The CPD Reader: China and Public Diplomacy is a compilation produced by the USC Center on Public Diplomacy of the most pertinent CPD publications on China dating from October 2009 to August 2012. They are compiled here for ease of reference, however, each piece can be found on the CPD website where they originally appeared in the CPD Blog, CPD Monitor, CPD Reports or the CPD Perspectives on Public Diplomacy series.

This report addresses U.S. foreign policies related to water, development, and diplomacy and makes three public diplomacy recommendations for these: 1) Make water diplomacy a priority for the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development; 2) Fulfill the mandate of the Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act of 2005; 3) Establish an internationally coordinated water diplomacy working group.

This report focuses on WikiLeaks, a topic that has preoccupied many in the diplomatic community and the news business from 2010 till now. Most significant about WikiLeaks is the reminder that in the Internet era information will move freely and quickly.  Nevertheless, publics around the world now have greater knowledge of the inner-workings of U.S. foreign policy.  For the standpoint of the United States, a country that champions openness, this is not necessarily a bad thing.

December 20, 2010

The report presents the results of a comparative analysis of the China coverage of the BBC World Service, CNN International and Deutsche Welle (DW). Drawing upon the results of a quantitative and qualitative content and framing analysis, it identifies three different approaches to covering China-related news.

Science diplomacy provides an opportunity for scientists around the world to work together on projects that address humanity's most pressing challenges, including sustainable development, preserving the environment, and fighting disease and hunger to prevent conflict. This book provides insights about these issues, from the February 2010 Science Diplomacy Conference held at the University of Southern California in collaboration with USIP's Center of Innovation for Science Technology and Peacebuilding.

Written by a mix of scholars, practitioners and witnesses to the peace process in Northern Ireland, and based on a May 2007 conference hosted by the USC Center on Public Diplomacy, this publication captures a moment of global transition. The essays in this collection fall within one or more of the overlapping circles covered by the terms public diplomacy, Track Two diplomacy, and conflict resolution.

An Evaluation of Alhurra Television Programming is a multi-method evaluation of the quality and effectiveness of Alhurra's news broadcasting to the Middle East.

In collaboration with Queens University of Charlotte, and co-authored by CPD Research Associate Shawn Powers, this project involves audience and organizational analysis to evaluate the conciliatory potential of Al-Jazeera English (AJE).