About the CPD Research Fellowship Program

In August 2009, the Center launched a new fellowship program designed to support and publicize the work of scholars and practitioners of public diplomacy. Selected from a competitive pool of international applicants by a review committee, the CPD Research Fellows will each oversee a substantive research project that will yield at least two outputs, including one publication for the CPD Perspectives on Public Diplomacy series. The second output could consist of a blog series for the CPD Blog, or another type of product which the Fellow develops with CPD. Three non-resident fellows will be named every year, each serving a two-year term. The selected candidates will each receive a $2,000 stipend awarded at the successful completion of the fellowship.

We are now accepting applications for the 2019-2021 fellowship term. Click here for more information, or download the application directly here and submit it to [email protected] with "ATTN: CPD Research Fellowship Application" in the subject line by August 31, 2019.

*Please note that USC students and faculty are ineligible for the CPD Research Fellowship.

Current CPD Research Fellows

Zahid Shahab Ahmed
CPD Research Fellow, 2017-2019
Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalization, Deakin University
CPD Project: "How are Attitudes towards China formed in Pakistan? Analysis of Beijing’s Public Diplomacy in the Context of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor."

Lindsay J. Benstead
CPD Research Fellow, 2017-2019
Associate Professor, Political Science, Portland State University
CPD Project: "Evolving Views of U.S. Foreign Policy among Arab Citizens."

Diana Ingenhoff
CPD Research Fellow, 2017-2019
Professor of Organizational and Strategic Communication, Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, University of Fribourg
CPD Project: "Developing a 360-degree Integrated Public Diplomacy Evaluation Approach: Analyzing Country Images from Stakeholder and Media Perspectives."

Martin Edwards
CPD Research Fellow, 2018-2020
Associate Professor, School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Seton Hall University 
CPD Project: "Twitter Diplomacy and IMF Surveillance - Social Media, Information Dissemination, and the Challenge of Policy Leverage."

Jennifer Hubbert
CPD Research Fellow, 2018-2020
Associate Professor, Anthropology and Asian studies, & chair, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Lewis & Clark College 
CPD Project: "Rescaling Public Diplomacy: City-to-City Engagements and the Shifting Landscapes of International Relations." 

Ian Thomas
CPD Research Fellow, 2018-2020
Head of Evaluation for the Arts, British Council
CPD Project: "Developing an Evaluation Toolbox for Cultural Relations: Evaluating the British Council’s Arts Showcasing Programs Contribution Toward Developing Cultural Relations and Delivering UK Soft Power Outcomes."

Mafalda Dâmaso
CPD Research Fellow, 2019-2021
Visiting Lecturer, King’s College London and Institut Catholique de Paris
CPD Project: "Implementing the EU Strategy for International Cultural Relations – Towards a New Paradigm."

Joel Day
CPD Research Fellow, 2019-2021
Director/Policy Advisor, City of San Diego & Lecturer in Global Policy and Strategy, UCSD
CPD Project: "Peace and Security in the City: Local Leadership in Global Governance."

Ilan Manor
CPD Research Fellow, 2019-2021
University of Oxford scholar and Blogger at digdipblog.com
CPD Project: "Exploring the Semiotics of Public Diplomacy."

Sascha Priewe
CPD Research Fellow, 2019-2021
Associate Vice President, Strategic Initiatives & Partnerships, Royal Ontario Museum’s (ROM)
CPD Project: "Museum Diplomacy: Parsing the Global Engagement of Museums."

To view all current CPD Research Fellowship projects, click here.

For a list of past CPD Research Fellows, click here.