Cultural relations as a tool of diplomacy in international relations

The aim of “Cultural relations as a tool of diplomacy in international relations” video lecture series is to explore cultural relations as a soft power instrument in foreign policy and to initiate discussions on the role of culture in international relations. The lectures focus on various theoretical and practical aspects of cultural relations, including various actors, institutions, approaches, recent trends and future prospects.

Cultural relations are more determining in international relations than ever. Culture has an emerging role in international relations and the importance of this role is recognised by governments, institutions and other key figures of the global political arena. This video lecture series helps to understand the background, the complex mechanisms and also the opportunities what culture as a tool can bring into international relations in a changing world.