The Future of City Diplomacy
The USC Center on Public Diplomacy (CPD), in partnership with the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of International Affairs, hosted a panel to explore growing opportunities and emerging challenges in city diplomacy.


Penny Abeywardena, Commissioner for International Affairs, NYC Mayor’s Office for International Affairs
Nina Hachigian, Deputy Mayor for International Affairs, Office of the Mayor of Los Angeles
Anthony Pipa, Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development, Brookings
Jaana Remes, Partner, McKinsey Global Institute (MGI)
Jay Wang, Director, USC Center on Public Diplomacy

Welcome remarks provided by Willow Bay, Dean of the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and holder of the Walter H. Annenberg Chair in Communication.

The program, which is part of a CPD initiative on city diplomacy, will provide a framework for creating the first-of-its-kind capacity-building program for effective city diplomacy.

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