The Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy 2013

"Cultural Diplomacy & Cross Continental Cooperation: Building Bridges for a United Global Community"

(Berlin; December 17th - 21st, 2013)
  Tuesday,
December 17th, 2013
Wednesday,
December 18th, 2013
Thursday,
December 19th, 2013
Friday,
December 20th, 2013
Saturday,
December 21st, 2013
Location ICD House EU House &  ICD House ICD House ICD House ICD House
08:30   Travel Time to the EU House Berlin Tea, Coffee & Refreshments Tea, Coffee & Refreshments Tea, Coffee & Refreshments
09:30   "The Levant Initiative"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
President Emil Constantinescu
"Culture as the Foundation of Sustainable Development"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
President Arnold Rüütel
"The Evolution of Multiculturalism Policy in Europe"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
President Petru Lucinschi

Location:
EU House
"International University Mobility for Cross Continental Cooperation"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Álvaro Escribano Saéz
"Syria and the reasons for Western Hesitation to Act"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
The Hon. Cyril Svoboda
"Looking Back a Decade Later: Reflections on Early Official Efforts to 'Engage' with the Muslim World"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
James C. Clad

 
09:50   " Multilevel Governance & Multi Actor ship in Cultural Diplomacy"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
The Hon. Luc van den Brande
"The Essential Role Universities can Play in Cultural Diplomacy"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr.  Sibrandes Poppema
Lecture & Discussion

Speaker:
MP Tsoukalas Dimitrios
10:10   Keynote Address

Speaker:
Master Jun Hong Lu

Location:
EU House
"Intercontinental Cooperation, Global Governance and the Position of Small Countries"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
The Hon. Mirko Cvetkovic
"The Role of Cultural Diplomacy and the Political Culture in Diplomacy"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
The Hon.  László Kovács
"A Very Thin Line: Shared Culture or Invasive Ideology as Diplomatic Ends"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Patrick Quinn
10:30   Reception Tea, Coffee & Refreshments Tea, Coffee & Refreshments Tea, Coffee & Refreshments
11:00   "Cultural Diplomacy in Practice: Developing A Culture of Peace"
(Interactive Panel Discussion)

Opening Words

MK Nissim Zeev
MP Emanuelis Zingeris
Governer Gershon Mesika
Mr. Yossi Dagan
Mr. Shai Atias
Dr. Sheikh Ramzy

Moderators:
MP Ögmundur Jónasson
& Mark C. Donfried

Speakers:
President Emil Constantinescu
Master Jun Hong Lu
The Hon. Mirko Cvetkovic
The Hon. Halldor Ásgrímsson
The Hon. Hrant Bagratyan
The Hon. Erna Hennicot-Schoepges 
Prof. Dr.                 Dragan Domazet
Prof Dr. Gigi Tevzadze
Prof. Dr. Ivan Ilchev
Prof. Dr. Athanasios D. Koustelios
Dr. Khaldoon Aba Hussain
H.E Dr. Sarah Jibril

Location:
EU House


 
"Croatia's Path to EU Accession and the Important Role of Trans-European Cooperation has Played in the Process"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
The Hon. Jadranka Kosor
"XXI Century World - Towards Conflict, Balance or Unity?"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
The Hon. Jan Figel
"Cultural Diplomacy and Education of China: Issues and Potentials for Cross-Continental Cooperation"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. John Chi-Kin Lee
11:20   "The Significance of Education and Gender Equality in the Process of Building Peace and Sustainable Society"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
The Hon. Mari Kiviniemi
"Beyond the Singing Revolution; How Latvia Took the Diplomatic Note to a Cultural Level"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Ojars Eriks Kalnins (MP)
 "Cultural Diplomacy: A South Pacific Perspective"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
The Hon. Winston Peters
11:40   "Cultural Dialogue for Global Social Cohesion"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
President Ugo Mifsud Bonnici
"Cultural Diplomacy, International business and Global Ethics"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Pedro Nonell
"The Experience of Panama in the International Relation searching for Peace"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
The Hon. Rubén Arosemena Valdés
12:00   "The Art of Cultural Diplomacy: Panorama of a Presidency"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Amb. Katalin Bogyay
"Sports as Cultural Diplomacy"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
The Hon. Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin
"Towards New Possibilities for Constructing an Image of the Self.  Some Remarks on the Results Intertwining Cultural and Academic Diplomacy"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Paul De Knop
12:20   "The Soft Power of Culture"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
The Hon. Dame Tessa Jowell (MP)
"Evolutionary Dynamics of Cultural Diplomacy: Facing the Challenges in Operations in a Changing World"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
The Hon. Tsiaras Konstantinos
"The End of Super Powers and a New International Order,
"Some Remarks On Cultural Diplomacy in the Muslim World"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Mehmet Aydın (MP)
12:40   "The Future of European Cultural Diplomacy"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
MEP Lorenzo Fontana
"What Role Can University Play in Cultural Diplomacy?"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Ľudomír Šlahor
"The Role of Education in Promoting Cultural Diplomacy"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Wahid Omar
13:00 Registration Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break
14:10   Lecture & Discussion

Speaker:
Dr.  Khaldoon Aba Hussain
"Cultural Diplomacy within the Framework of the European Union"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
MEP Csaba Sándor Tabajdi
 "Aristotle University of Thessaloniki as Agent of Cross-Continental   Cooperation and Cultural Diplomacy"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Ioannis A. Mylopoulos
Lecture & Discussion

Speaker:
Rear Admiral Dr. Joyce M. Johnson 
14:30 "Cultural Diplomacy, a global Antidote to Extremism"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Ribal Al Assad
"Bulgaria in the EU Cultural Policy and Propaganda"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Ivan Ilchev
 "Cross Cooperation between Continents: the Case of the Euro- Latin-American Parliamentary Assembly"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
President Jorge Pizarro
"The Latvian-European Relationship and the Role of Culture in the Foreign Policy of Latvia"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
President Valdis Zatlers
"Modern Development and its Implications for Improved Intercultural Relations"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Soodursun Jugessur
14:50  "Growing Intensity of International Migration: Economic and Cultural Reasons"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
The Hon. Hrant Bagratyan
"The Potential Role of Higher Education and Research Institutions in National Cultural Diplomacy"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Euripides Stephanou
"The European Citizens' Initiatives: 'A new tool: From the European Elite to the European Citizens"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
The Hon.  Anna Diamantopoulou
"Cross Continental Cooperation and Higher Education"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr.  Murat Tuncer
Lecture & Discussion

Speaker:
Bill Summers
15:10 "The University's Road to Excellence through an International Board and Cross Continental Scientometrics"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Bulyzhenkov Igor Edmundovich
"Internal Internalisation of Universities - Important Base of Youth Multiculturalism"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Vladimir Filippov
"The Importance of Cultural Diplomacy for Successful Global Leadership"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
President Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga
"Culture, Arts, Sports: the new Ways for Diplomacy"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
The Hon. Michčle Alliot-Marie
Participant Papers
15:30 "Institutionalizing Self-Reflection: From Cross-Cultural Cooperation to Cross-Cultural Synergy"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
The Hon. Gigi Tevzadze
"Are Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) threats or opportunities for education in developing countries?"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Dragan Domazet
  "Global Challenges of Cross Continental Cooperation"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
The Hon. Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi
Participant Papers
15:50   "Modern Russian Diplomacy and "Global Balkans"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Enver Halilovic
 "Culture as the Foundation of Sustainable Development"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
President Arnold Rüütel

 
"Cultural Diplomacy and the Role of Civil Society"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
The Hon. Staffan Nilsson
Participant Papers
16:10    "Sport as a Means of Cultural Diplomacy"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Athanasios D. Koustelios
"Creating Value through International University Partnerships"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Michael Lederer
"Ending Conflicts: Reconciliation and Peace-building remain Indispensable for a Stable Peace"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
The Hon. Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis
Participant Papers
16:30 Tea, Coffee & Refreshments

Musical Interludes with Bill Summers & Band
Tea, Coffee & Refreshments

Musical Interludes with Bill Summers & Band
Tea, Coffee & Refreshments

(16:50) Lecture & Discussion

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Samvel Avetisyan

 
The Syrian Crisis and Political & Religious Extremism"
(Interactive Panel Discussion)

Moderator:
James C. Clad

Speakers:
The Hon. Erna Hennicot-Schoepges
Ribal Al Assad
Dr. Nazar Al Baharna
The Hon. Dr. Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis
The Hon. Mehmet Aydın
Tea, Coffee & Refreshments
17:00 (17:00 - 19:00) "Building Cultural Bridges: Turkish-German Perspectives in Cultural Diplomacy"
(Panel Discussion & Concert)

Speakers:
H. E. Amb. Hüseyin Avni Karslıoğlu
Amb. Dr. Heinrich Kreft
Amb. Dr. Ahmet Hadi Adanalı
Dr. Günter Seufert
"Without Translation, we would be Living in Provinces Bordering on Silence' (George Steiner) : Literature and Translation as a Bridge between Cultures"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Pascal Aquien
"The Internationalization of Universities as a Way for Cultural Diplomacy. The Experience of the Public University of Navarre"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Javier Casalí

 
"The Role of Small States in building a global Community"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
The Hon. Jean Paul Adam
Participant Papers
17:20   "Cultural Diplomacy and Human Rights"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speakers:
Prof. Dr. Mircea Dumitru
"Bridging Cultural Differences: The Role of Actors"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Beate Finckh
"Multilateral diplomacy and cooperation between USA, Russia and EU the example of the fight against piracy in the Indian Ocean"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Gwenaele Proutičre-Maulion
Participant Papers
17:40   "Cultural Diplomacy: An Added Value in a World Full of Antagonism"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
President Antonio Mascarenhas Monteiro
"Glamour or Dilemma"? - "Stardom or Starve-Dom"?
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Albert Fortell
"Peacebuilding and Human Rights in the Global Development Partnership post-2015"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Lord Jack McConnell
Participant Papers
18:00   Break Break Break Break
18:10 (18:30) Performance of Traditional Turkish Music (in Memorial of Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumi) Opening Speech

The Hon. Halldor Ásgrímsson
"Cultural Diplomacy & Cross Continental Cooperation "
(Interactive Panel Discussion)

Moderator:
The Hon. Halldor Ásgrímsson

Speakers:
President Antonio Mascarenhas Monteiro
The Hon. Mirko Cvetkovic
The Hon. Hrant Bagratyan
The Hon Simon Crean
Opening Speech

President Francesco Rutelli
"Arts, Culture & Applied Cultural Diplomacy"
(Interactive Panel Discussion)

Moderators:
President Francesco Rutelli & Amb. Katalin Bogyay

Speakers:
President Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga
The Hon. Bertie Ahern
The Hon. Erna Hennicot-Schoepges 
Prof. Dr.                 Rolf Tarrach
Beate Finckh
Albert Fortell
Amb. Dr. Cythia Schneider
"Peace, Prosperity and Progress: How Cultural Diplomacy drives Transatlantic Relationships in the 21st Century"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
The Hon. Bertie Ahern
"Cultural Diplomacy, Peace building & Reconciliation

Moderator:
The Hon. Bertie Ahern

Speakers:
Lord Jack McConnellThe
The Hon. Dr. Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis
The Hon. Mehmet Aydın
Concluding Panel Discussion
19:00 Berlin Christmas Markets
(Optional Visit)
Farewell Group Dinner
20:00 Lecture & Discussion

Speaker:
Master Jun Hong Lu
ICD Award Ceremony  ICD Award Ceremony

The Hon. Marcia Barrett

President Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga

President  Emil Constantinescu

 
Group Dinner  
20:30 A World without Walls: "This is Our Planet"
(Concert, Dinner, Song Recording)
"The Strength of Song"
(Concert, Dinner, Song Recording)