Professor Emeritus Martin Kilson passed away yesterday. He was the Frank G. Thomson Professor of Government from 1988 till his retirement in 1999.
Professor Kilson was born in 1931, graduated from Lincoln University, and received his PhD. From Harvard in 1959. After Ford Foundation-supported research in West Africa, he became a Lecturer in Government in 1962 an Assistant Professor in 1967, and Professor of Government in 1969. He was the first black academic to be appointed a full professor at Harvard.
The USC Center on Public Diplomacy is pleased to announce Naima Green-Riley of Harvard University and former U.S. Foreign Service Officer as the recipient of our 2019-2020 CPD Doctoral Dissertation Grant. Before pursuing her Ph.D., Naima was a Pickering Fellow and a Foreign Service Officer at the U.S. Department of State, where she worked in the public diplomacy cone.