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The London Art as Cultural Diplomacy Conference 2013

“Contemporary International Dialogue: Art-based Developments and Culture Shared between Nations”

London; August 21st - 24th, 2013
Held Parallel to “The Notting Hill Carnival 2013”
Conference Timetable
  Wednesday,
August 21st, 2013
Thursday,
August 22nd, 2013
Friday,
August 23rd, 2013
Saturday,
August 24th, 2013
9:30 Registration
 
Location:
The Portcullis House, British Parliament
  "The Public Representative: A Political Perspective in a Time of Austerity"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Nick Brown (MP)
(Member of the British Parliament)

Location:
The Portcullis House, British Parliament
Cultural Walking Tour of London
10:00 Welcome Address

Speaker:
The Hon. Erna Hennicot-Schoepges
(Former Speaker of the Parliament of Luxemburg; Former Minister of Culture and Religious Affairs)

Location:
The Portcullis House, British Parliament
"Multiculturalism in State "Ethnic" Orchestras in Singapore"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Shzr Tan
(Professor, Music Department, Royal Holloway, University of London)

Location:
Center for Creative Collaboration, University of London
10:30 "Contemporary African Arts and Artists into Perceptions of Africa in Developed States"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Eric Joyce (MP)
Member of the British Parliament

Location:
The Portcullis House, British Parliament
(10:45) "How Writers for Young Adults can Stimulate Dialogue across Communities and Challenge Prejudices about the Other"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Miriam Halahmy
(Author & Poet)

Location:
Center for Creative Collaboration, University of London
"What is 'Official National Art' and What is Not?"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Hywel Williams (MP)
(Member of the British Parliament)

Location:
The Portcullis House, British Parliament
 
11:30 Break Break Break
12:00 "The Lithuanian Presidency of the EU: Priorities in the Field of Culture and Audiovisual"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H. E. Amb. Asta Skaisgiryté Liauškiené      
(Ambassador of Lithuania to the United Kingdom)

Location:
The Portcullis House, British Parliament
"Alfred Hitchcock British Icon/Universal Icon - Why is Specific General?
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Sandra Shevey           
(Associate Tutor, British Film Institute)

 Location:
Center for Creative Collaboration, University of London
"Art as Cultural Diplomacy  - Turkish Perspectives"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H. E. Amb. Ahmet Ünal Çeviköz
(Ambassador of Turkey to the United Kingdom)

Location:
The Portcullis House, British Parliament
13:00   Lunch Break Lunch Break & Travel Lunch Break Lunch Break & Travel
14:30 "The Way to a Diplomat's Heart? Cuisine as Artistic Expression in Contemporary Global Politics"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Dr. Josh Abrams
(Principal Lecturer, Department of Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies , University of Roehampton)

Location:
The Portcullis House, British Parliament
"400 Years on: Cultural Diplomacy in London, 1613"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Timon Screech
(Professor, Department of the History of Art & Archaeology, School of Oriental and African Studies)

Location:
The Nehru Centre
Out of the Exhibition: Indigenous Performance and the Arts of Diplomacy"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Helen Gilbert
(Professor of Theatre, Drama Department, Royal Holloway, University of London)

Location:
The Portcullis House, British Parliament
(15:00) The Spirit of Utopia
(Visit and Reading)

Location:
Whitechapel Gallery 
15:15 "Art as a means of Understanding the City"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
William Arthurs
(Editor, CityCity Magazine)

Location:
The Portcullis House, British Parliament
"Narratives as Life Stories: Performing Stories of Cultural, Collective and Personal Identity"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Dr. Marina Lambrou
(Principal Lecturer in English Language and Communication, Kingston University)

Location:
The Nehru Centre
(15:30) "Music and Medicine as a Shared Culture between the East and West in the Middle Ages"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Charles Burnett
(Professor the History of Arabic/Islamic Influences in
Europe', Warburg Institute, University of London)

Location:
The Portcullis House, British Parliament
16:30 From Imperialism To Diplomacy: An Historical Analysis Of French And Senegal Cultural Relationship
(Participant Paper)

Speaker:
Aisha Balarabe Bawa, (Lecturer and Researcher, Department of History Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Nigeria)

Location:
The Portcullis House, British Parliament
"Expressions of Arabic Calligraphy in Arabic Typography for a Cultural Identity of the Visual Arabic Script"
(Participant Paper)

Speaker:
Miss Aysha Khalid-Mahmood
(Researcher Arabic Typography and Visual Culture, Nottingham Trent University)

Location:
The Nehru Centre
"Art as Cultural Diplomacy in Africa - Case Study: Nigeria"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Amb. Abdul Rimdap
(Former Nigerian Ambassador to Germany)

Location:
The Portcullis House, British Parliament
17:00 Travel Time and Exploring Covent Garden Travel Time and Exploring South Bank Center Historical Walking Tour of the Westminster Quarter
18:30 Group Dinner & Social Activity Group Dinner & Social Activity Group Dinner & Social Activity  Farewell