The New York Times just broke the news that the Center on Public Diplomacy won a generous MacArthur grant to further its research, presence, and to produce future events in the Second Life virtual world. Josh Fouts and Doug Thomas are the co-principal investigators on this $550,000 grant.
Check out the first MacArthur / CPD event at 9 PT this morning. more info here.
(Disclosure: I have been the Center’s Web editor since 2005.)
photo from the public diplomacy flickr stream.