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Why Public Diplomacy Matters on the Korean Peninsula

A PD Goes Local Event

From summit diplomacy to sports diplomacy, the role of public diplomacy continues to grow when it comes to security challenges on the Korean Peninsula. In the Western hemisphere, many questions arise: How does the American public view U.S. policy toward North Korea and the core issue of denuclearization? How critical is public diplomacy in dealing with these tensions? What diplomatic options exist for furthering dialogue and rebuilding peace in the region?

The USC Center on Public Diplomacy, the Indiana University Hamilton and Lugar School of Global and International Studies and The International Center brought together leading experts in public opinion and public diplomacy for a timely discussion to broaden our understanding of the critical issues in this volatile region.

Panelists included:

  • Ira Helfand, MD, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Co-Chair, Nuclear Weapons Abolition Committee, and member of the steering committee at the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)
  • Emily Metzgar, Indiana University, Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, The Media School; CPD Research Fellow
  • Mark Minton, Indiana University, Hamilton and Lugar School of Global and International Studies, and Former U.S. Ambassador, U.S. Department of State
  • Jacob Poushter, Senior Researcher, Pew Research Center


This program is part of CPD's "Public Diplomacy Goes Local" initiative. It explores the global public diplomacy landscape from a local vantage point. The inaugural program was held at the University of Oklahoma in fall 2018.

This program is made possible by a grant from the Korea Foundation. Read more here.


Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 6:00pm


Indiana University; Shreve Auditorium (355 N. Jordan Ave., Bloomington)


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