NACDI Releases Report on Cultural Diplomacy and Trade

Download the report: Cultural Diplomacy and Trade – Making Connections

Commissioned by the Copyright and International Trade Branch of the Department of Canadian Heritage, Cultural Diplomacy and Trade: Making Connections surveys knowledge and expertise at the intersection of trade and cultural diplomacy in order to provide a foundation for policy development. Reflecting NACDI’s multi-disciplinary, critical approach, the report draws on the perspectives of policymakers, academics and cultural practitioners to provide recommendations that challenge traditional conceptions about the relationship between cultural diplomacy and trade. Highlighting networked approaches that include both state and non-state actors, this report argues for cultural diplomacy’s foundational role in the development of global trading relationships.

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The North American Cultural Diplomacy Initiative (nacdi) is a transdisciplinary partnership that includes academics, policymakers and practitioners from North America and beyond.

As a vibrant research community nacdi advances cultural diplomacy as a critical practice, generates new research, trains students and practitioners to create effective cultural initiatives and linkages, and engages in outreach through activities accessible to diverse constituencies and broader publics.