of the International Studies Association
USC Professor Philip Seib has been awarded the International Studies Association’s 2018 International Communication Book Award for The Future of #Diplomacy (Polity, 2016). Seib will receive the award at the International Communication Section business meeting at the ISA convention on Thursday April 5, 2018.
The Award Committee selected Seib’s book from a collection of strong nominations for its cogent exploration of the centrality of diplomacy and technology to modern international politics. The Award Committee was particularly impressed by Seib’s emphasis on finding diplomatic solutions to some of the world’s thorniest problems and his prescient foresight into the growing role of technology in the diplomatic processes. The Future of #Diplomacy’s emphasis on the strategic significance of virtual states, the democratization of diplomatic tools, as well as the growing gap between elite policy discourse and the lived experiences of the working classes makes a notable contributions to the field of international communication, and ensures the text’s relevance for years to come.
Gordon Stables, Annenberg School of Journalism Interim Director and Associate Dean of Student Affairs remarked, “The USC Annenberg School for Journalism is thrilled and proud to see this well-deserved recognition of Professor Seib’s work. His scholarship highlights a series of very timely observations about the dramatic transformations taking place in global diplomacy.”
About the Author: Philip Seib is Professor of Journalism and Public Diplomacy and Professor of International Relations at the University of Southern California. He served from 2009-2013 as director of USC’s Center on Public Diplomacy. He is author or editor of numerous books, including Terrorism Evolves; Headline Diplomacy; New Media and the New Middle East; The Al Jazeera Effect; Toward A New Public Diplomacy; Global Terrorism and New Media; Al Jazeera English; and Real-Time Diplomacy. He is editor of a book series on international political communication, co-editor of a series on global public diplomacy, and was a founding co-editor of the journal Media, War & Conflict.