Jeremy Curtin

Senior Fellow

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Jeremy Curtin served until December 2009 as coordinator of the Bureau of International Information Programs in the U.S. State Department, where he was the government's senior public diplomacy officer. During more than 30 years in the Foreign Service, he specialized in international public affairs and strategic communications. He served with U.S. embassies in Europe and East Asia, including as minister-counselor for public affairs in Seoul, South Korea.

He held a number of positions in Washington with the U.S. Information Agency, the National Security Council and the State Department. Working with the U.S. Agency for International Development after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Curtin directed a program to support independent media and other democratic institutions in newly free Eastern Europe. From 2002 to 2005, he was chief of staff and senior adviser to the under secretary of state for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs.

As a senior fellow, Curtin is developing a program to explore how governmental and non-governmental organizations can incorporate new communication technologies, including social media, to achieve strategic objectives.

Contact Curtin at jeremy.curtin@usc.edu.

Blog Posts by Jeremy Curtin

Education and training of foreign service must be enhanced to protect US interests

By Jeremy Curtin | March 3, 2011 0
With support from the Center on Communication Leadership & Policy, senior fellow Jeremy Curtin was the lead drafter of a major new study Forging a 21st Century Diplomatic Service for the United States Through Professional Education and Training , sponsored by the American Academy of Diplomacy and the Stimson Center...

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We need more diplomats ... and time to train them

By Jeremy Curtin | September 1, 2010 0
When President Obama said, "Our commitment in Iraq is changing - from a military effort led by our troops to a civilian effort led by our diplomats," he underscored a fact that has become very clear from the research I am doing for the American Academy of Diplomacy and the...

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CCLP & State Department launch exploration of ways to use Technology to combat Human Trafficking

By Jeremy Curtin | June 11, 2010 1
State Department and Congressional policymakers, along with nongovernmental organization and technology industry leaders convened in Washington, D.C. Thursday, June 3, 2010 to explore new ways communication technology might be used in global efforts to combat human trafficking. The meeting held at the USC Washington, D.C. Center was organized by USC...

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