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International Cultural Relations in the Digital Age: What’s Next?

Panel discussiononline event via Zoom
18:00 – 19:30
Photo: Sincerely Media via Unsplash

Challenges and prospects between global discourse, echo chambers and spin control

How successful are digital approaches to foreign cultural and education policy and why? How well do they mesh with traditional FCEP? Does the potentially greater reach of digital activities lead to better outcomes? Can everyone participate?
The panellists will discuss prospects and challenges in an increasingly connected but also fragmented world.


The event will be held in English. Please register here


Portrait Ojoma Ochai

Ojoma Ochai

is Managing Partner of The Creative Economy Practice at Co-Creation Hub in Lagos, Nigeria. CC Hub's mission is to promote intra African and global trade and collaboration that will stimulate African Creative Economy growth through research, advocacy, ecosystem development, investment readiness and other projects to stimulate innovation and technology adoption in the sector. Previously, she was Regional Director for the British Council's Sub-Saharan Africa Arts and Creative Economy Programme. She is also a member of the UNESCO Expert Panel on the 2005 Convention on Cultural Expressions and has worked with many institutions like the Swedish Arts Council, the World Bank and others over the last 15 years.

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Portrait Corneliu Bjola

Corneliu Bjola

is Associate Professor in Diplomatic Studies at the University of Oxford and Head of the Oxford Digital Diplomacy Research Group. He also serves as a Faculty Fellow at the Center on Public Diplomacy at the University of Southern California and as a Professorial Lecturer at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna. His research addresses the impact of digital technology on the conduct of diplomacy with a focus on public diplomacy, international negotiations, and methods for countering digital propaganda.

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Portrait Manouchehr Shamsrizi

Manouchehr Shamsrizi

is a co-founder of Humboldt University zu Berlin's and a co-founder of the Yunus Centre for Social Business and Values at Leuphana Universität Lüneburg. Former Ariane de Rothschild Fellow of Innovative Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Cambridge and Global Justice Fellow at Yale University, a Fellow of the German Council on Foreign Relations, and was honoured as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Primarily background in political philosophy, holding a Master of Public Policy.

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Portrait Nicholas J. Cull

Nicholas J. Cull

is Professor of Communication, Global Communication Policy Fellow, Center for Communication Leadership and Policy at USC Annenberg. There, he was the founding director of the master's program in public diplomacy and part of the team recognized by the Department of State with the Benjamin Franklin award. From 2004 to 2019, Cull served as president of the International Association for Media and History. He is originally from the U.K.

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Portrait Samir Nasr

Samir Nasr

is filmmaker and publisher. A graduate from the Baden-Württemberg Film Academy with a focus on directing and scriptwriting, Samir Nasr received several awards for his documentary and fiction works. For more than 20 years he has conducted workshops and taught in Europe and the Arab World, recently at the University of Arts/Berlin, FH Dortmund and Film University Babelsberg, Potsdam. His latest movie SHARAF – a German, Tunisian, French production – will have its world premiere in December 2021 at the competition of the Red Sea Festival. He lives in Berlin and Cairo.

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Yannick Ringot

Project Coordinator Dialogue and Research Culture and Foreign Policy

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