The USC Center on Public Diplomacy Summer Institute in Public Diplomacy is a rigorous, multi-disciplinary two-week training program designed to enhance the practice of public diplomacy. Since 2006, the CPD Summer Institute has provided participants with a critical understanding of the role of public diplomacy in the global community, and with tools for improving the impact and image of their country or organization abroad.
Through an array of classes both theoretical (the core courses) and practical (the toolbox courses), as well as group projects, participants will:
- Pinpoint the challenges facing contemporary public diplomacy and the range of strategies available to address them
- Analyze the impact of new communications technologies and globalization upon public diplomacy
Utilize cutting-edge social science research in real-time public diplomacy practice.