Throughout history, the interaction of peoples and elites, the sharing of language, religion, ideas and the arts have always played a crucial role in international relations. Governments conceived of cultural diplomacy as a tool at the service of political and economic objectives, but today it is already considered one of the three pillars of foreign policy, a crucial factor in the diplomatic agenda of state and non-state actors.
Today, in an increasingly globalized and interdependent world, cultural diplomacy is a fundamental instrument for promoting peace, stability and cooperation, highlighting the soft power not just as a crucial component of international relations, as well as a vibrant field of scientific inquiry.
Professor Yudhishthir Raj Isar
Internationally recognized specialist in the areas of cultural policy, cultural development and cultural diplomacy, with dozens of articles and books published in the most prestigious international publishers
Professor Luísa Godinho
Department of International Relations