Nancy Snow is AY 2022-2023 Distinguished Visiting Faculty and Advisor at Schwarzman College, Tsinghua University. Snow was the specially appointed Pax Mundi (“Distinguished”) Professor of Public Diplomacy at Kyoto University of Foreign Studies (2016-2022). She is an Adjunct Fellow at the Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS), Temple University Japan, and a Senior Advisor at Kreab Tokyo.
Snow is an Advisor to the OIST Foundation and serves on the editorial advising boards of the Journal of Public Diplomacy (South Korea), Public Diplomacy Magazine (USC), and the NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence journal, Defence Strategic Communications (Latvia). She is a Non-Executive Director of the International Security Industry Council of Japan, a think tank on defense, security, and national interest issues.
In 2020, Dr. Snow held the Walt Disney Endowed Chair in Global Media at Schwarzman College, Tsinghua University. A two-time Fulbright scholar (University of Freiburg, Germany; Sophia University, Japan), she is Professor of Communications, Emeritus at California State University, Fullerton.
Snow held faculty teaching appointments at the top-ranked Newhouse School at Syracuse University and Annenberg School at the University of Southern California. She received her doctorate in International Relations from American University’s School of International Service in Washington, D.C., ranked by Foreign Policy magazine as a Top-10 best IR program in the world.
Snow is an alumna of the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program where she was a specialist in cultural affairs and international exchange at the U.S. Information Agency; refugee and migration analyst, and Capitol Hill liaison, at the U.S. Department of State.
Snow was a Visiting Research Professor with the Institute for Journalism, Media and Communication Studies at Keio University, where she also affiliated as a Social Science Research Council Abe Fellow. Visiting senior professorships include The Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy, and Strategy in Israel (Reichman University/IDC-Herzliya), Japan (Keio, Sophia), Malaysia (UiTM), and China (Tsinghua School of Journalism and Communication), along with teaching in the top two U.S. flagship institutions in graduate-level public diplomacy, USC and Syracuse.
Snow has published fifteen books, most recently The Mystery of Japan’s Information Power (Bunshindo, 2022); two 2020 imprints, Routledge Handbook of Public Diplomacy second edition with Nicholas Cull, and the late great Philip M. Taylor of the University of Leeds, with whom she co-edited the first edition of the Routledge Handbook of Public Diplomacy. Snow also co-edited The SAGE Handbook of Propaganda with Paul Baines and Nicholas O’Shaughnessy. In addition, her work is available in nine other translations.
Snow is under contract to co-author with Garth Jowett the 8th edition of the SAGE publication, “Propaganda and Persuasion” and to edit “Media and Propaganda in Modern Conflicts: An Encyclopedia,” for Bloomsbury/ABC-CLIO.
Snow is known internationally as a foundational faculty member who helped advance public diplomacy in curriculum and practice at the University of Southern California Annenberg School and Syracuse University Newhouse School. More recently she served as the first full-time public diplomacy professor in Japan with the title, Pax Mundi (“World Peace”) Distinguished Professor of Public Diplomacy at Kyoto University of Foreign Studies. She remains a strong advocate for person-to-person exchanges, having served as a two-time Fulbright scholar (University of Freiburg, Sophia University) and Social Science Research Council Abe Fellow.
Her global experience includes teaching and research faculty appointments in China (Schwarzman Scholars Program, Tsinghua University), Japan (Keio, Sophia), Israel (Reichman/IDC-Herzliya), and Malaysia (UiTM).
She has guest lectured widely from Singapore to London, Palestine to Paris.