Professor, Washington Public Diplomacy Program
Former Director, Maxwell-in-Washington
Statecraft, smart power, public diplomacy
Michael Schneider oversees the professional development
courses of the Washington Public Diplomacy Program, a spring semester
requirement for students enrolled in their second year of the dual MA in
International Relations and MS in Public Relations Program, a joint initiative
of Syracuse University's Maxwell School and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public
In the 1980s, Dr. Schneider was Deputy Associate and Acting
Associate Director of USIA for policy and programs and served as USIA Liaison with
the National Security Council. He was Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary of
State in the mid-1990s. He served as executive secretary of a panel of U.S. and
international leaders who examined the Fulbright Exchange Program, and authored
the report, Fulbright at Fifty, and a subsequent report to the State
Department, Others' Open Doors. Dr.
Schneider served as the Director of Maxwell-in-Washington until 2009.