Soft Power Strategies – How should Wales project itself on the world stage? – Programme

0930   Registration and networking

1000   Welcome, scene-setting and house-keeping

Professor Cara Aitchison

1010   Introduction Wales and Soft Power

Sir Emyr Jones Parry

1030   Soft Power in Today’s World

Professor Karen Smith, Head of Dept of International Relations, LSE

Followed by questions from the audience

1130   Short break

1145   Wales’s International Strategy
Eluned Morgan AM, Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language

Followed by questions from the audience

1215   Paul Brummell, Head of Soft Power and External Affairs Department, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Followed by questions from the audience

1245   Lessons from Latvia

Imants Liegis – Latvian Ambassador to France

1300   Lunch

(with exhibition of relevant work from Cardiff Metropolitan University)  

1355   Overview of Wales’s soft power resources

Audience discussion, facilitated by Rob Humphreys FLSW (British Council UK Trustee)  

1445   Short break

1500   What is the soft power potential for Wales?

Panel discussion with representatives from key sectors.  

 Sectors / Speakers
Sport: Owen Hathway (Sport Wales)
Culture: Peter Florence (Hay Festival)
Third sector: Susie Ventris-Field (Welsh Centre for International Affairs)

1600   What should be Wales’ soft power strategy?

Rapporteur’s recommendations

1620   Close