Rayan Alyusufi

Rayan Alyusufi

  • ralyusufi at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • PGR
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Rayan Alyusufi is a PhD student working on soft power and public diplomacy. He did his bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from King Saud University and a master's degree in International Communication from St. John's University, New York.

Thesis title: Soft Power in the Context of the Middle East: Practice, Potential, Limitations and Relevance to Postcolonialism (tentative)

Alyusufi’s research interests include decoloniality, soft power and public diplomacy.


  • Alyusufi, R., 2023. THE SACRED JOURNEY: SAUDI ARABIA’S UNCOMFORTABLE SOFT POWER AND ITS BURDEN. USC Center on Public Diplomacy. Published online.