Cultural Diplomacy versus Cultural Propaganda: New Research Insights

December 15, 2009 // 3:00pm4:00pm
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Cold War International History Project

The line between cultural diplomacy and propaganda is frequently blurry, and the resulting confusion frequently undermines or hinders legitimate efforts at public diplomacy. Wilson Center Romanian Short-Term Scholar Bogdan Jora will explore defining characteristics and patterns of communication which can be used to differentiate between propaganda and cultural diplomacy, and will discuss how these lessons can be applied to specific target audiences.

Bogdan Lucian Jora is a research fellow at the Romanian Academy's Institute of International Relations and a civil servant at the Romanian Ministry of Education. Jora has worked as a visiting professor at Shandong University in China, Copenhagen University and Bucharest University. Jora earned his Ph.D. in history with a thesis on Romania's Cultural Diplomacy in the interwar period.

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