Introduction to the ProgramIn the contemporary economic system, globalization has re-structured the rules of bilateral and multilateral trade and investment in such a way that economic growth requires more than just financial exchange; it requires diplomacy, cooperation, and cultural understanding in order to be successful.
As the global financial crisis has demonstrated, the global economy influences all areas of our lives. It is intimately connected to issues such as global activity against climate change, extreme poverty, immigration and integration, healthcare, development, education, and culture & the arts. As such, discussion on the future of the global economy must incorporate perspectives from a diverse range of fields and groups, including politics, civil society, and multiple academic disciplines, such as sociology, philosophy and anthropology.
The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy has therefore established the program “Cultural Diplomacy & the Global Economy” to promote stronger economic relations between nation states, and to examine the complex relationship between culture, economics, and politics at the global level.
Program Aims“Cultural Diplomacy & the Global Economy” will pursue the following goals:
Academic ThemesAcknowledging the program aims outlined above, the program will focus in particular on the following academic themes: