The International Symposia on Cultural Diplomacy 2015
"The 70th Anniversary of the End of WW2 and the Establishment of the UN: Developing Initiatives to Promote Cultural Understanding, Global Human Rights & World Peace"

(Berlin, London, New York, Thessaloniki; May - October, 2015)


The International Symposia on Cultural Diplomacy is a 10-year project taking place from 2008-2017 and conducted by the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy in cooperation with global governance organizations, national governments, international corporations and leading academic institutions. The project is focused on the development and the promotion of the field of cultural diplomacy and its relations with the areas of international relations & economics, globalization, global governance, human rights, arts and culture.

Over the years the project has become the world’s largest event series in the field of cultural diplomacy. The Symposia included annual meetings, which held in the years 2008-2014 as well as over 200 events and youth programs, which led to the establishment of the first graduate and other academic programs in the field of cultural diplomacy and its recognition as an accredited academic field. To learn more about the academic aspects of the project, please visit the website of the Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies:

The year 2015 marks the 70th Anniversary of End of WW2 and the Establishment of the United Nations and its relevant institutions such as the International Court of Justice. The 8th Symposia will therefore focus on these historic events and will explore, analyze and develop best practices & future strategies for applied cultural diplomacy in order to be used to strengthen relations between states & communities and contribute to a more just and harmonic relations between societies. The 8th Symposia will take place in 2015 and will include large scale events that will take place in different major capital cities around the world throughout the months of May-October, 2015.

Symposia Participants »

Participation in the Symposia is open to governmental & diplomatic officials, academics, artists, journalists, civil society practitioners, private sector representatives, young professionals and students.

If you would like to reserve a position and participate in the symposia, please click on the link below and fill out the online application form:

Symposia Speakers

Speakers & Delegates during the conferences will include leading politicians, senior diplomats, leading governmental officials, senior academics, renowned authors, journalists, and celebrated artists. These speakers will include a large number of individuals from the ICD Advisory Board. To learn more about the ICD Advisory Board, please click here.

The following Events will take place during May - October 2015: