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Ms.
Name: 
Madison Jones McAleese
Communications Associate

Expertise

Foreign Policy & Diplomacy
CA
United States

Madison is the Communications Associate at the Pacific Council on International Policy. She graduated with a Master's in Public Diplomacy at USC, and with a Bachelor's in Communication and a minor in Political Science from California Lutheran University. She spent a summer in Paris studying European economics and language. 

After graduating, Madison spent two years working in public relations in Los Angeles and New York City before deciding to pursue a graduate degree. She is particularly interested in political communication, global public opinion, faith diplomacy and countering violent extremism.

As a CPD Student Fellow, Madison worked on producing editorial content for the CPD website, helping manage the Center's social media platforms, and assisting with research projects. She also worked as PD News Editor, helping to oversee the aggregation of public diplomacy headlines.

Madison is also a Non-Resident Fellow at the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy, which is tasked with appraising U.S. government activities intended to understand, inform, and influence foreign publics. She is the recipient of CPD's 2017 Best Student Paper Prize, and is the outgoing president of the Association of Public Diplomacy Scholars (APDS).

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