Research: ICR provides high quality practical research in the areas of education, culture, global governance, and international relations. We specialise in using digital methods to understand better what is happening in the global digital conversation. We carry out original research using the full range of research techniques including literature reviews (of academic research), original research through surveys, interviews, focus groups, social media analysis etc, including both qualitative and quantitative research methods;

Evaluation: we help clients understand ‘what works’ in international cultural relations through monitoring and evaluation of policy and academic research; data analytics and interpretation and sharing research with policymakers and businesses. We specialise in the analysis and interpretation of influence in the digital world. We bring our research findings to target audiences in policy, business and other organisations involved in international engagement. Through this process we aim to influence future policy, inform debate on issues and help businesses with decision-making.

Learning: We specialise in: The role of education and skills development in addressing global challenges, and Continuing Professional Development with an emphasis on strategy, planning, evaluation, data and intercultural understanding. Specifically, we offer executive education for global leaders, course modules, courses, bespoke briefings, workshops, and seminars.

Research publications by ICR:

Digital Globalisation of Knowledge and the Impact on Higher Education in South Asia and Europe, MacDonald, S, Kizlari, D & Vlaeminck, E, British Council, 2019

Brexit, Populism, Nationalism: Challenge of the Future, MacDonald, S, ifa, 2019

Brexit, Kunst und Kultur, Kulturpolitische Mitteilungen, Nr. 163, IV/2018, hrsg. Kulturpolitische Gesellschaft,

Soft Power Today, Measuring the Influences and Effects Singh, J.P, MacDonald, S, & Son, Byungwhan, British Council, 2017.

The Impact of Brexit on International Cultural Relations in the European Union, MacDonald, S, ifa, 2017.

Promoting Scotland, diplomacy and influence through sport, Jarvie, G, Murray, S & MacDonald, S 2017.

Preparatory action. Culture in EU external relations MacDonald, S, Cultural Trends, 2015

G. Simons, M. Kapitonenko, V. Lavrenyuk and E. Vlaeminck (eds.) The Politics and Complexities of Crisis Management in Ukraine: A historical perspective, 2017

Vlaeminck, E, Reconceptualizing Culture in Time of Trouble: Russia-EU cultural relations beyond Maidan, 2017.

Vlaeminck, E, A Call to Reconceptualise International Cultural Relations. Arts Cabinet Research, 2017.

Kizlari D., Fouseki, K., The Mechanics of Cultural Diplomacy: A Comparative Case Study Analysis from the European Context, 2018.

Kizlari, D., Fouseki, K., (Treating resistance as data in qualitative interviews, The Qualitative Report, 2018.