Cross Continental Cooperation Summit 2013-2014

"Unlocking Potential: Uniting the World's Leading Powers"

(Berlin, Washington, D.C., Sofia, Jerusalem, Ramallah, Addis Ababa, Helsinki; September 2013 - March 2014)

The Berlin Inaugural Event of the Cross Continental Cooperation Summit

"Future Prospects in International and Intercultural Relations: Building Bridges between Europe, USA, Russia and China"

(Berlin; September 25th - 27th, 2013)

  Wednesday,
September 25th, 2013
Thursday,
September 26th, 2013
Friday,
September 27th, 2013
9:30 Registration
Tea, Coffee & Refreshments
Tea, Coffee & Refreshments Tea, Coffee & Refreshments
10:00 Welcome Address

President Emil Constantinescu
The Hon. Dr. Nazar al Baharna


(10:15) "The Importance of Youth Education and Development Advancement and its Positive Influence on Strengthening the Relationships between Europe, Russia, China and the USA"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
The Hon. Helga Daub
(Former Member of the German Parliament)

Location:
ICD House
"A Universal Human Rights Model"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
The Hon. Dr. Nazar al Baharna
(Secretary General of the ICD Center for Conflict Zones Mediation; Former Foreign Minister of Bahrain)
(10:30) "The Quartet: State of Relations between Russia, Europe, the USA, & China"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Dr. Ulrich Brückner
(Academic Director, Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies)

Location:
ICD House
"The Syrian Crisis and its Impact on Cross Continental Cooperation"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
The Hon. Dr. Nazar al Baharna
(Secretary General of the ICD Center for Conflict Zones Mediation; Former Foreign Minister of Bahrain)

Location:
ICD House
11:00 Tea, Coffee & Refreshments

Interview with the Hon. Helga Daub
(11:00) Tea, Coffee & Refreshments

Interview with Dr. Ulrich Brückner
Tea, Coffee & Refreshments

Interview with The Hon. Dr. Nazar al Baharna
11:30 "Cultural Dialogue in the European Context in the Formation of a Polycentric World Today"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
The Hon. Dr. Mykola Zhulynsky
(Former Deputy Primeminister of Ukraine)

Location:
ICD House
(12:00) "Future Prospects for the European Russian Relationships"
(Interactive Panel Discussion)

Moderator:
Dr. Ulrich Brückner

Speakers:
President Emil Constantinescu
The Hon. Dr. Mykola Zhulynsky
The Hon. Dr. Nazar al Baharna
Mark C. Donfried

Location:
ICD House
"The Future Role of NATO in Strengthening Cross Continental Cooperation"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
President Franco Frattini
(President of the ICD Organization for Youth Education & Development; Former Foreign Minister of Italy)

Location:
ICD House
12:30 Tea, Coffee & Refreshments

Interview with The Hon. Dr. Mykola Zhulynsky
Tea, Coffee & Refreshments

Interview with President Franco Frattini
13:00 Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break
14:30   "Past and Future in Harmony"
(Special Concert)

Performer:
The Oratnitza Band

Location:
ICD House
 
15:00 "People, Partnerships, Problem Solving and Culture"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
The Hon. Simon Crean
(Former Minister for Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government; Former Minister for the Arts)

Location:
ICD House
"The EU Horizon 2020 Program: New Opportunities for Cross Continental Cooperation"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
The Hon. Dr. Francesco Profumo
(Former Minister of Education of Italy; Former Chancellor of the Polytechnic University of Turin)

Location:
ICD House
"The importance of Investing in Youth Education and Development to Strengthen the Cross Continental Cooperation"
(Interactive Panel Discussion)

Moderator:
President Franco Frattini

Speakers:
President Emil Constantinescu
The Hon. Dr. Nazar al Baharna
Mark C. Donfried
16:30 Tea, Coffee & Refreshments

Interview with The Hon. Simon Crean
Interview with The Hon. Dr. Francesco Profumo

 
Tea, Coffee & Refreshments
17:00 "Building Bridges between Europe, USA, Russia and China"
(Interactive Discussion)

Moderator:
The Hon. Dr. Nazar al Baharna

Speakers:
President Emil Constantinescu
The Hon. Simon Crean
The Hon. Masaharu Nakagawa
The Hon. Dr. Mykola Zhulynsky
Mark C. Donfried


Location:
ICD House
Welcome Address

H. E. Amb. Takeshi Nakane
(Ambassador of Japan to Germany)

"Japan as a Model Case for Predicting the Impact of Demographic Change and Globalization on a Mature Democracy"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
The Hon. Masaharu Nakagawa
(Former Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan)

Location:
ICD House
"Young Leaders´ Contributions for Developing the Future of Cross Continental Cooperation"
(Presentations & Discussion)

  • Young Cultural Diplomacy Presentation
  • ICD Initiative for Bridging the Gap between EU Graduates and Employers
  • ICD Internship Project Presentation & Awards Ceremony
19:00 Group Dinner Group Dinner Group Dinner

Women Building Peace

„What They Do, Why It Matters?”

(Bulgaria, Sofia; October 9th - 10th, 2013)

9th October, 2013
09:30 - 10:00 Registration 
10:00 - 10:30 Opening Session 

Dr. Solomon Passy, President, The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria;
Yordan Bozhilov, Founder, Sofia Security Forum;
Lt. Col. Neviana Miteva, President, Bulgarian Armed Forces Women Association;
10:30 - 11:30 Role of Women in Security and Defense: Specific Human Potential in Capacity Building 

Moderator: Tzvetanka Rizova, Journalist, BTV;
Captain Yantsislav Yanakiev, Director of the Defence Advanced Research Institute at the "G. S. Rakovski" National Defence Academy;
Mariya Gabriel, Member of the European Parliament;
Col. Mersida Mešetović, Expert Adviser for Analyses and Assessments of Defense Acvtivities, Policy and Plans Department, Ministry of Defense of Bosnia and Herzegovina;
11:30 - 11:45 Coffee break 
11:45 - 12:45 United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325: What are the Challenges? 

Moderator: Grigori Nedyalkov, Director, Pulic Relations Directorate, Ministry of Defense;
Loredana Alemanno-Testa, Divisional Coordination Section, NATO Operations Division;
Kalina Panayotova, President, Centre for European and International Studies;
Lt. Col. Neviana Miteva, President, Bulgarian Armed Forces Women Association;
Prof. Dr. Irena Ilieva, Institute for the State and the Law by the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences;
Mihail Grigorov, journalist, "Bulgarian Army" newspaper;
12:45 - 13:30 Buffet Lunch 
13:30 - 14:30 Women in Afghanistan: Key to the successful end of ISAF? 

Moderator: H.E. Zdravko Popov, President, Institute for Public Politics;
Zornitsa Grekova, South and South-East Asia Department, Directorate "Asia, Australia and Oceania", Ministry of Foreign Affairs;
Yordan Bozhilov, Founder, Sofia Security Forum;
Vladislav Punchev, Head, International information department, "Standart" newspaper;
14:30 - 15:45 Coffee break 
15:45 - 16:45 Responsibility to protect women in the conflict and post-conflict stages  

Moderator: Kiril Valchev, Journalist, Darik Radio;
Stoila Bongalova, Director of the Bulgarian Fund for Women;
Captain-Lieutenant Silviya Vassileva, Assistant Chief, Planning Office, Burgas Naval Base;
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Daniela Koleva, Head, Master's Program "History of Women and Gender", Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski";
Chief Assist. Dr. Konstantin Pudin, Department "National and Regional Security", Faculty of Economics of Infrastructure, University of National and World Economy;
10th October, 2013
11:00 - 13:00 Round Table: Women's Participation and Leadership: From Theory to Practice

Moderator: Dr. Sonia Hinkova, Lecturer, Department of Political Sciences, New Bulgarian University;
H.E. Guro Katharina Vikřr, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway to Bulgaria;
Ph.D. Yordanka Nencheva, President, Association "To Preserve the Woman";
Prof. Dr. Nedyalka Videva, Lecturer, Department of Logic, Ethics and Aesthetics, Faculty of Philosophy, Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski";
Dr. Rositza Russeva, National and International Security, "G. S. Rakovski" National Defence Academy
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

The Washington D.C. Summit on Cross Continental Cooperation 2013

"Future Prospects in Enhancing Continental Cooperation to Secure Political, Economic, and Social Progress"

(Washington D.C.; November 4th - 7th, 2013)

  Monday,
November 4th,  2013
Tuesday,
November 5th,  2013
Wednesday,
November 6th, 2013
10:00 "Opportunities for International and Intercultural Relations to Enhanc Cross & Trans Continental Cooperation"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H. E. Amb.Elena Poptodorova
(ICD Advisory Board Member; Ambassador of Bulgaria to the United States)

Location:
National Public Radio
"Lithuania's EU Presidency - Achievements and Remaining Challenges for Strengthening Inter-Continental and Cross Continental Cooperation"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Rolandas Kačinskas
(Minister Plenipotentiary, the Embassy Lithuania to the United States)

Location:
Goethe Institute
Welcome Address

H. E. Amb. Claudio Bisogniero
(Ambassador of Italy to the United States)

"Rock & Roll Diplomacy to Enhance Cross Continental Cooperation"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Amb. Andras Simonyi
(Director, Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University; Former Ambassador of Hungary to the USA)

Location:
Embassy of Italy to the United States
10:45 "Transatlantic Relations: Challenges and Opportunities in a New Reality"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H.E. Amb. Dr. Božo Cerar
(Ambassador of Slovenia to the United States)

Location:
Goethe Institute
11:30 Break Break Break
12:00 "The UN Security Council and International Law"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H. E. Amb. Elin  Suleymanov
(Ambassador of Azerbaijan to the United States)

Location:
National Public Radio
"Bridge Building on a Continental Level: Islam, Immigration, and Empire in Europe"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Amb. Akbar Ahmed
(Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies & Professor, School of International Service, American University; Former Pakistan High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and Ireland)

Location:
Goethe Institute
"China, India, and the United States: Dynamics of Power and Security in the 21st Century"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Charles F. Doran
(Director, the Center for Canadian Studies, The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced and International Studies, Johns Hopkins University)

Location:
Embassy of Italy to the United States
13:00 Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break
14:30 "Shared Freedom-Space and Shared Responsibility"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Imam Talib Shareef
(President & Imam, the Mosque Masjid Muhammad, Inc)

Location:
Embassy of Italy to the United States
"Spying Among Friends: Implications for Trans-Continental Cooperation"
Dear President

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Dorle Hellmuth
(Assistant Professor of Politics, the Catholic University of America)

Location:
Goethe Institute
"Future Prospects for Cultural Diplomacy to Enhance Cross & Trans Continental Cooperation"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Amb. Prof. Dr. Cynthia P. Schneider
(Former U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands)

Location:
Embassy of Italy to the United States
15:00 Lecture & Discussion

Speaker:
Dr. Tom Palmer
(Executive Vice President
for International Program at AtlasNetwork; Senior Fellow at
Cato Institute)

Location:
National Public Radio
"Creative Industries and Culture-Based Economy - Creative Industries and Cultural Diplomacy"
(Participant Paper)

Speaker:
Nicolas Serge
(Consultant; Researcher,  Sustainability Consulting Group)

Location:
Goethe Institute
"How the Common Roots of the Abrahamic Tradition May be used to Promote Human Rights"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Juliana Geran Pilon
(Professor of Politics and Culture and Director of the Center for Culture and Security at the Institute of World Politics in Washington, D.C.)

Location:
Embassy of Italy to the United States
15.30 "Cross-Continental Cooperation: Challenges and Opportunities"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Getachew Metaferia
(Professor of Political Science, Morgan State University)

Location:
National Public Radio

"Organizational Responsibility for Ethical Behavior: How a Learning Organization Instills Ethical Culture"
(Participant Paper)

Speaker:
Dr. Beatrice Barbara Boerner
(Educator ; Head of the Business & Organizational Leadership Program at Brevard College)

Location:
Goethe Institute
"Our Shared Humanity: The Moral and Cultural Preconditions of Cordial Relations"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Claes G. Ryn
(Professor of Politics, the Catholic University of America)

Location:
Embassy of Italy to the United States
16:00 Tea, Coffee & Refreshments Tea, Coffee & Refreshments Tea, Coffee & Refreshments
16.30

 

 

 

 
"A World of Institutions: Assessing Our Progress"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. James Stocker
(Visiting Assistant Professor of International Affairs, Trinity Washington University)

Location:
National Public Radio
"Transatlantic Cultural Diplomacy: Theory and Practice"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Jaroslav Zajicek
(Chargé d´Affairs, Embassy of the Czech Republic to the United States)

Location:
Goethe Institute
"Cultural Diplomacy and Youth Entrepreneurship in Africa to Strengthening Cross Continental Cooperation"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H.E. Dr. Tebelelo Mazile Seretse
(Ambassador of Botswana to the United States)

Location:
Embassy of Italy to the United States
17:00 Lecture & Discussion

Speaker:
Dick Henry
(President, The Streit Council)

Location:
National Public Radio
"Personal Relationships: the Key to Strengthening International Relations"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Mark Hyatt
(President, Character Education Partnership)

Location:
Goethe Institute
"Women in Diplomacy"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Dr. Marilyn Sephocle
(Founder and President, The Women Ambassadors Foundation)

Location:
Embassy of Italy to the United States
17:30 "Future Prospects in International and Intercultural Relations to Enhancing Cross & Trans Continental Cooperation"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
The Hon. Franco Frattini
(Former Foreign Minister of Italy)

Location:
National Public Radio

"Is International Relations in Danger of Being Eclipsed by Conflict Resolution? The Case for Cooperation to Address Transnational Challenges in an Interconnected World"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Ivan Sascha Sheehan
(Graduate Program Director and Assistant Professor, Negotiation and Conflict Management Program, Global Affairs and Human Security Program, School of Public and International Affairs, College of Public Affairs, University of Baltimore)

Location:
Goethe Institute
"A Limping Giant And The Liberian Crisis - Is Nigeria Her Brother's Keeper Or A Regional Influential?"
(Participant Paper)

Speaker:
Olusimbo Olorunfemi
(PhD researcher in Political Science; Director of Media and Public Relations for the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria)

Location:
Embassy of Italy to the United States
18:00 (19:00)"Opening Formal Networking Reception of the Conference"
(Reception)

Location:
Embassy of Bulgaria to the United States
(18:30) Group Dinner Farewell

A World without Walls 2013

“ICD Delegation to Israel and Palestine: Strengthen Bridges and Cooperation between Israel and Palestine”

(Jerusalem, Ramallah; November 19th - 20th, 2013)

Wednesday, November 20th
9:15 Historical Tour of Samaria
10:00 Visit to Lipski Company including Meeting with Management and Factory Site Visit
12:00 Working-Lunch hosted by Governor of Samaria, Attorney Gershon Mesika
14:30 Arrival to Knesset
15:00 Meeting with Speaker of the Knesset, H.E. Yuli Edelstein
15:30 Conference in Knesset
17:30 VIP Tour of Knesset
19:00 Dinner & Discussion at the Israel Council on Foreign Relations
Thursday, November 21st
10:00 Historical Tour of Ramallah
11:00 Visit to Ministry of Planning and Administration of the Palestinian Authority
11:30 Meeting with Hon. Ahmad Abbas, Director General of Ministry of Planning and Administration of the Palestinian Authority
13:00 Lunch Hosted by Hon. Ahmad Abbas
14:30 Visit to Mukataa and the grave of the Hon. Yassar Arafat

The Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy 2013

"Cultural Diplomacy & Cross Continental Cooperation: Building Bridges between Europe, USA, Russia, and China"

(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)
   

The Addis Abba Summit on Cross Continental Cooperation

"The Future of the Millennium Development Goals in the African Union"

(Ethiopia, Addis Ababa; January 27th - 31st, 2014 - Held Parallel to the African Union Summit)

  Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 Thursday, January 30th, 2014 Friday, January 31st, 2014
10:00 Welcome & Introduction
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Mark C. Donfried
(Director General & Founder, Institute for Cultural Diplomacy)

Location:
The Ethiopian Foreign Ministry
"Analysis of Contemporary Issues in Africa for Inclusion in the Post 2015 Development Goals"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Dr. Raphael Ogar Oko
(International Coordinator, Global Educators for All Initiative and Coordinator, Millennium Development Ambassadors)

Location:
The Soramba Hotel
Welcome Address

Speaker:
Irmtraut Hubatsch
(Director, Goethe Institute Addis Ababa)
 
Location:
The Goethe Institute
Addis Ababa Excursions & Departure Day
10:45 (10:15) "Ethiopian Cultural Diplomacy and the Future of the Millennium Development Goals in the African Union"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Abiy Berhane
(Director,Promotion and Cultural Exchange, Public Diplomacy Directorate General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
Amb. Ababi Demissie, Acting Director General for Public Diplomacy and Communications at the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Mr. Yosef Kassaye, Director, International Organizations, Directorate General of the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Location:
The Ethiopian Foreign Ministry
"Environmental Sustainability; sub-topic: Urban Waste
Management Practices"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Genemo Berisa Uka         
(Dean, College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Jigjiga University)

Location:
The Soramba Hotel
(10:15) "Constraints and Possibilities in achieving the MDGs in Africa"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Fantahun Assefa
(Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Sub regional Office for Eastern Africa)
 
Location:
The Goethe Institute
11:30 "The Role of Cultural Diplomacy in the Future of the Millennium Development Goals in the African Union"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Mark C. Donfried
(Director General & Founder, Institute for Cultural Diplomacy)

Location:
The Ethiopian Foreign Ministry
H.E. Dr. Sarah Jibril, Special Adviser to the president of Nigeria on Ethics and Values
 
(11:00) Break
12:00 "Linkage of Human Interests and Cultural Diplomacy in the Use of Common Resources"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Haimanot Aregahegn Aschale
(Head, Department of Rural Development and Agricultural Extension in Debre Markos University; Author)

Location:
The Soramba Hotel
12:15)  "Is there Unfolding Rivalry between China and Japan in Africa? Analysis and Effect on Africa with Regards to the Millennium Development Goals and Implementations"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Seifudein Adem      
(Associate Director, the Institute of Global Cultural Studies & Associate Research Professor of Political Science at SUNY-Binghamton)

Location:
The Goethe Institute
12:30 Travel Time & Lunch Break  "Asset Based Interventions to Reduce Poverty in Communities"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Getahun Kassa
(Lecturer and PhD Program Coordinator, Center for Human Rights, Addis Ababa University)

Location:
The Soramba Hotel
   
13:15   Lunch Break (13:00) Lunch Break  
14:30 "Unleashing the Africa Moment: The MDGs, Effective States and Engaged Societies"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Costantinos Berhuétesfa Costantinos       
(Chair, Ethiopica Infrastructure & Tunneling Co. & AAI Capital, Professor of Public Policy, School of Graduate Studies, Addis Ababa University)

Location:
The Soramba Hotel
"The Role of Higher Education Institutions in Achieving the Millennium Development Goals: Experiences from University of Gondar School of Law"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Kelali Kiros Negesse
(Dean, School of Law, University of Gondar; Chairperson, Ethiopian Law Schools' Consortium; Lecturer of Laws)

Location:
The Soramba Hotel
"Road Map to Achieving MDGs in Nigeria: The Benue State Experience"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H.E. Aikor Timothy Shirgba
(Senior special Assistant to the Governor of Benue State on millennium Development Goals)

Location:
The Goethe Institute
Addis Ababa Excursions & Departure Day
15:15 "The Political Economy of Sustainability: Climate Change And Africa's Role in the Realization of Goal 7 of MDG"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Fekadu Tolossa
(Lecturer, Governance and Development Studies Department, Jimma University)

Location:
The Soramba Hotel
"Struggle Transformed to Synergy: Cultural Diplomacy and the MDGs"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Tsion Teklu Maru              
(Supervisory Consular Specialist at the U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Ethiopia)

Location:
The Soramba Hotel
"INISE aisbl: Supporting and Empowering Marginalized Communities in Africa through Social Market Economy in Collaborative Partnership of Europe with Africa"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Magdalena Chwarscianek
Baiba Dhidha Mjidho
Ewa Sadowska
(Representatives of INISE - International Network for Innovative Social Entrepreneurship)

Location:
The Goethe Institute
 
16:00

 
"Bridging gaps in meeting the MDG Goal of Promoting Gender Equality and Empowering Women through Free Legal Aid Services: Lessons from University of Gondar, Ethiopia"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Hiruy Wubie Gebreegziabher
(Director of the Legal Aid Center, University of Gondar)

Location:
The Soramba Hotel
"Contribution of Growth & Transformation Plan (GTP) to MDGs"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Mesfin Lemma
(Specialist, UNICEF Ethiopia)

Location:
The Soramba Hotel
Concluding Words and Gathering  
16:45 Break Break    
17:15

 

 

 

 
"The Need for Entrepreneurship Education to Achieve MDGs in Developing Countries: the Case of Sudan"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Dr. Yagoub Ali Gangi       
(Associate Professor of Economics, Ahmed Bin Mohamed Military College, Doha, Qatar)

Location:
The Soramba Hotel
"The Initiative for Global Peace and the African Union"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
President Emil Constantinescu               
(President, The Academy for Cultural Diplomacy; Former President of Romania)

Location:
The Soramba Hotel
   
18:00 "The Future of the Millennium Development Goals in the African Union"
(Interactive Panel Discussion)

Moderator:
Mark C. Donfried
(Director General & Founder, Institute for Cultural Diplomacy)

Location:
The Soramba Hotel
"Inclusive Development: Integrating Civil Society into the Decision-Making Process & Looking to the Future"
(Interactive Panel Discussion)

Moderators:
President Emil Constantinescu               
(President, The Academy for Cultural Diplomacy; Former President of Romania)
Mark C. Donfried
(Director General & Founder, Institute for Cultural Diplomacy)

Location:
The Soramba Hotel
   
18:30
 
19:00  Group Dinner Free Evening