John Robert Kelley
School of International Service
Additional Positions at AUDirector, Intercultural Management Institute
- John Robert Kelley is an Assistant Professor at the School of International Service. He received his PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2007. His dissertation titled "From Monologue to Dialogue: U.S. Public Diplomacy in the Post-9/11 Era," currently being revised into a book, delves into the recent history of American public diplomacy activities, offers empirically-based tools for interpreting these activities, and advocates new directions in strategy and organization. Prior to this, Dr. Kelley served as a Program Officer in the Office of Foreign Missions, U.S. Department of State, and also for several years as an intercultural business consultant to American and Japanese firms. His most recent publications include a contribution to The Routledge Handbook of Public Diplomacy (2008, edited by Nancy Snow and Philip M. Taylor), and articles in Orbis and The Hague Journal of Diplomacy.
DegreesPhD, London School of Economics and Political Science; MA, International Peace and Conflict Resolution, American University; BA, International Relations, Tufts University
Favorite Spot on Campus:Jacobs Fitness Center
Book Currently Reading:A Pact With The Devil, by Tony Smith
Languages Spoken:Spanish, Japanese
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- SIS-633 Sel Topics in Int'l Comm: Crisis Public Diplomacy
- SISU-106 First Year Seminar: Gross National Happiness
- SISU-140 Cross-Cultural Communication
- SISU-369 Topics in Public Diplomacy: Diplomatic Action in Pub Dom
- UCOL-100 Univ College Washington Lab: Cross-Cultural Communication
Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
I am mainly interested in linkages between non-state actors empowered by greater access to information and agents of change at the official level. My current research explores changing notion of the diplomat as an international actor, and how this is illustrated in contemporary political communication between states and non-state actors ranging from organizations to individuals.
Honors, Awards, and Fellowships
- Fellow, Transatlantic Project, LSE-IDEAS, London School of Economics
- Post-doctoral fellow, Center for International Studies, University of Southern California, 2007-8
AU News and Achievements
Students Soak Up Scholarship, Sun at SIS Summer Program
High-school students from all over the U.S. experienced the college life at AU for three weeks in 2009....
SIS Faculty/Staff Edge Out Students in Annual SIS Softball Game
Faculty and staff may have beaten the students by one run, but a good time was had by all....