Joshua S. Fouts
Joshua Fouts is an anthropologist, researcher, and writer focused on projects involving creativity in cultural and scientific innovation.
He has worked at the forefront of the use of science and technology in journalism, public policy, academia, and the private sector. Since 2011 he has been executive director of Science House Foundation, an international science education and human development NGO.
Joshua co-founded and directed two think tanks at the University of Southern California: the USC Center on Public Diplomacy, the first foreign policy think tank dedicated to exploring public diplomacy, and the Online Journalism & Communication Center which published the Online Journalism Review, the first digital publication of its kind.
In 2005, he was the first person to propose and direct a project illuminating how virtual worlds could be used for cultural relations. He began his career as a presidential management fellow at the U.S. Department of State.
He is a global expert at the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, a Salzburg Global Forum fellow, a senior fellow for science diplomacy, culture, and education at the Center for the Study of the Presidency & Congress, and a next generation fellow at The American Assembly. He speaks Brazilian Portuguese.
- Digital Diplomacy and Cultural Collaboration (Videos)
- Cross-Cultural Understanding through Virtual Worlds (Videos)
- The New Ethic of Public Diplomacy (Commentary)
- Understanding Islam through Virtual Worlds (Policy Library)
- Understanding Islam through Virtual Worlds (Videos)
- Digital Diplomacy: Understanding Islam through Virtual Worlds (Policy Library)
- Collaboration, Culture, and Community (Videos)
Last Updated: Mar 24, 2014