Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the USA

“US Cultural Diplomacy: The Use of the Arts in Promoting Dialogue, Fostering Peace, and Initiating Mutual Understanding amongst World Cultures and Civilizations”

(Washington D.C. & New York City; June 24th - 28th, 2013)
Symposium Timetable
  Monday,
June 24th , 2013
Tuesday,
June 25th , 2013
Wednesday,
June 26th, 2013
Thursday,
June 27th, 2013
Friday, June 28th, 2013
9:30 Registration

Location:
Congregation Edmond J. Safra
    United States ideological legacy in the flat world
(Participant Paper)

Speaker:
Gordana Bekcic Pjescic
(MA in USA Studies, graduated in Serbian and General Lterature)

Location:
The Center on Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University
Cultural Diplomacy’s Past and Present: Historiographical Debates and Longstanding Questions
(Participant Paper)

Speaker:
Dr. Ilaria Scaglia
(Professor, Asian and International History, Columbus State University

Location:
The Center on Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University
10:00 Introduction to Cultural Diplomacy in the USA
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Mark C. Donfried
(Director & Founder, Institute for Cultural Diplomacy)

Location:
Congregation Edmond J. Safra
The Potential for American Art & Culture in Transcending Cultural Barriers
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Emad E. Salem
(Deputy Director for International Programs. Battery Dance Company)

Location:
Goethe Institute New York City
TRAVEL TIME FROM NYC TO DC Rock & Roll and the Future of US Cultural Diplomacy
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Amb. Andras Simyoni
(Director, The Center on Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University)

Location:
The Center on Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University
Stretching the Definition of Cultural Diplomacy. What Role Does Business Play?
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Deirdre White    
(President & CEO, CDC Development)

Location:
The Center on Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University
11:15   Break   Break Break
11.45 (11:00) Cultural Diplomacy - The Religious Factor
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speakers:
Rabbi Elie Abadie
(Founding Rabbi of the Edmond J. Safra Synagogue, Member Permanent Forum For Global Ethics And The Culture Of Peace) and invited Sheikhs

Location:
Congregation Edmond J. Safra
Introduction to Cultural Diplomacy in the USA - Part 2
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Mark C. Donfried
(Director & Founder, Institute for Cultural Diplomacy)

Location:
Goethe Institute New York City
The Moral Revolution
(Participant Paper)

Speaker:
Dr. Claudio Ribeiro
(Professor, Concordia University, Montreal)

Location:
Goethe Institute New York City
  Culture as the Tipping Point
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Amb. Prof. Dr. Cynthia P. Schneider
(Distinguished Professor in the Practice of  Diplomacy, Georgetown University; Former U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands)

Location:
The Center on Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University
Cultural Diplomacy as a Tool for Reconciliation in the Region of the Balkans
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H. E. Amb. Prof. Dr. Srdjan Darmanovic
(Ambassador of Montenegro to the USA)

Location:
The Center on Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University
The Use of Cultural Diplomacy by US Foreign and Defense Agencies
(Final Interactive Discussion)

Speaker:
Mark C. Donfried
(Director & Founder, Institute for Cultural Diplomacy)

Location:
The Center on Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University
13:00 Lunch Break and Travel Time Lunch Break   Lunch Break Session  
14:00 Registration

Location:
United Nations Headquarters
 Travel Time   The Future of U.S. Foreign Policy
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Chris Preble
(Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies at the Cato Institute)

Location:
The Center on Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University
Conclusion of Conference
14:30     National Public Radio as a Vehicle for US Cultural Diplomacy
(Welcome Address)

Speaker:
Kingsley Smith
(Director, International Programs, National Public Radio)

Location:
National Public Radio Headquarters
US Cultural Diplomacy: The Use of the Arts in Promoting Dialogue, Fostering Peace, and Initiating Mutual Understanding amongst World Cultures and Civilizations
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Mark C. Donfried
(Director & Founder, Institute for Cultural Diplomacy)

Location:
National Public Radio Headquarters
(14:45) Cultural Diplomacy: Relevance from the perspective of Caribbean States
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H.E. Amb. Hubert John Charles
(Ambassador of the Commonwealth of Dominica to the United States)

Location:
The Center on Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University
 
15.30 TRACK III CULTURAL DIPLOMACY
THE LEVANT INITIATIVE FOR THE PEACE PROCESS
 IN THE MIDDLE EAST
GLOBAL SUMMIT- UNITED NATIONS HEADQUARTERS

(See Separate Agenda Attached)

Speakers:
Pastor Dele Olowu
Pastor E.A. Adeboye
Rabbi Elie Abadie
The Hon. Dr. Emil Constantinescu
H. E. Amb. Mirsada Colakovic
Sheikh Ramzy
Grand Mufti Dr. Sheikh Abdel Salam Mraish
Rabbi Yizthak Dayan
H. E. Amb. Byrganym Aitimova
The Hon.Yasar Yakis
The Hon. Dr. Nazar Al Baharma
US Cultural Diplomacy: The Use of the Arts in Promoting Dialogue, Fostering Peace, and Initiating Mutual Understanding amongst World Cultures and Civilizations
(Lecture Series and Interactive Sessions)

featuring the:

Children's Art for Peace- Global Peace Initiative for Children and Youth
co-hosted by ICD and  JOURNEYS FOR PEACE

Location:
Conference Room at Church of the United Nations
Superpowers and Super Cultural Diplomacy
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
David S. Jackson
(Executive Editor, The Washington Times)

Location:
National Public Radio Headquarters
TRAVEL TIME  
16:15     Break    
16.30     Emerging Themes in Globalization and International Affairs: A World
Divided?

(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Masoud Kavoossi
(Professor of International Business, School of Business, Howard University)

Location:
National Public Radio Headquarters
   
17:15     Lecture & Discussion
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Rear Admiral Dr. Joyce M. Johnson
(Vice President of Health Sciences in the Health and Life Sciences Division of Battelle Memorial Institute; Former Chief Medical Officer and Surgeon General for the U.S. Coast Guard)

Location:
National Public Radio Headquarters
(18:00) Cultural Diplomacy on the Millennium Stage Performance: Los Masis
(Performance)

The traditional Bolivian ensemble, which plays and promotes Bolivian folkloric music, offers a performance of traditional Andean music. Part of the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

Location:
The Kennedy Center
 
18.30 Free Evening in NYC (18:15) The Future of the Cultural Diplomacy and the Arts - European Perspectives
(Panel Discussion & Reception)

Speakers:
Dr. Christoph Bartmann
(Executive Director, Regional Director North America, Goethe-Institut New York)
Wilfried Eckstein
(Head of the GI in Washington D.C)

Location:
Goethe Institute New York City
Group Dinner (Optional) Free Evening in DC