Celebrating 10 Years of Partnership
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Canada-U.S. Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Public Diplomacy at USC. This partnership between the USC Master of Public Diplomacy program (MPD), the USC Center on Public Diplomacy (CPD), and the Canadian Fulbright Commission is designed to attract Canada's most prominent scholars to USC, a global leader in public diplomacy research and scholarship. While in residence at CPD, these scholars conduct research, collaborate with USC faculty and students, teach in the MPD program and deliver guest lectures to the wider USC community. To celebrate one decade of fruitful collaboration with Fulbright Canada, here is a look back at our distinguished visiting public diplomacy research fellows.
Cory Doctorow was the inaugural Canada-U.S. Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Public Diplomacy from 2006 - 2007. His research focuses on technology, digital governance and free speech. He is co-editor of the culture and technology blog Boing Boing. On September 30, Doctorow will return to USC to speak on Public Diplomacy, Private Laws.
Evan Potter was the 2008 Canada-U.S. Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Public Diplomacy. His research explores nation branding and the use of culture and communication technologies in diplomacy. He is Associate Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Ottawa. While in residence at CPD, Potter completed his research on Branding Canada, published in 2008.
Andrew Cooper was the 2009 Canada-U.S. Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Public Diplomacy. His research focuses on diplomacy and global governance, including work on emerging powers, state and non-state actors, and celebrity diplomacy. He is Professor of Political Science at the University of Waterloo. While at the Center, Cooper participated in CPD's 2008 workshop on Celebrity Diplomacy.
Michael Hawes was the 2009-2010 Canada-U.S. Fulbright Visiting Chair in Public Diplomacy. His work examines foreign policy, political culture, international economic relations, and regional integration in North America and East Asia. He is Executive Director of Fulbright Canada. While at CPD, Hawes gave a public presentation on the power of exchange diplomacy.
Mark Kristmanson was the 2011 Canada-U.S. Fulbright Visiting Chair in Public Diplomacy, serving during the spring semester. His research at CPD examined the "Dimensions of City Diplomacy." He is Chief Executive Officer at National Capital Commission.
Bernard Duhaime was in residence at CPD during the fall of 2011 when he served as Canada-U.S. Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Public Diplomacy. He teaches and writes about human rights law. He is Professor of Law and Political Science of the University of Quebec. Duhaime spoke about International Human Rights and PD while at CPD.
Ira Wagman was the 2013 Canada-U.S. Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Public Diplomacy. His research focuses on Canadian cultural policy and the relationship between cultural institutions and media. He is Associate Professor of Communication Studies at Carleton University. While at CPD, Wagman spoke on the origins of celebrity diplomacy.
Sarah Smith was the 2015 Canada-U.S. Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Public Diplomacy. Her research examines the relationship between culture, economics and globalization, with specific attention to international cultural relations. She is Affiliated Faculty at Queen's University. Watch Smith's reflections on her time at CPD.
Stéfanie von Hlatky was the 2016 Canada-U.S. Fulbright Visiting Chair in Public Diplomacy. Her work focuses on Canada's national defense policy and military relations, NATO, and peace and security studies. She is Assistant Professor of Political Studies at Queen’s University. Hlatky spoke about Women, Peace and Security and has blogged for CPD on NATO.
About the Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program
Supported by Global Affairs Canada and the United States Department of State, the Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program promotes a deeper and more nuanced knowledge of Canada-U.S. relations and builds mutual understanding between the two countries through high-level academic exchange. The Canada-U.S. Fulbright Visiting Research Chairs at USC are designed to strengthen bi-national collaborative research on issues relevant to Canada, the United States and the relationship between the two countries. For more information, visit the Fulbright website.