Humanitarian Diplomacy, Soft Power and Covid-19

Yunus Emre Institute in London is delighted to host its first online talk as part of the Arts & Culture series with Omar Salha and Carla Figueira on “Humanitarian Diplomacy, Soft Power and Covid-19” on Tuesday 21st of April 2020 at 18:00.

The Coronavirus pandemic has seen over 2 million cases recorded worldwide with different approaches taken by respective nations in tackling the virus. As the world adapts to the new ‘normal’, we take a look at the role of nations in adopting a humanitarian approach as a soft power policy and expression of multilateralism. How has the international community responded to the crisis? What could have been done differently?

Guest Speaker: Omar Salha | Moderator: Carla Figueira
Date: Tuesday, 21st April 2020
Time: 18:00 (BST)

The Talk will take place through ZOOM, an online platform.

For online booking please CLICK HERE.

Omar Salha is a PhD Nohoudh Scholar at SOAS Uni of London, Lecturer in International Diplomacy and Soft Power, Research & Teaching Fellow at the Centre for International Studies & Diplomacy (SOAS), Fellow at The RSA (Royal Society of Arts) and Research Fellow at the Islamophobia Studies Centre, UC Berkeley, California. Omar is also the Founder & CEO of Ramadan Tent Project, a non- profit organisation established in 2013 with its mission of bringing communities together to better understand each other. This is done through several of its key programmes and notably the UK’s largest community event in Ramadan and award-winning initiative, Open Iftar.

Carla Figueira, BA MA PhD FHEA FRSA, is an academic in the field of international cultural relations and cultural and linguistic policies. She is the Director of the MA in Cultural Policy, Relations and Diplomacy and of the MA in Tourism and Cultural Policy at the Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship, Goldsmiths, University of London. Carla is an international relations graduate of the Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais e Políticas, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (Portugal), she moved to London after a career in arts management. In the UK, she went on to gain an MA in Arts Management (City University, UK, Chevening Scholar) and a PhD in Cultural Policy and Management (City University, UK, Praxis XXI Scholar).

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