In the past few years, countries worldwide had to face and solve many issues related to democracy and elections, public health regulations, and the use of technology. In doing so, they had to consider citizens but also the opinion of the international audience. In some cases, the way governments managed and are still managing these issues improved their image inside the country and in the international arena. In this proposed presentation, using South Korea as the main example, I will discuss how public health challenges became a way to improve countries' soft power through public diplomacy.
We look forward to welcoming you on July 3-5, 2023 for our Annual Conference entitled "Islands and Ocean: Public Law in a Plural World." The conference will take place at the Victoria University of Wellington, in New Zealand. We will be announcing more details about the conference soon, including financial support to early career and global south scholars!