Public Diplomacy and Global Development

As non-state actors become increasingly engaged in global development, CPD will create a framework for understanding the relationship between international development and public diplomacy and the role non-state actors can play in the process. Analysis of water diplomacy, corporate diplomacy efforts and specific international aid projects will continue.

Related CPD Events:

Public Diplomacy & Development Communications, Spring 2015

Related CPD Publications:

Changing the Conversation: The PD of the International Organization for Migration, Winter 2015
Life-Saving Exchanges: Tuberculosis and the Need for U.S.-Russian Cooperation, Spring 2014
High Stakes and Intensive Public Diplomacy: The Global STOP TB Partnership, Spring 2014
From Engagement to Collaboration: The Treatment Action Group and Public Diplomacy, Spring 2014
Watching WHO: Public Diplomacy and the People’s Health Movement, Summer 2014
Public Diplomacy and the Third Metric, Summer 2013
A Swedish Alternative to Military Action in Syria, Fall 2013
U.S. Public Diplomacy in Africa: Two Public Diplomacies, Fall 2013

Related CPD Research Projects:

PD & Global Development

Although there is a burgeoning literature on South-South development cooperation, this scholarship has seldom considered the public diplomacy surrounding these initiatives. This project aims to address this gap by analyzing the public diplomacy channels, practices, and discourses of an emerging South-South cooperation provider in Africa: Brazil.

This project by CPD Research Fellow James Pamment, investigated the conceptual and practical challenges facing policymakers and practitioners at the intersection between PD and international development. 

The goal of this project is to understand how new public diplomacy can assist efforts to quell the TB epidemic and to identify the prerequisites for using public diplomacy in global health effectively. It will involve a targeted survey of ongoing public diplomacy activities in countries affected by TB, a thorough literature review, as well as in-depth interviews with public diplomacy strategists from key organizations

With over half of humanity living in urban settlements, the role of cities in defining the parameters of everyday life is an undeniable influence. This project was designed to illustrate how global cities interact with global governance, particularly in the Climate Leadership Group or ‘C40.’ 

Though essential to human existence, water has become increasingly unavailable due to pollution, failure to develop conservation programs, and the mismanagement of water resources. During the near future, water shortages could lead to conflict in many parts of the world. CPD looks at how water diplomacy can help address this critical topic.

November 20, 2009

Through a series of events and publications, this project aims to contribute to a global understanding of the merits and challenges of science diplomacy.