CPD Director Geoffrey Wiseman to Moderate Panel in Cultural Diplomacy Symposium

On Friday, March 27, 2009 at 2:30 pm, CPD Director Dr. Geoffrey Wiseman will moderate a panel on "Global Approaches to Cultural Diplomacy: The Growing Influence of Transnational Actors" as part of the CULTURAL DIPLOMACY: Clash or Conversation? symposium hosted by the Association of Public Diplomacy Scholars.

The panel, which includes Andrew Wulf - USC Libraries exhibition curator, Sharon Memis - Director of the British Council and Sabina Rakcheyeva - musician, will explore the role of museum exhibitions and music as instruments of public diplomacy.

CULTURAL DIPLOMACY: Clash or Conversation? - Symposium Program

Friday, March 27, 2009
9:30 am- 5:00 pm
USC Davis Auditorium(GER 124)
University of Southern California

: 9:30-10:00

Keynote 1: 10:00-10:45

Dr. Richard Arndt, Author, The First Resort of Kings

Panel 1:  11:00-12:30

Presenting America to the World: The Public-Private Partnership


Tracey Alexander, Producer, The Grid

Mark Smith, U.S. Public Diplomat in Residence 2008-2009

Dr. Darius Udrys, Development Manager, Center for Civic Education

Working Lunch:  12:30-2:00

Representatives from the British Council, the International Visitors Council and others will lead table discussions on cultural diplomacy projects

Concert:  2:00-2:30

Sabina Rakcheyeva, violin

Panel 2: 2:30-4:00

Global Approaches to Cultural Diplomacy: The Growing Influence of Transnational Actors


Andrew Wulf, PhD candidate in Museum Studies, University of Leicester; Curator, USC Libraries

Sabina Rakcheyeva, Founder, Sabina Rakcheyeva Trio, Member of European Cultural Parliament

Sharon Memis, Director, British Council North America

Keynote 2: 4:00-4:45

Dr. César Villanueva, Universidad Iberoamericana

Closing Remarks: 4:45

For additional information, please visit http://www.uscapds.org/culturaldiplomacy.html

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