Public Diplomat in Residence teaches at least one course in the USC Master of Public Diplomacy program and engages in individualized program research and writing for the Center's publication series as well as outreach to students and the academic community on matters related to public diplomacy. The U.S. Public Diplomat in Residence program is unique to the University of Southern California.


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