Have the recent significant shifts in geopolitics changed the role of soft power strategies and activities among leading world powers? What are the challenges and opportunities that present themselves for cultural exchanges, language programs, educational institutions, universities, science diplomacy and communication & media in a changed system of international relations? These questions will be discussed on the basis of a systematic study of eight world powers (Germany, USA, France, United Kingdom as liberal democracies; China, Russia, Saudi Arabia as autocracies; and India as an emerging economic power with an ailing democracy) by comparing their soft power strategies and activities from the 2010s with what they are today and in the context of changing economic and security policy considerations.
Following a short presentation of the new ifa study, the event will examine the challenges and opportunities for German foreign cultural and educational policy.
The discussion will be followed by a reception.
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The link to the livestream will be made available on this page (no registration is necessary).
The External Cultural Policy (ECP) Monitor provides information on key data such as the economy and geopolitical position of selected countries and presents relevant information on their external cultural policy (ECP) measures. Concise country profiles and reports structure quantitative data and contextual information, e.g. on culture and art, language, education, science and research or media.
The ECP Monitor is a collaborative project of the Hertie School with ifa's Library and ifa's Research Programme.