The concept of cultural diplomacy refers to the exchange of ideas, information, art, and other aspects of culture among nations and their peoples in order to foster mutual understanding. Whilst the term cultural diplomacy has only recently been established, evidence of its practice can be seen throughout history and has existed for centuries. Explorers, travellers, traders, artists and saints can be all considered living examples of “informal ambassadors” or early “cultural diplomats”.

In the final session of the Rethinking Leadership series Oxford academic, writer and documentary maker Dr Janina Ramirez and Dr Marta de Zuniga, Director of the Polish Cultural Institute in London will explore the role of cultural diplomacy in creating influence, building positive relations and revealing the soul of the nations.

“Cultural Diplomacy: Revealing the Soul of Nations”

  • Thu, 24th November 2022

  • 10:30 – 12:30 GMT
  • Harris Manchester College, Oxford
  • Speakers:
    dr Janina Ramirez, cultural historian, broadcaster and author, Harris Manchester College, Oxford
    Julia Griffin, curator and art historian
    dr Marta de Zuniga, Director of the Polish Cultural Institute in London
    Eva Grosman, CEO, Centre for Democracy and Peace Building (Chair)

This event is organised by the Two Wings Institute in partnership with the Oxford Centre for the Resolution of Intractable Conflict, Centre for Democracy and Peace Building, Oxford Polish Association and the Polish Cultural Institute in London, and supported by the Polish National Foundation.

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