|The Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy 2013
"Cultural Diplomacy & Cross Continental Cooperation: Building Bridges for a United Global Community"
(Berlin; December 17th - 21st, 2013)
The Conference will focus in particular on the following Issues:
|Cross Continental Cooperation
|Arts, Culture & Applied CD
|State Multiculturalism and Cultural Diplomacy
| Peace building & Reconciliation
The ICD Anthem Concert hosted by Bill Summers
(ICD House; December 18th, 2013)
An Evening hosted by Marcia Barrett
(ICD House; December 19th, 2013)
Read a List of Historical Examples of Successful Acts of Cultural Diplomacy (Read »)
The Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy is the world's leading event in the field of cultural diplomacy Co-hosted and organized by the Institute Cultural Diplomacy and The IMAN Foundation.
The conference will bring together heads of state & leading politicians, senior diplomats, leading governmental officials, senior academics, renowned authors, journalists, and celebrated artists including an interdisciplinary group of participants traveling to Berlin from all over the world to discuss Cultural Diplomacy in our interdependent world. The 2013 event will include parallel large-scale events dedicated to the fields of cultural diplomacy & international relations, peace building, human rights, arts and culture.
The 2013 Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy will be held in the framework of the event series on Cross Continental Cooperation; The Annual conference will be the fourth event in the series. Ranging from broad topics of discussion to specific areas within the field of Cultural Diplomacy, the annual conference will provide a wide and detailed analysis of Cultural Diplomacy for 2013.
The primary goal of the ICD/IMAN Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy is to provide an annual review and analysis of the development, progress, impact, and future of the field of Cultural Diplomacy, characterized by an equal dedication to both its theory and practice. As an interdisciplinary and international forum, the conference will facilitate the creation of novel tools to promote and strengthen international relations, contribute to academic research and literature, empower the younger generation, and create a platform for ongoing valuable discussions on the future of Cultural Diplomacy.
The 2013 Annual Conference will explore best practices of Cultural Diplomacy in general and in particular the application of the arts and culture to promote Cross Continental Cooperation & Democracy Promotion, successful peace building & reconciliation, human rights, multiculturalism and harmonious international relations.
The conference will consist of lectures, panel discussions, interactive discussions, workshops, debates, cultural events & performances, and social & networking activities.
Based in Berlin, the conference will be hosted at a number of important political, historic, and cultural locations across the city.
Participation in the conference 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.
If you would like to reserve a position and participate in the conference, please click on the link below and fill out the online application form:
Speakers & Delegates during the conferences will include among others heads of state & leading politicians, senior diplomats, leading governmental officials, senior academics, renowned authors, journalists, and celebrated artists.
Speakers & Delegates for the Conference include:
|President Franco Frattini
Former Foreign Minister of Italy
|Hon. Michèle Alliot-Marie
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of France
|President Francesco Rutelli
Former Deputy Prime Minister of Italy
|The Hon. Jadranka Kosor
Former Prime Minister of Croatia
|The Hon. Mari Kiviniemi
Former Prime Minister of Finland
|Hon. Mirko Cvetković
Former Prime Minister of Serbia
|President Jorge Pizarro
President of the Senate of Chile
|Hon. Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi
Former Director General of the WTO
|Hon. Staffan Nilsson
Former President of the EU European Economic & Social Committee
|Amb. Katalin Bogyay
President of UNESCO's General Conference 2011-3
|Hon. Winston Peters
Former Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand
|Hon. Trinidad Jiménez
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Spain
|The Hon. Halldór Ásgrímsson
Former Prime Minister of Iceland
|Master Jun Hong Lu
World Renowned Chinese Spiritual Leader
|The Hon. Bertie Ahern
Former Prime Minister of Ireland
Former French Minister of Health, Youth Sports
|Dame Tessa Jowell
Former UK Minister for the Olympics
|Prof. Dr. Sibrand Poppema
President, University of Groningen
|President Valdis Zatlers
Former President of Latvia
|President Emil Constantinescu
Former President of Romania
|President Ugo Mifsud Bonnici
Former President of Malta
|Prof. Dr. Murat Tuncer
President of the Hacettepe University
|President Petru Lucinschi
Former President of Republic of Moldova
|President Arnold Rüütel
Former President of Estonia
|Prof. Dr. Rolf Tarrach
Rector, University of Luxembourg
|Minister Urmas Paet
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia
|Prof. Dr. Ivan Ilchev
Rector, Sofia University, Bulgaria
Former Minister of Education & Culture of Japan
|Hon. Maxime Verhagen
Former Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs
|Minister Jean-Paul Adam
Foreign Minister of the Republic of Seychelles
|Prof. Dr. Pamela Gillies
Vice-Chancellor, Glasgow Caledonian University
|Hon. Simon Crean
Former Australian Minister for Regional Development
|Prof. Dr. Paul De Knop
Rector, Vrije Universiteit Brussels
|Dr. Vladimir Filippov
Rector, Peoples' Friendship University of Russia
|Hon. Hermine Naghdalyan
Vice- President of the National Assembly of Armenia
|The Hon. Jan Figel
Vice President of the National Council of Slovakia
The Conference Committee encourages academic research and analysis of issues related to the goals of the Conference. The Conference Committee would therefore like to welcome the participants of the conference to submit a paper they would like to be considered for presentation at the conference as well as being included in the proposal document that will be issued following the conference and will be sent to all governments and leaders of the international community worldwide.
Certificate of Attendance
All conference 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 Conference Committee.
Berlin Christmas Markets
Participants of the conference will have the opportunity to visit the famous Berlin Christmas markets while they are in Berlin.
Anyone who wants to experience the incomparable charm of "Winter Magic" has to come to Berlin! Berlin is the capital city of the German Christmas Markets. Whether one prefers a contemplative and magical Christmas Market or a lively and urban one, this year Berlin offers a choice of over sixty Christmas Markets spread across the city.