The Washington D.C. Summit on Cross Continental Cooperation
"Future Prospects in International and Intercultural Relations to Enhancing Cross & Trans Continental Cooperation"

(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