IPDGC, Walter Roberts Endowment and the Global Comm grad student
In partnership with the Walter Roberts Endowment, the Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication (IPDGC) promotes the understanding of the modern-day diplomacy and global communication challenges; strengthening the connections between scholars and practitioners in the U.S. and around the world. We support the academic pursuit of young professionals in the field of public diplomacy through our programs and activities.
Throughout the academic year, the graduate students in the Global Communication program have the opportunity to attend events organized with speakers sharing their experiences and expertise, volunteer for program activities, consult with IPDGC’s Public Diplomacy Fellow – our in-house senior U.S. State Department officer on assignment to GW.
As well as these activities, IPDGC also invites contributions to our blog, Smart Power. The blog is a platform to express your views and contribute to the greater discussion of public diplomacy as it relates to soft power, global issues, international politics, and policy. You will share this space with academics, practitioners, and other young professionals who are keen to advance the profession.
Graduate Career Development
Our colleagues over at the Elliott School’s Graduate Student Services office will work with you to make take advantage and develop meaningful career opportunities. From the start of your Global Comm journey, the career development team – headed by Tara Sonenshine, former U.S. Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs – will assist you in developing a career plan. This will be followed by interaction and participation in various support programs, often organized in collaboration with IPDGC.