Joseph J. Popiolkowski holds a dual B.A. in political science and journalism from American University in Washington D.C. (2005) and a Master's in Public Diplomacy from the University of Southern California (2008). He is a print and photojournalist who has been published in AU's student newspaper The Eagle, USA TODAY, his hometown newspaper The Buffalo News, and Stateline.org, which is a project of the Pew Research Center. In 2004, he studied archaeology and history at University College Dublin. He was a recipient of the 2007 Marc Nathanson Fellowship, which is awarded to graduate students at USC who complete a summer internship at Voice of America radio in Hong Kong. He has served as a teaching assistant in USC's School of International Relations and his interests include international broadcasting and diplomatic correspondence. Nicholas J. Cull is Professor of Public Diplomacy at USC where he also directs the Master of Public Diplomacy Program. Born in the UK in 1964 and educated at the University of Leeds (BA and PhD), he is a well known historian of the media. His books include The Cold War and the United States Information Agency: American Propaganda and Public Diplomacy, 1945-1989 (Cambridge, 2008) and Selling War: the British Propaganda Campaign against American Neutrality in World War II, (Oxford, 1995). In 2000 he edited Irish Media History, a special issue of the Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television dedicated to the history of film and broadcasting in Ireland. He is president of the International Association for Media and History, a member of the Public Diplomacy Council and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He has a longstanding interest in Irish history and politics which he attributes to the influence of his late granddad Bernard O'Callaghan who, as a child, witnessed the aftermath of the Easter Rising.