Citing Gramsci’s theory of cultural hegemony, Eriks Varpahovskis provides historical examples of states' resistance to cultural diplomacy products.
Sudarshan Ramabadran of the India Foundation's Center for Soft Power on how India's relationship with the ASEAN is enhanced by its ties to Vietnam's Cham civilization.
Author Jennifer Hubbert on the roots of soft power and her new book, China in the World: An Anthropology of Confucius Institutes, Soft Power, and Globalization.
Lynda Jessup announces the North American Cultural Diplomacy Initiative (NACDI)'s new partnership to advance the study of cultural diplomacy.
Mexican Foreign Service Diplomat Felipe Carrera explains how Cirque Du Soleil's Luzia helps foster understanding of Mexican culture.