Soft power as a tool needs to be reconsidered; and public diplomacy officers can learn from science collaboration.
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Topic 1: The reconsidering of soft power as a public diplomacy tool
To read: ‘Soft power’ and the politics of influence | OUPblog, by David Ellwood
Topic 2: Tacit diplomacy
To read: Tacit Diplomacy in Life Sciences | Science & Diplomacy, by David R. Benson and Roger K. Kjelgren
Adam: Statistically Ranking the World’s Top 10 Football Leagues | Bleacher Report
Julia: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Michael: The music of Victor Jara
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