Hard Vs. Soft Power

Foreign Policy Strategies in Contemporary International Relations

(Cambridge University, UK; June 23rd - 26th, 2010)

Samuel Jones

Head of Culture at Demos; DCMS Fellow

Samuel Jones is Head of Culture at British think-tank Demos and a Fellow at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

Jones is a widely read and influential academic in the fields of culture, the arts, and international and intercultural communication. His publications include a range of important pamphlets and reports such as: “Cultural Diplomacy” (2007), which looks in detail at the UK’s policy on cultural diplomacy, the national benefits of cultural diplomacy, and the future of cultural diplomacy; “It’s a Material World” (2008); and “Knowledge and inspiration” (2006). In addition, Jones has contributed an article on “The New Cultural Professionals” for the DEMOS publication “Production Values” and was a co-author of “Knowledge and Inspiration” (2006), which focused on the role museums, libraries and archives to the UK’s social and cultural landscapes.

A graduate of Cambridge University (BA in History) and the Courtauld Institute of Art (MA in History of Art), Jones also sits on the UK Executive Board of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) and has worked with the BBC to investigate TV art audiences.