Walter Roberts Endowment

Walter and Tara
Walter Roberts (right) with former Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Tara Sonenshine, January 31, 2013.


The Institute of Public Diplomacy and Global Communication is generously supported by the Walter Roberts Endowment. Established in 2005 by Dr. Walter Roberts, former associate director of the U.S. Information Agency and distinguished figure in U.S. public diplomacy, the endowment supports activities, programming, and scholarship for the study of public diplomacy at The George Washington University.

On June 29, 2014, Dr. Roberts died at the age of 97. The Institute will forever remember the man who pioneered U.S. public diplomacy through his generous endowment and its supported activities.

Public Diplomacy Studies Award

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