Schedule of Events

Cultural Soft Power: Policy, Practice and the Arts

Thursday May 17, 2012
At the OSU Urban Arts Space

4:30-5:30 PM       Keynote Address
                          The Honorable James Leach, Chairman NEH

Evening               on your own or by arrangement

Friday May 18, 2012
At the OSU Urban Arts Space

8:30-9 AM            Registration

9-9:30                  Welcome and Introduction

9:30-10:30            Panel: Changing Approaches to Cultural Soft Power Among Big Power Nations

  • Moderator: Deborah L. Smith-Shank, Chair, OSU Department of Art Education
  • Sharon Memis, Director, British Council North America, British Embassy (Washington, D.C.)
  • Kevin V. Mulcahy, Professor of Political Science, Louisiana State University
  • Margaret Wyszomirski, Professor and Director, OSU Arts Policy & Administration Program

10:30-10:45          Break

10:45-11:45          Panel: Artist Exchanges

  • Moderator: Wayne P. Lawson, Director Emeritus Ohio Arts Council, OSU Professor Arts Policy & Administration Program
  • Kathleen Cerveny, Director of Institutional Learning and Arts Initiatives, The Cleveland Foundation (Cleveland, OH)
  • David Fraher, Executive Director, Arts Midwest (Minneapolis, MN).
  • Nicholas Hill, Professor, Otterbein University, Director, Frank Museum of Art.

11:45-12:45          Lunch

12:45-1 PM           Remarks

1:30-2:45              Panel: Pursuing Cultural Soft Power

  • Moderator: Chair: Ann M. Galligan, Associate Professor & Co-operative Education Coordinator, Department of Art and Design and School of Creative Industries, Northeastern University
  • Joyce Zemans, Senior Scholar & University Professor Emerita, MBA Program in Arts and Media Administration, Schulich School of Business, Toronto.
  • Ximena Varela, Associate Professor, Arts Management, American University, Department of Performing Arts.
  • Yudhishthir Raj Isar, Professor of Cultural Policy Studies, The American University of Paris; Eminent Research Visitor, Institute for Culture and Society, University of Western Sydney.

2:45-3:00              Break

3:00-4:00              Panel: Presenting the Arts Internationally

  • Moderator: Lesley Ferris, Professor, OSU Department of Theatre, Director, OSU/Royal Shakespeare Company Programs
  • Cathy Barbash, Cultural Consultant, China Specialist
  • Carol Landers, International Arts Consultant
  • Wayne P. Lawson, Director Emeritus Ohio Arts Council, OSU Professor, Arts Policy & Administration Program.

4:00-4:30              Wrap-Up

4:30-5:30              Closing Reception - OSU Urban Arts Space

Printable copy: 2012 Barnett Symposium Schedule