Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Cattolica International

Cultural Diplomacy

Arts and Digital Media for International Relations and Global Communication
Campus: Rome
Intake: November 2020
Duration: November 2020 - October 2021
Language of instruction: English
Total ECTS: 60


The Master in Cultural and Digital Diplomacy is primarily addressed to students with professional or semi-professional experience in Arts, Culture, Diplomatic Institutions, who want to deepen their knowledge in these fields with an international strategic approach. The programme is structured around 3 major fields of study: Public Diplomacy and International Relations; Soft Power and Cultural Diplomacy for the creation of the global reputation of Countries, Cities and cultural Institutions; Digital Diplomacy and Global Communication for the engagement of worldwide audiences.


Number of participants: 25

Students gain an in-depth knowledge of what public and cultural diplomacy is, in relation to both the traditional concept of international relations and the rapidly evolving use of soft power.

Students also acquire professional skills in communication strategies which will be useful in strengthening the roles of culture, arts and entertainment as soft powers. During the field projects, students will be encouraged to shape their own ideas which will contribute to the development of the work carried out.

The faculty is composed of scholars and professionals from international institutions and non-governmental organizations, sharing their experience with the class.

Among others:

  • Mariagrazia Fanchi, Scientific Director, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
  • Federica Olivares, Director and creator of the Master Program, Cultural Diplomacy Specialist
  • Anais Aguerre, Founder & Managing Director, Culture Connect
  • Corneliu Bjola, Oxford University, Digital Diplomacy Research Lab
  • Nick Cull, University of Southern California, Digital Diplomacy Research Lab
  • Gerald Giaquinta, University of Southern California
  • Marco Lombardi, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
  • Gail Lord, Lord Cultural Resources
  • Stefania Paradisi, Associazione Diplomatici
  • Vittorio Emanuele Parsi, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
The Master in Cultural Diplomacy program offers a wide range of professional opportunities, including:
  • Communication management in international organizations, NGOs and foundations
  • Management of international relations for Cities and local administrations
  • EU organizations and local representations
  • Management of international affairs and global communication in multinational companies
  • International relations in media and broadcasting companies
  • Planning and communication of global mega events
  • International consulting firms
  • International research institutes
Associazione Diplomatici
Intesa SanPaolo
IAI- Institute of International Affairs
MIBACT Ministry of Cultural Heritage - International Relations Unit
Lord Cultural Resources
Culture Connect
Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Altemps
TAG - Talent Garden