Nancy Snow

Author, Professor, and Public Speaker in Tokyo, Japan

Nancy Snow

Author, Professor, and Public Speaker in Tokyo, Japan

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Nancy Snow (Ph.D., International Relations, American University) is a Tokyo-based speaker, writer and advisor on nation image management (public diplomacy) and global communications. She is Pax Mundi Professor of Public Diplomacy at Kyoto University of Foreign Studies. She is also Emeritus Professor of Communications at California State University, Fullerton, a proud Titan for life. Snow is author, editor and co-editor of ten books, including "Propaganda, Inc." and "Information War." Dr. Snow was an Abe Fellow/Visiting Professor at Keio University's Institute of Journalism, Media & Communication Studies. Her next book is called "Awkward Embrace," about Japan's relations with the world.

Snow has held several adjunct professor positions, including the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism where she was the principal faculty involved in the establishment of the Center on Public Diplomacy. She has taught public diplomacy and marketing foreign policy as a senior adjunct faculty at the Interdisciplinary (IDC) Center Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy in Herzliya, Israel. Snow is a former Presidential Management Fellow (PMF) in the Clinton administration where she served at both the United States Information Agency and U.S. Department of State. Dr. Snow held a two-year visiting professor appointment at Syracuse University’s Newhouse and Maxwell Schools where she worked with public relations and international relations faculty to expand a dual degree masters in public diplomacy. Her visiting faculty appointments besides Keio University include Tsinghua University; Sophia University; and the Universiti Teknologi MARA. Snow is a two-time recipient of a Fulbright award (Germany, Japan).

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    • AMERICAN UNIVERSITY, CLEMSON UNIVERSITY