Joshua S. Fouts

Carnegie Council Senior Fellow, 2008-2009; Science House Foundation

Joshua Sheridan Fouts is executive director of Science House Foundation, an NGO working in over 25 countries to change the education and learning and opportunity paradigm for K-12 children in under-served communities worldwide. He also works as a consultant in innovation for private businesses.

Fouts 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.

Fouts 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, and a Next Generation Fellow at The American Assembly.

Featured Work

MAR 26, 2010 Podcast

Obama's Internet Initiative and Social Reform in the U.S. and Japan

In this Japan Society event, a panel of experts explore the evolving role of information and communication technologies in reforming politics, business, and society in ...

JUN 18, 2009 Podcast

Iranian Press TV: Cross-Cultural Understanding through Virtual Worlds

In an interview forĀ "The Autograph," a program on Iran's PressTV hosted by Susan Modaress, Council Senior Fellows Joshua Fouts and Rita King discuss the ...

Obama's exclusive <a href="">Al Arabiya interview</a>.

FEB 18, 2009 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Commentary: The New Ethic of Public Diplomacy

With President Obama's choice for under secretary of public diplomacy still unknown, it's hard to gauge where strategic communications are headed. But in the era ...

FEB 18, 2009 Podcast

Understanding Islam through Virtual Worlds

After a year of exploring digital Islamic communities, Senior Fellows Joshua S. Fouts and Rita J. King present their findings, along with video of their ...

Digital Diplomacy: Understanding Islam through Virtual Worlds

FEB 5, 2009 Article

Digital Diplomacy: Understanding Islam through Virtual Worlds

This project examines how the Internet can lead to a greater firsthand understanding of Islam for policymakers, diplomats, and people worldwide.