Research/Areas of Interest: Foreign policy, communications, public diplomacy, cultural engagement, media


  • BA, Tufts University, Medford, United States, 1981
  • Semester, London School of Economics, England, 1979


Tara D. Sonenshine, former U.S. under secretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs is an Emmy-award winning journalist with ABC NEWS, former Newsweek editor, author of numerous articles on foreign affairs. Tara Sonenshine served as the Executive Vice President of the United States Institute of Peace. She taught public diplomacy at The Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University and served as the school's Senior Career Advisor. She is a regular columnist for Ms. Sonenshine is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and is quoted widely on media, foreign policy, and public diplomacy.
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Selected Publications

Sonenshine, T. (2022). Drones in a Global Information Age. The Fletcher Forum, Summer 2022.