Arts, cultural diplomacy & soft power
This theme includes:
- major and mega events as vehicles of cultural diplomacy
- sport diplomacy
The Centre has developed significant expertise in cultural diplomacy. Two members of our staff, Professors McPherson and Kosmala, are members of the European Cultural Parliament. We also have a number of PhD students working in cultural diplomacy and sport, arts and post conflict research. Our work to date in this area has included commissioned work for the British Council examining how the arts contribute to the aims, aspirations and delivery of soft power and, what the value and contribution of the arts is with regard to this agenda.