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Confucius Institutes - The Globalization of Chinese Soft Power

A panel discussion at the conference titled "A New Era in Cultural Diplomacy: Rising Soft Power in Emerging Markets."

March 3, 2014

Confucius Institutes: The Globalization of Chinese Soft Power
The Confucius Institutes are a platform for Chinese cultural diplomacy through language learning and cultural exchanges. This interdisciplinary panel of experts will discuss the Confucius Institutes’ operations the United States and South Africa.

R.S. Zaharna, Associate Professor, School of Communication and Affiliate Associate Professor, School of International Service, American University

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Jennifer Hubbert, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Lewis & Clark College

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Falk Hartig, Post-doctoral Researcher, Frankfurt Inter-Centre-Programme on new African-Asian Interactions AFRASO at Frankfurt University, Germany

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John Layton, Assistant Superintendent, Lafayette School Corporation

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Clayton Dube, Executive Director, USC U.S.-China Institute at the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism (chair)



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