Wits University to host the first ever Public Diplomacy Conference in Africa

Wits University’s new African Centre for the Study of the United States is collaborating with the Center on Public Diplomacy based at the University of Southern California for the first ever public diplomacy conference in Africa.

The conference aims to serve as a launch of the first Public Diplomacy Project in Africa and develop a vision and mission for the project. Stakeholders include Brand South Africa, University of Southern California, USA, the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO), the Washington DC-based Public Diplomacy Council, The United States Embassy in South Africa, Global Ties Network (US and South Africa).

Confirmed speakers include: Prof Jay Wang, Director, Center on Public Diplomacy, University of Southern California; Prof Nicholas Cull, Director, Public Diplomacy Program, University of Southern California; Dr Carlton McLellan, Founding Director, Global Ties South Africa and Senior Advisor, Global Ties US; Prof Adam Clayton Powell III, President, Public Diplomacy Council of the United States; Prof Gilbert Khadiagala, Director, ACSUS; Mr Clayson Monyela, Head of Public Diplomacy, DIRCO.

Date: 10 March 2018 
Time: 8.00am – 4.30pm 
Venue: Wits Club, Wits University West Campus

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