Reeya Harish Gadhvana

Reeya Harish Gadhvana

Head of Programmes

Reeya is a recent graduate of Durham University where she studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics and a postgraduate Master of Law Student at BPP. She has a keen interest in Indigenous intra-state relations and the effects of popular discourse upon peace-building efforts. She is fluent in Hindi and Gujarati and is learning Spanish. Reeya is joining CDPB’s team as the Head of Programmes. She will be responsible for developing and managing variety of our initiatives, including our new Fellowship programme.

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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.