Eva Grosman

Eva Grosman

Chief Executive

Eva is a co-founder and CEO of the Centre for Democracy and Peace Building. She also curates TEDxStormont and an Advisory Board member for the Global Women’s Narratives Project, and the Oxford Interfaith Forum.

Eva co-founded the award-winning Unite Against Hate campaign, challenging all forms of prejudice and hate crime, and was an independent member of the Policing and Community Safety Partnership in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

As a Head of Programmes at the Northern Ireland Assembly Legislative Strengthening Trust, Eva developed and implemented Politics Plus, a capacity building programme designed to enhance skills and effectiveness of those involved in political and public life.

Eva, originally from Poland initiated Polish Cultural Week and Polish Film Festival, served on the board of the Metropolitan Arts Centre (MAC) and delivered several cultural diplomacy programmes, in partnership with the leading arts organisations in Poland, Ireland and the UK.

She is a recipient of the Spirit of Washington Ireland Award honouring exceptional leaders from Northern Ireland and Ireland.

Eva has qualifications in management, marketing and political communications, and holds a Masters-level Post-Graduate Diploma in Strategy and Innovation from the University of Oxford.

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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.