Brief CV

Adam Clayton Powell III is Director of Washington Programs for the University of Southern California’s Annenberg Center for Communication Leadership and Policy, leading USC’s multi-disciplinary initiatives on election cybersecurity and digital inclusion. Earlier, he served as USC’s Vice Provost for Globalization, opening new USC facilities in Shanghai and Seoul; and Director of the USC Integrated Media Systems Center, a National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center located in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. Previous and related roles included President of the Public Diplomacy Council of the U.S.; Vice President for Technology and Programs of the Freedom Forum and Newseum; Executive Producer at Quincy Jones Entertainment; Vice President for News and Information at NPR; News Director of all-news WINS radio in New York; and Manager of Special Events and Political Coverage for CBS News.