Bruce Gregory




Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS)
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Bruce Gregory is an adjunct professor in Georgetown University’s Master of Science in Foreign Service Program where he teaches courses on public diplomacy. He is also an adjunct professor at George Washington University, where he teaches public diplomacy courses in the Global Communication MA program. He was director of the University's Public Diplomacy Institute from 2005-2008.

He was a visiting professor at the U.S. Naval War College from 2008-2011, where he taught courses on strategic communication, and at the National Defense University from 1998-2001 where he taught courses on information, media, and national security at the National War College.

From 1985-1998, he was executive director of the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy. Prior to retiring after 34 years of government service, he served as coordinator on the Department of State's Response to Terrorism Coalition Working Group on Public Diplomacy and as the State Department's executive secretary on the Defense Science Board's 2001 Task Force on Managed Information Dissemination.

Gregory was a member of the Defense Science Board's 2007 and 2004 Task Force studies on Strategic Communication and the Council on Foreign Relations Task Force on Public Diplomacy in 2002. He serves on the board of the Walter R. Roberts Endowment and is a member of the Washington Institute of Foreign Affairs and the Public Diplomacy Council. He was the Council's executive director from 2001-2004.

He has also taught public diplomacy at American University's School of International Service and lectured at the Department of State's Foreign Service Institute, the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communication, Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, the National Defense Intelligence College, and the National Defense University's Information Management Resources College and Industrial College of the Armed Forces.

He is a recipient of the Department of State's Superior Honor Award and was an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow.

Gregory compiles Diplomacy's Public Dimension: Books, Articles, and Websites, a periodic list of reference materials for teachers and students on public diplomacy and related topics. A complete archive is maintained at GW's Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication website. Recent lists are available also at websites maintained by Arizona State University's Center for Strategic Communication and the University of Southern California's Center on Public Diplomacy.