Robert O'Brien Joins USC Public Diplomacy Community

The USC Center on Public Diplomacy and the USC Annenberg Master in Public Diplomacy program are pleased to welcome Robert O’Brien as the 2022 Canada-U.S. Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Public Diplomacy. O’Brien is Professor of Political Science at McMaster University in Canada, former Chair of McMaster’s Political Science Department and former Director of the Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition. Prior to his McMaster appointment, Professor O’Brien taught at the University of Sussex in England. His teaching and research interests are in the fields of international political economy, global governance, global civil society, the political economy of climate change and political ecology. Professor O’Brien is a founding and consulting editor of the online open access Global Labour Journal and former co-editor of the journal Global Social Policy.

Read O’Brien’s full bio here.

See a list of previous Canada-U.S. Fulbright Visiting Research Chairs in Public Diplomacy here.

About the Canada-U.S. Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Public Diplomacy

Supported by Foreign Affairs Canada and the United States Department of State since 2005, the Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program promotes a deeper and more nuanced knowledge of Canada-U.S. relations and builds mutual understanding between the two countries through high-level academic exchange. The Canada-U.S. Fulbright Visiting Research Chair at CPD is designed to strengthen binational collaborative research on issues relevant to Canada, the United States, and the relationship between the two countries. For more information, visit the Fulbright Canada website here

Celebrating the Fulbright Program

2021 marked the 75th anniversary of the Fulbright Program, the U.S. Government's flagship educational and cultural exchange program signed into law by U.S. President Harry S. Truman on August 1, 1946. Now, for 76 years, Fulbright has been a mainstay of U.S. public diplomacy, strengthening binational relationships, enhancing mutual understanding and forging lasting connections. Today, Fulbright is a global public sector—private sector partnership dedicated to supporting the best and the brightest by offering exchange opportunities for dynamic and accomplished students, scholars, artists, teachers, and professionals of all backgrounds. Learn how Fulbright celebrated its legacy of global connections and alumni impact here.


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