The 2012 International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy & International Economics

"Political & Economic Inequalities: Bridging the Gap between Civil Society and the Public & Private Sectors"

(Berlin; June 20th - 22nd, 2012)
  Wednesday,
June 20th, 2012
Thursday,
June 21st, 2012
Friday,
June 22nd, 2012
09:30 (9:15) Registration Tea, Coffee & Refreshments Tea, Coffee & Refreshments
10:00 (9:45) Welcome Words

Introduction to Corporate Cultural Diplomacy

(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
The Hon. Dr. Vasile Puscas
(Former Romanian Minister for European Affairs)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
From Millennium Development Goals to Sustainable Development Goals
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Dr. Jan Pronk
(Former Minister for Development Cooperation of the Netherlands)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
Reducing Economic Inequalities by the Expansion of Educational Capacities and Opportunities
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
The Hon. Charles Clarke
(Former Home Secretary of the United Kingdom)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
10:30 Corporate Cultural Diplomacy & Corporate Social Responsibility: The Economic and Societal Benefits
(Moderated Discussion, Introductory Session to begin drafting the Conference Conclusions)

Moderator:
The Hon. Dr. Vasile Puscas
(Former Romanian Minister for European Affairs)

Speakers:
President Emil Constantinescu
The Hon. Said W. Musa
The Hon. Erna Hennicot-Schoepges
Gerard Korteweg
Claus Fischer
Katri Riekkinen

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
Overcoming Structural Barriers to Growth with Equity in Small Developing Countries – Perspectives from Belize
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
The Hon. Said W. Musa
(Former Prime Minister of Belize)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
Political & Economic Inequalities
(Moderated Interview)

Speaker:
The Hon. Charles Clarke
(Former Home Secretary of the United Kingdom)

Moderator:
Mark C. Donfried
(ICD Director)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
11:00 (11:30) Questions Time
Tea, Coffee & Refreshments
Questions Time
Interviews (Jan Pronk, Said W. Musa)
Tea, Coffee & Refreshments
Questions Time
Interviews
Tea, Coffee & Refreshments
12:00 Keynote Speeches

Speakers:
Ranko Krivokapić
(Speaker of the Parliament of Montenegro)
H. E. Amb. Abdul Basit
(Ambassador of Pakistan to Germany)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
Economic Bridges as a Tool to Promote Peace & Prosperity: Case Study the Middle East
(Moderated Discussion)

Moderator:
Dr. Solomon Passy
(Former Foreign Minister of Bulgaria)

Speakers:
The Hon. Said W. Musa
Yasar Yakis
Tom Dolev


Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
The Crisis in Syria
(Panel Discussion)

Moderator:
Marc C. Donfried

Speakers:
The Hon. Charles Clarke
YasarYakis
Ribal Al Assad


Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
12:50 Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break
14:00 Interviews
Questions Time
Interviews
Questions Time
Fiscal Challenges in the European Economic and Monetary Union
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Dr. Philipp Mohl
(DG-Economics, Fiscal Policies Division, European Central Bank)
14:30 The Gold Market in Perspective and CSR
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Claus Fischer
(Head of B2B Business, Austrian Mint)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
"Social Media as Public Cultural Diplomacy – YaLa-Young Leaders as a MENA Region Model"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Tom Dolev
(President's Office, The Peres Center for Peace)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
"Do Multinational Enterprises bring more or less inequality in world development?"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Dr. Fabrizio Onida
(Professor of Economics, University of Bocconi, Italy)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
14:55 From Market Economy to Market Society and the End of Democracy: Lessons to be Learned?
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Gerard Korteweg
(Former Senior Adviser in Directorate General Economics, European Central Bank)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
Economic Freedom as a Tool to Counter Inequalities
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Wojciech Konstanty
(Director of Investments and Development in Polski Tyton S.A.)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
The Economic Benefits, Impacts, and Compulsory of CSR
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Michal Kadera
(Director External Affairs, ŠKODA AUTO a.s.)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
15:20 Questions Time
Interviews
Tea, Coffee & Refreshments
Questions Time
Interviews
Tea, Coffee & Refreshments
Questions Time
Interviews
Tea, Coffee & Refreshments
16:00 The Expanding Role of Corporate Social Responsibility in Society
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Katri Riekkinen
(Manager, External Communications, Metso Corporation)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
Economic Context of Income Inequality in European Union
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
David Havlíček
(Secretary, National Economic Council of the Government of the Czech Republic)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
Public Governance and Economic Development: an Ambiguous Relationship?
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Erna Hennicot-Schoepges
(Former Minister of Culture of Luxembourg)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
16:25 What Does it Mean to be a Good Business in 2012: Trends in Corporate Responsibility
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Jon McLeod
(Chairman, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs, Weber Shandwick's Public Affairs Practice)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
Can Corporate Social Responsibility connect the Public and Corporate Spheres?
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Martin Pavlíček
(Corporate Communication Director, UNIPETROL)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
Inequality; Developments and Policy Actions
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Francesco Papadia
(Chair of the ECB Foreign Exchange and Money Market)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
16:50 Questions Time
Interviews
Tea, Coffee & Refreshments
Questions Time
Interviews
Tea, Coffee & Refreshments
Questions Time
Interviews
Tea, Coffee & Refreshments
17:30   Political & Economic Inequality in the European Union and the Potential of Corporate Cultural Diplomacy to Assist
(Keynote Speech)

President Emil Constantinescu
(Former President of Romania)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
Cultural Diplomacy through Commerce: the Development of Partnerships with Business Organizations to Broaden Access to Human RightsLecture

Speaker:
Thérčse de Saint Phalle
(Deputy-Registrar, International Court of Justice)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
17:55 Break Break Break
18:05 How can the Private Sector help to Equalize Economic Inequality in the 21st Century? - Case Study: Youth Unemployment
(Round Table Interactive Panel Discussion)

Moderator:
The Hon. Dr. Vasile Puscas
(Former Romanian Minister for European Affairs)

Panelists:
The Hon. Yasar Yakis
The Hon. Said W. Musa
Erna Hennicot-Schoepges
Gerard Korteweg
Katri Riekkinen
Claus Fischer
Jon McLeod
Todd Drake
Mark C. Donfried


Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
Should the Practice of Corporate Social Responsibility be made Compulsory?
(Round Table Interactive Panel Discussion)

Moderator:
The Hon. Dr. Vasile Puscas
(Former Romanian Minister for European Affairs)

Panelists:
President Emil Constantinescu
The Hon. Said W. Musa
Dr. Jan Pronk
Dr. Solomon Passy
The Hon. Yasar Yakis
The Hon. Erna Hennicot-Schoepges
Dr. Fabrizio Onida
Gerard Korteweg
Wojciech Konstanty
Todd Drake
David Havlíček
Mark C. Donfried


Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
Solutions to Tackling Economic Inequalities
(Drafting of Conference Conclusions)

Moderator:
The Hon. Yasar Yakis

Panelists:
The Hon. Erna Hennicot-Schoepges
Thérčse de Saint Phalle
Tom Dolev
Mark C. Donfried


Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
20:00 Welcome Group Dinner Group Dinner Reception in the ICD House
Watching the UEFA Quarter Final between Greece & Germany