“A World Without Walls“:
An International Congress on "Soft Power", Cultural Diplomacy and Interdependence

(November 6th - 10th 2009, Berlin)

The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy is pleased to present…

1989: A Celebration of the Year that Changed the World
Gala Event

(Speech, Reception, Interviews, Concert)

As the city of Berlin prepares to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy will host a Gala Event that will reflect on and celebrate 1989, the year that changed the world. The evening will include a keynote speech, interviews, and a live music concert. Taking place within the framework of the ICD event "A World Without Walls: An International Congress on Soft Power, Cultural Diplomacy, and Interdependence" (Berlin, 6th - 9th November 2009), the guests will include the program participants and high-profile figures from Berlin’s political and diplomatic spheres, and representatives of the private sector.

19:00 Reception

20:00 Speech by Ségolčne Royal (President of the Poitou-Charentes Regional Council, Former Presidential Candidate for the Socialist Party of France)

21:00 Interviews, Discussions

22:00 Concert live musical performances of classic American rock songs that were popular abroad during the Cold War

The event will take place at the ICD House of Arts & Culture, which is located on the 3rd floor of the Ku´damm Karree (Hochhaus), 207-208 Kurfürstendamm.