The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the USA 2012

"A Global Dialogue about Cultural Diplomacy, National Security and Global Risks"

(Washington D.C; June 26th - 28th, 2012)
  Tuesday,
June 26th, 2012
Wednesday,
June 27th, 2012
Thursday,
June 28th, 2012
09:00 Registration Participant Papers

Samson E. Liolio
Dr. Bridget A. Teboh


Location:
Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University
Participant Papers

Jameel M. Khan
Dr. Zekeh S. Gbotokuma


Location:
Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University
09:30 The Role of Soft Power in the World Today
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
The Hon. Michael Chertoff
(Chairman, the Chertoff Group; Former Secretary of Home Land Security)

Location:
National Public Radio Headquarters
Global Networks - Enablers for Soft and Smart Power
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Lt. General Clarence McKnight
(Retired U.S. Army General; Former Director - Command, Control, and Communications, US Joint Chiefs of Staff)

Location:
Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University
Diplomacy through the Arts & Humanities
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Amb. William P. McCormick
(Former US Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa)

Location:
Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University
10:15 Leveraging Cultural Diplomacy for Democracy's Future and the Common Good
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Under Secretary Martha J. Kanter
(Under Secretary of U.S. Department of Education)

Location:
National Public Radio Headquarters
Lecture & Discussion

Speaker:
H.E. Amb. Ichiro Fujisaki
(Ambassador of Japan to the United States)

Location:
Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University
(10:00) Global Challenges Confronting the U.S.
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Amb. John R. Bolton
(The 25th United States Ambassador to the United Nations)

Location:
Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University
11:00 Break Break Break
11:30 Cultural Diplomacy as Strategy
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Amb. G. Philip Hughes
(Senior Director, White House Writers Group; Former US Ambassador to Barbados, Dominica, St Lucia, Antigua, St. Vincent, and St. Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla)

Location:
National Public Radio Headquarters


(12:00) The Worrisome Security Situation in Central America
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Amb. John F. Maisto
(Former U.S. Ambassador to the Organization of American States; Former U. S. Ambassador to Venezuela, & Nicaragua)

Location:
National Public Radio Headquarters
Cultural Diplomacy - A Viable Tool to Address Intractable Security Dilemmas
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Lt. Gen. Tad J. Oelstrom
(Retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant General; Director of the National Security Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University)

Location:
Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University
Eisenhower's Farewell Address and Today's Military
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
General James HIll
(Retired U.S. Army General; Former Commander of United States Southern Command)

Location:
Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University
12:15 (12:30) Emerging Africa: The Case of Botswana's Democracy
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H.E. Amb. Tebelelo Mazile Seretse
(Ambassador of Botswana to the United States)

Location:
National Public Radio Headquarters
Cultural Diplomacy: Projecting America Abroad
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Amb. Julia Chang Bloch
(President, US-China Education Trust; Former US Ambassador to Nepal)


China's One Child Policy, Gendercide and International Security
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Reggie Littlejohn
(Founder and President of Women's Rights Without Frontiers)

Location:
Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University
Enhance Human Dignity: The U.S. Diplomatic Mandate
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
The Hon. Secretary Jim Nicholson Bloch
(Former US Secretary of Veterans Affairs; Former Chairman of the Republican National Committee)

Location:
Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University
13:00 Lunch Break (13:15) Lunch Break Lunch Break
14:30 The Practice of Cultural Diplomacy and a Comprehensive Smart Power Strategy to Assure National Security
(Panel Discussion)

Speakers:
Amb. Andras Simonyi
(Director, Center for Transatlantic Studies, Johns Hopkins Univeristy)
Amb. Paula Dobrianski
(Former US Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs)
Jeffrey Allen "Jeff Skunk" Baxter
(Celebrated American Guitarist; Defense Consultant; Chair of Congressional Advisory Board on Missile Defense)

Location:
National Public Radio Headquarters
New Approaches to Cultural Diplomacy in the Public and Private Sectors
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Amb. Stuart W. Holliday
(President and CEO of Meridian International Center; Former US Ambassador for Special Political Affairs at the United Nations

Location:
Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University
Lecture & Discussion

Speaker:
H.E. Amb. Bockari Kortu Stevens
(Ambassador of Sierra Leone to the United States)

Location:
Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University
15:00   The Role of Soft Power in National Security Policy and the Long and Short Term Objectives of Public Diplomacy, including Cultural Diplomacy
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Kristin Lord
(Executive Vice President, Center for a New American Security)

Location:
Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University
The US 'Narrative' in a Highly Fluid, Multipolar and Increasingly Complex Muslim World
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Amb. M. Osman Siddique
(Former US Ambassador to the Republic of Fiji, the Republic of Nauru, the Kingdom of Tonga and to Tuvalu)

Location:
Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University
15:30 Leadership Essentials in the Post 9/11 World
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Admiral James Milton Loy
(Former United States Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security; Former Commandant of the US Coast Guard)

Location:
National Public Radio Headquarters
EU External Action: The Cultural Dimension
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Silvia Kofler
(Minister-Counselor responsible for Press and Public Diplomacy at the Delegation of the European Union to Washington D.C.)

Location:
Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University
Environmental Threats and Global Security in Central Asia
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Amb. Muktar Djumaliev
(Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan to the United States and Canada)

Location:
Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University
16:00 Break Break Break
16:30 Risks and Challenges of a Small Country in a Reshaped Global World
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H. E. Amb. Roman Kirn
(Ambassador of Slovenia to the USA)

Location:
National Public Radio Headquarters

Cultural Diplomacy; An Effective Safeguard for our National Security
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
The Hon. Nazar Al Baharna
(Former Foreign Minister of Bahrain)

Location:
Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University
Moldova: Soft Power in Transitional Democracies
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H. E. Amb. Igor Munteanu
(Ambassador of Moldova to the USA)

Location:
Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University
17:00 Lithuania's Story: Smart and Proud Power can win
Lecture & Discussion

Speaker:
H.E. Amb. Zygimantas Pavilionis
(Ambassador of Lithuania to the United States)

Location:
National Public Radio Headquarters

The Soft Power of the Principality of Monaco
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H. E. Amb.Gilles A. Noghčs
(Ambassador of the Principality of Monaco to the United States)

Location:
Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University
Foreign influence is built at home: America, Europe, and China  Cultural Diplomacy and National Security Policies to counter Global Risks
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Amb. James C. Rosapepe
(Former US Ambassador to Romania)

Location:
Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University
17:30 Liechtenstein – A Small Power Using Soft Power
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H. E. Amb. Claudia Fritsche
(Ambassador of Liechtenstein to the United States)

Location:
National Public Radio Headquarters

The Imbalance of Hard + Soft Power: US Policy Gone Awry in Egypt
(Lecture & Discussion)

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

Location:
Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University
Perspectives from Latin America
The Commonwealth of The Bahamas Culture, Smart Power & Diplomacy

(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H.E. Amb. Cornelius Alvin Smith
(Ambassador of the Bahamas to the United States)

Location:
Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University
18:00 Using Cultural Diplomacy to Share Our Vision Abroad
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Amb. Aldona Z. Wos
(Former US Ambassador to Estonia)

Location:
National Public Radio Headquarters
Cultural Diplomacy: Sensitivity to the History of African Relationships with the West
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Amb. Thomas Patrick Melady
(President Emeritus, Sacred Heart University; Former U.S. Ambassador to Burundi, Uganda and the Holy See)

Location:
Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University
Cultural Diplomacy, National Security and Global Risks
(Concluding Panel Discussion)

Speaker:
The Hon. Nazar Al Baharna
Phyllis F. Oakley
H.E. Amb. Cornelius Alvin Smith
Amb. James C. Rosapepe
Amb. Andras Simonyi
Mark C. Donfried


Location:
Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University
18:30 The Role of Diplomacy in sharing Cultural Realities and its Impact on refocusing the Security Conversation and AgendaL
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H. E. Amb. Gillian M.S. Bristol
(Ambassador of Grenada to the United States)

Location:
National Public Radio Headquarters
Perspectives from Latin America
Impact of Soft Power Strategies as Opposed to Hard Power Strategies on International Economics, Trade and Investment

(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H. E. Amb. Dr. Neil Parsan
(Ambassador of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to the US)

Location:
Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University
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19:00 Welcome Group Dinner Group Dinner Farewell Group Dinner