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Dr Kris Hartley published a new co-authored article for Urban and Policy Research journal

February 2021

Dr Kris Hartley, Assistant Professor at APS, has published a new co-authored article for Urban and Policy Research journal, entitled “City Leaders Go Abroad: A Survey of City Diplomacy in 47 Cities.” With co-authors Anna Kosovac, Michele Acuto, and Darcy Gunning (all of the University of Melbourne), Kris explores efforts by cities to connect with other cities around the world to influence global policy issues. The study confirms that cities recognise the importance of city diplomacy but also lack necessary resources to fulfil the commitments they make to global agendas. The article calls for action on three fronts: more effective training, formalised multilateral engagement, and stronger city-level diplomatic capacity. The article can be found at the following link: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/08111146.2021.1886071?journalCode=cupr20