Philip Seib is the Vice Dean of the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California, where he is also Professor of Journalism and Public Diplomacy and Professor of International Relations. From 2009 until 2013, he was director of USC’s Center on Public Diplomacy. He is author or editor of numerous books, including The Al Jazeera Effect; Global Terrorism and New Media; Al Jazeera English; Real-Time Diplomacy; and Religion and Public Diplomacy. He writes frequently for Huffington Post and is editor of two academic book series and founding co-editor of the journal Media, War, and Conflict. He holds an A.B. from Princeton University and a J.D. from Southern Methodist University.