Tessa Rendina

Tessa Rendina


Tessa Rendina is a current Conflict Transformation & Social Justice MA student studying at Queen’s University Belfast. This past year she completed a BSc in Global Management at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. Tessa is interested in community development as well as global social justice issues.


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.