Erin Hallett-Smith

Erin Hallett-Smith


Erin has joined us from Ontario, Canada, where she did her undergraduate degree in Sociology and Psychology. Currently, she is working towards her MA in Violence, Terrorism, and Security at Queen’s University Belfast.


Cultural Diplomacy and the Art of Soft Power

What is the role of cultural diplomacy in our ever-increasing polarised and divided world? How can we foster a better understanding between cultures and nations? How can cultural diplomacy pave the way to the wider cooperation and dialogue? During this seminar we will examine the role of cultural diplomacy, learn how we can foster an effective cultural dialogue, and examine the role of art and artists in shaping the island of Ireland’s image (North and South) in the international context.