Philip SeibPhilip Seib is a Professor of Journalism and Public Diplomacy and Professor of International Relations. Seib previously served as Vice Dean of the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and, before that, as director of USC’s Center on Public Diplomacy. Seib’s research interests include the effects of news coverage on foreign policy, particularly conflict and terrorism issues. His most recent book The Future of Diplomacy was published in 2016 by Wiley.

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 Conflict; Broadcasts from the Blitz: How Edward R. Murrow Helped Lead America into War; Beyond the Front Lines: How the News Media Cover a World Shaped by War; New 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.

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