Summer Academy

“International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy”

Dear Sirs,

We are pleased to inform you about our forthcoming Summer Academy on the topic “International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy” at the premises of the Olympic Academy in Olympia, Greece (25 – 31 August). The Summer Academy is co-organized by the Institute of International Relations, Athens, and the Hellenic Foundation for Culture. The Academy aims to bring students, researchers and practitioners from interdisciplinary fields and settings together to discuss and share theory, research and best practices and foster a dialogue on issues related to International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy. They will benefit from an intensive program of lectures given by members of the academic and scientific community.


The general themes that will be covered are the following:

  • Soft and Hard Power in International Relations: Different Schools of Thought
  • The Role of International Legitimacy in Grand Strategy
  • Objects and Means of Cultural Diplomacy
  • Intercultural Strategic Public Diplomacy
  • Interactions between Culture and Economics in International Relations


We would be grateful if this information could also be shared with other interested parties.

For any further information, please contact Ms. M. Deca, email:


We hope to welcome you in Greece!



HFC and its team


Hellenic Foundation for Culture,

Institute of International Relations,