Wed, Jun 19|
Ben Gurion University of the Negev
CULTURAL DIPLOMACY AND EUROVISION 2019: BETWEEN DIVERSITY, CULTURE AND DIPLOMACY
We gathered to meet, to talk, to listen and to discuss the challenges and opportunities of cultural diplomacy. Ambassadors, cultural figures, academics, and young researchers...
Time & Location
Jun 19, 2019, 9:30 AM
Ben Gurion University of the Negev, שד' בן-גוריון 1, באר שבע, Israel
About the Event
Culture as a tool or as a goal? Could culture be at the center of foreign policy? How can we use new technology to promote our values and what can we achieve by doing so? Is it all a branding tool or is it more than that? What is more important- marketing or building trust? Why is it essential to separate culture from politics and where do they have to come together?
We gathered to meet, to talk, to listen, and to discuss the challenges and opportunities of cultural diplomacy. Ambassadors, cultural figures, academics, and young researchers, discussed openly avenues for bringing people together through cultural diplomacy. The event was attended by nearly 70 guests and participants, each one bringing a unique and interesting perspective to the discussion.
We redefined the term "cultural diplomacy" and then broke it down, analyzed case studies, discussed future opportunities alongside challenges in the era of information sharing, and disagreed with many other definitions.
The event allowed us to listen, to exchange knowledge, to sharpen conclusions and to discuss new challenges for the future, to sharpen the connection between academia, culture, and diplomacy.
"Culture is much more than art; it is history, literature, identity".
~H.E Emanuele Giaufret, Head of Delegation of the European Union to the State of Israel