Symposia Partners:

The International Symposia on Cultural Diplomacy 2013

"The Potential for Cultural Diplomacy in Supporting National and International Governance"

(Berlin, Ankara, Istanbul, Bucharest, Rome, Washington, NYC, Brussels, London; May-August 2013)

Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the Levant

"Levant, Cradle of Cultural Diplomacy: Rediscovering the Mediterranean"

(Bucharest; May 23rd - 25th, 2013)
Thursday, May 23, 2013
All day Arrival and accommodation of guests  
16.00 - 17.00 Conference Board Meeting
19.00 Welcome reception / Dinner at Elisabeta Palace offered by HRH Crown Princess Margareta of Romania (by invitation)
Friday, May 24, 2013
8.30 Registration of participants
9.00 - 9.40 Plenum Session
Venue: Senate Aula, Palace of the Romanian Parliament

Opening speech of the Chairman of the conference
Prof. Dr. Emil Constantinescu, President of Romania 1996-2000, President of the Academy of Cultural Diplomacy Berlin

Welcome Speech:
H. E. Crin Antonescu, President of the Romanian Senate

Inaugural speeches:
  • Prof. Dr. Ivo Slaus, President of the World Academy of Art and Science
    Global Education and Cultural Diplomacy
  • Prof. Mark Donfried, Director and Founder of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy, Berlin

Speeches delivered by high representatives of the Romanian state
  • H.E. Dr. Titus Corlăţean, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania
  • H.E. Prof. Dr. Remus Pricopie, Minister of National Education of Romania
  • H.E. Prof. Dr. Daniel Barbu, Minister of Culture of Romania
  • H.E. Prof. Dr. Andrei Marga, Director of the Romanian Cultural Institute
    Repositioning in Europe, Role of Levant
  • H.E. Acad. Ionel Haiduc, President of the Romanian Academy
    Inter-Academic Cooperation in the Levant
  • H.E. Prof. Dr. Sorin Oprescu, General Mayor of the Municipality of Bucharest
    Bucharest, a Witness of the Levant History in the Second Half of the Second Millennium
10.30 - 11.30 Visit the Palace of the Romanian Parliament
12.00 - 13.00 Lunch - Palace of the Romanian Parliament
13.00 - 14.00 Transportation to the National Library
14.00 - 15.30

Communications and Debates Sessions - National Library

Session 1.

Levant. From Past to Present

Moderator:
Prof. Dr. Bianca Valota, Professor Emeritus Università degli StudidiMilano

Speakers:
  • Prof. Dr. Nicolae Şerban Tanaşoca, Director of the Institute for Southeastern European Studies of the Romanian Academy
    Levantines and Phanariots
  • Prof. Dr. Zoe Petre, Professor Emeritus, University of Bucharest
    The Ancient Cultures in Contemporary Inter-cultural Dialogue
  • Prof. Dr. Augustin Ioan, Professor, "Ion Mincu" University of Architecture and Urbanism, Bucharest
    Byzantine Empire after Byzantine Empire - Urban Orthodox Architecture in Romania 1930-1948 and 1999-2002 as (re)visiting Constantinople

Participants:
  • Prof. Mohamed Abdelhady Mohamed Ahmed (Egypt), Professor, Faculty of Archeology, University of Cairo
    The Role of Cultural Heritage in Strengthening the Cultural and Diplomatic Relations Between the Countries
  • Dr. Adrian Dumitru, Research Assistant, Metropolitan Library of Bucharest
    Greeks, Dacians and Romans in Romanian Historical Movies
  • Dr. Dan Tudor Ionescu
    Roman Imperial Ideology and the East: Rome, Byzantium and Persia
  • Prof. Dr. Ecaterina Lung, Professor, Faculty of History, University of Bucharest
    The Byzantines as Seen by the "Barbarians". The Force of a Controversial Model
  • Dr. Lia Brad Chisacof, Researcher, Institute for the South-East European Studies Romanian Academy
    How Levantine was the Phanariot Epoch?

Session 2.
The Present Significance of the Levant

Moderators:
  • Prof. Dr. Vlad Nistor, President of the Bucharest University Senate, Founding Director of the Institute for Diplomatic Studies of the University of Bucharest
  • Dr. Adrian Silvan Ionescu, Director of the "G. Oprescu" Institute of Art History
    Material Culture - Visual Culture during Phanariote Rulers in Romanian Principalities

Speakers:
  • Prof. Dr. Michael Metzeltin, Institute of Romance Studies, Vienna University
    History of "Levant" Concept
  • Prof. Dr. Ruben Safrastyan (Armenia), Corresponding Member of the Armenian National Academy of Sciences, Director of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Yerevan
    ú Martin Hauser, Director of UNESCO Department, University of Bucharest
  • Significance of Levant for the European Present
  • Prof. Dr. Liviu Papadima, Prorector of University of Bucharest
    Levant and Identity Dilemmas

Participants:
  • Prof. Dr. Kopi Kycyku, Albania
    Traditional Turkish Indulgence
  • Prof. Dr. Tasin Gemil, Director of the Institute of Turkish and Central Asian Studies, Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca
    Ottoman Cultural Symbiosis
  • Dr. Corina Iosif, cercetător Academia Română filiala Cluj:
    Between Oral and Written Culture: Identity Politics in the Aromanian Case

Rapporteur:
  • Mădălina Vârtejeanu-Joubert (Franţa), conf. univ. INALCO Paris

Session 3.
Levant. A Vision from Present to Future

Moderator:
  • Garry Jacobs (SUA), Chairman of the Board and CEO, World Academy of Art and Science
    Cultural Diplomacy: Strategies for Psychological Evolution

Speakers:
  • Dr. Zhelyu Zhelev, President of Bulgaria 1990 - 1997
  • Dr. Petar Stoyanov, President of Bulgaria 1997 - 2002
  • Prof. Dr. Rexhep Meidani, President of Albania 1997-2002
    Un nou Levant - ca partener al UE sau un nou Leviathan - ca "blestem"geopolitic
  • Dr. Petru Lucinschi, President of Moldova 1997-2001
    The Past in the relationship Moldova-Levant
  • Prof. Dr. Mihai Răzvan Ungureanu, Professor, Faculty of History, University of Bucharest
    Byzantium Redivivus. How can we revive the Byzantine cultural legacy?
  • Prof. Dr. Ljubisha Georgievski (Macedonia), Speaker of the Assembly of Republic of Macedonia 2006-2008
  • Dr. Akkan Suver (Turcia), President of Marmara Group Foundation
    What is East?
15.30 - 16.00 Coffee break
16.00 - 17.30

Communications and Debates Sessions - National Library
Session 4.
Cooperation in the Field of Higher Education and Research in the Levant Area

Moderators:
  • Prof. Dr. Adrian Curaj, General Director of the Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding

Speakers:
  • Garry Jacobs (SUA), Chairman of the Board and CEO, World Academy of Art and Science
    Cultural Diplomacy: Strategies for Psychological Evolution
  • Acad. Gheorghe Duca, President of Academy of Sciences of Moldova
    Building a Knowledge-based Society in Moldova
  • Prof. Naim Afgan (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science, Sarajevo
    Sustainable Resilience of Social Catastrophe Events

Participants:
  • Acad. Momir Djurovic (Montenegro), President of the Academy of Science and Art
    Need to encourage research networking in broader Mediterranean region
  • Dr. Ioana Feodorov, Institute for Southeastern European Studies of the Romanian Academy
    Romanian Intellectuals -Ambassadors of Levant in Europe

Session 5.
The Euro-Mediterranean Dimension of Europe

Moderator:
  • Prof. Dr. Michael Metzeltin, Institute of Romance Studies, Vienna University
    History of "Levant" Concept

Speakers :
  • Prof. Dr. Kishore Chakraborty (USA), Director of Research Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies, Berlin
    Geography as Destiny
  • Acad. Marius Sala, Vice-president of the Romanian Academy, Director of the "Iorgu Iordan - Al. Rosetti" Institute of Linguistics
    The Mediterranean Linguistic Atlas

Participants:
  • Prof. Dr. Fotini Pomoni Papaioannou (Greece), National Capodistrian University, Athens
    The Contribution of Hellenism to the Historical and Cultural Richness of the Levant Region
  • Prof. dr. Mihaela Grancea, Sibiu University
    Romanian Travellers in Levant. Identitity and Alterity in Modernity
  • Dr. Gabriel Leanca, lecturer Faculty of History, Al. Ioan Cuza University, Iasi
    Peripheries, Intermediary Areas and Borders: the Mediterranean and the South-Eastern Europe
  • Conf. Dr. Ruxandra Ivan,
    Ambiguous limes: is there a way ahead for the European Neighborhood Policy?

Session 6:
Food Culture in the Levant. Slow Food vs Fast Food 

Moderator:
  • Dan A. Petre, Director of the Romanian Diplomatic Institute

Speakers:
  • Dr. Alexandru Todericiu (Austria)
    The Eggplant Salad
  • Prof. Dr. George Grigore, Arabic Department Coordinator Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, University of Bucharest
    Levant and the Romanian Cuisine

Participants:
  • Traian Radu Negrei, manager of Monuments and Heritage Tourism Administration
    Food Confluences in the Levant
17.30 - 19.00 Free program
19.00 - 21.00 Cultural event. Symphonic concert - Romanian Athenee (by invitation)
21.15 Gala Dinner offered by the Prime Minister of Romania, Dr. Victor Ponta
Saturday, May 25, 2013
09.00 Plenum Session
Venue - Senate Hall, University of Bucharest

Speakers:
  • Prof. Dr. Mircea Dumitru, Rector of Bucharest University
    On Toleration, Charity and Epistemic Fallibilism
    Prof. Dr. Răzvan Theodorescu, Romanian Academy, General Secretary of the International Association for South-East European Studies
9.45 - 10.30 Session for presentation the panels and seminars conclusions by moderators and rapporteurs
10.30 - 11.00 Coffee break

UNESCO Greetings addressed by H. E. Amb. Katalin Bogyay, President of the General Conference of UNESCO
12.45 - 13.00 Launching the Bucharest Declaration: Levant, an Area of Peace and
Development in the 21st Century

Closing Speech:
Prof. Dr. Emil Constantinescu, Chairman of the Conference
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch, Hanul lui Manuc Restaurant (the north-western Caravanserai in Eurasia), offered by Prof. Dr. Sorin Oprescu, General Mayor of the Municipality of Bucharest

Afternoon Optional. Visiting Bucharest Old Center; guided tour of events related to Levant history


Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy & Human Rights

"Towards a Global Human Rights Culture: The Need for a Collective Alliance in the Protection & Promotion of Human Rights"

(Berlin; May 27th - June 1st, 2013)
  Monday,
May 27th, 2013
Tuesday,
May 28th, 2013
Wednesday,
May 29th, 2013
Thursday,
May 30th, 2013
Friday,
May 31st, 2013
09:00   Tea, Coffee & Refreshments   Tea, Coffee & Refreshments Tea, Coffee & Refreshments
09:30 Registration Participant Paper

“Respect for Freedom and Human Rights Challenge to the Democracy of the Republic of Macedonia”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Dr. Lulzim Farizi
Metin Djelil
Tea, Coffee & Refreshments "Sport Diplomacy - The German-Israeli Example"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Emmanuel Nahshon
“Collaboration of Civil Society in Preventing Genocide and Mass Atrocities - Perspectives from  Zimbabwe ”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Edson Chiota
10:00 Introductory Session

Moderators:
Mark C. Donfried
Dr.  Zvonimir Paul Separovic
“Woman's Rights and their Role in Post-Conflict Society”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Ljuljjeta Goranci Brkic
“Human Rights, Climate Change and Climate Policy”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Martin Jänicke
  “International  NGO's & Global Human Rights Culture”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Dr. Zvonimir Paul Separovic
10:30 “Women's Lived Rights in a Culture of Peace”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Marilou McPhedran
“Can Quotas be “the Fast Track” to Gender Parity in Political Representation”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Birgitta Wistrand
Louise Lindfors
  (10:15) “The Unmeasurable in Pursuit of the Unattainable”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speakers:
Dr. Deborah Davenport
Patrick Hardcastle
“The Rule of Law and Democracy Supporting Human Rights”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
President Dr. Emil Constantinescu
11:00 Tea, Coffee & Refreshments Tea, Coffee & Refreshments Tea, Coffee & Refreshments “The Rise of Green Politics as a Global Ideology and Global Priority”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
President Ralf Fücks
Tea, Coffee & Refreshments
11:30 “Resistance Against Quotas in the Post-Communist Countries”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Jana Smiggels Kavková
“Labor Rights for Migrant Care and Domestic Workers in Contemporary Society”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Paloma Moré
“The Spine of Europe, Energy Rivers in the Air”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Dietmar Köring
(11:45) Tea, Coffee & Refreshments “Collaboration of Civil Society in Preventing Genocide and Mass
Atrocities”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Blanche Foster
12.00 “Violation of Women's Human Rights in Northern Ireland”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Marie Brown
Participant Paper

“Sexual Harassment in Egypt: A Neglected Crime”

Speaker:
Neama Ebaid
“Renewable Energies - Participating in Landscape Changes”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Dr. Inge Gotzmann
“The Need for a Collective Alliance in the Prevention of Genocide & Mass Atrocities"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Ögmundur Jónasson
“Preventing Cultural Genocide: A Case for Genuine Autonomy for Tibet”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Kelsang Gyalsen
12:30 “Equality Issues: Women's Rights and Representation of Women  in Politics”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Mary Devery
Participant Paper

“On Sexual, Economic, and State Security Violence in Post- Revolutionary Egypt: Features of a System of Exploitation" 

Speaker:
Leena Azzam
  “Collaboration of Civil Society in Preventing Genocide and Mass Atrocities”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Dr. Mark Barwick
“EU Capacities to prevent Mass Atrocities”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Gyorgy Tatar
13:00 Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break Working Lunch
14:30 Participant Paper

“Islam, Sexuality and the War on Terror: Luce Irigaray’s Post-Colonial   Ethics of Difference”

Speaker:
Prof. Shaireen Rasheed
“Discrimination and Women’s Political Participation in Africa”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Meskerem Geset Techane
Participant Paper

“A Jurisprudential Analysis of the Concept of Right”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Twana Hassan
“The Need to Adopt Adequate Measures to Prevent Mass Atrocities and Crimes Against Humanity in Zimbabwe”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Arthur Gwagwa
"Inside the Toughest Human Rights Problem and Crime Against Humanity: How Can We Help North Koreans?"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
John Feffer
15.00

 

 
“Time for European Magnitsky Law”
(Keynote Speech)

Speakers:
Mihkail Kasyanov
Kristina Ojuland
William Browder
“The Work of ICAED and the Convention on Disappearances since its Creation”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Bernadette Jung
Participant Paper

“How to Measure the Elephant?  A Systematic Approach for Measuring Sustainability at Higher Education Institutions”

Speaker:
Maryam Faghihimani
“Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities in Practice”
(Interactive Discussion)

Moderator:
Ögmundur Jónasson

Speakers:
President Dr. Emil Constantinescu
Dr. Zvonimir Paul Separovic
Dr. James Smith
Dr. Gregory Stanton
Dr. Robert Schuette
Gyorgy Tatar
Arthur Gwagwa
Blanche Foster
Mushfiqul Fazal
“Preventing Genocide and Mass Atrocities - Case Study: Sudan”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Dr. Mukesh Kapila
15.30

 

 

 

 
  “From Kindergarten to Parliament: Where does it all start? - Key Factors to Participation and integration for Migrant Women in Iceland”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Sabine Leskopf
Tea, Coffee & Refreshments “The Responsibility to Protect Doctrine (R2P), and the Global Civil Society”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Javier El-Hage
16:00 Tea, Coffee & Refreshments Tea, Coffee & Refreshments Free Time (16:15) Tea, Coffee & Refreshments Tea, Coffee & Refreshments
16:30 “Time for European Magnitsky Law”
(Panel Discussion)

Speakers:
Mihkail Kasyanov
Kristina Ojuland
William Browder

Participant Paper

“The Codification of Muslim Personal Status Laws: A Blessing or a Curse?”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Mona el Roby
   “Building an International Alliance to Prevent Genocide and Mass Atrocities: Engaging Regional, National, and Local Educational, Governmental, and Civil Society Organizations”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Dr. Gregory Stanton
(16:20) “Parliamentarian Cooperation to Prevent Genocide and Other Atrocities - Case Study of How to Solve the Turkish-Armenian Dispute”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Dr. Yusuf Ziya Irbec
17:00   Participant Paper

“The Absence of the Culture of Human Rights In The Arabian Gulf”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Sheikh Maytham Al Salman
  “Education for Prevention: Case Study from Rwanda”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Dr. James Smith
“Collaboration of Civil Society in Preventing  Genocide and Mass Atrocities: Perspective Bangladesh”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Mushfiqul Fazal

 
17:30       “Sport as a Vector of Peace and Nation Reconciliation”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Minister Adolphe Rukenkanya
“The Potential for Cultural and Sports Diplomacy in Supporting National Building, Good Governance and the Prevention of Intercommunal Violence”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Minister Dr. Cirino Hiteng Ofuho
Participation of the Catholic Guatemalan Church in the Denunciation of Serious and Massive Violations to the Human Rights”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Francisco Javier Urizar Pérez
18.00 Interaction Time

Tea, Coffee & Refreshments

 
Interaction Time

Tea, Coffee & Refreshments

 
  “Culture and Sustainable Development”
(Lecture & Discussion; Reception)

Speaker:
President Katalin Bogyay
19:00 Welcome Group Dinner Free Evening Group Dinner Group Dinner Group Dinner


Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the Asia Pacific

"The Application of Cultural Diplomacy in Fostering Relations within the Asia Pacific"

(Berlin; June 7th - 9th, 2013)
  Wednesday,
June 5th, 2013
Thursday,
June 6th, 2013
Friday,
June 7th, 2013
Saturday,
June 8th, 2013
Sunday,
June 9th, 2013
09:30   Tea, Coffee & Refreshments Tea, Coffee & Refreshments    
10:00   Introduction to Cultural Diplomacy
(Lecture & Discussion)

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

Location:
ICD House
Media Facade Development and Application in Urban City in Asia
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Tac Lion
(Director, AHL Media Façade)

Location:
ICD House
Tea, Coffee & Refreshments

 
Tea, Coffee & Refreshments
11:00   Tea, Coffee & Refreshments Development of Sustainable Cities in Asia
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Eckhart Hertzsch
(Managing Director Central Office ‘National Platform Future City, ‘ Head of Business Unit ‘Morgenstadt,’ Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics IBP)

Location:
ICD House
Sustainable Approaches to Locality - Approaching Cross-Cultural Projects Between Asia and Europe
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Peter Ruge
(Architect, Peter Ruge Architekten; Professor, Sustainiblw Design, Dessau Institute of Architecture)

Location:
ICD House
“Cultural Diplomacy in Practice - Case Studies: China in Focus ”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Mark C. Donfried

Location:
ICD House
11:30 Introduction to the Program

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

Location:
ICD
EU & ASEAN:  The Perspective of Regional Governance in Europe and Asia”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Brückner
(Jean Monet Professor of European Studies, Stanford University; Professor, ICD Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies)

Location:
ICD House
Green Cities and Energy Conservation Buildings in Japan
Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Tatsuaki Tanaka
(Professor Energy-Efficient Architecture, Ochanomizu University, Japan)

Location:
ICD House
Sustainable Development: Jammed Accessibility and the Way Out for South-East Asia
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Hans Ulrich Fuhrke
(Principal Advisor, GIZ-SUTIP Sustainable Urban Transport Improvement Project, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH)

Location:
ICD House
“Cultural Diplomacy in Practice - Case Studies: Japan in Focus ”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Mark C. Donfried

Location:
ICD House
13:00 Travel time  Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break Farewell Lunch & Conclusion
14:00 “Cities of the future - The future of cities”
(Panel discussion)

Moderator:
Dr. Ares Kalandides

Speakers:
Eckhart Hertzsch
Cornelia Horsch Center Berlin
Prof.  Barbara Lenz
Rainer Becker
Francisco S. Tatad


Location:
Europasaal, German Foreign Office
Travel Time Travel Time “Nation Branding in Asia”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Amb. Karl-Erik Norrman
(Secretary General, European Cultural Parliament; Professor, Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies)

Location:
ICD House
Optional Excursion

"Smart City: The Next Generation, Focus Southeast Asia "
(Exhibition)

Location:
Aedes East
15.00

 

 

 

 

 
“Opening Ceremony of the Asia-Pacific Weeks Berlin ”
(Keynote Speech)

Speakers:
Dr. Guido Westerwelle
(German Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs)
Vice President Jejomar C. Binay
(Vice President of the Philippines; Former Mayor of Makati)
Minister Dr. Surapond Tovichackchaikul
(Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand)
Cornelia Yzer
(Berlin Senator for Economics, Technology and Research)

Location:
Weltsaal, German Foreign Office
“Smart and Creative Cities - Chances for International Cooperation ”
(Workshop)

Moderator:
Johannes Kleske
Igor Schwarzmann


Speakers:
Cornelia Horsch
Robert Kleinfeld
Susa Pop
Prof. Ulrich Weinberg
Jehan Chu


Location:
German Foreign Office
“Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (HKETO) in Berlin ”
(Interactive Discussion)

Location:
German Foreign Office
Non-Governmental Approaches to Improve Social and Environmental Challenges in Asia Pacific
(Participant Paper)

Speaker:
Elisabeth Schwerdfege
 (15:30) Indonesia-Malaysia Relations Before and after 1965; Impact on Bilateral and Regional Stability
(Participant Paper)

Speaker:
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd. Noor Mat Yazid

Location:
ICD House
 
16:30 “Senate reception”

Location:
Weltsaal, German Foreign Office
  (17:30) Connect Phnom Penh: Rescue Archeology - Contemporary Art and Urban Change in Cambodia
(Exhibition)

Location:
ifa-Galerie Berlin
(16:00) Regaining missed opportunities in tourism? - Myanmar's case
(Participant Paper)

Speaker:
Hazel Han

Location:
ICD House
 
18.00

 
Welcome Group Dinner Free Program Social Activity

 
Embassy Reception - The Tajik Embassy
(Film Screening in German, Reception, Concert)
 
19:00       Evening Activities

(19:00)Japanese Cultural Evening
(Exhibition, Presentation, Concert & Reception)


Location
:
Japanese-German Center
(22:00) Neue Medien im Alten China

Location
:
Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz
 


Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in Italy

"Italian Cultural Diplomacy & North-South Relations within the EU"

(Rome; June 12th - 14th, 2013)
WELCOME DINNER
(June 12th, h 20,00)
Società Dante Alighieri, Palazzo Firenze Garden (Piazza di Firenze, 27 Rome)

Welcome remarks:
Emma Bonino, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Italy
Bruno Bottai, President, Società Dante Alighieri
SESSION 1
(June 13th, h 10,00)
Palazzo Giustiniani, Sala Zuccari - Via della Dogana Vecchia, 29
Italian Senate, Rome

"THE POWER OF CULTURE FOR COMMUNICATION, INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION AND PEACE"

Introductory remarks:
Pietro Grasso, President, Italian Senate

Speakers:
- Massimo Bray, Minister for Cultural Heritage and Tourism, Italy
- Gaetano Quagliariello, Minister for Constitutional Reforms, Italy
- Paolo Baratta, President Biennale di Venezia
- Mark Donfried, Director, Institute for Cultural Diplomacy, Berlin
- Luca Serianni, University "La Sapienza", Rome
- Massimiliano Fuksas, Architect

Debate and other interventions
SESSION 2
(June 13th, h 16,00)
Società Dante Alighieri, Palazzo Firenze (Piazza di Firenze 27, Rome)

"CULTURAL HERITAGE, ITALIAN LANGUAGE, CREATIVE INDUSTRIES: ITALIAN DISTINCTIVE FEATURES IN THE WORLD"

Speakers:
- Giovanna Melandri,President MAXXI
- Achille Bonito Oliva, Art Critic
- Adele Chatfield-Taylor, President and Ceo, American Academy in Rome
- Gianni Puglisi, President, UNESCO National Italian Commission
- Paolo Peluffo, Vice President, Società Dante Alighieri, Rome
- Francesco Aloisi de Larderel, President, Associazione Amici della Dante
- Debate and other interventions
SESSION 2
(June 13th, h 16,00)
Società Dante Alighieri, Palazzo Firenze (Piazza di Firenze 27, Rome)

"CULTURAL HERITAGE, ITALIAN LANGUAGE, CREATIVE INDUSTRIES: ITALIAN DISTINCTIVE FEATURES IN THE WORLD"

Speakers:
- Giovanna Melandri,President MAXXI
- Achille Bonito Oliva, Art Critic
- Adele Chatfield-Taylor, President and Ceo, American Academy in Rome
- Gianni Puglisi, President, UNESCO National Italian Commission
- Paolo Peluffo, Vice President, Società Dante Alighieri, Rome
- Francesco Aloisi de Larderel, President, Associazione Amici della Dante
- Debate and other interventions
SESSION 2
(June 13th, h 16,00)
Società Dante Alighieri, Palazzo Firenze (Piazza di Firenze 27, Rome)

"CULTURAL HERITAGE, ITALIAN LANGUAGE, CREATIVE INDUSTRIES: ITALIAN DISTINCTIVE FEATURES IN THE WORLD"

Speakers:
- Giovanna Melandri,President MAXXI
- Achille Bonito Oliva, Art Critic
- Adele Chatfield-Taylor, President and Ceo, American Academy in Rome
- Gianni Puglisi, President, UNESCO National Italian Commission
- Paolo Peluffo, Vice President, Società Dante Alighieri, Rome
- Francesco Aloisi de Larderel, President, Associazione Amici della Dante
- Debate and other interventions
SESSION 3
(June 14th, h 10,00)
Società Dante Alighieri, Palazzo Firenze (Piazza di Firenze 27, Rome)

"LEGALITY, ETHICAL PRINCIPLES, INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIP: ITALY'S ACTION AND PROPOSALS TO FIGHT ILLICIT TRAFFICKING OF ART"

Speakers:
- Maurizio Fiorilli, Deputy State Attorney, Rome 
- Marcello Mazzuca, General, Specialized Units Division Commander
- Edouard Planche, Programme Specialist UNESCO, Culture Sector
- Tullio Scovazzi, University of Milano-Bicocca
- Marina Schneider, Senior Officer, Unidroit
- Debate and other interventions

Closing remarks:
- Francesco Rutelli, Honorary President, Institute for Cultural Diplomacy, Berlin
- Alessandro Masi, Secretary General, Società Dante Alighier
"CLOSING DINNER"
(June 14th, h 20.00)
Museo di Traiano Terrace, Fori Imperiali, Rome

Introductory remarks:
Sabrina Florio, Secretary General, Priorità Cultura

Keynote Speech:
Francesco Profumo, former Minister of Education, University and Research
Dante Ferretti, Academy Award Winner


Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the USA

"US Cultural Diplomacy: The Use of the Arts in Promoting Dialogue, Fostering Peace, and Initiating Mutual Understanding amongst World Cultures and Civilizations"

(Washington D.C. & New York City; June 24th - 28th, 2013)
Symposium Timetable
  Monday,
June 24th , 2013
Tuesday,
June 25th , 2013
Wednesday,
June 26th, 2013
Thursday,
June 27th, 2013
Friday, June 28th, 2013
9:30 Registration

Location:
Congregation Edmond J. Safra
    United States ideological legacy in the flat world
(Participant Paper)

Speaker:
Gordana Bekcic Pjescic
(MA in USA Studies, graduated in Serbian and General Lterature)

Location:
The Center on Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University
Cultural Diplomacy’s Past and Present: Historiographical Debates and Longstanding Questions
(Participant Paper)

Speaker:
Dr. Ilaria Scaglia
(Professor, Asian and International History, Columbus State University

Location:
The Center on Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University
10:00 Introduction to Cultural Diplomacy in the USA
(Lecture & Discussion)

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

Location:
Congregation Edmond J. Safra
The Potential for American Art & Culture in Transcending Cultural Barriers
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Emad E. Salem
(Deputy Director for International Programs. Battery Dance Company)

Location:
Goethe Institute New York City
TRAVEL TIME FROM NYC TO DC Rock & Roll and the Future of US Cultural Diplomacy
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Amb. Andras Simyoni
(Director, The Center on Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University)

Location:
The Center on Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University
Stretching the Definition of Cultural Diplomacy. What Role Does Business Play?
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Deirdre White    
(President & CEO, CDC Development)

Location:
The Center on Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University
11:15   Break   Break Break
11.45 (11:00) Cultural Diplomacy - The Religious Factor
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speakers:
Rabbi Elie Abadie
(Founding Rabbi of the Edmond J. Safra Synagogue, Member Permanent Forum For Global Ethics And The Culture Of Peace) and invited Sheikhs

Location:
Congregation Edmond J. Safra
Introduction to Cultural Diplomacy in the USA - Part 2
(Lecture & Discussion)

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

Location:
Goethe Institute New York City
The Moral Revolution
(Participant Paper)

Speaker:
Dr. Claudio Ribeiro
(Professor, Concordia University, Montreal)

Location:
Goethe Institute New York City
  Culture as the Tipping Point
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Amb. Prof. Dr. Cynthia P. Schneider
(Distinguished Professor in the Practice of  Diplomacy, Georgetown University; Former U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands)

Location:
The Center on Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University
Cultural Diplomacy as a Tool for Reconciliation in the Region of the Balkans
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H. E. Amb. Prof. Dr. Srdjan Darmanovic
(Ambassador of Montenegro to the USA)

Location:
The Center on Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University
The Use of Cultural Diplomacy by US Foreign and Defense Agencies
(Final Interactive Discussion)

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

Location:
The Center on Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University
13:00 Lunch Break and Travel Time Lunch Break   Lunch Break Session  
14:00 Registration

Location:
United Nations Headquarters
 Travel Time   The Future of U.S. Foreign Policy
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Chris Preble
(Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies at the Cato Institute)

Location:
The Center on Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University
Conclusion of Conference
14:30     National Public Radio as a Vehicle for US Cultural Diplomacy
(Welcome Address)

Speaker:
Kingsley Smith
(Director, International Programs, National Public Radio)

Location:
National Public Radio Headquarters
US Cultural Diplomacy: The Use of the Arts in Promoting Dialogue, Fostering Peace, and Initiating Mutual Understanding amongst World Cultures and Civilizations
(Lecture & Discussion)

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

Location:
National Public Radio Headquarters
(14:45) Cultural Diplomacy: Relevance from the perspective of Caribbean States
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H.E. Amb. Hubert John Charles
(Ambassador of the Commonwealth of Dominica to the United States)

Location:
The Center on Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University
 
15.30 TRACK III CULTURAL DIPLOMACY
THE LEVANT INITIATIVE FOR THE PEACE PROCESS
 IN THE MIDDLE EAST
GLOBAL SUMMIT- UNITED NATIONS HEADQUARTERS

(See Separate Agenda Attached)

Speakers:
Pastor Dele Olowu
Pastor E.A. Adeboye
Rabbi Elie Abadie
The Hon. Dr. Emil Constantinescu
H. E. Amb. Mirsada Colakovic
Sheikh Ramzy
Grand Mufti Dr. Sheikh Abdel Salam Mraish
Rabbi Yizthak Dayan
H. E. Amb. Byrganym Aitimova
The Hon.Yasar Yakis
The Hon. Dr. Nazar Al Baharma
US Cultural Diplomacy: The Use of the Arts in Promoting Dialogue, Fostering Peace, and Initiating Mutual Understanding amongst World Cultures and Civilizations
(Lecture Series and Interactive Sessions)

featuring the:

Children's Art for Peace- Global Peace Initiative for Children and Youth
co-hosted by ICD and  JOURNEYS FOR PEACE

Location:
Conference Room at Church of the United Nations
Superpowers and Super Cultural Diplomacy
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
David S. Jackson
(Executive Editor, The Washington Times)

Location:
National Public Radio Headquarters
TRAVEL TIME  
16:15     Break    
16.30     Emerging Themes in Globalization and International Affairs: A World
Divided?

(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Masoud Kavoossi
(Professor of International Business, School of Business, Howard University)

Location:
National Public Radio Headquarters
   
17:15     Lecture & Discussion
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Rear Admiral Dr. Joyce M. Johnson
(Vice President of Health Sciences in the Health and Life Sciences Division of Battelle Memorial Institute; Former Chief Medical Officer and Surgeon General for the U.S. Coast Guard)

Location:
National Public Radio Headquarters
(18:00) Cultural Diplomacy on the Millennium Stage Performance: Los Masis
(Performance)

The traditional Bolivian ensemble, which plays and promotes Bolivian folkloric music, offers a performance of traditional Andean music. Part of the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

Location:
The Kennedy Center
 
18.30 Free Evening in NYC (18:15) The Future of the Cultural Diplomacy and the Arts - European Perspectives
(Panel Discussion & Reception)

Speakers:
Dr. Christoph Bartmann
(Executive Director, Regional Director North America, Goethe-Institut New York)
Wilfried Eckstein
(Head of the GI in Washington D.C)

Location:
Goethe Institute New York City
Group Dinner (Optional) Free Evening in DC  


The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the EU

"Sustainable Economic Growth, Further Integration and Common Identity: Moving towards a European Consensus"

(Brussels; July 3rd - 5th, 2013)
  Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 Thursday, July 4th, 2013  Friday, July 5th, 2013
9:00 Tea, Coffee & Refreshments Tea, Coffee and Refreshments “The Impact of the EEAS on the National Diplomacy of Slovakia as a Case Study of Small EU Member States”
(Participant Paper)

Speaker:
Barbora Ondejcikova

(Researcher, Science in European Politics and Policies, Free University Leuven)

Location:
Mission of Macedonia to the EU
9:30 Welcome Words

Speaker:
President Dr. Emil Constantinescu
(President, ICD Academy for Cultural Diplomacy; Former President of Romania; Former Rector of University of Bucharest)

“Introduction to Cultural Diplomacy”
(Lecture & Discussion)

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

Location:
Mission of Macedonia to the EU
Lecture & Discussion
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H.E. Amb. Lazar Elenovski
(Ambassador of the Republic of Macedonia to the Kingdom of Belgium; Former Minister of Defense of Macedonia)

Location:
Mission of Macedonia to the EU
“External Pressures and Domestic Changes: The Council of Europe, The European Union, and the National Minorities in Vojvodina”
(Participant Paper)

Speaker:
Tea Ivanovic
(Researcher, International Studies, Virginia Technical University)

Location:
Mission of Macedonia to the EU
10:00 “A Europe of Cultures Versus a Common European Cultural: Current Challenges and Trends”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H.E. Amb. Mihnea Motoc
(Ambassador of Romania to the European Union)

Location:
Mission of Macedonia to the EU
“Further European Integration - Future visions of Economic and Political Governance?”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Minister Didier Reynders
(Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and European Affairs of Belgium)

Location:
Mission of Macedonia to the EU
“Cultural Diplomacy and Economic Diplomacy: In Opposition or Complimentary?”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H. E. Amb. Bernard Valero
(Ambassador of France to Belgium)

Location:
Mission of Macedonia to the EU
10:30 “Building a European Diplomacy in a Period of Economic Crisis”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H. E. Amb. Poul Skytte Christoffersen
(Ambassador of Denmark to the European Union)

Location:
Mission of Macedonia to the EU
  “Preserving National Identity  & Heritage while Moving Towards a More Unified Europe”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H. E. Amb. Vesselin Valkanov
(Ambassador of Bulgaria to Belgium and Luxembourg)

Location:
Mission of Macedonia to the EU
11:00 Break Break Break
11:30 “The Danish Cultural Institute, our strategies on sustainability and our involvement in MORE EUROPE”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Klaus Bondam
(Director, Danish Cultural Institute)

Location:
Mission of Macedonia to the EU
Lecture & Discussion
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Agnieszka Skuratowicz  
(Member of Cabinet of the President of the European Commission)

Location:
Mission of Macedonia to the EU
“Diversity as an Asset. An Analysis of 50 Years of Turkish Migration to Europe and Belgium”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Veli Yüksel (MP)
(Member of the Flemish Parliament)

Location:
Mission of Macedonia to the EU
12.00 “Cyprus and the EU Financial Crisis”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H. E. Amb. Kornelios S. Korneliou
(Ambassador of Cyprus to the Eureopan Union)

Location:
Mission of Macedonia to the EU
“Cultural Diplomacy in the Levant”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
President Dr. Emil Constantinescu
(President of the ICD Academy for Cultural Diplomacy; Former President of Romania; & Former Rector of the University of Bucharest)

Location:
Mission of Macedonia to the EU
“The Role of Cultural Diplomacy in Shaping a Common Identity”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H. E. Amb. Paw Lwin Sein
(Ambassador of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar to the European Union)

Location:
Mission of Macedonia to the EU
12:30 “Promoting European Values in the Asia-Pacific: Cultural diplomacy and EU ‘Soft Power’: An ‘Outsider’s’ Perspective”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H. E. Amb. Vangelis Vitalis
(Ambassador of New Zealand to the European Union)

Location:
Mission of Macedonia to the EU
“The Role of Cultural Diplomacy in Shaping a Common Identity”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H. E. Amb. Avet Adonts
(Ambassador of Armenia to the European Union)

Location:
Mission of Macedonia to the EU
“Reconciliation for the Real European Integration by Strengthening the Central European Identity”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
László Surján (MEP)
(Member of the European Parliament)

Location:
Mission of Macedonia to the EU
13:00 Lunch Break Lunch Break (12:30) Lunch Break
14:30 Lecture & Discussion
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
The Hon. Jan Figel
(Vice-President of the National Council of the Slovak Republic)

Location:
Mission of Macedonia to the EU
“European Multi-identity“
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Algirdas Saudargas (MEP)
(Member of the European Parliament)

Location:
Mission of Macedonia to the EU
“The Impact of Cultural Heritage on Pan-European Identity”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Senator Richard Miller (MP)
(Member of the Belgian Senat; Member of the Parliament of the Francophone Community)

Location:
Mission of Macedonia to the EU
15:00   “Azerbaijan - The Crossroad of Civilizations: From Dialogue to Integration”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Leyla Abdullayeva
(First Secretary of the Mission of Azerbaijan to European Union)

Location:
Mission of Macedonia to the EU)
Lecture & Discussion
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H. E. Amb Marlene Bonnici
(Permanent Representative of Malta to the European Union)

Location:
Mission of Macedonia to the EU
 

15.30
“Identities, Diversity, Intercultural Diplomacy, Universal Rights, Creative Industries : the European Dream and/or the Management of Complexity”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Philippe Suinen
(CEO, Wallonia Foreign Trade and Investment Agency and Wallonie-Bruxelles International)

Location:
Mission of Macedonia to the EU
“The Effects of European Integration and the Disparity Across the Borders for the French Community in Belgium”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Sylvain Berger
(Consular General of France to Brussels)

Location:
Mission of Macedonia to the EU
“Science Diplomacy and the EU Identity as International Actor”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Angela Liberatore
(Professor, Institute for European Studies, Free University of Brussels)

Location:
Mission of Macedonia to the EU
16.00

 

 

 

 
“Conflict Resolution with Contested States in Europe”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Bruno Coppieters
(Professor, Political Science Department, Free University of Brussels)

Location:
Mission of Macedonia to the EU
“The Future of EU Cultural Diplomacy”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
The Hon. Erna Hennicot-Schoepges
(Vice President, ICD Advisory Board; Former Minister of Culture of Luxembourg)

Location:
Mission of Macedonia to the EU
Lecture & Discussion
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Irina Bratosin D'Almeida
(Research Associate, Department of Political Sciences, Faculty of Economic, Social and Political Sciences)

Location:
Mission of Macedonia to the EU
16:30 Break Break Break
17:00 “How to Generate Sustainable Grown? - The Slovak Example”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Stefan Gehrold
(Head, Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Brussels Office)

Location:
Mission of Macedonia to the EU
“Russia and the EU: a Marriage of Convenience?”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Tom Casier
(Senior Lecturer in International Relations, Brussels School of International Studies, University of Kent)

Location:
Mission of Macedonia to the EU
“Unity in Diversity: Implications on Foreign Policy”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H.E. Amb. Rami Mortada
(Ambassador of Lebanon to the European Union)

Location:
Mission of Macedonia to the EU
17:30 “Workers or Citizens? Toleration and Migration in an Expanding Europe
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Glen Newey
(Professor, Political Theory, Free University of Brussels)

Location:
Mission of Macedonia to the EU
“Super-diversity and Rethinking Europe”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Ico Maly
(Coordinator, Kif Kif )

Location:
Mission of Macedonia to the EU
Conclusion of Conference
18:00 “The Religion Dilemma: Is Religious Tolerance Necessary in a Multicultural Europe?”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Margareta Hanes
(Independent Researcher, Research Project: Evaluating the Concept and Practices of Democratic Governance in Europe)

Location:
Mission of Macedonia to the EU
   
18:30 “European Islam, a Challenge for the Secular Paradigm”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Jonas Slaats
(Theologian and Anthropologist; Head of MANAvzw)

Location:
Mission of Macedonia to the EU
   
19:30 Group Dinner Group Dinner  


The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the UK

"Cultural Diplomacy throughout the Commonwealth on Nations: International Cooperation across Six Continents"

(London; July 10th - 12th, 2013)
Conference Timetable
  Wednesday, July 10th,  2013 Thursday, July 11th,  2013 Friday, July 12th, 2013
9:00 Registration

Location:
Romanian Cultural Institute
   
 

9:30
"Introduction to Cultural Diplomacy in the UK & the Commonwealth"
(Lecture & Discussion)

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

Location:
Romanian Cultural Institute
   
10:00 "The Role of Culture in the Foreign Policy of the UK"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Lord William Richard Inglewood
(Member of the House of Lords)

Location:
Romanian Cultural Institute
"Ara deg mae dal iar" '. Language Issues between Groups; Problems and Possibilities"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Hywel Williams (MP)
(Member of the British Parliament)

Location:
House of Lords
"The Latest Global Trends in Cultural Relations & the Role of Culture and Education in Soft Power"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Martin Davidson
(CEO and Chair, British Council)

Location:
Romanian Cultural Institute
10:45 "EUNIC and Cultural Diplomacy in Europe"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Dorian Branea
(Director, Romanian Cultural Center, London)

Location:
Romanian Cultural Institute
"The Role of Cultural Links in the Government's Commercial Diplomacy Drive"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Henry Bellingham (MP)
(Member of the British Parliament)

Location:
House of Lords
"The Jewish Perspective on Cultural Diplomacy"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Vivian Wineman
(President, The Board of Deputies of British Jews)

Location:
Romanian Cultural Institute
11:30 Tea, Coffee and Refreshments Tea, Coffee and Refreshments Tea, Coffee and Refreshments
12:00 "Wild Carpathia"
(Film Screening)

Presenter:
Dorian Branea
(Director, Romanian Cultural Center, London)

Location:
Romanian Cultural Institute
"When Human Rights meet Local Traditions"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr.  Andrea Zielinski
(Professor, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London)

Location:
House of Lords
Lecture & Discussion
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Natalie Louise Bennett
(Leader of the Green Party of England and Wales)

Location:
Romanian Cultural Institute
12:30 Lecture & Discussion
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Tim Unwin
(Secretary General of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization)

Location:
Romanian Cultural Institute
Envisioning Global Influence: The Commonwealth Charter, Cultural Diplomacy, and Civil Society
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Balasubramanyam Chandramohan
(Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London in the UK)

Location:
House of Lords
Humanist Organisations in Commonwealth Countries: Partnership, Collaboration and Shared Understanding
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Andrew Copson
(Chief Executive, British Humanist Association)

Location:
Romanian Cultural Institute
13:00 Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break
14:30 "Cultural Diplomacy in a Changing World"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Ruth Kattumuri
(Co-Director, India Observatory & Asia Research Centre, London School of Economics)

Location:
Romanian Cultural Institute
"Cuban Soul" Case Study in Applied Cultural Diplomacy
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
David Soul
(Celebrated Actor, Director, Musician)

Location:
House of Lords
Cultural Diplomacy Today: the soft option, or the shrewd one?
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Sangeeta Bahadur
(Minister Cultural, High Commission of India to the United Kingdom & Director, the Nehru Centre)

Location:
The Nehru Center
15.30 Cultural Diplomacy and the Inequality Challenge
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Robert Picciotto
(Visiting Professor, Department of Political Economy, Kings College London)

Location:
Romanian Cultural Institute
The British Quest for a Harmonic and Integrated Multicultural Society
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Dr. Omer El-Hamdoon
(President of the Muslim Association of Britain)

Location:
House of Lords
The British Quest for a harmonic and integrated Multicultural Society
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Anil Bhanot OBE
(Managing Trustee, Hindu Council UK (HCUK)

Location:
The Nehru Center
16:00 Tea, Coffee & Refreshments Tea, Coffee & Refreshments Tea, Coffee & Refreshments
16:30 Cultural Diplomacy throughout the Commonwealth of Nations
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H. E. Amb. Edward M. Turay
(High Commissioner of Sierra Leone to the United Kingdom)

Location:
Romanian Cultural Institute
Lecture & Discussion
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Ven Bogoda Seelawimala
(Head of the London Buddhist Vihara)

Location:
House of Lords
The Sporting Integration of Commonwealth Citizens into UK communities
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Rob Johnson
(International Teams Administrator, England and Wales Cricket Board)

Location:
The Nehru Center
 

17:00
Participant Paper

Stabilizing Democracy In The Commonwealth of Nations
(Presentation & Discussion)

Speaker:
Paa Kwesi Inkumsah
(JCI UN Affairs Commissioner for Africa and Middle East (www.jci.cc))

Location:
Romanian Cultural Institute
Lecture & Discussion
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H. E. Amb. Williams Nkurunziza
(High Commissioner of Rwanda to the UK)

Location:
House of Lords
The Future of Cultural Diplomacy in the UK
(Interactive Discussion)

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

Location:
The Nehru Center
17:30 Participant Paper

Two years of revolution: Bahrain's uprising and Britain's Position
(Presentation & Discussion)

Speaker:
Dr. Nedal Al Salman
(Human right activist;  Head of Advocacy in Bahrain centre for human rights; Vice President of the Arab media monitoring group)

Location:
Romanian Cultural Institute
The Commonwealth of Homophobia - Failings and Futures
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Peter Tatchell
(Director, Peter Tatchell Foundation)

Location:
House of Lords
 
18:00 Group Dinner- Fire & Stone Covent Garden
(recommended social program)
The "political Bar"
(recommended social program)
Conclusion of Conference


Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in Latin America

"The Colors of Latin America: Preserving Traditional Arts & Heritage in a Multicultural World"

(Berlin; August 14th - 16th, 2013)
  Wednesday,
August 14th, 2013
Thursday,
August 15th, 2013
Friday,
August 16th, 2013
10:00 "Introduction to Cultural Diplomacy"
(Lecture & Discussion)

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

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
Travel Time from ICD to the  Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung "Glocalising the Film Musical in the Americas: Intercultural and Cross-Media Perspectives"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Peter W. Schulze
(Professor, Institute for Film, Theater and Empirical Cultural,
Johannes Gutenberg-University of Mainz)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
11:30 Coffee & Refreshments (11:00) "Cultural Diplomacy and Multiculturalism in Germany. A Model for Latin America?"
(Lecture & Discussion)

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

Location:
Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung
Coffee & Refreshments
12:00 "The Effects of Globalization on the Region"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H. E. Amb. Ramon Custodio Espinoza               
(Ambassador of Honduras to Germany)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
"Contemporary Ibero-Latin-American Relationships"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Germán Rodríguez Espinosa
(Director & Editor-in-Chief, Hispanovisión)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
13:00   Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break
14:30 "Historical and Cultural Attractions in the Dominican Republic"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Fernando Ureña Rib
(Cultural Attaché of the Embassy of the Dominican Republic)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
"Multilateral Cultural Diplomacy: the EU vs. MERCOSUR"
(Lecture & Interactive Discussion)

Moderators:
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Brückner

Speakers:
Prof. Dr. Peter W. Schulze
Genaro Rios-Müggenburg
Lasse Hölck       
Prof. Dr. Kishore Chakraborty

Location:
European Commission Berlin Headquarters
Red de Talentos Mexicanos as an Example of Cultural Diplomacy
(Lecture and Discussion)

Speakers:
Juan Bethancourt
(President, Red de Talentos Mexicanos en Alemania)
Francisco Velázquez Escobar
(Vice-President, Red de Talentos Mexicanos)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
15:15 "The Tropical Power Of Latino-American  Art"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Javier Ramirex 
(Director & Founder, MARZIA  FROZEN)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
"Music as Cultural Diplomacy: the Venezuelan Case of the "Sistema"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Dr. Matthias Lewy            
(Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, Free University Berlin)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
16:00 Coffee & Refreshments Coffee & Refreshments Coffee & Refreshments
16:30 (16:15) The Role of Film Co-Productions for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Santiago Gómez Rojas
(Director, Spanisches Filmfest)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
"Creative Industries in Latin America. Mexico: Matrix of the Spanish-Speaking Digital Wave"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Genaro Rios-Müggenburg
(Project Manager, ProMexico Germany)

Location:
European Commission Berlin Headquarters
"New Trends in Cultural Expression, including Contemporary and Experimental Art Forms"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Jorge Locane
(Researcher, Latin America Institute, Free University Berlin)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
17:15 (17:00) "Latin American Film Fest as an Example of Cultural Diplomacy"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Tania Atilano
Researcher, Law Department, Humboldt University in Berlin

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
"Cultural Heterogeneity and Environmental
Preservation: Lessons from Past and Present"

(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Lasse Hölck
(Researcher, Latin America Institute, Free University Berlin)

Location:
European Commission Berlin Headquarters
"Unity and diversity in Latin America"
(Participant Paper & Discussion)

Speaker:
Andreea-Lucia Cojocaru
(Student, Faculty of European Studies, Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj Napoca)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
18.00

 
Travel Time Excursion and Walking Tour Brandenburg Gate and Pariser Platz, Group Photo Gastronomy as Cultural Diplomacy: Mexican Cuisine, UNESCO World Heritage
(Lecture & Discussion)

Armando Hernández
(Chef; Red de Talentos Mexicanos; Director, Mexican Community in Berlin)
19:00 Latin American Film Fest
Screening "Los Colores de la Montana"


Location:
Humboldt University
(20:00) Visit & Guided Tour of the German Parliament - Reichstag

Location:
German Parliament
Latin American Cultural Reception
(Reception and Music)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture


The London Art as Cultural Diplomacy Conference 2013

"Contemporary International Dialogue: Art-based Developments and Culture Shared between Nations"

(London; August 21st - 24th, 2013 - Held Parallel to "The Notting Hill Carnival 2013")
Conference Timetable
  Wednesday,
August 21st, 2013
Thursday,
August 22nd, 2013
Friday,
August 23rd, 2013
Saturday,
August 24th, 2013
9:30 Registration
 
Location:
The Portcullis House, British Parliament
  "The Public Representative: A Political Perspective in a Time of Austerity"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Nick Brown (MP)
(Member of the British Parliament)

Location:
The Portcullis House, British Parliament
Cultural Walking Tour of London
10:00 Welcome Address

Speaker:
The Hon. Erna Hennicot-Schoepges
(Former Speaker of the Parliament of Luxemburg; Former Minister of Culture and Religious Affairs)

Location:
The Portcullis House, British Parliament
"Multiculturalism in State "Ethnic" Orchestras in Singapore"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Shzr Tan
(Professor, Music Department, Royal Holloway, University of London)

Location:
Center for Creative Collaboration, University of London
10:30 "Contemporary African Arts and Artists into Perceptions of Africa in Developed States"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Eric Joyce (MP)
Member of the British Parliament

Location:
The Portcullis House, British Parliament
(10:45) "How Writers for Young Adults can Stimulate Dialogue across Communities and Challenge Prejudices about the Other"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Miriam Halahmy
(Author & Poet)

Location:
Center for Creative Collaboration, University of London
"What is 'Official National Art' and What is Not?"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Hywel Williams (MP)
(Member of the British Parliament)

Location:
The Portcullis House, British Parliament
 
11:30 Break Break Break
12:00 "The Lithuanian Presidency of the EU: Priorities in the Field of Culture and Audiovisual"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H. E. Amb. Asta Skaisgiryté Liauškiené      
(Ambassador of Lithuania to the United Kingdom)

Location:
The Portcullis House, British Parliament
"Alfred Hitchcock British Icon/Universal Icon - Why is Specific General?
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Sandra Shevey           
(Associate Tutor, British Film Institute)

 Location:
Center for Creative Collaboration, University of London
"Art as Cultural Diplomacy  - Turkish Perspectives"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H. E. Amb. Ahmet Ünal Çeviköz
(Ambassador of Turkey to the United Kingdom)

Location:
The Portcullis House, British Parliament
13:00   Lunch Break Lunch Break & Travel Lunch Break Lunch Break & Travel
14:30 "The Way to a Diplomat's Heart? Cuisine as Artistic Expression in Contemporary Global Politics"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Dr. Josh Abrams
(Principal Lecturer, Department of Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies , University of Roehampton)

Location:
The Portcullis House, British Parliament
"400 Years on: Cultural Diplomacy in London, 1613"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Timon Screech
(Professor, Department of the History of Art & Archaeology, School of Oriental and African Studies)

Location:
The Nehru Centre
Out of the Exhibition: Indigenous Performance and the Arts of Diplomacy"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Helen Gilbert
(Professor of Theatre, Drama Department, Royal Holloway, University of London)

Location:
The Portcullis House, British Parliament
(15:00) The Spirit of Utopia
(Visit and Reading)

Location:
Whitechapel Gallery 
15:15 "Art as a means of Understanding the City"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
William Arthurs
(Editor, CityCity Magazine)

Location:
The Portcullis House, British Parliament
"Narratives as Life Stories: Performing Stories of Cultural, Collective and Personal Identity"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Dr. Marina Lambrou
(Principal Lecturer in English Language and Communication, Kingston University)

Location:
The Nehru Centre
(15:30) "Music and Medicine as a Shared Culture between the East and West in the Middle Ages"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Charles Burnett
(Professor the History of Arabic/Islamic Influences in
Europe', Warburg Institute, University of London)

Location:
The Portcullis House, British Parliament
16:30 From Imperialism To Diplomacy: An Historical Analysis Of French And Senegal Cultural Relationship
(Participant Paper)

Speaker:
Aisha Balarabe Bawa, (Lecturer and Researcher, Department of History Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Nigeria)

Location:
The Portcullis House, British Parliament
"Expressions of Arabic Calligraphy in Arabic Typography for a Cultural Identity of the Visual Arabic Script"
(Participant Paper)

Speaker:
Miss Aysha Khalid-Mahmood
(Researcher Arabic Typography and Visual Culture, Nottingham Trent University)

Location:
The Nehru Centre
"Art as Cultural Diplomacy in Africa - Case Study: Nigeria"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Amb. Abdul Rimdap
(Former Nigerian Ambassador to Germany)

Location:
The Portcullis House, British Parliament
17:00 Travel Time and Exploring Covent Garden Travel Time and Exploring South Bank Center Historical Walking Tour of the Westminster Quarter
18:30 Group Dinner & Social Activity Group Dinner & Social Activity Group Dinner & Social Activity  Farewell


The Berlin Annual African Film & Media Festival 2013

"Africa on Screen: Through the Eyes of Africa"

(Berlin, Germany; August 22nd - 25th, 2013)
  Thursday,
August 22nd, 2013
Friday,
August 23rd, 2013
Saturday,
August 24th, 2013
Sunday,
August 25th, 2013
09:30

Registration

Location:
The ICD House of Arts & Culture (ICD House)

“Nollywood.edu: African Filmmakers and the Future of Open Education”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Shane McMillan
(Co-Founder of AllVersity)

Location:
The ICD House

  “The Role that National Institute for Cultural Orientation In Nigeria Plays Using Cultural Diplomacy as a Means of Dialogue ”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Matthias Akaazua
(Post Graduate Student of International Business Management (MBA), Girne American University; Certificate Student, Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies)

Location:
The ICD House

10:00

“Introduction to Film as Cultural Diplomacy”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Kishore Chakraborty
(Director of Research - Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies)

Location:
The ICD House

“Free Media and a Free and Economic Independent Film Industry Shape the View of Africa”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Dagmar Dehmer
(Journalist, Der Tagesspiegel)

Location:
The ICD House

“Rebranding Nollywood-The 200 Million Dollar Question”
(Lecture, Film Presentation & Discussion)

Speaker:
Dayo Balogun
(Film Editor and Postproduction Consultant, H264 Media Limited)

Location:
The ICD House

“The treatment of the Theme of Female Genital Mutilation in the Film Industry”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Hadja Kaba
(Founder, Mama Afrika e.V.)

Location:
The ICD House

10:45

“The Rise of the African Film Industry: Implications & Prospects”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H. E. Amb. Sitona Abdalla Osman
(Ambassador of the Republic of South Sudan to Germany)

Location:
The ICD House

“The Impact of Mass Media in Africa”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Marion Lieser
(Managing Director of OXFAM Germany)

Location:
The ICD House

“Funding Possibilities For African Filmmakers: The World Cinema Fund”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Isona Admetila
(Representative, World Cinema Fund)

Location:
The ICD House

“Film as a Vehicle for Cultural Diplomacy in Africa”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Adetoun Küppers-Adebisi
(President of AFROKTAK TV CyberNomads)

Location:
The ICD House
11:30

(11:45) Break Break Break Break
12:00 (12:15) “African Stories & Film Africa - DW Akademie's activities in Africa”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Michael Tecklenburg,
(Head, Africa Division and Coordinator, Deutsche Welle)

Location:
The ICD House

 

“Film as an Educational Tool: A Visual Insight into Africa”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Anna Shivute
(Commissioner, The Namibian Film Commission)

Location:
The ICD House

“The Potency of Cultural Industries in the Contemporary International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy- The Experience of UK and Germany. Lessons for Nigeria and Growing Economies”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Paul Iorapuu
(MA Student, Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies)

Location:
The ICD House

“The Impact of New Communication Technologies in promoting African Development & Prosperity”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. John A. Kantara
(Author, Producer, Journalist)

Location:
The ICD House

12.30

“Rising Africa”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Leon Willems
(Director, Free Press Unlimited)

Location:
The ICD House

“Internet: the North-South Gate”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Alex Kem
(Organizer, the Kenako Festival, Afrika Medien Zentrum e.V.)

Location:
The ICD House

“Freedom Technologies - How to circumvent censorship”
(Film Screening and Discussion with the Director)

Speaker:
Prof. John A. Kantara
(Author, Producer, Journalist)

Location:
The ICD House
13:00

Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break
14:30

“The Potential of African Film as Cultural Diplomacy – Perspectives from Egypt”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H.E. Amb. Dr. Mohamed Abdelhamid Ibrahim Higazy
(Ambassador of Egypt to Germany)

Location:
Embassy of Egypt

“The Moroccan Film Industry as a Vehicle for Cultural Diplomacy”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Dr. Kalakhi Mohamed
(Cultural Attaché, Embassy of Morocco to Germany)

Location:
Embassy of Morocco

“One Fine Day Films and Film as Cultural Exchange in Africa”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Sarika Lakhani
(Producer, One Fine Day Films)

Location:
The ICD House

Participants Have Visit to German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation

Location:
German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation
15.15 (15:30) Reception Moroccan Film Screening

Location:
Embassy of Morocco

“Film Making and Cultural Diplomacy in Africa”
(Interactive Panel Discussion)

Speakers:
Sarika Lakhani
(Producer, One Fine Day Films)
Simon Mukali
(Director)
Roselidah Obala
(Editor)
Emo Rugene
(Actor)
Sven Taddicken
(Supervising Director)
Sebastian Bonde
(Supervising Editor) Cornelia Hammelmann
(Project Manager, Deutsche Filmförderungsanstal)

Location:
The ICD House
16:30


 

“The Presence of the Past: Discussing Films and Negotiating Memories in South African – German Perspectives”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Dr. Ralf Hermann
(Head of Berlin Office, Stiftung Partnershaft mit Afrika e.V.)

Location:
Embassy of Egypt

17:00  

“Film & Media as an Effective and Powerful Tool in Culture Diplomacy”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Ahmed El Mahmoudy
(Founder, ID Labs Art & Technology Solutions)

Location:
Embassy of Egypt
travel Time

Break

 
17:30


 

“Creative Industries: Challenge to the growth of Tanzanian Economy”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Rahma Salaum
(MA Student, Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies)

Location:
Embassy of Egypt
  “Nairobi Half Life”
(Film Screening)

Moderator:
Sarika Lakhani
(Producer, One Fine Day Films)

Location:
The ICD House
Farewell
18:00

travel Time

“The Impact and Power of Documentary Film in Real Time. A case study with Ask Me I am Positive”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Teboho Edkins
(Film Director, Deutsche Film & Fernsehen Akademie Berlin - dffb)

Location:
The ICD House

Nollywood and Representation of Nigerian Culture in The Global Market: Mirror Effect or Deflection?”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Dr. Asogwa Euphemia Chika
(Lecturer and Head of Department of Mass Communication, Kogi State University, Anyigba)

(18:45) “Underneath the Layer”
(Film Screening and Discussion with the Director)

Speaker:
Andrea Gisell Kizua
(African Artist)

Location:
The ICD House

 
19:00


 

Group Dinner & Social Activity - Clärchens Ballhaus

“Ask Me I am Positive”
(Film Screening and Discussion with the Director)

Speaker:
Teboho Edkins
(Film Director, Deutsche Film & Fernsehen Akademie Berlin - dffb)

Location:
The ICD House

(19:30) Group Dinner & Social Activity - Gandhara