Institute for Cultural Diplomacy
Institute for Cultural Diplomacy

BERLIN |  The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD) has issued a call for applications for its annual conference in Berlin from December 17 to 21, 2013.

This year’s theme: “Cultural Diplomacy & Cross Continental Cooperation: Building Bridges for a United Global Community.”

The conference will include several parallel sessions taking place in Berlin. It will bring together over 300 high level politicians, dignitaries and celebrated artists coming from the fields of international politics, academia and the arts, including an interdisciplinary group of participants traveling to Berlin from all over the world to discuss Cultural Diplomacy in an interdependent world.

To apply, please click here.

The 2013 event will include parallel large-scale events dedicated to the fields of cultural diplomacy & international relations, peace building, human rights, arts and culture. Ranging from broad topics of discussion to specific areas within the field of Cultural Diplomacy, the annual conference will provide a wide and detailed analysis of Cultural Diplomacy for 2013.

Participation in the conference is open to governmental & diplomatic officials, academics, artists, journalists, civil society practitioners, private sector representatives, young professionals and students as well as other interested stakeholders from across the world. If you would like to reserve a position and participate in the conference, please click on the link below and submit the online application form: http://www.culturaldiplomacy.de/index.php?cccs-2013

Participants Papers

The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy encourages academic research and analysis of issues related to the goals of the conference. The ICD would therefore like to welcome the participants of the conference to submit a paper they would like to be considered for presentation at the conference as well as being included in the proposal document that will be issued following the conference and will be sent to all governments and leaders of the international community worldwide.

All conference participants will be awarded an official certificate of attendance upon completion of the program, which will provide details of the speakers who took part and the topics discussed. Each certificate will be signed by members of the ICD’s Advisory Board.

View the conference book of 2013 Symposia on Cultural Diplomacy in the summer 2013 by clicking here.
View the complete ICD Calendar of Events and Programs by clicking here.
What is Cultural Diplomacy? Click here.
View “Cultural Diplomacy, How it Operates Today” by clicking here.

The following are among the speakers for the annual conference:

  • Ana Paula Laborinho – President of the Camões Institute
  • The Hon. Antonio Mascarenhas Monteiro – Former President of Cape Verde
  • The Hon. Ana de Hollanda – Former Minister of Culture of Brazil
  • The Hon. Bertie Ahern – Former Prime Minister of Ireland
  • President Carlos Diego Mesa Gisbert – Former President of Bolivia
  • The Hon. Dame Tessa Jowell – Former UK Minister for the Olympics
  • The Hon. Dominique de Villepin – Former Prime Minister of France
  • The Hon. Ekaterine Tkeshelashvili – Former Vice Prime-Minister of Georgia; Former Foreign Minister
  • The Hon. Dr. Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis – Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus
  • President Franco Frattini – Former Foreign Minister of Italy
  • President Francesco Rutelli – Former Deputy Prime Minister of Italy
  • The Hon. Dr. Francesco Profumo – Former Minister of Education of Italy
  • The Hon. Halldór Ásgrímsson – Former Prime Minister of Iceland
  • The Hon. Hans Eichel – Former Minister of Finance of Germany
  • The Hon. Hrant Bagratyan – Former Prime Minister of Armenia
  • Prof. Dr. Ivan Ilchev – Rector, Sofia University, Bulgaria
  • The Hon. Jadranka Kosor – Former Prime Minister of Croatia
  • The Hon. Jan Figel – Vice-President of the National Council of the Slovak Republic
  • Minister Jean Paul Adam – Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Seychelles
  • Amb. Katalin Bogyay – President of UNESCO’s General Conference 2011-13
  • Minister Maria Emily Lubega Mutagamba – Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Heritage of Uganda
  • The Hon. Mari Kiviniemi – Former Prime Minister of Finland
  • President Mary Robinson – Former UN High Commissioner for HR; Former President of Ireland
  • The Hon. Masaharu Nakagawa – Former Minister of Education & Culture of Japan
  • The Hon. Mirko Cvetkovic – Former Prime Minister of Serbia
  • The Hon. Nilofar Bakhtiar – Former Minister of Tourism of Pakistan
  • Minister Nurul Islam Nahid – Minister of Education of Bangladesh
  • Prof. Dr. Pamela Gillies – Vice-Chancellor, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Prof. Dr. Paul De Knop – Rector, Vrije Universiteit Brussels
  • Minister Peter Friedrich – Minister for Federal, European and International Affairs, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Rolf Tarrach – Rector, University of Luxembourg
  • The Hon. Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin – Former French Minister of Health, Youth Affairs and Sports
  • The Hon. Simon Crean – Former Australian Minister for Regional Development
  • Prof. Dr. Sibrand Poppema – President, University of Groningen
  • Governer Sila Calderón – Former Governor of Puerto Rico
  • The Hon. Staffan Nilsson – Former President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • The Hon. Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi – Former Director General of the World Trade Organization; Former Secretary-General of the UNCTAD
  • The Hon. Trinidad Jiménez – Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Spain
  • · The Hon. Dr. Vladimir Filippov – Former Minister of Education of Russia
  • The Hon. Winston Peters – Former Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand; Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of New Zealand
  • The Hon. Yves Leterme – Deputy Secretary General, OECD; Former Prime Minister of Belgium

ICD’s Forum for Young Leaders is currently accepting applications for the following conferences:

Cultural Diplomacy in Africa: A Forum for Young Leaders (CDA)
“Future Prospects in International and Intercultural Relations to Enhancing Cross & Trans Continental Cooperation”(Berlin; December 3rd – 7th, 2013)
http://www.icd-africa.org

Africa Meets Europe: A Forum for Young Leaders (AME)
“Future Prospects in International and Intercultural Relations to Enhancing Cross & Trans Continental Cooperation
(Berlin; December 3rd – 7th, 2013)
http://www.icd-africa.org

Africa Meets China: A Forum for Young Leaders (AMC)
“Fostering Intercultural Exchange between today’s Economic Giants”
(Berlin; December 3rd – 7th, 2013)
http://www.icd-africa.org

Nigeria Meets China: A Forum for Young Leaders (NMC)
“Expanding Sino-Nigerian Intercultural Relations for better Political, Commercial, & Military Cooperation”
(Berlin; December 3rd – 7th, 2013)
http://www.icd-africa.org

Cultural Diplomacy in Europe: A Forum for Young Leaders
“Cultural Diplomacy & Cross Continental Cooperation: Building Bridges between Europe, USA, Russia, and China”
(Berlin; December 16th – 21st, 2013)
http://www.icd-europe.org

Europe Meets China: A Forum for Young Leaders
“Cultural Diplomacy & Cross Continental Cooperation: Building Bridges between Europe & China”
(Berlin; December 16th – 21st, 2013)
http://www.icd-emc.org

Europe Meets Russia: A Forum for Young Leaders
“Cultural Diplomacy & Cross Continental Cooperation: Building Bridges between Europe & Russia”
(Berlin; December 16th – 21st, 2013)
http://www.icd-emr.org

USA Meets Europe: A Forum for Young Leaders
“Cultural Diplomacy & Cross Continental Cooperation: Building Bridges between USA & Europe”
(Berlin; December 16th – 21st, 2013)
http://www.icd-usame.org

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