COVID19

December 15, 2020

As COVID-19 affects people worldwide, we've collected CPD's top content on the role of strong PD in the name of global public health and community.

Communications strategist with the National News Bureau of Thailand and MPD Alum Silada Rojratanakiat discusses Thailand's efforts to bolster its image by leveraging its handling of COVID-19, and she advocates for Thailand joining the hunt for a COVID-19 vaccine.

Saheli Bose of Seth Anandram Jaipuria College in Kolkata, India discusses opportunities for and barriers to disaster diplomacy in South Asia. 

Bob Wekesa of the African Centre for the Study of the United States argues that COVID-19 has produced an unprecedented uptick in African digital diplomacy.

How can organizations reinvent their PD during the current global crisis? 

L.A. Deputy Mayor for International Affairs Nina Hachigian & Brookings Institution Sr. Fellow Anthony Pipa share the latest thinking on cities' growing role in multilateral negotiation.

As the world’s fifth largest economy, California plays a consequential role in global economy, culture and society. On June 2nd Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis joined us for a conversation on California’s response to the COVID-19 challenges, its subnational leadership in international affairs, and vision for a re-imagined global dynamic where cities and states aren’t just coming to the table—they’re starting to fill it. This event was moderated by Christina Bellantoni, Director of the Annenberg Media Center and Professor of Professional Practice.

Image courtesy of Nastya_Gepp via Pixabay

The South China Morning Post highlights French President Emmanuel Macron's fashion-forward promotion of cloth masks.

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