Winner of 2015 Best Student Paper Prize Announced

The USC Center on Public Diplomacy is pleased to announce Soledad Altrudi, MPD ’16, as the recipient of the 2015 CPD Best Student Paper Prize in Public Diplomacy. Altrudi's paper, "Of Personalities and Democratization in U.S. Public Diplomacy: The Case of the Blue Book on Argentina," was selected from a number of excellent nominations made by faculty in the Master of Public Diplomacy (MPD) program at USC.

About Soledad Altrudi
Soledad Altrudi is a second-year student in USC's MPD program. Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, she earned her B.A. in International Relations at the University of Belgrano in Buenos Aires. She has also completed graduate studies in Political Science and Sociology at FLACSO, Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences.

Before attending USC, she served as a teaching assistant at her alma mater and now continues this at the USC Dornsife School of International Relations. Soledad is also a Geoffrey Cowan endowed research scholar and works at USC’s Center on Communication Leadership and Policy. Her research interests are focused on the political economy of information and communication technologies (ICTs), as well as the analysis of their underlying value structures and effects they have on our everyday lives. 

To read previous award-winning papers in this collection, click here.

To view the full paper, click here.

About the CPD Prize for Best Student Paper
Launched in 2009, the annual prize is intended to recognize and publicize an outstanding contribution to the field of public diplomacy by a first year graduate student in USC's Master of Public Diplomacy Program (MPD).

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