HOW TO GET THERE
Take the Metro Expo line to Expo Park/USC station
More information here.
Annette Kim / Pam O'Connor / Kristin McCowan
Gloria Gerace / Art Yoon / Anita DeFrantz / James Cummings
Mike Duffin / Ben Leffel
Diplomacy in Cities
Christophe Lemoine / Melissa Martinez / Ambassador Lamia Mekhemar
Globalization has led to a connected world that extends far beyond the
boundaries of sovereign nations. A natural result of this has been the rapid growth
of cities, causing them to become increasingly diverse, powerful, and conscious of
issues from urbanization and sustainability to immigration. Modern technological
advances have allowed for city leadership to communicate, connect and coalesce in
ways that challenge the traditional power structures of international relations.
London, Paris, Tokyo and Los Angeles are just a few of the cities that have long had
identities distinct from that of their nations, but now their voices are amplified.
An interactive day of voices and dialogue, the APDS Conference will explore the
emerging field of city diplomacy, and its increasing relevance in global governance
and world politics.
USC Wallis Annenberg Auditorium
3502 Watt Way
Los Angeles, CA 90007
The University of Southern California's Association of Public Diplomacy Scholars (APDS) is the nation’s first student-run organization in the field of public diplomacy. As an organization, APDS seeks to promote the field of public diplomacy as a practice and study, provide a forum for dialogue and interaction among practitioners of public diplomacy and related fields in pursuit of professional development, and cultivate fellowship and camaraderie among members.
This conference is the annual flagship event of the USC Master in Public Diplomacy program and is run entirely by students. This year's conference chairs are Maria Lattouf Abou Atmi and Katy Kelly.
Learn more about the Master of Public Diplomacy Program here.