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Matthew Wallin

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Matthew WallinFellow for Public Diplomacy

Office Manager

Expertise:  Public diplomacy, military history, national security policy, nuclear security, international conflict

A Los Angeles native, Matthew completed his Masters in Public Diplomacy at the University of Southern California in 2010. While at USC, his studies focused on the public diplomacy implications of military conflict, and viral communication by non-state actors. Prior to that, he received his B.A. in Political Science with a focus in international relations from California State University, Long Beach.

In 2009, Matthew interned in the Office of Press Relations at the U.S. Department of State as a Press Officer, assisting with the daily State Department press briefings as well as answering media inquiries on official U.S. foreign policy. Afterwards, he joined the USC Center on Public Diplomacy, where he shaped “Science Diplomacy and the Prevention of Conflict,” an internationally-attended day-long conference on the premise of science diplomacy.

Matthew is also a professional photographer, specializing in aviation, automotive and portraiture. Additionally, he is a “living historian,” educating the public about veterans, U.S. military history, and participating in various public events as a WWII reenactor representing the 82nd Airborne Division.

Matthew originally joined ASP in the fall of 2011 as a research intern for ASP’s Nuclear Security Initiative, assisting with various ASP publications including the Nuclear Security Index. He now leads ASP’s research in public diplomacy and strategic communication.

He is also a member of the Public Diplomacy Council.

Key Work:

The New Public Diplomacy Imperative

Reaching for an Audience: U.S. Public Diplomacy Towards Iran

The Challenges of the Internet and Social Media in Public Diplomacy


Recent Posts

100 Years After U.S. Entry into World War I

Posted on: Apr 06, 2017

US Should Respond to Russia's Violation of INF Treaty

Posted on: Feb 14, 2017

The Truth about CVE Messaging

Posted on: Jan 31, 2017

Brexit: The UK Has Gone Bent Bananas

Posted on: Jun 24, 2016

Analyzing the 2016 Arab Youth Survey

Posted on: Apr 13, 2016