November 18 2020
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 roundtable 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
Parameters include daily interactions with variable weights, as opposed to rote methods of assessment
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
Covers crucial components of public diplomacy and soft-power, with focus on academic concepts and their nexus
Day two – Public Diplomacy and Culture
Dive deep into the cultural evolution of diverse geographies and the resulting interconnectedness, its impact on geo-politics and what it means for the future
Day three – Cultural Impact on International Trade
Discover the role of culture in shaping trade between ancient superpowers and how it impacted the civilisational evolution of contemporary nations; included is a discussion on what it means for the future of international relations
Day four – Art, Archaeology and Architectural Conservation
Explore the importance of art forms in public diplomacy and its influence on international relations; archaeology as a tool for understanding shared histories and values; the need for architectural conservation to preserve historic ties
Day five – Assessment
Assessment, paper submissions and sign-off