Phoebe Hagan

Phoebe Hagan


Phoebe is a recent graduate from Durham University where she studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics. Her dissertation examined the barriers to effectiveness of UN Policy addressing Sexual Exploitation and Assault by UN Peacekeepers.

She hopes to pursue a masters in the realm of Peace and Conflict Studies in 2021.


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.