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Paul Rockower is the Executive Director of Levantine Public Diplomacy, an independent public diplomacy organization. Among other cultural diplomacy projects, Levantine Public Diplomacy partners with the University of North Carolina’s Music Department and the State Department to administer the hip hop diplomacy program, Next Level.
Paul Rockower has over ten years experience in the field of communications and public diplomacy, with a vast and varied career in both the academic and practitioner domains. He is a leading expert in the burgeoning public diplomacy field of gastrodiplomacy.
Rockower recently worked as Director of Communications for American Voices, a nonprofit that conducts cultural diplomacy to countries in conflict. As part of his role with American Voices, Rockower oversaw the communications outreach for American Music Abroad—the U.S. Department of State’s flagship music diplomacy program.
Rockower previously served as a Press Officer for the Israeli Foreign Ministry, directing the media and public diplomacy of the Consulate General of Israel to the Southwest. He has also been a Visiting Fellow at the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy, where he researched Taiwan’s public diplomacy outreach. In addition, Rockower worked as a public diplomacy consultant for INDIA Future of Change, a public/private initiative to conduct Indian public diplomacy- sponsored by the Public Diplomacy Division of the Indian Ministry of External Affairs and implemented by the design and brand company The Idea Works.
Rockower holds a Master’s of Public Diplomacy from the University of Southern California. He is a member of the Public Diplomacy Council.