Soft Power in a Dangerous World

Thu 25/02/16 6:30 pm

A free talk by Sir David Green, former Head of the British Council

The University of Winchester welcomes Sir David Green who will present a free talk titled 'Between a rock and hard place: soft power in a dangerous world'. Sir David Green KCMG was Chief Executive Officer of the British Council, the UK’s international organisation for education and cultural relations, between 1999 and 2007. In 2007 the British Council had 7500 staff and 234 centres in 110 countries and territories. Prior to this he was CEO of Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), the world's largest independent volunteer-sending agency. He was the Founding President of the European Union National Institutes of Culture.

He was awarded a knighthood in 2005 for services to cultural relations and the British