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CPD Summer Institute in Public Diplomacy
July 14July 26, 2019
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Center for Public Diplomacy announces its 14th year of professional training with the 2019 CPD Summer Institute in Public Diplomacy. Our flagship training program will take place this July 14-26 at the University of Southern California.

This is a must-attend program for today's public diplomacy practitioner and for those whose work takes them to international audiences. The rigorous, skills-oriented curriculum is ideal for mid-career professionals seeking to build a more robust public diplomacy toolkit, while drawing on the latest social science research, critical thinking, storytelling tools and network-building opportunities.

Our international network of faculty experts in public diplomacy, communication, journalism and public relations have extensive knowledge and expertise. Furthermore, the unrivaled peer-to-peer structure of our program allows for participants to gain insights and best practices from their colleagues from around the world.

This forward-looking curriculum bridges theory and practice—key for today's diplomat, as the fast-changing field diplomacy requires a more strategic and data-driven toolkit.

The CPD Summer Institute 2019 curriculum will:

  • Deepen understanding of public diplomacy stakeholders by drawing on the latest social science research;

  • Shed light on the practitioners' information journey in a digital and communication ecosystem;

  • Provide a robust set of practical skills in designing and implementing PD strategies;

  • Deliver forward-looking courses to build a PD toolkit in storytelling, AI and bots, and research and evaluation;

  • Provide professional network-building among a global and experienced cohort who bring decades of PD experience.

For more information on CPD Summer Institute, which includes pricing and instructions on how to apply, please click here.

Applications are currently being accepted through April 15th. Click here for the application form.


Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 4:00pm to Friday, July 26, 2019 - 4:00pm


University of Southern California


Session Information

July 14July 26, 2019
Summer Institute Tuition Fee, Single Participant)  $6,850
Summer Institute Tuition Fee, Two or More from the Same Organization $5,480
Non-Refundable Deposit (applied to tuition):  $500
F-1 Visa Fee $250


"Taught by experts with a vast knowledge of the international arena, the seminar afforded me a whole new perspective on effective strategies to communicate, adapt and participate as a diplomat in a rapidly changing global environment."
Deputy General Director
North America Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico
"The program provided for valuable networking while refreshing knowledge and broadening expertise in a creative environment."
Media Communications Advisor
United Nations Development Programme
"For me, the Summer Institute was a time to step back from the quickly changing, rapid response world of media and international relations and reflect on strategy and bigger picture issues."
U.S. Foreign Service