Using the work of the UN Palais des Nations in Geneva as a neat case study, this report explores how “cultural diplomacy” is used by diplomats to build bridges and facilitate cooperation and partnership. It shows how in this environment the use of art and culture is “intensely political” but that little evidence exists to support the claims made for its widespread international use. A fascinating and readable document with primary research based on interviews with 20 diplomats.
- James Doeser & Melissa Nisbett
- Kings College London
- 23 October 2017