The ICD Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy 2012

"The Power of the Arts & Culture to Promote Democracy & Global Peace"

(Berlin; December 13th - 16th, 2012)

Conference Agenda

The goal of the ICD Annual Academic Conference on Cultural Diplomacy is to provide an annual review on the progress, impact, development and future of the field of Cultural Diplomacy. With such increasing prominence in the international system, discussion on Cultural Diplomacy in such an arena is vital and the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy hopes to facilitate new tools to promote and strengthen international relationships, empower the younger generation, contribute to academic literature and create a forum for valuable discussions on the future of Cultural Diplomacy.

The 2012 Annual Conference will explore the contributions of Cultural Diplomacy, while using the arts and culture to promote successful peace building & reconciliation, human rights, multiculturalism and successful international relations. The Conference will be focused on four main themes whilst contributing each day of the conference to special field.  The first day will be dedicated to the field of Peace building & Reconciliation; the second day to Human Rights; the third day to Multiculturalism and the final day to Arts, Culture & applied Cultural Diplomacy.

The Conference will focus in particular on the following Issues:

Day 1: Cultural Diplomacy, Democracy Promotion, Peace building & Reconciliation
Day 2: Cultural Diplomacy & Human Rights 
Day 3: State Multiculturalism, Cultural Diplomacy and the Global Economy
Day 4: Arts, Culture & applied Cultural Diplomacy

Conference Timetable

  Thursday,
December 13th, 2012
Friday,
December 14th, 2012
Saturday,
December 15th, 2012
Sunday,
December 16th, 2012
08:30 Registration

(08:45) Welcome Words

President Emil Constantinescu,
Ribal Al Assad
,
The Hon. Nouzha Skalli
Tea, Coffee & Refreshments Tea, Coffee & Refreshments Tea, Coffee & Refreshments
09:00 “What is Art for Democracy & Democracy for Art - The European Experience”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Ovidiu Pecican 
(Vice-dean, Faculty of European Studies, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania)
Participant Papers Presentation Participant Papers Presentation

State Multiculturalism
(Research Presentation)
Participant Papers Presentation
09:30 The Scribe and the Stone in the Lake: My Personal Experience in Cultural Diplomacy
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
The Hon. Angeles González-Sinde
(Former Minister of Culture of Spain)
“Interculturality, Human Rights and Peace”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
The Hon. Maria de Belém Roseira
(President of Socialist Party; Member of the Portuguese Parliament; Former Minister for Equality of Portugal)
“Peaceful Relationships between People: cultural Relations in a World of difference”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Mike Hardy CMG OBE
(Professor of Intercultural Relations; Executive Director, Institute of Community Cohesion, Coventry University)
Participant Papers Presentation
09:55 Break Break Break Break
10:00 “UNESCO and Building Peace through Cultural Diplomacy”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
President Katalin Bogyay
(President of the General Conference of UNESCO)
"Genocide Prevention as Peace building: The Auschwitz Institute for Peace & Reconciliation"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Samantha Horn
(Director, Global Raphael Lemkin Program for Genocide Prevention, Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation)
“What’s the point of cultural Relations in the 21st Century?”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
John Whitehead
(Director, British Council Germany)
“Do the Arts and Culture Promote Democracy?”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Sjaak Koenis
(Professor, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University)

 
10:30 A moderated Interview with President Katalin Bogyay

Moderators:
The Hon. Yasar Yakis,
The Hon. Erna Hennicot Schoepges,
The Hon. Nouzha Skalli,
The Hon. Dr. Nazar Al Baharna
"The UN Genocide Convention, War Crimes Tribunals & the Politics of Justice: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Minister Ögmundur Jónasson
(Minister of the Interior of Iceland; Former Minister of Justice & Human Rights)
“Political Institutions, Parliamentary Diplomacy & Multiculturalism”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
The Hon. Jesmond Mugliett
(Member of the Parliament of Malta; Former Minister for Urban Development and Roads of Malta)
“Thinking Inter-Culturally: From racist and Eurocentric Monologism to Inter-Civilizational Dialogism”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. John M. Hobson
(Professor of Politics and International Relations, University of Sheffield, UK)
11:00 Tea, Coffee & Refreshments Tea, Coffee & Refreshments Tea, Coffee & Refreshments Tea, Coffee & Refreshments
11:30 "In a Global World, why Canada and its Values matter for World Peace and Democracy?"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
The Hon. Martin Cauchon
(Former Minister of Justice of Canada)
"Can Crimes Against Humanity Be Stopped in Syria? How Can Those Committing Them Be Held Accountable?"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Gregory H. Stanton
(President, Genocide Watch)
“Importance of the Cultural Diplomacy and the Slovak Experience”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Amb. Olga Algayerova
(State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Slovakia)
“Thinking together: global Education and cultural Identity”

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Mark Aspinwall
(Professor of Politics, Head of Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Edinburgh)
12:00 “Cultural Diplomacy and Change in a Digital World”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Governor Steve Merrill
(77th Governor of New Hampshire; President, Bingham Consulting)
“The Protection of Human Rights while the UN Performs its Peacekeeping Role”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Amb. Ranko Vilovic
(ICD Advisory Board Member; Ambassador, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Croatia to the United Nations)
(11:45) “How Portugal can use the Power of Arts and Culture in its Economic Growth”

Speaker:
Elsa Cordeiro
(Member of the Portuguese Parliament)
(12:10) Art & Culture Promoting Global Peace
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Graca Mota
(Member of the Portuguese Parliament)
Interactive Panel Discussion - "The Power of the Arts & Culture to Promote Democracy & Global Peace"

Moderator:
Amb. Anthony Russell Brenton

Speakers:
Minister Hassan B. Diab,
The Hon. Erna Hennicot Schoepges,

Prof. Dr. Mark Aspinwall,
Prof. Dr. John M. Hobson,
Prof. Dr. Sjaak Koenis,
Prof. Dr. Ovidiu Pecican,

Mark C. Donfried
12:30 “Peace Building and Reconciliation in Africa”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
President Pierre Nkurunziza
(President of Burundi)
“Democracy, Youth & the Future of the EU”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Milan Zver (MEP)
(Member of the European Parliament; Presidential Candidate, Slovenian Presidential Elections 2012; Former Minister of Education of Slovenia)
(12:35) “Leadership in Dynamic Environment and Cultural Diplomacy”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Selmo Cikotić
(ICD Advisory Board Member; Former Minister of Defense of Bosnia and Herzegovina)
(12:55) Group Photo
13:00 Lunch Break Sessions Lunch Break Sessions Lunch Break Sessions Sunday Brunch
14:00   "The Failure to protect: why some Lives are worth more than others: from Bosnia to Sudan to Syria"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Rebecca Tinsley
(Director & Founder, Waging Peace)
Interactive Panel Discussion - State Multiculturalism, Cultural Diplomacy & the EU Crisis

Moderator:
The Hon. Dr. Erhard Busek

Speakers:
The Hon. Ruud Lubbers,
Minister Ögmundur Jónasson,
The Hon. Erna Hennicot Schoepges,
Prof. Dr. Mark Aspinwall,
Prof. Dr. John M. Hobson,
Prof. Dr. Sjaak Koenis,

Prof. Dr. Ovidiu Pecican
“International Communication and Cultural Diplomacy for the Harmonization of Energy Policies in the Middle East and Central Asia with the Global Economic Interdependence”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Yusuf Ziya Irbec (MP)
(Member of the Turkish Parliament; Member of the Executive Committee of The Parliamentarians for Global Action)
14:30 “Culture as an Emotion”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Áine Collins TD
(Member of the Irish Parliament)
(14:20) “Responsibility to Protect and in the Context of Syria”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
György Tatár
(Director, Budapest Centre for the International Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities)
Enzo M. Le Fevre Cervini
(Director - Research and Cooperation - Budapest Center)
“The Challenges of the European Union in preventing Mass Atrocities”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Enzo M. Le Fevre Cervini
(Director - Research and Cooperation - Budapest Center)
  Europe and Russia: Cultural Soul Mates or Competitors?
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Amb. Anthony Russell Brenton
(ICD Advisory Board member; Former British Ambassador to Russia)
15:00 “Four Modes of Integration”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Tariq Modood
(Professor of Sociology; Director, University Research Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship, University of Bristol, UK)
“CEDAW Convention after 30 Years: Challenges & Achievements towards Advancement of Women in the Public and political Spheres”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Ferdous Ara Begum
(Gender Issues Specialist; Former Member of UN CEDAW Committee; Former Director General, Bangladesh Television)
“Crisis Management & Cultural Diplomacy Today”
(Lecture & Discussion)

The Hon. Dr. Erhard Busek

(ICD Advisory Board Member; Former Vice-Chancellors of Austria; Former Minister of Education)
„Education and Cultural Diplomacy”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Minister Hassan B. Diab
(Minister of Education of Lebanon)
15:25 Break Break Break Break
15:30 Lecture & Discussion

Speaker:
The Hon. Halldór Ásgrímsson
(Secretary General for the Nordic Council of Ministers; Former Prime Minister of Iceland)
Interactive Panel Discussion - “Cultural Diplomacy & Representation of Women in Politics”

Chair:
The Hon. Nouzha Skalli

Speakers:
President Katalin Bogyay,
Minister Ögmundur Jónasson,
The Hon. Mireya Agüero de Corrales,

The Hon. Anna Diamantopoulou,
The Hon. Ekaterine Tkeshelashvili,
The Hon. Kristiina Ojuland (MEP),
Elsa Cordeiro (MP),
Graça Mota (MP),
The Hon. Praxoula Antoniadou Kyriacou
“Green Growth to overcome the Financial Crisis and to create Jobs”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
The Hon. Ruud Lubbers
(Former Primeminister of the Netherlands; Former UN High Commissioner for Refugees)
“EMUNI University as a Tool for fostering cultural Creativity & Production”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Laris Gaiser
(President, EMUNI University, Slovenia)
16:00 An Interview with the Hon. Halldór Ásgrímsson

Moderators:
The Hon. Yasar Yakis,
The Hon. Erna Hennicot Schoepges,
The Hon. Nouzha Skalli,
The Hon. Dr. Nazar Al Baharna
“Is Prosperity or Poverty in the hands of fate? Can Cultural Diplomacy and Trade change the inevitable?”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
The Hon. Stockwell Day
(Former Minister of International Trade of Canada)
(15:50) "Cultural Diplomacy and International Relations in the Context of Bulgaria and European Union"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
The Hon. Maria Serkedjieva
(Former Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Justice and European Legal Integration of Bulgaria)
(16:10) The Cultural Dimension of Diplomacy - The case of the Pan African Festival of Cinema and Television Ouagadougou (FESPACO)
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Amb. Filippe Savadogo
(Ambassador & Permanent Representative of the International Organization of the Francophonie to the United Nations)
16:30 Tea, Coffee & Refreshments 16:45 Reception, Honduras Embassy Tea, Coffee & Refreshments Tea, Coffee & Refreshments
17:00 “Standing Together in the Face of Difference: Intercultural Dialogue as a Way to Overcome the Crisis”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
The Hon. Anna Diamantopoulou
(Former European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities; Former Greek Minister for Development, Competitiveness and Shipping)
”Soft Power Honduras Perspective”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
The Hon. Mireya Agüero de Corrales
(Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs of Honduras)
Developing an Environment of exchange for Growth in the creative Economy
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
The Hon. Alfred Camilleri
(Finance Ministry Permanent Secretary, Government of Malta)
"Cultural Diplomacy for the Harmonization of Energy Policies in the Middle East and Central Asia with the Global Economic Interdependence”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Yusuf Ziya Irbec (MP)
(Member of the Turkish Parliament; Member of the Executive Committee of The Parliamentarians for Global Action)
17:30 “Cultural Diplomacy and Change in a Digital World”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Governor Steve Merrill
(77th Governor of New Hampshire; President, Bingham Consulting)
The Economy & Energy to Enhance Cultural Diplomacy in the Eastern Mediterranean Area
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
The Hon. Praxoula Antoniadou Kyriacou
(President of the United Democrats; Former Minister of Commerce, Industry & Tourism of Cyprus)
”The Role of Women in resolving Crises”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
The Hon. Kristiina Ojuland (MEP)
(ICD Advisory Board Member; Member of the European Parliament; Former Foreign Minister of Estonia)
(17:25) Cultural Diplomacy and Film: "Not One Homeland" - The Variety of Nationalities that have Conceived My Cultural Identity
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Emily Atef
(Celebrated German Filmmaker & Producer)
(17:50) Lecture & Discussion

Speaker:
Monkid Mestassi
(General, Ministry of Economic and General Affairs, Kingdom of Morocco and Chair of the MENA-OECD Investment Program)
“Political Power and Cultural Identity in Latin America”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. J R Monroy
(Founder and Chairman, Latin American and Caribbean Cultural Society Institute)
(17:50) “Why I stayed in the Rwandan Genocide - The Power of Presence”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Carl Wilkens
(Director, World Outside My Shoes)
18:00 Interactive Panel Discussions - “Emerging Cultural Ties between ECO & the World”

Moderator:
The Hon. Yasar Yakis
(Former Minister of Turkey)

Speakers:
The Hon. Martin Cauchon,
The Hon. Dr. Nazar Al Baharna,

H.E. Amb. Abdul Basit,
H.E. Amb. Ali Reza Sheikh Attar,
Mr. Khisrav Goibov
The Economy & Energy to Enhance Cultural Diplomacy in the Eastern Mediterranean Area
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
The Hon. Praxoula Antoniadou Kyriacou
(President of the United Democrats; Former Minister of Commerce, Industry & Tourism of Cyprus)
(18:15) Cultural Diplomacy: a strategic Tool to enhance Dialogue, Cooperation, & the rule of Law
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
The Hon. Francesco Rutelli
(Former Deputy Prime Minister of Italy; Former Minister of Culture and Tourism; Former Mayor of Rome)
(18:15) Participant Papers Presentation
18:30   BBU Berlin Campus Ceremony

Welcome Adress
Amb. Lazăr Comănescu,
Prof. Dr. Ovidiu Pecican


Keynote Speech:
President Emil Constantinescu
(18:45) “Conflict Transformation seen through the Prism of People to People Relationship”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
The Hon. Ekaterine Tkeshelashvili
(Former Vice Prime-Minister, State Minister of Georgia for Reintegration; Former Foreign Minister)
Participant Papers Presentation
19:00   Reception
Corporate Cultural Diplomacy - ICD Private Sector Ranking
(Research Presentation)
(19:15) ICD Awards Participant Papers Presentation
19:30 Welcome Group Dinner Conference Gala Event - "The Power of the Arts & Culture to Promote Democra cy & Global Peace"
(Keynote Speech, Interactive Discussion, Concert, Dinner)

"The Parallax Effect on Long Hair"
(Keynote Speech)

Speaker:
Ian Gillan
Singer & Song writer with Deep Purple

Moderated Interview with Ian Gillan & Marcia Barrett

/strong Discussion) Peace Building and Reconciliation in Africa25% The Hon. Praxoula Antoniadou Kyriacou Moderator:
President Katalin Bogyay
Conference Gala Event
(Moderated Interview, Concert, Dinner)

Moderated Interview with:
David Soul
(Celebrated American Actor; best known for his Role as Detective Kenneth "Hutch)

Moderator:
Amb. Cynthia Schneider
Concluding Statements

The Hon. Dr. Nazar Al Baharna
(ICD Advisory Board Member; Former Foreign Minister of Bahrain)

Amb. Cynthia Schneider
(ICD Advisory Board Member; Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy, Georgetown University; Former USA Ambassador to the Netherlands)

(20:30) Group Dinner