Zachary Hutchinson

Zachary Hutchinson

Programme Manager

Zachary is a recent award-winning graduate of the University of St Andrews. With a background in research and writing, Zac is continuing to apply his skills through his role as Project Manager at the Centre for Peace Building and Democracy. Apart from his four years on the east coast of Scotland, Zac has lived on the north coast of Northern Ireland his entire life and remains committed to seeking the prosperity of the region and the fulfilment of its potential. His other passions include speciality coffee and Liverpool F.C, with some calling the latter his first love.

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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.