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Bruce Gregory

Bruce Gregory is a visiting scholar at George Washington University. From 2002-2017 he taught courses on public diplomacy, media, and global affairs in the Global Communication MA Program, School of Media and Public Affairs, and Elliott School of International Affairs. He was director of the University’s Institute of Public Diplomacy from 2005-2008. He is also a non-resident faculty fellow at the University of Southern California’s Center on Public Diplomacy and an associate at Georgetown University where he taught courses on public diplomacy in the Master of Foreign Service Program from 2009-2012.

Gregory was a visiting professor at the US Naval War College in Newport, RI from 2008-2011. He served on the National Defense University’s faculty in Washington, DC from 1998-2001 and taught courses on public diplomacy, media, and national security strategy at the National War College. From 1985-1998, he was executive director of the US Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy. Prior to retiring from government service in 2002, he served as a coordinator on the Department of State’s Response to Terrorism Working Group on Public Diplomacy.

He was a co-drafter of three Defense Science Board reports on strategic communication (2001, 2004, 2008); and a co-drafter of the Council on Foreign Relations Task Force Report on Public Diplomacy (2003). He is a member of the Washington Institute of Foreign Affairs and the Public Diplomacy Council.

His publications include numerous articles and book chapters; most are available online. He also publishes a periodic literature review, Diplomacy’s Public Dimension: Books, Articles, and Websites, archived at GWU’s Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication. Gregory currently is interested in the roles of diplomats, embassies, and foreign ministries in whole of government diplomacy and going beyond public diplomacy as a subset of diplomatic practice. He explores these issues in a recent article in The Hague Journal of Diplomacy on “Mapping Boundaries in Diplomacy’s Public Dimension,” and in a paper on The Paradox of US Public Diplomacy: Its Rise and “Demise.” He is writing a book on boundaries, beginnings, and patterns in US public diplomacy.

(September 2019)

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