Institutes & Innovation
The Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication (IPDGC) is a leader in research, practice, training and innovative thinking in the areas of global communication and public diplomacy. The Institute engages in a variety of activities, including prominent events, research and workshops. It also hosts scholars and leading government figures, including several Under Secretaries of State. The Institute offers customized training for a variety of groups, including nongovernmental organizations and embassies.
Since 1990, The Documentary Center has instructed hundreds of students in documentary film production and created multiple award-winning, nonfiction films. The Center has been ranked of the top ten schools for documentary filmmaking and is one of the few educational centers in the nation that focuses exclusively on nonfiction film.
Planet Forward is where experts and engaged citizens come together to find solutions to our shared challenges, specifically in the areas of energy, climate and sustainability. We have created a dynamic public square, curating the best ideas and innovations from scientists, business leaders, advocates, students and government leaders.
Face the Facts USA is a nonpartisan, independently-funded initiative, backed by Americans who believe facts should come first in our national debate.
With a wide variety of topics that focus on communication challenges, our Executive and Professional Education Program will benefit anyone who serves in a communications capacity in an organization. With courses on subjects such as strategic communications, using social media for influence, crisis communications and navigating Washington politics, our program will provide you with the knowledge, skills and abilities to inform, organize and persuade in a digital age.
Contact us to join one of our open enrollment courses or bring a customized program on site to your organization.