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The year 2010 represents an important opportunity to reflect on the International Economic system and the roles and responsibilities of the public sector, private sector, and civil society in International Economics. Ten years since the turn of a new millennium, twenty years since the fall of the Berlin Wall, and eighty years since the beginning of the Great Depression, the ICD will hold "The Berlin International Economics Congress: An Interdisciplinary Analysis of the Roles of Global Politics & Civil Society in International Economics”.
In seeking to explore the challenges and opportunities presented by international economic relations we must therefore take an approach that encompasses perspectives not only from the field of economics, but also from international politics, civil society and the private sector, as well as academic research and theories from political science, social science, and development studies.
The BIEC is a four day program of lectures and panel discussions featuring leading figures from across the world in economics, politics, civil society and the private sector. Speakers and participants will discuss different perspectives on the recent financial crisis and the international economy.
Cultural Diplomacy and the Economy: A Forum for Young Leaders
Please note: The ICD will be holding a Weeklong Seminar for our program “Cultural Diplomacy and the Economy: A Forum for Young Leaders” (CDEC) from 31st January - 7th February. Participants of this program will take part in workshops, lectures, and seminars from 31st January - 3rd February and will then take part in the Berlin International Economics Congress from 4th - 7th February.
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In particular, the Berlin International Economics Congress will pursue the following specific aims:
The following issues will be addressed and explored:
SpeakersThe speakers during the program will consist of renowned figures from international politics including former Heads of State, current and former Ministers, high-profile representatives from the private and public sectors, renowned stakeholders from civil society, and the world’s leading academics from the fields of economics, political science, and the social sciences.
ParticipantsThe BIEC participants will include academic scholars, young professionals, political and diplomatic representatives, civil society practitioners, journalists, and individuals from the private sector from across the world.
Sustainable NetworkParticipants of the Congress will become part of a growing international network of people from across the world with different fields of interest and levels of experience who share a commitment to intercultural exchange. Participants will be able to remain in touch with each other through the ICD Network.
Certificate of AttendanceThe participants of the Congress will be awarded an official certificate of attendance at the end of the program. This certificate will confirm attendance and provide details of the speakers who took part during the program and the topics discussed.