Explain relevant terms and notions such as those of soft power, cultural cooperation and public diplomacy
Discuss current geopolitical and economic contexts, and the role that cultural diplomacy plays in the G8 and in the G20 world
Identify the main actors involved in cultural diplomacy today
Explore the nascent EU strategy of cultural diplomacy
Assess specific examples where cultural diplomacy has worked and examples where it has not
What does cultural diplomacy mean? How does it work in practice? What effect does it have in today’s world? Get the answers with this introduction to cultural diplomacy.
You will explore whether cultural diplomacy is about intercultural dialogue and engagement between different countries or whether it could be understood as one type of public diplomacy. You will consider the role of state actors and international organisations as well as that of non-state actors (including types of cultural and educational institutions). You will also consider the emerging EU strategy of cultural diplomacy.
Transnational cultural relations
This course is an introduction to cultural diplomacy for people working in foreign policy, public policy, arts, culture and heritage.