NSF Grant to study U.S. relations with adversarial countries

The National Science Foundation has awarded a two-year grant of $200,000 to USC for support of a project on "Engaging Intensely Adversarial States: The Strategic Limits and Potential of Public Diplomacy in U.S. National Security Policy."

The project will be led by Dr. Geoffrey Wiseman of the College’s School of International Relations, a member of the USC Center for International Studies (CIS) and a fellow of the USC Center on Public Diplomacy at the Annenberg School. This cross-disciplinary project will involve experts from USC and a number of scholarly institutions around the country. The grant will be housed at CIS. Wiseman, co-editor with Paul Sharp of an edited volume on The Diplomatic Corps as an Institution of International Society (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007) and author of Concepts of Non Provocative Defense: Ideas and Practices in International Security (Palgrave Macmillan, 2002), has served as Principal Officer in the Strategic Planning Unit of the Executive Office of the U.N. Secretary-General. He has written recently on “diplomatic culture” and on U.S. policy debates about diplomatic engagement of enemy states.

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