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.