"People, Partnerships, Problem Solving and Culture"
A lecture by the Hon. Simon Crean (Former Minister for Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government; Former Minister for the Arts)
(Berlin; September 25th, 2013)
"Japan as a Model Case for Predicting the Impact of Demographic Change and Globalization on a Mature Democracy"
A Lecture by the Hon. Masaharu Nakagawa (Former Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan)
(Berlin; September 26th, 2013)
About the Weeklong Seminar
ICD Academy Sessions are weeklong programs that explore the role of cultural diplomacy in contemporary international relations. Each program features lectures, seminars and workshops lead by experts from the fields of international politics, diplomacy, academia, civil society, and the private sector. During their time in Berlin participants will also have the opportunity to take part in cultural and social activities and to visit institutions such as the German Foreign Office, the German Parliament, the Berlin City Hall, cultural institutions and Berlin-based embassies.
The ICD Academy was established to allow individuals of all academic and professional backgrounds the opportunity to learn more about the subject of cultural diplomacy. The Academy Session timetables are designed to allow participants the opportunity to discuss salient issues with experts from the field, whilst providing a framework for group discussions amongst each other. Further information about the academy methodology, speakers, and locations, as well as the application form, can be accessed using the links on the left hand side.
Participation in the program is open to governmental & diplomatic officials, academics, artists, journalists, civil society practitioners, private sector representatives, young professionals and students as well as other interested individuals from across the world.
Certificate of Attendance
All 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. (The ICD Advisory Board list can be found here.)
If you would like to reserve a position and participate in the program, please click on the "Apply Now" link below and fill out the online application form:
During the weeklong program the participants will have opportunities to network amongst each other, with the speakers, as well as with ICD Advisory Board Members and partners. Academy Session participants become part of a growing international network of people from across the world with different fields of interest and levels of experience who share a commitment to intercultural exchange. Participants will be able to remain in touch with each other through the ICD Networks.