Don’t miss on April the 12th, the roundtable about "Cultural Diplomacy and Soft Power"
On Thursday, April 12th from 5.30pm, the Alliance Française of Hong Kong and the Department of Government and International Studies of Baptist University are organizing a roundtable about "Cultural Diplomacy and Soft Power".
Cultural diplomacy and Soft Power, since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, have grown as a major issue in the conduct of international relations.
The great powers, conscious of their image outside their borders and willing to weigh on global debates, develop cultural strategies to bring their voices in the world.
This round-table conference will provide an opportunity for scholars specialists of Soft Power to exchange ideas with Hong Kong diplomats whose home country is pursuing an active foreign cultural policy. It will be an opportunity for each one of these personalities to speak on the specific national requirements of his country, and discuss with the public on matters related to geopolitics, economics and culture.
Mr. Werner Hans Lauk, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Hong Kong
Mr. Han Jae-heuk, Consul (Culture and Public Information) of the Republic of Korea in Hong Kong
Prof. Takanori Kitamura, former diplomat and professor at Chinese University of Hong Kong
Prof. Jean-Pierre Cabestan, Head of the Department of Government and International Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University
Prof. Ting Wai, professor of the Department of Government and International Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University
Mr. Gérald Candelle, Director of the Alliance française de Hong Kong
This event is organized by the Department of Government and International Studies of Baptist University and the Alliance française de Hong Kong
Refreshments will be served after the Roundtable discussions
Lam Woo International Conference Centre
Hong Kong Baptist University
Renfrew Rd, Kowloon Tong
Tel: 3411 5726
Registration not required. All are welcome.