Cultural Diplomacy

Mount Fuji from Mount Kita via Wikimedia Commons

Japan turned historical negatives into positive examples through corrective measures and bold initiatives guided by social accountability and justice.

Photo of Lalbag Fort, Dhaka, Bangladesh by Md Tanvir Mehadi Shovon via Canva

The nation branding campaign “Beautiful Bangladesh” conveys an image that is not in sync with the reality inside the country. 

Türkiye has made gastrodiplomacy one of the most significant elements of its soft power and has been engaging in efforts to promote its cuisine with activities such as Turkish Cuisine Week.

This two-part article sets out to demonstrate the potential for further development and implementation of corporate cultural diplomacy in Cyprus, given the island’s economic course in recent years and what appears to be the operation of a mechanism of adjustability and rapid self-recovery. Emphasis is placed on the connection between nation branding and corporate cultural diplomacy, public diplomacy, economic and digital diplomacy, forms that can cooperatively and systematically create important opportunities and possibilities for further growth and leverage, given Cyprus’s geopolitical position, while also taking into account the set of firms seated and active on the island. In addition, the article cites specific examples on which the executive and the legislative should focus in order to secure sustainability across a range of sectors required in an interdependent world and new globalization.

This two-part article sets out to demonstrate the potential for further development and implementation of corporate cultural diplomacy in Cyprus, given the island’s economic course in recent years and what appears to be the operation of a mechanism of adjustability and rapid self-recovery. Emphasis is placed on the connection between nation branding and corporate cultural diplomacy, public diplomacy, economic and digital diplomacy, forms that can cooperatively and systematically create important opportunities and possibilities for further growth and leverage, given Cyprus’s geopolitical position, while also taking into account the set of firms seated and active on the island. In addition, the article cites specific examples on which the executive and the legislative should focus in order to secure sustainability across a range of sectors required in an interdependent world and new globalization.

Graphic for Notes from Ukraine: A 100-Year Celebration of Carol of the Bells concert by The Ukrainian Institute

Ukrainian Institute Director General Volodymyr Sheiko argues that much more remains to be done for Ukraine's cultural diplomacy.

Old books with one selected by Racool_studio via freepik.com

Early literary portrayals of cities' global cultural relations may serve as a lens for modern city diplomacy scholarship.

Visitors outside the Mexico Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai by Suneesh Sudhakaran/Expo 2020 Dubai (used with permission).

Mexico’s showing at Expo 2020 Dubai demonstrated various strengths in cultural diplomacy, partnerships and more, writes Yadira Ixchel Martínez Pantoja.

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