professional development

CPD welcomes Demme Durrett for the 2021–22 academic year.

New CPD Mini-Courses for 2021. Our programs are delivered where you are and for what you need in today's PD environment.

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February 2, 2021

CPD Director Jay Wang identifies key knowledge and skill areas that today's PD organizations can grow through professional development.

We welcome Anna Pederson and Felicia Tapia as they join CPD for the 2019-20 academic year.

We welcome Nicole Burnett, Katherine Butler and Austin Maddox as they join CPD for the 2018-19 academic year.

February 13, 2018

Find out where some of our Summer Institute alumni are today!

The USC Center on Public Diplomacy (CPD) has over ten years of training the world's public diplomats through our cutting-edge professional education program which integrates academic scholarship and real-world problem-solving.

The 2016 two-week program reflected the fast-changing diplomacy landscape while providing a wide range of hands-on skills and analytical capabilities essential for high-impact public diplomacy practice. The 2016 summer curriculum included:

Applications accepted now through April 1.