Goldstein Keynotes Scottish Monarchy Conference

goldstein, erik goldstein, pardee school, boston university

Erik Goldstein, Professor of International Relations and History at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, gave the keynote address at a conference in Scotland on the history of the British monarchy.

Goldstein’s address was the centerpiece of “Winning their Trust and Affection: Royal Heirs and the Uses of Soft Power in 19th Century Europe,” which took place August 28 – 29 at the University of St. Andrew’s in Scotland – long an alma mater for British royals, including Prince William.

“I spoke on ‘Royal Ambassadors – Monarchical Diplomacy and the United States,’” said Goldstein. “It was part of a project on ‘Heirs to Thrones’ funded by the United Kingdom Arts & Humanities Research Council.”

The conference was dedicated to an exploration of the uses heirs to the throne in Europe’s monarchies made of different forms of soft power – how their activities and strategies were conceived, designed and implemented; whether they were successful or not; and how they contributed to a transformation of the nature and perception of monarchy.

Goldstein is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (of Britain) and a member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Global Change and Governance, Rutgers University, having previously served as a member of the Advisory Board of the Centre for the Study of Diplomacy at the University of Leicester (UK). Learn more about him here.