Special Newsletter from the USC Center on Public Diplomacy Spring 2016
During this spring semester, CPD broadened its visibility among key international audiences by taking our programming to Europe and Canada. In February, CPD partnered with the Canadian Embassy in Rome to mount a workshop on digital diplomacy and co-hosted NATO’s annual PD Forum in Brussels. In May, we traveled to Ottawa for a Diplometrics forum on measuring public diplomacy and advocacy. Meanwhile, on campus we continued to host numerous international visitors including several members of the Los Angeles consular corps for a discussion on the Baltic States and Russia, 11 of the 14 recipients of the International Women of Courage Award, and a roundtable on the U.S. presidential election & Mexico’s image of America featuring Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan.
CPD also hosted members of the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy for a frank discussion about U.S. PD in an election year and co-sponsored a special screening of The Diplomat: The Life and Times of Richard Holbrooke, in addition to an intimate conversation with the Ambassador’s son and filmmaker, David Holbrooke. CPD Takes on the World Featuring international visitors and travel Filmmaker David Holbrooke discusses his father’s legacy and the making of his HBO documentary. ...