Roopa Desai Trilokekar Joins the PD Community at USC

The USC Center on Public Diplomacy and USC Annenberg Master in Public Diplomacy program is pleased to welcome Roopa Desai Trilokekar as the 2021 Canada-U.S. Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Public Diplomacy. Trilokekar is Associate Professor of Post-Secondary Education in the Faculty of Education at York University and holds a Ph.D. in higher education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. Roopa's current research interests focus on the internationalization of higher education as government and institutional policy, student experiential learning through international education, and intercultural and cross-cultural learning.

Read Trilokekar’s full bio here.

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

Celebrating 75 Years of the Fulbright Program

This year marks 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. For 75 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 is celebrating its legacy of global connections and alumni impact 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.


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