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 Vikør, 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 »

"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. Michèle 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 Proutière-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    

The Berlin Language of Art & Music Conference 2014 »

"Cinematic Cultural Diplomacy: Practicing Cultural Diplomacy through Film"

(Berlin; February 12th - 14th, 2014)

  Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 Thursday, February 13th, 2014 Friday, February 14th, 2014
09:30 Registration
Tea, Coffee & Refreshments
Tea, Coffee & Refreshments Tea, Coffee & Refreshments
10:00 Welcome & Introduction
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Mark C. Donfried
(Director General & Founder, Institute for Cultural Diplomacy)
"Mission Possible: Film as Cultural Diplomacy"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Nursel Köse
(German Actress & Film Director)

Location:
The ICD House of Arts & Culture
"Cinematic Cultural Diplomacy in the Diplomatic Sector and as a Strategy of Nation Branding"
(Interactive Panel Discussion)

Speaker:
The Hon. Erna Hennicot-Schoegpes
(Vice President of the ICD Advisory Board; Former President of the Parliament of Luxembourg; Former Minister of Culture & Religious Affairs)

Location:
The ICD House of Arts & Culture
10:45 "Cinematic Cultural Diplomacy: Practicing Cultural Diplomacy through Film"
(Interactive Panel Discussion)

Moderator:
Amb. Karl-Erik Norman
(Member of Faculty, Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies)

Speakers:
Tobias Janson,
(Swedish Film Producer)
Jannik Tai Nosholt,
(Danish Scriptwriter)

Location:
The ICD House of Arts & Culture
"Film industries in a single market: some aspects of European audiovisual policies"

Speaker:
The Hon. Erna Hennicot-Schoegpes
(Vice President of the ICD Advisory Board; Former President of the Parliament of Luxembourg; Former Minister of Culture & Religious Affairs)

Location:
The ICD House of Arts & Culture
11:30 Tea, Coffee & Refreshments Tea, Coffee & Refreshments Tea, Coffee & Refreshments
12:00 "Actor. The Romantic Cultural Diplomat"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Cosmina Stratan
(Romanian Actress)

Location:
The ICD House of Arts & Culture
"Cross Cultural Studies through Experimental Performance Art-Practice and Cinematic Documentation"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Helmi Vent
(Professor emerita at the Mozarteum University Salzburg, Austria, Director of LIA - Lab Inter Arts)

Location:
The ICD House of Arts & Culture

 
"The Film "Blue Lips" as an Example of International Collaboration Cultural Diplomacy"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Candela Figueira
(US Actress)

Location:
The ICD House of Arts & Culture  
12:30 "The Impact of an Unfortunate Event - The Film "Circles" as an Example of Cultural Diplomacy"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Nikola Rakocevic
(Serbian Actor)

Location:
The ICD House of Arts & Culture
13:00 Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break
14:30 "The Aesthetics of Shadow: Lighting and Japanese Cinema"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Daisuke Miyao
(Chair, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures
Associate Professor of Japanese Film and Cinema Studies, University of Oregon)

Location:
The ICD House of Arts & Culture
"Linguistic Integrity in Cross-Cultural Filmmaking"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Bentley Brown
(US Writer & Filmmaker)

Location:
The ICD House of Arts & Culture
 
 "The Role of the Artist in the Contemporary World"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Igor Simic
(Serbian Writer and Director)

Location:
The ICD House of Arts & Culture
15:00 "Peacebuilders: Languages and Roles"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Nesrin Cavadzade
(Azerbaijani Actress)

Location:
The ICD House of Arts & Culture
15:30 "Cinematic Cultural Diplomacy"
(Lecture & Discussion)

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

Location:
The ICD House of Arts & Culture
"Film as a Cultural Diplomacy Tool"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Bridget Callow-Wright
(Australian Film Producer)

Location:
The ICD House of Arts & Culture
"Film, a Letter to the Future"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Adina Istrate
(Romanian Writer & Director)

Location:
The ICD House of Arts & Culture
16:00 Tea, Coffee & Refreshments Tea, Coffee & Refreshments Tea, Coffee & Refreshments
16.30

 

 

 

 
The Role of Dance as Cultural Diplomacy

Speaker:
Tatjana Sehic
Consultant, Intercultural Communication

Location:
The ICD House of Arts & Culture
Lecture & Discussion

Moderator:
Nancy Buirski
(US Film Producer)

Location:
The ICD House of Arts & Culture
Dance & Body Language
(Workshop & Performance)

Speaker:
Tatjana Sehic
(Consultant, Intercultural Communication)

Location:
The ICD House of Arts & Culture
17:00

 
 "Human Mechanisms - Immigration Through Film"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Neta Riskin
(Israeli Actress)

Location:
The ICD House of Arts & Culture
 
17:30   "20th Commemoration of the genocide against Tutsi in Rwanda"
(Film Screening, Discussion followed by a farewell Reception- co- hosted with the Embassy of Rwanda)

Speakers:
Eric Kabera
(Film Director, Founder and CEO of the Kwetu Film institute in Rwanda
Martin Brandes
(Senior Advisor International Cooperation, Kwetu Film Institute)

Location:
The ICD House of Arts & Culture
19:00   Group Dinner- Pakistani Experience at the Gandhara
22:00   BERLINALE- Berlinale Open House
Berlinale NATIVe hosts a storytelling-slam with invited storytellers and open mike

Location:

Audi Berlinale Lounge - Marlene-Dietrich-Platz
 

The Berlin International Economics Congress 2014 »

"Global Trends in Creative Economies: Green Industries, Education, Entrepreneurship and Tourism as Drivers of Sustainable Economic Growth"

(Berlin; March 5th - 7th, 2014)

  Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 Thursday, March 6th, 2014 Friday, March 7th, 2014
08:30 Registration
Tea, Coffee & Refreshments
Tea, Coffee & Refreshments Tea, Coffee & Refreshments
9:00 "Creative Economy as Key Driver of the Network Society"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker: 
Andreas Reiter    
(Founder, ZTB Zukunftsbüro)

 
"Culture and Diplomacy as a Tool for Economic Growth"
(Participant Paper Presentation)

Adeyinka Moyosore Kotoye (Politically known as "AMK")
(Legal Adviser & Managing Partner of Pisces and Gemini Law Office (P.A.G.E)  & the Managing Partner of Pagetax Consulting
"Scholarly Publishing in Nigerian Universities: The Ibadan University Press Experience"
(Participant Paper Presentation)

Dr. Adeolu Alex Adedapo
(Lecturer, University of Ibadan)
Anne Pauline Adedapo
(Senior Editor, the Publishing House, Ibadan University Press University of Ibadan)
"Social Corporate Responsibility and Shell"
(Participant Paper Presentation)

Speaker: 
Koen Wellink
(MA Student, Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies (CCDS) of the ICD and  Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca)
9:30 "Tourism as a Tool for Sustainable Economic Growth"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker: 
The Hon. Dora Bakoyannis
(Former Foreign Minister of Greece)

 
Lecture & Discussion

Speaker: 
Nicolas Dittberner
(Country Manager - DACH, Elance)
"Digital Technology Trends And Services Enabling Global Creative Economies"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:  
Paula Marttila
(Digital Product & Business Development)
10:00 (10:15) Break/ Video Interview
(10:30) Welcome & Introduction

Speaker: 
Mark C. Donfried
(Director General & Founder, Institute for Cultural Diplomacy)
(10:35) "Stuck in the Middle", a Progress Report of the 202020 Strategy"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Marinella Davide
Researcher, Centro per un Futuro Sostenibile
Davide Triacca
Researcher, Centro per un Futuro Sostenibile
(11:00) "Toward a Sustainable Europe. A Political Perspective"
(Panel Discussion)

Speakers: 
Yann Wehrling
(Spokesman MoDem and Former Leader of the Political Party Les Verts)
The Hon. Dora Bakoyannis
(Former Foreign Minister of Greece)
(11.30) "Redesigning Europe 2020 Strategy. Strengthening Green Growth and Green Jobs"

Alexander El Alaoui
(Policy officer, Team German and EU Climate Policy, German watch)
Alfonso Martinez Cearra
(Director General Bilbao Metropoli 30)
Aldo Ravazzi Douvan
(Senior Economist, Italian Ministry of Environment)
Manfred Rosenstock
(Deputy Head of Unit Resource Efficiency and Economic Analysis DG Environment European Commission)

Concluding Remarks

Speaker: 
President Francesco Rutelli
(Former Deputy Prime Minister of Italy; Former Mayor of Rome)
Lecture & Discussion

Speaker:  
The Hon. Minister Dato' Seri Mohamed Nazri bin Tan Sri Abdul Aziz
(Minister of Tourism and Culture of Malaysia)

Location:
The ICD House of Arts & Culture
"Creative Approaches for Simultaneous Secure of Biodiversity, Poverty Reduction and Tourism Development in Example of Kavango-Sambesi-Transfrontier-Conservation-Area (KAZA)"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:  
The Hon. Dirk Niebel
(Former Federal Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany)
10:45 "Tourism as a Sustainable Economic Boost"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:  
Minister  Alain St. Ange
(Minister of Tourism of the Seychelles)
"Cultural Diplomacy as a Tool for Nation Branding: Cultural Aspects of Contemporary Nation Branding"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:  
Maxime Verhagen
(Former Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs)
11:30 Tea, Coffee & Refreshments Tea, Coffee & Refreshments
12:00 Education, Entrepreneurship and Tourism as Drivers of Sustainable Economic Growth"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:  
Hon. J.M.T.S Yeung Sik Yuen
(Minister of Tourism & Leisure of Mauritius)
"From Crisis to Creativity: New Approaches in Greece and the EU"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:  
The Hon. George Papaconstantinou
(Former Minister for the Environment, Energy and Climate Change of Greece)
12:30 "Open Innovation and Collaboration is a Global Trend Especially in the Creative Economies"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:  
Dr. Mohammed Omran
(Executive Chairman, the Egyptian Exchange)
13:00 Lunch Break "Morocco and African Countries Relations: Multiple Dimensions of the Moroccan Diplomacy for Peace, Prosperity, Development and Cooperation"
(Lecture & Moroccan Embassy Lunch Reception Event)

Speaker:  
H. E. Amb. Omar Zniber
(Ambassador of Morocco to Germany)
(12:45) Lecture & Discussion

Speaker:  
Minister Peter Bayuku Konte
(Minister of Tourism and Cultural Affairs of Sierra Leone)
14:00 "Thermal Baths, Thracian Wines and the Uniqueness Of Cultural Heritage as Responsible Forms of Tourism Generating Sustainable Economic Growth"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:  
Deputy Minister Branimir Botev
(Deputy Minister of Economy and Energy of Bulgaria)
(13:30) Lunch Break
14:30 "Ready for 2014 and the Future: How To Align Your Strategy With Current Travel Trend"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker: 
Angelika Schwaff
(Publisher & Media Consultant)

 
"Nomadic Fascination: Opportunities & Challenges facing Creative Industries and Tourism in Mongolia"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:  
Minister Tsedevdamba Oyungerel
(Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Mongolia)
15:00 "Engaging Developing Countries in the Creative Economy for Sustainable Development"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker: 
The Hon. Rashed Al Baloushi
(Chief Executive, Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange)
"New Sources of Growth Through linking Tourism and the Creative Industries"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:  
Alain Dupeyras
(Head of the Tourism Unit, OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Local Development, OECD)
"Challenges to Ensure Sustainable Economic Growth - Bulgarian Experience"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
MP Lilyana Pavlova
(Member of the Bulgarian Parliament)
Kyrgyzstan Embassy Reception

Speaker:  
Olga Romasko
(Manager, Ak-sai Travel Company Kyrgyzstan)
15:30 "Croatia: Economic Perspectives and Opportunities for Culture Based Development"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:  
The Hon. Martina Dalić
(Former Minister of Finance of Croatia)
"Ecological and Social Transformation of the Society as an Engine for Sustainable Growth"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:  
Dr. Thomas Gambke (MdB)
(Member of the German Parliament)
16:00 Tea, Coffee & Refreshments Embassy of Belarus Reception

Speakers:  
H. E. Amb. Andrei Giro
(Ambassador of the Republic of  Belarus to Germany)
Vadim Karmazin
(Director of the Tourism Department of Belarus)
Olga Matiushko
(Head of the Marketing Department of the National Tourism Agency of Belarus)
16.30

 

 
"Demographic Developments in Germany an the Consequences on Political Discussions"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:  
Ekin Deligöz (MdB)
(Member of the German Parliament)
"OECD Perspectives on Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Tourism"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:  
Sergio Arzeni
(Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Local Development (CFE), OECD)
"Open Innovation and Collaboration is a Global Trend Especially in the Creative Economies"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Dr. Michael Bartl
(CEO, HYVE)
"How can Cultural Diplomacy Lead to the Solution of Contemporary Issues"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:  
The Hon. Fanny Palli-Petralia
(Vice President, International Olympic Truce Foundation; Former Minister of Tourism Development of Greece)
17:30 (17:00) Congo Embassy Event

Speaker:  
H. E. Amb. Kamanga Clementine Shakembo
(Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of Congo to Germany)
"The dual system of Vocational Training and the Federal Law on support in Education as Guarantors of Sustainable Economic Growth"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:  
Stefan Kaufmann (MdB)
(Member of the German Parliament)
"The Importance of Tourism as a Crucial Element for the Sale of Services from Uruguay"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:  
H. E. Amb. Alberto Antonio Guani Amarilla
(Ambassador of Uruguay to Germany)
18:00 Djibouti Embassy Event

Speaker:  
Mohamed Abdullahi Wais
(Director of the National Tourism Office of Djibouti)
Concluding Session
19:00 Group Dinner (19:30) Group Dinner Group Dinner

The Helsinki Conference on International Law & Women's Rights »

"An Interdisciplinary Analysis of the Role of International Law in Promoting Women's Rights"

(Helsinki; March 10th - 12th, 2014)

  Monday, March 10th, 2014
09:30 Registration
Tea, Coffee & Refreshments
10:00 "The Role of International Law in Promoting Women's Rights"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:  
Minister Erkki Tuomioja
(Minister of Foreign Affairs of Finland)

Location:
The Foreign Ministry of Finland
11:00 Panel 1: "The Role of International Law in Promoting Women's Rights"

Chairperson:
The Hon. Mari Kiviniemi
(Former Prime Minister of Finland)

Speakers:  

Implementation of International and National Laws when Customary Laws  are Respected

The Impact of International Conventions on  Gendered Violence Discourses in Finland
Prof. Dr. Marjut Jyrkinen
(Professor, Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies, University of Helsinki)

Human Rights in Education:  Women's and Children's Rights Perspectives
Dr. Alessandra Sarelin
(Researcher, Institute for Human Rights, Åbo Akademi University)

A Female Attorney's Role in the Pursuit of Gender Equality
Johanna Norrback-Ilvessalo
Senior Associate, Attorneys at Law Borenius LtD
Minister Elisabeth Rehn    
(Former Minister of Defense of Finland)

Location:
The Foreign Ministry of Finland
12:30 Lunch Break
Location:
The Foreign Ministry of Finland
14:00 Panel 2: "International Perspectives on Raising Awareness for Gender Equality Globally using International Law"

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

Speakers:  

Women's Rights are Human Rights
H. E. Amb. Sello Moloto     
(Ambassador of South Africa to Finland)
H.E. Amb.Datin Seri Blanche Olbery
(Ambassador of Malaysia to Finland)

Women's Human Rights Towards the Post-2015 Development Agenda. A view from Mexico.
H.E. Amb.  Norma Bertha Pensado Moreno   
(Ambassador of Mexico to Finland)

Finnish Gender Equality Policies - What Role for International Law?
Dr. Johanna Kantola
(Academy Research Fellow, Gender Studies, Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies, University of Helsinki)

The role CEDAW and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in the Promotion of the Rights of Women with Disabilities
Pirkko Mahlamäki
(Secretary General of the Finnish Disability Forum; Board Member of European Disability Forum)

The Possibilities of Gender Advisors to Advance Women's Rights in the Context of International Peace-Keeping and Crisis Management
Prof. Dr. Elina Penttinen    
(University Lecturer, Gender Studies, University of Helsinki)
Equal Treatment also for "The Smallest"
Terttu Savola
(Chairperson, the Poor Party of Finland; Member, Council of the City of Espoo; Ambassador for Human Rights and Children's Rights in the Finnish United Nations Alliance)
Päivi Nikkilä
Chair of the Board at The Women Journalists in Finland

Location:
The Foreign Ministry of Finland
15:30 Break
Location:
The Foreign Ministry of Finland
16:00

 
Panel 3: "International Perspectives on Raising Awareness for Gender Equality Globally using International Law"

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

Speakers:  
Prof. Dr. Stefan Kirchner   
(Visiting Professor for Fundamental and Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Lapland)

Honour Related Violence Against Women
Dr. Satu Lidman
University Research Fellow, Faculty of Law, Legal History, University of Turku, Finland

Location:
The Foreign Ministry of Finland
(18:00) Reception

Location:
The Foreign Ministry of Finland