Session 07.13

Public diplomacy: helping institutions achieve greater impact through alumni engagement

  • Thursday 13 Sept
  • Room T, Level 0, Palexpo
  • Level: all
  • Related Expert Communities Alumni Relations

Countries worldwide have begun devoting more attention to public diplomacy as part of their foreign relations efforts. As a result, alumni relations on a national level has become increasingly important to government agencies and diplomatic representations. Meanwhile, universities’ resources for managing international alumni programmes and platforms have been scarce. This session will cover how national alumni-engagement strategies can benefit alumni, students, universities and nation states.


  • Leadership & strategy


  • Sandra RincĂłn, 
    Holland Alumni network-Netherlands, Netherlands


  • Mikael Salomonsson, 
    Swedish Institute, Sweden
  • Emese Zolnai, 
    Tempus Public Foundation, Hungary


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