I'm just a girl who loves tea, good books, runs to new places and I am always down for some adventure.
I am studying cultural diplomacy because I we live in a world that is becoming more and more dependent on each other at the global level. What we do today, and the relationships we create with the people around the world can greatly shape the future. Cultural diplomacy happens at a macro-level every day, but also at a micro-level, with every interaction we have. Each individual has the capacity to create inter-cultural bridges.
In a world so big, many of us may not be able to do great things, but we are each capable of doing small things greatly.
The impact of many small, well-intentioned, actions creates a long-lasting ripple effect that can break down barriers, because all of us are not so different, we all just want to be happy!
The best thing about the program I am in is the opportunity to experience both living in Italy as well as living in Berlin this spring.
In Berlin my studies and classes are a good mix of classes, lectures, on top of a variety of conferences that bring in global speakers.
Cultural diplomacy brings various people together, and it extends further than students, to diplomats, stakeholders, various NGOS, as well as governmental institutions.
This spring I am taking:
Introduction to Field Cultural Diplomacy
Nation Branding and Cultural Diplomacy
Field of Future Trends in Cultural Diplomacy
History and Evolution of Cultural Diplomacy
Cultural Diplomacy in Conflict Zones
Hard Power, Soft Power, and Smart Power
~Fall Semester 2016~
University of Siena
Via Banchi di Sotto,55, Siena SI, Italy
Global Governance and the European Scenario
Cultural Heritage and Public Diplomacy
Introduction to Middle Eastern Politics
Topics in International Human Rights
Migrations and cultures in the European perspective
*extra weekly-seminars and additional short courses are further offered to enhance understanding
Someone told me, "you're not lost if you aren't looking for anything specific, you're merely wandering whimsically in the right direction."
Josephine Katlyn Bush