What exactly is Global Power and how and when should it be used?
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Global power, influence and perception in the 21st Century
Tuesday 24 June 2014 at the British Academy
Joint British Academy / American Academy of Arts and Sciences Event
The concept of soft power – coined by Joseph Nye, a Fellow of the British Academy – is today a subject of considerable debate, as governments at home and abroad seek to exploit their ‘soft power assets’ in furthering their foreign policy objectives. In March 2014, the British Academy published a report on ‘The Art of Attraction: Soft Power and the UK’s Role in the World’. And on 24 June 2014 the Academy hosted a panel discussion on the
subject of ‘Global power, influence and perception in the 21st century’. This article is an edited version of remarks made on that occasion by Professor Sir Adam Roberts (President of the British Academy, 2009-2013).
The British Academy's fifth International Forum took place on Thursday 11 July with policymakers, academics, parliamentarians, the media and other key stakeholders to discuss the diverse connotations and manifestations of the UK's soft power. This Forum helped to inform the House of Lords inquiry on Soft Power and the UK's Influence as well as the British Academy's report on the subject.