The North American Cultural Diplomacy Initiative (NACDI) presents its virtual research summit, Cultural Diplomacy as Critical Practice
, on Thursday, September 24 to Friday, September 25, 2020. (register here for free
NACDI is convening three research summits to consider The Cultural Relations Approach to Diplomacy: Practice
(Royal Ontario Museum-Queen’s University, 2020), Players
(University of Southern California, 2021), Policy
(Universidad Iberoamericana, 2022). These summits are intended to generate scholarship that treats cultural diplomacy as a multi-directional, inclusive and potentially activist practice that encompasses a diverse range of actors and their networks.
This first summit, Cultural Diplomacy as Critical Practice
, brings together academics and practitioners from both sides of the culture-diplomacy divide to consider the potential of a cultural relations approach in the practice of diplomacy broadly understood. This summit will be held virtually as Zoom e-panels and consist of three sessions involving a working group of approximately 30 participants.
NACDI Collaborator and Goethe-Institut Toronto Program Curator Jutta Brendemuehl is participating in the summit with a focus on questions around Session 2: Beyond State Centrism: Addressing the Limits of Diplomacy.