Associate Professor, Dr. J. Gregory Payne, Emerson College, presents on Crisis Communication

Students, Board of Directors, Faculty and Staff of ICMS all joined together in the ICMS Auditorium on 28 August 2015 to welcome U.S speaker Dr. J. Gregory Payne to present his expertise on Crisis Communication in relation to Nepal and the international world.

Dr. Payne’s expertise is in political communication, public diplomacy, crisis communication, celebrity/spectacle media events (death of Princess Diana, JFK, Jr., Michael Jackson) and health communication, protest rhetoric, especially the shootings at Kent State. He has edited the American Behavioral Scientist’s campaign edition for every presidential election since 1988, and is the founding director of the Saudi American Exchange, the first grass roots public diplomacy effort in the wake of 9/11 and honored at the inaugural Clinton Global Initiative. 

Dr. Payne advises the Emerson chapter of the Communications, Politics & Law Association (CPLA) that hosts numerous guest speakers, events and trips for students throughout the course of each academic year.

For more information on Dr. Payne and his achievements, including his projects and public diplomacy experience can be found at his website: