|Address:||School of Media and Public Affairs
805 21st Street NW
Washington, DC, 20052
Areas of Expertise
Public diplomacy, strategic communication, media and national security, national security strategy and process, U.S. international broadcasting
Bruce Gregory is an adjunct professor at George Washington University's School of Media and Public Affairs, where he teaches courses on public diplomacy, media, and foreign affairs. He was director of the University's Public Diplomacy Institute from 2005-2008. He is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, where he teaches a seminar on public diplomacy in the Master of Foreign Service Program. He also teaches a course on strategic communication at the U.S. Naval War College.
He is a member of the Defense Science Board's 2007 and 2004 studies on Strategic Communication, the Council on Foreign Relations Task Force on Public Diplomacy, the Washington Institute of Foreign Affairs, and the Public Diplomacy Council. He was the Council's executive director from 2001-2004.
Gregory served on the National Defense University's faculty from 1998-2001 where he taught courses on information, media, and national security at the National War College. From 1985-1998, he was executive director of the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy. Prior to retiring after 34 years of government service, he served as coordinator on the Department of State's Response to Terrorism Coalition Working Group on Public Diplomacy and as the State Department's executive secretary on the Defense Science Board's 2001 Task Force on Managed Information Dissemination.
He has also taught public diplomacy at American University's School of International Service and lectured at the Department of State's Foreign Service Institute, the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communication, Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, the National Defense Intelligence College, and the National Defense University's Information Management Resources College and Industrial College of the Armed Forces.
He is a recipient of the Department of State's Superior Honor Award and was an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow.
Gregory compiles Diplomacy's Public Dimension: Books, Articles, and Websites, a periodic list of reference materials for teachers and students on public diplomacy and related topics. A complete archive is maintained at GW's Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication website. Recent lists are available also at websites maintained by Arizona State University's Center for Strategic Communication and the University of Southern California's Center on Public Diplomacy.
M.A., International Relations, American University, 1967
B.A., History, Barrington College, 1963
Bruce Gregory, "Entrevista con Bruce Gregory, Profesor Adjunto en la George Washington University's Institute for Public Diplomacy & Global Communication y en la Georgetown University's Master of Communication Program," El Molinillo, March 2013, 16-21. Interview and translation: Teresa La Porte and Joyce Baptista, Universidad de Navarra.
Bruce Gregory, "American Public Diplomacy: Enduring Characteristics, Elusive Transformation," The Hague Journal of Diplomacy, 6 (2011), 351-372.
Bruce Gregory, "Mapping Smart Power in Multi-stakeholder Public Diplomacy / Strategic Communication," Opening remarks at the Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication's forum on New Approaches to Global Outreach, George Washington University, Washington, DC, October 5, 2009.
Bruce Gregory, "Public Diplomacy and National Security: Lessons From the U.S. Experience," Small Wars Journal, posted by SWJ editors, August 14, 2008.
"Public Diplomacy and Governance: Challenges for Scholars and Practitioners," in Andrew F. Cooper, Brian Hocking, and William Maley, eds., Global Governance and Diplomacy: Worlds Apart? (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008).
"Public Diplomacy and Counterterrorism: Lessons from the U.S. Experience," remarks at a Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs Seminar on Counterterrorism, Geneva, Switzerland, April 28-29, 2008.
"Public Diplomacy as Strategic Communication," Chapter 17, 336-357 in James. J.F. Forest, ed., Countering Terrorism and Insurgency in the 21st Century, vol. 1 (Westport, CT: Praeger Security International, 2007).
"Upgrading Public Diplomacy's Tools - New Challenges, Old Realities," remarks at a NATO Public Diplomacy Workshop, Brussels, Belgium, July 2-3, 2007.
"Discourse Norms in Public Diplomacy: Necessary and Artificial Fault Lines," remarks at a panel on Ethics in Public Diplomacy, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) 2006 Convention, San Francisco, August 5, 2006.
"Now That It's Part of a Global Conversation, Should We Keep the Term Public Diplomacy?" paper presented at the Centre for International Governance Conference on Worlds Apart? Exploring the Interface Between Governance and Diplomacy, Wilton Park, UK, June 25, 2006.
"Not Your Grandparents Public Diplomacy," remarks at a public diplomacy retreat for Canadian diplomats, Department of Foreign Affairs, Ottawa, November 30, 2005.
"Public Diplomacy and Strategic Communication: Cultures, Firewalls, and Imported Norms," paper presented at the American Political Science Association Conference on International Communication and Conflict, Washington, DC, August 31, 2005.
SMPA 140, Media and Foreign Policy
SMPA 190, Information, Media, and National Security
SMPA 210, Media and International Relations
SMPA 270, Graduate Seminar on Public Diplomacy
IAFF 6118, Public Diplomacy
IAFF 6208, Beyond the New Public Diplomacy