CPD East Asia Student Fellow, Candidate, Master of Public Diplomacy
Carter Rice is a Master of Public Diplomacy candidate at USC Annenberg, Class of 2021.
She received her bachelor’s degree in East Asian studies from Wellesley College, focusing on Japanese culture and society. After graduation, she was a JET Program participant in Shizuoka, Japan, where she taught English in local elementary and junior high schools. Prior to beginning her graduate studies, she was a Foreign Affairs Staff Reporter for the Asahi Shimbun, one of Japan's leading national newspapers. Working from the American General Bureau in Washington D.C., she was a member of the State Department press corps during the Obama and Trump administrations. Throughout her tenure, she covered U.S. foreign policy with an emphasis on the Korean peninsula, China, and Syria.
Carter’s interests include city diplomacy, cultural diplomacy, and exchanges.
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