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Wales & the World – Promoting Wales Internationally: The Next Steps

Thursday 22 October, at 10:00 AM - 1:10 PM
Online

This event will explore the next steps needed to promote Wales on the international stage. We’ll consider the topics of international relations, universities and research, and the promotion of our arts, culture and the Welsh language.

This is the final event in our Wales and the World series. It is delivered in partnership with Aberystwyth University, with support from the Welsh Government and HEFCW.

Chair: Professor Colin McInnes, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research, Knowledge Exchange and Innovation), Aberystwyth University

10.00

Introduction Chair: Professor Colin McInnes, Pro Vice-Chancellor – Research, Knowledge Exchange and Innovation, Aberystwyth University

Welcome and aims of the day Professor Elizabeth Treasure, Vice-Chancellor, Aberystwyth University

10.10

Summary of series Martin Pollard, Chief Executive, Learned Society of Wales

10.15

Key messages from the series so far

Responding to the findings from the first three events in the Wales and the World series 

Soft Power Strategies – How Should Wales Project Itself on the World Stage?
Sir Emyr Jones Parry, immediate past President, Learned Society of Wales

The Role of Arts, Culture and the Welsh Language in Developing Wales’s International Profile
Helgard Krause, Chief Executive, Books Council Wales

Universities as Global Communities
Professor Iwan Davies, Vice-Chancellor, Bangor University

Panel discussion 
Chair: Dr Anwen Jones, Pro Vice-Chancellor – Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Aberystwyth University

10.55

Breakout discussions

What are the next steps to prioritise in each of these areas? Zoom breakout rooms facilitated by:

    • Professor Milja Kurki, Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University
    • Eluned Haf, Head of Wales Arts International
    • Rob Humphreys, HEFCW Council member & Trustee, British Council

Rapporteurs from Aberystwyth University

11.55

Break

12.10

Feedback from breakout sessions

Participants’ poll to gauge support for emerging ideas

12.40

Closing keynote

Speaker: Professor Laura McAllister, Wales Governance Centre, Cardiff University

13.00

Chair to review poll results and sum up

13.10

Close

Event Details
Date
Thursday 22 October
Time
10:00 AM - 1:10 PM
Cost
Free
Organizer
Aberystwyth University / Learned Society of Wales
Phone:
01970 623111
Website:
www.aber.ac.uk
Venue
Online