The Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy 2015

"Building Bridges of Peace and Reconciliation in Times of Greater Global Insecurity"

(Berlin; December 10th - 13th, 2015)

 

Thursday, 
December 10th, 2015
Friday, 
December 11th, 2015
Saturday, 
December 12th, 2015
Sunday,
December 13th, 2015

09:30

 

“Education: a Smart Power Tool”

Aigerim Raimzhanova

“The role of Music in conflict- tool of reconciliation or a deadly weapon (case study of war in ex-Yugoslavia)”

Zrinka Mozara

“Fail of Diplomacy
– Rearmament race of the XXIst century: the Ukraine Fall”

Dr. Andreea Crina Horea

10:00

 

“Integration of Refugees in the European Society”

MdB Charles Huber
(Member of the German Parliament)

"Universities - effective agents of Cultural Diplomacy"

Prof. Anna Soos
(Vice-Rector for Curriculum, the University of Babes-Bolyai)

“Culture and World Order”

Prof. Dr. Hans Köchler
(President, the International Progress Organization)

10:30

 

"Building Bridges With Bricks From The Walls We Break Down:
Towards a Secure, Peaceful and Reconciled 21st Century"

The Hon. Prof.  Mmantsetsa Marope
(Director, International Bureau of Education, UNESCO)

“The New World Order and Cultural Diplomacy”

The Hon. Miomir Zuzul  
(Former Foreign Minister of Croatia)

 

“Is Europe falling in Two Pieces”?

The Hon. Erhard Busek  
(Former Vice Chancellor of Austria)

11:00

 

Dr. Mohammed Omran
(CEO, Egypt Stock Exchange)

“Building Peace and Cooperation Between North African Countries After the Arab Spring”

The Hon. Nouzha Skalli 
(Former Minister of Family Affairs of Morocco)

Sunday Panel Discussion

“Terrorism and the Culture of Democracy”

Moderator:
MP Ögmundur Jónasson

Speakers:
President Emil Constantinescu
President Valdis Zatler
Lord Jack McConnell
The Hon. Erhard Busek
Prof. Hans Köchler The Hon. Staffan Nilsson
Hon. Ali Ahmad Jalali
The Hon. Nouzha Skalli The Hon. Miomir Zuzul
The Hon. Johannes Koskinen

11:30

 

Coffee Break

Coffee Break

12:00

 

“Multilateralism”

The Hon. Hans Eichel
(Former Minister of Finance of Germany)

"Culture as a Key Policy against Fundamentalism"

Sen. Linda Lanzillotta
(Vice President of the Italian Senate)

12:30

 

“The Role of Stock Exchanges in Economic Cooperation and Cultural Diplomacy”

Mr. Nondas Cl. Metaxas
(CEO, Cyprus Stock Exchange)

President José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero
(Former Prime Minister of Spain)

13:00

Registration

Lunch Break

Lunch Break

Special Sunday Lunch

14:00

Welcome Address By Mark C. Donfried

(Director General, Institute for Cultural Diplomacy)

Amb Ranko Vilovic
(Ambassador of Croatia to Germany)

"The Role of International Criminal Courts in Building Bridges of Peace and Reconciliation"

Judge Vagn Joensen
(President, International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda)

The Hon. Johannes Koskinen
(Former Minister of Justice of Finland)

 

14:30

“Peace and Reconciliation in Our Times in Africa and the Contribution of Cultural Diplomacy to Build the Bridge”

The Hon. Rui Duarte Barros
(Former Prime Minister of Guinea Bissau)

“Terrorism & Cultural Diplomacy”

MEP Michčle Alliot-Marie
(Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of France)

“The Respect for Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms as an Important Factor for the Peace and Global and Global Security”

Judge Xhezair Zaganjori 
(Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Albania)

Civil Society as a Global Actor for Peace and Solidarity”

The Hon. Staffan Nilsson
(Former President of the European Economic and Social Committee)

15:00

“Teaching Cultural Diplomacy in Nigeria:
Principles and Practices”

Dr. Samuel Folorunso Ogundare

 

“Peace, Social Justice and the Rule of Law”

The Hon. Thuli Madonsela
(Public Protector of South Africa)

“Legal Comparison as a Bridge between Nations and a Means of Cultural Exchange at the Beginning of the 21st Century”

Judge Dragoljub Popovic
(Judge, the European Court of Human Rights)

“Agenda 2030: Cultural Diplomacy and the Sustainable Development Goals”

Lord Jack McConnell
(Former First Minister of Scotland)

15:30

(15:20) “Reflections on the  Israeli/Arab conflict resolution”

Ahmed Mahmoud Meligy Abdelnaby

(15:40) “Soft power in the foreign policy of the Russian Federation”

Dr. Kovalevskaia Natalia Vladimirovna

“The Migrant Crisis – Thoughts and Concerns”

Ombudsman José de Faria Costa
(Ombudsman of Portugal)

“We the People: The United Nations at 70”

Judge Julia Sebutinde
(Judge, International Court of Justice)

“Cultural Dimensions of Conflict Resolution”

The Hon. Ali Ahmad Jalali
(Former Minister of the Interior of Afghanistan)

16:00

Break

Break

Break

“Do we need a New Paradigm in Europe’s Future?”

President Vladis Zatl
(Former President of Latvia)

16:30

“Various Dimensions of the Syrian Crisis”

The Hon. Yasar Yakis
(Former Foreign Minister of Turkey)

Presentation of the ICD/Furtwangen University Master Programs in Cultural Diplomacy

Prof. Michael Lederer
(Vice President, Furtwangen University)

(15:00) “Berlin Peace Clock - An Example of Private Sector Cultural Diplomacy”

Mr. Jens Lorenz
(Jeweler, Creator of the “Berlin Peace Clock”)

“Building Bridges of Peace and Reconciliation in Times of Increasing Global Uncertainty”

Judge Vesna Medenica
(President, Supreme Court of Montenegro)

Romanian Cultural Event

Reception

Romanian Cultural Heritage 
(Moderated Panel Discussion)

Keynote Addresses:

President Emil Constantinescu
(Former President of Romania)

Prof. Dr. Mircea Dumitru
(Rector, University of Bucharest)

Prof. Dr. Vlad Nistor
(President, University Senate, University of Bucharest)

17:00

“Cultural Diplomacy in The Context of 
Turkish Foreign Policy: A Paradigm Shift For New Turkey”

Dr. Erman Akilli

(17:20) “Soldiers of L.O.V.E.”

Dr. Lydia Giménez-Llort

Israel & Palestine: The current Situation & Future Perspectives

MK Omer Bar-Lev
(Member of the Knesset)

“Cultural Diplomacy a Force that Enhances Relationships, Builds Understanding and Advances Prosperity”

Judge Fejzullah Hasani
(President of the Supreme court of Kosovo)

 

17:30

 (17:40) “White Lies”
(Presentation and screening)

Melanie Langpap

Global Responsibility: Transforming Conflict into Sustainable Peace

The Hon. Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis
(Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus)

“Our Values when facing Immigration and Extremism : A Maltese Perspective”

The Hon. Lawrence Gonzi
(Former Prime Minister of Malta)

 

18:00

Welcome Group Dinner

"Building Bridges of Peace and Reconciliation in Times of Greater Global Insecurity"
(Moderated Panel Discussion)

Moderator:
Prof. Dr. Hans Köchler 

Speakers:
President Vladis Zatl
Sen. Linda Lanzillotta
The Hon. Lawrence Gonzi
The Hon. Thuli Madonsela
MK Omer Bar-Lev
The Hon. Rui Duarte Barros
The Hon. Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis
The Hon. Yasar Yakis
The Hon. Solomon Passy
The Hon. Ali Ahmad Jalali

“Promoting Culture of Peace: the Political, Educational, Legal & Cultural Dimensions”
(Moderated Panel Discussion)

Moderator:
MP Ögmundur Jónasson

Speakers:
President José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero
The Hon. Lawrence Gonzi
Judge Julia Sebutinde Judge Dragoljub Popovic
Judge Xhezair Zaganjori
The Hon. Erhard Busek
The Hon. Staffan Nilsson
The The Hon. Nouzha Skalli
Hon. Ali Ahmad Jalali

Musical Performance by Andrei Ionita
(Celebrated Romanian Musician)

18:30 Performance by Razvan Rosu
(Celebrated Romanian Artist)

19:30

Disco Fox Party

Group Dinner

Schlager Music Party

Oriental Night Event
(Dinner & Concert)

Keynote Addresses:

The Hon. Nouzha Skalli 
(Former Minister of Family Affairs of Morocco)
The Hon. Yasar Yakis
(Former Foreign Minister of Turkey)
The Hon. Ali Ahmad Jalali
(Former Minister of the Interior of Afghanistan)
The Hon. Solomon Passy
(Former Foreign Minister of Bulgaria

Farewell