Role of Public Diplomacy and Soft Power in the New World Order
The programme is being jointly offered by India Foundation’s Center for Public Diplomacy and Soft Power and Standpoint India.
Center for Public Diplomacy and Soft Power was instituted by the India Foundation and represents the first center in India to dedicatedly focus on the field of public diplomacy and soft power in the global context. It aims to advance its study through initiatives, lectures and events, workshops and training programs, and joint collaborations in research projects and academic conferences.
Standpoint India is an editorial founded with the objective of reflecting India’s diverse realities through disciplined sourcing of analyses, critique and knowledge on a wide range of topics that concern the Indian citizenry.
Role of Public Diplomacy and Soft Power in the New World Order is a five-day intensive learning programme that traces the evolution of public diplomacy and soft power in key geographies across the globe. It brings together a collective of national and international domain experts to examine its impact on topics of pivotal relevance such as commerce, culture and international relations.
The learning modules dive deep into crucial aspects of public diplomacy and soft power through a series of lectures and roundtables that cover culture, trade, archaeology, art and architecture, designed for intensive learning.
Lectures and Roundtables
Holistic approach to learning as eight lectures and a round-table cover both historic and contemporary aspects of each topic
Activities designed to prompt a deeper churn for enhanced learning and contextual understanding of the subject
Interaction with subject matter experts post lectures on certain topics for better assimilation of knowledge
Engaging methods of assessing learning outcomes, as opposed to rote methods of assessment
MEMBERS OF FACULTY & ROUNDTABLE
The curriculum is spread over four days starting 18 November, with the fifth being marked for assessment and submissions. A preparation period of one week will precede the date of assessment.
Day one - Reputational Security, Soft Power and Good Countries
Day one covers important topics under public diplomacy and soft power that impact international relations, with special focus on academic concepts and their nexus. Over three lectures, participants will gain a holistic understanding of public diplomacy and soft power in the 21st century, the importance of a country’s reputation on the global stage, and the role played by nation brands in the larger picture of cross-country collaborations.
Day two - Public Diplomacy and Culture
After the academic concepts, we dive deep into specifics. Day two examines the diversity of cultures, their evolution across geographies and the resulting interconnectedness among nations. A roundtable discussion on Yoga, Textile and Ayurveda will aim at furthering this discussion and explore its impact on the future of cultural relations.
Day three - Cultural Impact on International Trade
Day three will explore over two lectures, the history of international trade among ancient superpowers, how it shaped the civilisational evolution of contemporary nations and what it means for the future of international relations.
Day four - Art, Archaeology and Architectural Conservation
On day four, we discover the importance of art in public diplomacy and its influence on international relations. Over the course of two lectures, topics covered include archaeology as a tool for understanding shared histories and the need for conservation of ancient architecture.
Day five - Assessment
Assessment, paper submissions and sign-off
The learning programme is divided into seven lectures and one roundtable discussion –
- Reputational Security by Nicholas Cull
- Understanding Public Diplomacy And Soft Power In The 21st Century by Jonathan McClory
- Good Country: Repairing The World In One Generation by Simon Anholt
- Forgotten Histories – The Evolution Of Culture And Its Impact On Public Diplomacy by Dinesh K Patnaik
- Roundtable – Culture Beyond Boundaries by Nouf Almarwaai, Rami Desai, Rajiv Vasudevan and Come Carpentier
- Historical Overview: Trade And Public Diplomacy by Sanjaya Baru
- Contemporary Dynamics: Trade And Public Diplomacy In The New World Order by Sanjaya Baru
- Common Man’s Art by Giulia Ambrogi
- Archaeology And Conservation As Tools Of Soft Power by Madhusudhanan Kalaichelvan