- Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy
(Washington, D.C.) A bipartisan panel created by the United States Congress and appointed by the President of the United States to appraise U.S. Government activities intended to understand, inform, and influence foreign publics.
- Association for Place Branding and Public Diplomacy
(Berlin, Germany) An organization that aims to establish and shape place branding and public diplomacy as a distinctive discipline with its own progressive methods.
- Center on Public Diplomacy (USC)
- Centre for International Communications Research
(Leeds, UK) A departmental center that provides a specialized forum for the research of global informational and cultural inequality; media and propaganda; transnational diasporic communications; international communications policy regimes; etc.
- Centre for the Study of Propaganda and War
(Canterbury, Kent) A research institute committed to a systematic study of propaganda on an interdisciplinary basis and in its widest possible historical context. The Centre aims to actively promote a greater understanding of propaganda theory.
(London, UK) The cultural relations think-tank of the British Council bringing together cultural relations and public diplomacy practitioners, thinkers, writers, journalists and policy makers from around the world.
- Edward R. Murrow Center of Public Diplomacy
(Medford, MA) Established in 1965 in memory of the distinguished reporter and leader of the United States Information Agency, Edward R. Murrow, the Center participates in the definition of the field of public diplomacy through its academic courses.
- European Institute for Comparative Cultural Research
(Bonn, Germany) An independent organisation which carries out comparative cultural research and cultural policy monitoring in co-operation with experts from over 40 European countries.
- Imagindia Institute
(New Delhi, India) A non-partisan action and communication center that engages in public and economic diplomacy, and campaigns on issues that have an immediate and enduring importance for Indian and global communities and promotes social entrepreneurship.
- Institute for Cultural Diplomacy
(Berlin, Germany) An international, not-for-profit, non-governmental organization conducting research and programs in the area of cultural communication and rapprochement to offer viable alternatives to enhance traditional diplomatic policy.
- The Aspen Institute
(Washington, D.C.) An institute that aims to foster values-based leadership, encouraging individuals to reflect on the ideals and ideas that define a good society, and to provide a neutral and balanced venue for discussing and acting on critical issues.
- The Public Diplomacy Institute
(Washington, DC) A research institute at George Washington University that seeks to advance public diplomacy through scholarship, research, consultation, and professional services.