IMAGES OF NATIONS: STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION,
SOFT POWER AND THE MEDIA
4 - 5 February 2009
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kranidiotis Hall, 1 Akadimias St.
organised by the Greek Politics Specialist Group
under the auspices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Greece
Download the Conference Programme (pdf, opens in a new window)
This international conference brought together leading academics and practitioners in order to examine the construction and management of nations' images through such practices as media representation, public diplomacy, nation branding, soft power and strategic communications.
Achilleas Ioakimides, GPSG Advisory Committee [ firstname.lastname@example.org ]
Roman Gerodimos, GPSG Convenor [ email@example.com ]
Dr. Andrew N. Liaropoulos, GPSG Secretary [ firstname.lastname@example.org ]
Irini Polidorou, Project Manager [ email@example.com ]
Tel (GR): +30 (0) 6949 079175
Tel (UK): +44 (0) 1202 965 105
- Buffet lunch and refreshments will be provided during the conference.
- The conference languages are English and Greek. Simultaneous interpretation facilities will be available.
- Wi-Fi access will be available in the conference hall.
- Certificates of Attendance can be obtained from the reception desk throughout the two days of the conference. Identification (passport or ID card) may be required.
Programme & PowerPoint presentations
Professor Philip Taylor (University of Leeds, UK) will give the opening keynote speech, entitled "A Strategic Communications (Road) Map". - Presentation
Professor Keith Dinnie (Temple University, Japan) will give the second keynote speech (Day 2), entitled "Nation Branding and Country Image: Opportunities and limitations of a media-centric approach". - Presentation
Nikos Drandakis, (www.nylon.gr)
Prof. Panayiotis Ifestos (University of Piraeus), "Soft Power in Contemporary International Politics"
Prof. Athanassios Platias (University of Piraeus), "Soft Power: a Critical Approach"
Prof. Haralambos Papasotiriou (Panteion University), "Hegemonic Authority and International Legitimacy"
Moderator: Dr. Andrew N. Liaropoulos
George Koumoutsakos, Spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Thomas Miller, Counsellor for Public Affairs, US Embassy in Athens
Vasily Gavrilov, Press Attache, Russian Embassy in Athens
Moderator: Werner Van Gent, President of the Foreign Press Association in Greece