Colleen P. Graffy, LL.M.
Director of Global Programs, Academic Director, London Program, and Associate Professor of Law
Office: School of Law (SOL)
Professor Graffy has recently returned to Pepperdine after serving as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy for Europe and Eurasia at the U.S. State Department. In that capacity, she travelled to over 40 countries and worked with U.S. embassies and a team in Washington, DC to communicate U.S. policy, values and culture. She created the first ever "media hub" for the U.S. government with radio and television broadcasting facilities based in Brussels, Belgium. In order to reach younger audiences, an area that she identified as critical to U.S. public diplomacy, she established the "Ben Franklin Transatlantic Fellowship," a program that brings together high school students from former eastern block countries, Western Europe and the U.S. to study comparative constitutions and rights--in addition to fostering longterm relationships among nations. Professor Graffy was the first high level US government official to actively advance "Public Diplomacy 2.0" using Twitter and other social media platforms to further U.S. communications.
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