Cinema, soft power and geo-political change

Leeds, UK, 19.-21. June 2017

Cinema, Soft Power and Geopolitical Change
19-21 June 2017
The Carriageworks, Leeds

Booking is now open for the upcoming international conference "Cinema, Soft Power and Geopolitical Change" organised as part of the AHRC project "Cinema, Soft Power and the BRICS".

The conference features an exceptional selection of papers by international academic speakers as well as additional film-related events and round-table discussions with festival organisers. It takes place at The Carriageworks, Leeds.

To register: Please visit the Registration Page:

For more information and to download a programme visit the conference page or contact

Keynote Papers include:

The Rising Soft Power of India
Professor Daya Thussu, University of Westminster

Soft Power and Cinema: A Methodological Reflection and Some Chinese Inflections
Professor Song Hwee Lim, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Other speakers include:

Elaine Chung, SOAS; Prof. Paul Cooke, Uni of Leeds; Simon Dancey, British Council; Dr Ashvin I Devasundaram, Queen Mary Uni of London; Prof. Rachel Dwyer, SOAS; Dr Dunja Fehimovic, Uni of Newcastle; Hayle Gadelha, Brazilian Embassy London; Professor William Gould, Uni of Leeds; Prof. Andrew Higson, Uni of York; Prof. Stephen Hutchings, Uni of Manchester; Max Kellet-Cornlis, Portland Communications; Dr Xiaoning Lu, SOAS; Will Massa, BFI; Prof. Alessandra Meleiro, Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos; Dr Stephen Norris, Uni of Miami; Dr Luke Robinson, Uni of Sussex; Prof. Caroline Rose, Uni of Leeds; Prof. Peter Rutland, Wesleyan Uni; Dr Robert Saunders, Farmingdale State College; Jessica Siu-yin Yeung, SOAS; Dr Vlad Strukov, University of Leeds; David Wilson, Bradford UNESCO City of Film; Dr Yanling Yang, SOAS

£90 Full Price
£40 Postgraduates
£20 Conference dinner (excluding drinks and tip)

We look forward to seeing you there.



Inés Soria-Turner
Research & Project Officer
Centre for World Cinemas & Digital Culture
The University of Leeds
a: LHRI, 29-31 Clarendon Place, Leeds, LS2 9JT