Sarah Montgomery

Sarah Montgomery


Sarah is from a small rural community in Northern Ireland, at the foot of Slemish Mountain. She previously studied an undergraduate degree in Law with Politics and is currently studying a Masters degree in Violence, Terrorism and Security at Queen’s University Belfast. Sarah is particularly interested in conflict resolution and the human rights of counterterrorism. In her spare time, she enjoys running and playing hockey.


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.