The Conference is hosted by:
The Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy in the USA
The Conference will focus in particular on the following Issues:
A Lecture by Amb. Paula Dobriansky, Former Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs ICD Conference on the Future of US Foreign Policy 2011
IntroductionIn the wake of the recent U.S. Presidential Election, the strategy of America’s Foreign Policy has become an increasingly crucial issue, with the international community waiting expectantly to see how America's Foreign Policy approach will adapt to the new challenges confronting the international arena.
Over the past years, the international community has come to see soft power and cultural diplomacy play a more significant role within U.S. Foreign Policy and International Relations in general, as it has been recognized and become apparent that these approaches can assist in creating a multi-lateral consensus, as opposed to confrontation. However, the challenges facing the international community within the context of globalization continue to deepen due to a fragmented international framework filled with mistrust, competition, and economic and political fragility.
The foreign policy goals and priorities of individual nation states will increasingly be required to take into account an interdependent, multi-polar, international environment, and balance the pursuit of national interests with the pursuit of global public goods. The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy has therefore dedicated its bi-annual conference on the US Foreign Policy to debate and explore the continuing concepts of soft power, intercultural dialogue, and cultural diplomacy, particularly as they relate to American Foreign Policy, and assess the role they will play in the next years.
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Conference SpeakersThe speakers during the Conference will include dignitaries and current and former heads of state and ministers, as well celebrated artists and leading figures and experts from international politics, the diplomatic community and civil society from across the world.
These speakers will include high number of individuals from the ICD Advisory Board; to learn more about the ICD Advisory Board please click here
The ICD Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy in the USA will provide an opportunity to examine and analyze the increasing importance of soft power tools and cultural diplomacy practices. The conference will offer ideas as to how the United States, as well as the rest of the world, can use smart power strategies to effectively implement Foreign Policy tactics in confronting global risks and establishing the framework for global peace and prosperity.
Certificate of AttendanceAll 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 two members of the ICD's Advisory Board.