The International Symposia on Cultural Diplomacy 2016

"Developing Initiatives to Promote Cultural Understanding, Global Human Rights & World Peace"

(Berlin, London, New York City, Madrid; April - October, 2016)


The International Symposia on Cultural Diplomacy is a 10-year project taking place from 2008-2017 and is 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 Symposia has become the world’s largest event series in the field of cultural diplomacy. So far the Symposia included annual meetings (which held in the years 2008-20145) as well as over 250 events and youth programs, which led to the establishment of the first graduate and other academic programs in the field of cultural diplomacy as well as 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 9th Symposia 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 9th Symposia will take place in 2016 and will include large scale events that will take place in different major capital cities around the world throughout the months of April-October, 2016.

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 April - October 2016:


International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the UN »

"Developing Initiatives to Promote Cultural Understanding, Global Human Rights & World Peace"

(New York City; May 26th – 30th, 2016)

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German-Russian Month 2016 »

"Developing Initiatives to build Cultural Bridges"

(Berlin; May 2nd - 28th, 2016)

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Deutsch - Syrischer Monat 2016 »

"Zelebrieren der syrischen Kultur"

(Berlin vom 1.4.2016 - 30.04.2016)

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