On 18 March 2022, the Institut d’Estudis Nord-americans in collaboration with the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals hosted an academic workshop on the topic of ‘American Cultural Diplomacy after the Cold War’. The workshop consisted of presentations by nine international academics, organized into three panel sessions addressing various aspects of the topic. The opening session included presentations by Professor Nicholas Cull (University of Southern California), Dr. Paul Moody (Brunel University) and Dr Jeffrey Michaels (IBEI). This panel covered US participation in international expositions, the relationship between Hollywood and the US State Department, and the role of ‘American Corners’ as a means of spreading American culture in the post-2000 period. The second panel consisted of two presentations. It opened with a presentation by Professor Mark Katz (University of North Carolina) on the measurement standards used to evaluate the effectiveness of cultural programs. A joint presentation by Carla Dirlikov Canales (Harvard University) and Dr. Hendrik W. Ohnesorge (University of Bonn) combined a theoretical and historical overview of US cultural diplomacy as well as a discussion of Ms. Canales’ career as a State Department Arts Envoy. The third panel consisted of presentations by Professor Hyojung Cho (Texas Tech University), Dr. Oliver Elliott (Geneva Business School) and Dr. Andrew Gawthorpe (Leiden University). Topics covered included the role of museums in promoting American culture, the evolution of race as a theme in US cultural diplomacy, as well as the role of cultural diplomacy during the administration of President Donald Trump. A final session chaired by Professor Giles Scott-Smith (Leiden University) dealt with plans to publish the papers presented at the workshop as part of a co-edited volume in 2023.