Hashtag Diplomacy: Foreign Policy in the New Media Era

University of Southern California Thursday, Mar 02, 2017   |   12:15-1:30 PM   |  Eastwoods Room (UNB 2.102)

The Clements Center and the School of Journalism are honored to host Philip Seib, Professor of Public Diplomacy, Journalism, and International Relations at the University of Southern California, on Thursday, March 2nd, at 12:15pm at the Texas Union's Eastwoods Room (UNB 2.102). Prof. Seib will be speaking on "Hashtag Diplomacy: Foreign Policy in the New Media Era" drawn from his recent book The Future of Diplomacy (Polity 2016). This event is free and open to the public. 

Philip Seib is a Professor of Journalism and Public Diplomacy and Professor of International Relations at the University of Southern California.

Seib's research interests include the effects of news coverage on foreign policy, particularly conflict and terrorism issues. He is author or editor of numerous books, including Headline Diplomacy: How News Coverage Affects Foreign Policy; The Global Journalist: News and Conscience in a World of ConflictBroadcasts from the Blitz: How Edward R. Murrow Helped Lead America into WarBeyond the Front Lines: How the News Media Cover a World Shaped by WarNew Media and the Middle East (2007); The Al Jazeera Effect(2008); Toward a New Public Diplomacy: Redirecting U.S. Foreign Policy (2009); and Real-Time Diplomacy: Politics and Power in the Social Media Era (2012). Seib is also the editor of the Palgrave Macmillan Series in International Political Communication, co-editor of the Palgrave Macmillan Series in Global Public Diplomacy and co-editor of the journal Media, War and Conflict, published by Sage.

Prior to joining the USC faculty in 2007, Seib was a professor at Marquette University and before that at Southern Methodist University.