Diplomacy and Culture

The course explored the changing relationship between different kinds of "power" (coercion, military, economic—and the power of the arts as intervention, reflection, moral framework, etc.) Thinking of cultural diplomacy as a way to understand the people, societies and politics of countries and regions, the course looked at the specific ways performances, films, and different types of media help us to do that, through theoretical frameworks and a wide range of case studies, screenings, guest speakers, etc.


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