Welcome to the new faculty member: Professor Nick Cull

Nick Cull, Professor of Public Diplomacy at the University of Southern California

He directs the Master’s Program in Public Diplomacy at the University of Southern California. Originally from the UK, he is a historian of the media and its impact on international relations. He trained at the University of Leeds (BA, 1986; PhD, 1992) and studied as a Harkness Fellow and visiting lecturer at Princeton University (1988-1992). Before moving to Southern California, he taught US Cultural History at the University of Birmingham (1992-1997) and directed the Centre for American Studies at the University of Leicester (1997-2005) His books include Selling War: The British Propaganda Campaign Against American “Neutrality” in World War II. (1995); The Cold War and the United States Information Agency: American Propaganda and Public Diplomacy, 1945-1989. (2008) and The Decline and Fall of the United States Information Agency: American public diplomacy 1989-2001. (2012). His works as co-editor include Francisco Javier Rodriguez, Lorenzo Delgado and Nicholas J. Cull (eds.) US Public Diplomacy and Democratization in Spain: Selling Democracy,(2015). Nick Cull is regularly consulted by governments on issues of public /cultural diplomacy and diplomatic education in general. He has worked especially closely with the foreign ministries of the UK, Switzerland, Mexico, Canada and South Korea, and with NATO and the European Union. He is a regular guest speaker at the Foreign Service Institute of the United States. He is president of the International Association for Media and History and a member of the Public Diplomacy Council.

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Francisco Rodriguez-Jimenez

Francisco Rodríguez-Jiménez is professor at the University of Salamanca; formerly, he was a postdoctoral researcher at Weatherhead Centre for International Affairs, Harvard University (2012-2013) and a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at George Washington University, 2010-2012. His areas of concentration are: International Relations in the XX century; US Public Diplomacy and the so-called Cultural Cold War (Spain-United States-Latin America). Among other publications, Rodríguez-Jiménez has co-edited the following books in the last years: U.S. Public Diplomacy and Democratization in Spain. Selling Democracy?; El Portugal salazarista frente a la democracia; Estrategias de Diplomacia Cultural en un Mundo Interpolar; Mujeres universitarias en España y América Latina. Rodríguez-Jiménez serves (or has acted) as international reviewer for the European Commission’s Research Agency (Horizon 2020 and Marie Curie Actions); Fulbright Screening Committees (in Madrid and in Washington), and Dublin Trinity College. He has also taught Graduate or Masters courses for other universities: Università degli studi di Bergamo; Wake Forest; Ohio Wesleyan; Colby College; University of Extremadura; UNED-Madrid; George Washington University, and Carlos III

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