Center for Strategic Communication

The Center for Strategic Communication (CSC) is an initiative of the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University. This strategic initiative promotes advanced research, teaching and public discussions of the role of communication in combating terrorism, promoting national security, and successfully engaging in public diplomacy worldwide and is composed of an multidisciplinary group of scholars at ASU and partner institutions.

The initiative was launched during the spring of 2005 with a public lecture series that brought recognized experts and distinguished spokespersons to ASU Tempe campus drawn from government, military, academic and first-responder communities.

During the fall semester of 2005 the initiative expanded to create a Consortium for Strategic Communication working group. Current partners include the Combating Terrorism Center at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Drawing upon a diverse set of quantitative, qualitative and rhetorical approaches, the members are currently pursuing several research areas. They are currently conducting a six-year, $4.5 million research project on Islamist extremists' use of narrative to influence contested populations in the Middle East, Southweat Asia, North Africa, and Europe. In recognition of these accomplishments, the Arizona Board of Regents recently authorized establishment of the CSC as an official University Research Center.

Center for Strategic Communication Public Lecture with Dr. Norman Vasu - September 21, 2012   2:30 pm, Coor Hall 186

Center for Strategic Communication and ASU NROTC Public Event Lecture - April 18, 2012

Center for Strategic Communication Inauguration and Lecture - February 23, 2012

For current information please visit the Center for Strategic Communication

For additional information or to become involved in one of our working groups, please contact Steve Corman, director.


Public Lectures


Steven R. Corman, professor
Angela Trethewey, professor
Pauline Hope Cheong, associate professor

Affiliated Faculty

Anthony Roberto, associate professor