The UK leads the world in soft power

News - 17 July, 2015

We reflect upon the UK’s position at the top of the Soft Power 30 index of global soft power, and look at our ongoing contributions to that success. The UK is the world leader in soft power, according to a new annual ranking of the strength of national soft power assets. The Soft Power 30, […]

Maximising soft power assets: towards prosperity

News - 24 June, 2014

“Soft power is not only something that countries do outwardly, but is also a way of being internally” Maximising soft power assets: towards prosperity Monday 19 – Wednesday 21 May 2014 (WP1289) In May, we ran the roundtable meeting, Maximising soft power assets: towards prosperity, in association with the British Embassy in Mexico and the […]

Soft power focus takes us to Brazil

News - 13 March, 2013

Brazilian Minister for Culture, Marta Suplicy, was the keynote speaker opening the round table in Sao Paulo. Her broad ranging speech covered the diversity of Brazilian culture,  her desire to increase the access to culture for ‘the people’, and the need to broaden awareness of Brazil beyond football and carnival. She acknowledged that Brazil has […]

Inaugural 90 Minute Dialogue debates multiculturalism in foreign policy

News - 22 November, 2011

The inaugural Wilton Park 90 Minute Dialogue took place on 16 November with a discussion on ‘Foreign policy implications of multiculturalism: strategy and practice’ led by Spencer Boyer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the US State Department.   Wilton Park 90 Minute Dialogue: ‘Foreign policy implications of multiculturalism: strategy and practice’ 16 November 2011 (WP1156) Our […]