Thursday, April 7, 2016
Celebrity Diplomacy: Reliance on Aid Is Not Helpful
Celebrities lending their voice in aid of global issues are surely a great contribution to international relations and contemporary diplomatic practises?
Unfortunately, celebrities often do not promote real change in the current political and economic structure. Georgia Cole argues that celebrities help to bring global affairs to “a larger audience” however, their work is less effective at transforming their causes into “tangible policies” (2015).
UN, 2013, Goodwill Ambassadors, [online] Available at:http://www.un.org/wcm/content/site/sport/home/unplayers/goodwillambassadors (Accessed on 05/04/2016)