CHASS National Forum 2013 ‘Civility in Australia’
20 June 2013, Parliament House Canberra
Roundtable Discussion – Soft Power and Public Diplomacy
Session Chair: Professor Naren Chitty AM, Macquarie University
Professor Jocelyn Chey AM, FAIIA, The University of Sydney
Professor The Hon Gareth Evans AC QC FASSA
The Hon John Howard OM AC
Professor Joseph Siracusa, RMIT University
a) If traditional closed-door diplomacy is inherently meant to be civil in manner, has public diplomacy added to or reduced civility between states?
b) What is more effective in generating soft power, a civil discourse between peoples of two countries – or national image campaigns?
c) How might a state develop an attractive foreign policy through partnering publics at home and abroad?
d) Can/might/should soft power-based world politics replace hard power in an increasingly regulated world?