The 2012 International Symposia on Cultural Diplomacy

"Human Rights, Sustainable Development, Economic Equality & Global Risks"

(Paris, London, Ankara, Berlin, Geneva, NYC, Washington D.C.; January - July, 2012)

Symposia Timetable

The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in Africa 2012 »

"Cultural Diplomacy, Nation Branding & Sustainable Development in Africa"

(Berlin, July 25th - 28th, 2012)
  Wednesday,
July 25th, 2012
Thursday,
July 26th, 2012
Friday,
July 27th, 2012
Saturday,
July 28th, 2012
09:30 Tea, Coffee &
Refreshments
Tea, Coffee &
Refreshments
Tea, Coffee &
Refreshments
Tea, Coffee &
Refreshments
10:00 Welcome Words & Introduction to the Program
(Presentation & Discussion)

Speaker:
Mark C. Donfried

(Director & Founder, Institute for Cultural Diplomacy)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
Cultural Diplomacy and Sustainable Development in Burundi
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H. E. Amb. Nestor Nkunzimana

(First Secretars to the Ambassador of Burundi to Germany)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
The Balance of Hard & Soft Power in the Engagement of the German Department of Defense in Africa
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Captain Christian Janke

(Public Affairs and Information Officer, The German Army - Bundeswehr)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
Sustainable Development and the Role of Cultural Diplomacy in Building Confidence and Trust within Africa
(Concluding Interactive Panel Discussion)

Chairman & Moderator:
Dr. Emmanuel Franklyne Ogbunwezeh
(Director, Africa Department, International Society for Human Rights)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
11:00 Tea, Coffee &
Refreshments
Tea, Coffee &
Refreshments
Tea, Coffee &
Refreshments
Tea, Coffee &
Refreshments
11:30 Sustainable Development in Africa - Why Are Some African Countries not Developing?
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Dr. Emmanuel Franklyne Ogbunwezeh

(Director, Africa Department, International Society for Human Rights)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
Sport as Cultural Diplomacy
(Lecture & Workshop)

Speaker:
Marc Bogearts
(World renowed Choreographer & Dancer -Circus d’Solei etc.)
Nation Branding and Africa
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Amb. Karl-Erik Norrman

(Secretary General, European Cultural Parliament, Former Head of the Cultural Department of the Swedish Foreign Ministry)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
Sustainable Development and the Role of Cultural Diplomacy in Building Confidence and Trust within Africa - cont’d
(Concluding Interactive Panel Discussion)

 
13:00 Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break (13:30) Farewell
14:30 The Evolution & Current Trends of Cultural Diplomacy in Africa
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Mark C. Donfried

(Director & Founder, Institute for Cultural Diplomacy)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
A Global Dialogue on Cultural Diplomacy and Sustainable Development in Africa - Case Study: The Democratic Republic of Congo
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H. E. Amb. Clementine Shakembo Kamanga

(Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of Congo to Germany)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
The Challenges of Economic Development in the 21st Century Africa: The Case of Malawi
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H. E. Amb. Dr. Isaac C  Lamba

(Ambassador of Malawi to Germany)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
 
15:30 Tea, Coffee &
Refreshments
Tea, Coffee &
Refreshments
Tea, Coffee &
Refreshments
 
16:00 Diaspora’s Contribution to the Developmental Process of the Homeland- the Case Study of the Eritrean Community in Switzerland
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Ms. Meala Tesfamichael

(Chairperson of Eritrean Youth Organisation in Switzerland and Member of Euro-Committee of Teaching and skills Program)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
Sustainable Development in Africa: Case Study- Rwanda  
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Felix Sangano Muhire

(First Secretary of the Embassy of Rwanda in Germany)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
(15:30) The Sustainable Development in Africa: Case Study- Uganda 
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Ms. Connie R. Nuwagaba

(Second Secretary of the Embassy of Uganda in Germany)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
 
17:00 Tea, Coffee &
Refreshments
Tea, Coffee &
Refreshments
(16:30) Tea, Coffee & Refreshments  
17:30

 
The Narrative of "Africa" and The Global Perceptions of Africa: Past, Present and Future
(Interactive  Discussion)

Chairman & Moderator:
Dr. Emmanuel Franklyne Ogbunwezeh

(Director, Africa Department, International Society for Human Rights)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
Case Studies of Cultural Diplomacy in Africa
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Mark C. Donfried

(Director & Founder, Institute for Cultural Diplomacy

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
(17:00) The Role of the African as a Brand Builder- Contribution to Africa’s Sustainable Development and International Competitiveness
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Ms. Penelope Muzanenhamo

(PhD Candidate at Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, UK)
 
19:00 Group Dinner

Location:
SWERA  Restaurant- Bar- Lounge
Group Dinner

Location:
Villa Rodizio  Restaurant
Group Dinner

Location:
The African Restaurant “Mary Queen”
 

The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the USA 2012 »

“Cultural Diplomacy, National Security and Global Risks”

(Washington D.C, June 26th - 28th, 2012)
  Friday,
June 1st, 2012
Saturday,
June 2nd, 2012
Sunday,
June 3rd, 2012
Monday,
June 4th, 2012
09:30   Tea, Coffee &
Refreshments
(10:30) Tea, Coffee &
Refreshments
Tea, Coffee &
Refreshments
10:00 Welcome Words by Mark C. Donfried
Cultural Diplomacy or Intercultural Exchange in Service of Justice, Peace, Development, Social Progress and Human Rights: An African Perspective
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Dr. Emmanuel Franklyne Ogbunwezeh

(Head, Africa Department, International Society for Human Rights)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
The Independent National Commission for Human Rights of Burundi
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
The Hon. Madame Sonia Ndikumasabo
(Vice President of the Independent National Commission for Human Rights of Burundi)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
The Potential for the Arts to Promote Human Rights in Europe
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H. E. Amb.
Karl-Erik Norrman
(Secretary General, European Cultural Parliament)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
Human Rights Defenders as Cultural Diplomats
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Hassan Shire Sheikh
(Coordinator of the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
11:00 Tea, Coffee &
Refreshments
Tea, Coffee &
Refreshments
Tea, Coffee &
Refreshments
Tea, Coffee &
Refreshments
11:30 The Significance of Human Rights for Diplomacy - Perspectives from Mauritius
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H. E. Amb. Sarojini, Seeneevassen-Frers

(Ambassador of Mauritius to Germamy)


Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
Human Rights as an Integral Part of the Process of Globalization: the Right to Development as an Inalienable Human Right
(Interactive Panel Discussion)

Speaker:
The Hon Madam Sonia Ndikumasabo,

Hassan Shire Sheikh,
H. E. Amb. Dr. Dietrich von Kyaw,
Dr. Emmanuel Franklyne,
Ogbunwezeh,

Norma Wright


Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
Freedom, Equality, Solidarity: How Universal are Human Rights?
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Katlijn Malfliet
(Professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Leuven)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
The Potential of Cultural Diplomacy as a Bridge between Universal Inalienable Human and Civil Rights and Individual Customs, Beliefs, Traditions and Priorities
(Interactive Panel Discussion)

Speakers:
Hassan Shire Sheikh,

The Hon Madam Sonia Ndikumasabo
H. E. Amb. Karl-Erik Norrman,
Mark Donfried,
Norma Wright


Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
13:00 Lunch Break Lunch Break   Lunch Break
14:30 International Violations of Human Rights: an Overview
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Brückner
(Jean Monnet Professor of European Studies, Stanford University)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
The Situation of Crisis in the Congo: Uncovering The Truth
(Film Screening, Interactive Discussion)

Speaker:
Floribert Nyamwoga
The UN Mapping Report on the DR Congo 1993-2003
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Dr. Sabine Grund
(Freelance Journalist)
Visit: Plötzensee Memorial Center
(Visit; Excursion)
The Future of Cultural Diplomacy and the Opportunity of Leadership Initiatives
(Lecture and Workshop)

Speaker:
Mark C. Donfried

(Director & Founder, Institute for Cultural Diplomacy)


Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
15:30 Travel Time Tea, Coffee &
Refreshments
  Farewell
16:00 (16:30) Speakers Corner
(Public Discussion Forum)

Location:
Brandenburg Gate
Human Rights as an Integral Part of the Process of Globalization: the Right to Development as an Inalienable Human Right  - Case Study Congo
(Interactive Discussion)

Speakers:
Floribert Nyamwoga,

Pater Jacques Kamba,
Dr. Sabine Grund,
Norma Wright,
Mark C. Donfried
(17:00) Historic Walking Tour of the Berlin Wall
(Walking Tour)

Speaker:
Günther Schaefer
(Artist, Photographer and Historian)

Location:
East Side Gallery
 
18:00

 
How Has Globalisation
Affected the Way in Which We Respond to Inequality in Society? The Interplay Between Globalisation, Social Inequality and Education.

(Interactive Panel Discussion)

Speaker:
The Hon Madam Sonia Ndikumasabo,
H.E. Amb. Christine Nkulikiyinka,
H.E. Amb. Karl-Erik Norrman,
Sarmad Hussein,
Hassan Shire Sheikh,
Dr. Emmanuel Franklyne Ogbunwezeh,
Mark C. Donfried,
Norma Wright


Location:
German Parliament
The ICD Human Rights Initiatives
(Lecture & Discussion)

Norma Wright
(Program Director, ICD Human Rights Initiatives)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
(17:00) Historic Walking Tour of the Berlin Wall
(Walking Tour)

Continued
 
20:00 Group Dinner

Location:
SWERA  Restaurant- Bar- Lounge
Group Dinner

Location:
Que Pasa Restaurant
Group Dinner

Location:
Ach Niko Ach Restaurant
 

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:
Thérèse 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
Thérèse 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

The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in Geneva 2012 »

"Cultural Diplomacy & Sustainable Development"

(Geneva; June 13-15th, 2012)
  Wednesday,
June 13th, 2012
Thursday,
June 14th, 2012
Friday,
June 15th, 2012
09:40 Welcome Words
by Mark C. Donfried and Jon-Hans Goetzer
   
10:00 Welcome Speech
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
The Hon. Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi
(Secretary-General of the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) )

Location:
United Nations Conference on Trade & Development Headquarters
Cultural Rights in Contemporary Human Rights and the Contradictions Inherent Therein: A Case Study of South Africa
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H.E. Amb.Luvuyo Ndimeni
(Minister-Plenipotentiary, Deputy Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations)

Location:
International Conference Center of Geneva
Cultural Diversity as the Fourth Policy Area of Sustainable Development
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H. E. Amb.Therese Baptiste-Cornelis
(Ambassador Permanent Representative of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to the United Nations Offices at Geneva)

Location:
International Conference Center of Geneva
10:30 (10:15) Why International Trade rules matter: The Role of WTO in fostering Sustainable Development
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Rufus Yerxa
(Deputy Director-General, World Trade Organisation (WTO) )

Location:
United Nations Conference on Trade & Development Headquarters
Cultural Diplomacy as a Tool for Promoting Genuine Dialogue Between Sustainable Development Stakeholders
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H.E. Amb. Joaquim A.M.L. Da Fonseca
(Permanent Representative of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste to the United Nations office and other international organizations in Geneva)

Location:
International Conference Center of Geneva
Cultivating an Inclusive Culture: Empowering Women to Power Trade and Sustainable Development
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Meg Jones
(Women and Trade Programme of the International Trade Centre)

Location:
International Conference Center of Geneva
11:00 Sustainable Development in Practice: UNDP's Experience of How Social, Environmental and Economic Progress Can Be Integrated to Make the Future More Sustainable
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Cecile Molinier
(Director, UNDP Office, Geneva)

Location:
United Nations Conference on Trade & Development Headquarters
Political Transition and Peaceful Change in Yemen
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H.E. Amb. Dr. Ibrahim Al-Adoofi
(Ambassador Permanent Representative of Yemen to the United Nations)

Location:
International Conference Center of Geneva
World Alliance of Cities Against Poverty: Safer, Smarter and More Sustainable Cities
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Ronald Derks
(Focal Point World Alliance of Cities Against Poverty, United Nations Development Programme)

Location:
International Conference Center of Geneva
11:30 Break Break Break
12:00 The Role of Humanitarian Diplomacy-From Relief to Sustainable Development
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Siddharth Chatterjee
(Chief Diplomat, International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent)

Location:
United Nations Conference on Trade & Development Headquarters
Lecture & Discussion

Speaker:
Dr. Ondoni Krisztina
Senior Advisor to the Hungarian Presidency and Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Location:
International Conference Center of Geneva



The Cross-Cultural Nature of Integrity & Development
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Dr. Osvaldo R Agatiello
Professor of International Economics and Governance, Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations

Location:
International Conference Center of Geneva
Intercultural Relations and the Challenges of the Global Crisis
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Mario Apostolov
(Regional Adviser, UNECE Trade)

Location:
International Conference Center of Geneva
13:00 Lunch Break Lunch Break  
14:30 Sustainable Development since the 2008 World Financial Crisis: Policy Trends Over the Past Five Years and the Current Status of Sustainable Development
(Interactive Panel Discussion)

Speakers:
Dr .Catherine Ferrier
Clemens Boonekamp
Gérard Biraud
Dr. Jon-Hans Coetzer
Mark C. Donfried


Location:
United Nations Conference on Trade & Development Headquarters
How Sustainable Development can Tackle Interrelated Global Problems such as Poverty, Inequality, Hunger and Environmental Degradation
(Interactive Panel Discussion)

Speakers:
Dr. Ivan Ureta
Dr. Jon-Hans Coetzer
Dr. Ignasi Guardans
Hans Kleinsman
Gitanjali Sah
Guy Girardet
Mark C. Donfried


Location:
International Conference Center of Geneva
Cultural Diplomacy as a Tool for Promoting Genuine Dialogue between Sustainable Development Stakeholders
(Interactive Panel Discussion)

Speaker:
Ronald Derks
Rolf Olsen
Deborah Vorhies
Doaa Abdel Motaal
Dr. Jon-Hans Coetzer
Mark Donfried


Location:
International Conference Center of Geneva
15:30 Break Break Break
16:00 Food Security and Trade
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Clemens Boonekamp
(Director, Agriculture and Commodities Division, World Trade Organisation (WTO) )

Location:
United Nations Conference on Trade & Development Headquarters
Innovative Strategies for the Future Progress and Success of Sustainable Development Policies
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Dr. Jon-Hans Coetzer
(General Manager, Geneva School of Diplomacy)

Location:
International Conference Center of Geneva
Lecture & Discussion

Speaker:
Deborah Vorhies
(Managing Director, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development)

Location:
International Conference Center of Geneva
16:45 Reconciling Stakeholders' Cultures for a Sustainable Development: Some Lessons Learned
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Gérard Biraud
(Former Chairman, Joint Inspection Unit, United Nations)

Location:
United Nations Conference on Trade & Development Headquarters
The Role of Cultural Diplomacy in Furthering Sustainable Development
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H. E. Amb. Mr. Maurice Peter Kagimu Kiwanuka
(Permanent Representative of Uganda to the United Nations)

Location:
International Conference Center of Geneva
Climate Change, Trade and Competitiveness
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Doaa Abdel Motaal
(Advisor to the Head of the World Trade Organization)

Location:
International Conference Center of Geneva
17:30 International Environmental Governance and the Private Sector
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Dr .Catherine Ferrier
(Coordinator Certificate of Advanced Studies in Corporate Social Responsibility, University of Geneva)

Location:
United Nations Conference on Trade & Development Headquarters
Culture and Cultures: Identity and Diversity as a Force of Growth and Progress
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Dr. Ignasi Guardans
(Chairman, CUMEDIAE, former Member of the European Parliaments)

Location:
International Conference Center of Geneva
Mis/Managing the Resources of Identity: Towards an Understanding of the Roots and Possible Solutions to the Water Management Crisis in Central Asia
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Ms. Aliya Tskhay
(Researcher, Graduate School of Global Studies, Doshisha University, Kyoto)

Location:
International Conference Center of Geneva
19:00 Group Dinner
Group Dinner
Program Close

The 2012 International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy & Human Rights »

Social & Cultural Inequality: Innovative Strategies to Promote Access to Human Rights and Equalize Globalization

(Berlin, June 1st - 4th, 2012)
  Friday,
June 1st, 2012
Saturday,
June 2nd, 2012
Sunday,
June 3rd, 2012
Monday,
June 4th, 2012
09:30   Tea, Coffee &
Refreshments
(10:30) Tea, Coffee &
Refreshments
Tea, Coffee &
Refreshments
10:00 Welcome Words by Mark C. Donfried
Cultural Diplomacy or Intercultural Exchange in Service of Justice, Peace, Development, Social Progress and Human Rights: An African Perspective
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Dr. Emmanuel Franklyne Ogbunwezeh

(Head, Africa Department, International Society for Human Rights)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
The Independent National Commission for Human Rights of Burundi
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
The Hon. Madame Sonia Ndikumasabo
(Vice President of the Independent National Commission for Human Rights of Burundi)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
The Potential for the Arts to Promote Human Rights in Europe
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H. E. Amb.
Karl-Erik Norrman
(Secretary General, European Cultural Parliament)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
Human Rights Defenders as Cultural Diplomats
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Hassan Shire Sheikh
(Coordinator of the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
11:00 Tea, Coffee &
Refreshments
Tea, Coffee &
Refreshments
Tea, Coffee &
Refreshments
Tea, Coffee &
Refreshments
11:30 The Significance of Human Rights for Diplomacy - Perspectives from Mauritius
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H. E. Amb. Sarojini, Seeneevassen-Frers

(Ambassador of Mauritius to Germamy)


Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
Human Rights as an Integral Part of the Process of Globalization: the Right to Development as an Inalienable Human Right
(Interactive Panel Discussion)

Speaker:
The Hon Madam Sonia Ndikumasabo,

Hassan Shire Sheikh,
H. E. Amb. Dr. Dietrich von Kyaw,
Dr. Emmanuel Franklyne,
Ogbunwezeh,

Norma Wright


Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
Freedom, Equality, Solidarity: How Universal are Human Rights?
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Katlijn Malfliet
(Professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Leuven)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
The Potential of Cultural Diplomacy as a Bridge between Universal Inalienable Human and Civil Rights and Individual Customs, Beliefs, Traditions and Priorities
(Interactive Panel Discussion)

Speakers:
Hassan Shire Sheikh,

The Hon Madam Sonia Ndikumasabo
H. E. Amb. Karl-Erik Norrman,
Mark Donfried,
Norma Wright


Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
13:00 Lunch Break Lunch Break   Lunch Break
14:30 International Violations of Human Rights: an Overview
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Brückner
(Jean Monnet Professor of European Studies, Stanford University)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
The Situation of Crisis in the Congo: Uncovering The Truth
(Film Screening, Interactive Discussion)

Speaker:
Floribert Nyamwoga
The UN Mapping Report on the DR Congo 1993-2003
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Dr. Sabine Grund
(Freelance Journalist)
Visit: Plötzensee Memorial Center
(Visit; Excursion)
The Future of Cultural Diplomacy and the Opportunity of Leadership Initiatives
(Lecture and Workshop)

Speaker:
Mark C. Donfried

(Director & Founder, Institute for Cultural Diplomacy)


Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
15:30 Travel Time Tea, Coffee &
Refreshments
  Farewell
16:00 (16:30) Speakers Corner
(Public Discussion Forum)

Location:
Brandenburg Gate
Human Rights as an Integral Part of the Process of Globalization: the Right to Development as an Inalienable Human Right  - Case Study Congo
(Interactive Discussion)

Speakers:
Floribert Nyamwoga,

Pater Jacques Kamba,
Dr. Sabine Grund,
Norma Wright,
Mark C. Donfried
(17:00) Historic Walking Tour of the Berlin Wall
(Walking Tour)

Speaker:
Günther Schaefer
(Artist, Photographer and Historian)

Location:
East Side Gallery
 
18:00

 
How Has Globalisation
Affected the Way in Which We Respond to Inequality in Society? The Interplay Between Globalisation, Social Inequality and Education.

(Interactive Panel Discussion)

Speaker:
The Hon Madam Sonia Ndikumasabo,
H.E. Amb. Christine Nkulikiyinka,
H.E. Amb. Karl-Erik Norrman,
Sarmad Hussein,
Hassan Shire Sheikh,
Dr. Emmanuel Franklyne Ogbunwezeh,
Mark C. Donfried,
Norma Wright


Location:
German Parliament
The ICD Human Rights Initiatives
(Lecture & Discussion)

Norma Wright
(Program Director, ICD Human Rights Initiatives)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
(17:00) Historic Walking Tour of the Berlin Wall
(Walking Tour)

Continued
 
20:00 Group Dinner

Location:
SWERA  Restaurant- Bar- Lounge
Group Dinner

Location:
Que Pasa Restaurant
Group Dinner

Location:
Ach Niko Ach Restaurant
 

The Ankara Conference on Peacebuilding & Conflict Resolution »

"Using Cultural Diplomacy as a Tool to Build Sustainable Peace"

(Ankara, International Conference, April 17th - 19th, 2012)
  Tuesday,
April 17th, 2012
Wednesday,
April 18th, 2012
Thursday,
April 19th, 2012
09:30 Welcome Words

Speakers:
Arda Batu

(Vice Chairman, ARI Movement)

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

Location:
Ministry of Finance of Turkey
Lecture & Discussion

Speaker:
H. E. Amb. John Holmes

(Ambassador of Canada to Turkey)

Location:
TOBB-ETU Headquarters
Participant Papers

Location:
TOBB-ETU Headquarters
10:00 Using Cultural Diplomacy as a Tool to Build Sustainable Peace
(Opening Lecture)

Speaker:
The Hon. Yasar Yakis

(Former Foreign Minister of Turkey  and President of the ICD Young Leaders Forum)

Location:
Ministry of Finance of Turkey
The Role of Civil Society in Promoting Human Rights
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H. E. Amb. Marilyn J. Alarilla 

(Ambassador of the Philippines to Turkey)

Location:
TOBB-ETU Headquarters
EU, Soft Power, and the Promotion of Democracy in the Mediterranean
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H. E. Amb. Pol De Witte

(Ambassador of  Belgium to Turkey)

Location:
TOBB-ETU Headquarters
10:30 Ignorance as a Source of Conflict, Knowledge as a Way to Conflict Prevention and Solution
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H. E. Amb. Jean-Daniel Ruch

(Special Representative for the Middle East of the Foreign Ministry of Switzerland)

Location:
Ministry of Finance of Turkey
Norway’s Successful Soft Power and Best Practices that Can be Applied in the Mediterranean Region
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H. E. Amb. Janis Bjørn Kanavin

(Ambassador of Norway to Turkey)

Location:
TOBB-ETU Headquarters


Reconciling Conflict in Societies through Intercultural Dialogue- Migration a Tool for Better Understanding within the Region
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Özlem Piltanoğlu

(Member of the Turkish Parliament)

Location:
TOBB-ETU Headquarters
11:00 Prospects for Democracy in the Mediterranean - the Rise of Civil Society in the Region
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Ural Aküzüm

(Chairman, ARI Movement)

Location:
Ministry of Finance of Turkey
Peace, as a Need for Development? The Chilean Experience
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H. E. Amb. Jorge Arancibia Reyes

(Ambassador of Chile to Turkey)

Location:
TOBB-ETU Headquarters
To What Extent can Serbia Joining the EU Help Build Sustainable Peace in the Balkans?
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H. E. Amb. Dusan Spasojevic

(Ambassador of Serbia to Turkey)

Location
TOBB-ETU Headquarter
11:30 Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break
12:00 Cultural Diplomacy - A Challenge of and an Opportunity for the 21st Century
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H. E. Amb. Dr. Milan Jazbec

(Ambassador of Slovenia to Turkey)

Location:
Ministry of Finance of Turkey
Transitioning from Conflict to Peace: Internal Challenges to Building Democracy
(Interactive Panel Discussion)

Moderator:
The Hon. Yasar Yakis

Speakers:
H. E. Amb. Marilyn J. Alarilla 
(Ambassador of the Philippines to Turkey)
Ozlem  Piltanoglu
(Turkish Columnist and Politician of the Justice and Development Party)
H. E. Amb. John Holmes
(Ambassador of Canada to Turkey)
H. E. Amb. Jorge Arancibia Reyes
(Ambassador of Chile to Turkey)
H. E. Amb. Janis Bjørn Kanavin
(Ambassador of Norway to Turkey)

Location:
TOBB-ETU Headquarters
Assessing the Legitimacy and Efficiency of Peace-Making interventions: Situations in Libya and Syria
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Sadi Çaycı

(Lecturer, Public International Law Baskent University, Faculty of Law)

Location:
TOBB-ETU Headquarters
12:30 Transitioning from a Neighbor to a Member - Implications of EU and NATO Integration for Croatia
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H.E. Amb. Drazen Hrastic

(Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia to Germany)

Location:
TOBB-ETU Headquarters
Discussion
(Continued)
Conflict and Memory: Latest Developments in the Relations between France and Turkey
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Gulsun Bilgehan

(Member of the Turkish Parliament)

Location
TOBB-ETU Headquarters
13:00 Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break
14:30 Turkish Approach to Regional Peace: Turkey's Efforts as a Peacebroker in the Middle East
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Talha Köse

(Assistant Professor, Department of Political
Science and International
Relations, İstanbul Şehir
University)

Location:
Ministry of Finance of Turkey
Democratic Transitions in the Mediterranean: Lessons Learned from the Polish Experience
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H. E. Amb. Marcin Wilczek

(Polish Ambassador to Turkey)

Location:
TOBB-ETU Headquarters
The Arab Spring and the Identity Crisis
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Mohamed El Fatah Naciri
(Representative of the Mission of the Arab League of Arab States in Turkey)

Location:
TOBB-ETU Headquarters
15:00 Turkey: a Regional Power, Safeguarding a Fragile Security Balance
(Interactive Panel Discussion)

Moderator:
The Hon. Yasar Yakis

Speakers:
Prof. Dr. Bülent Aras
(Professor of International Relations, Department of International Relations, Isik University)
Prof. Dr. Mustafa Kibaroglu
(Chair, International Relations Department Director, Center for Eurasian Studies Okan University)
Prof. Talha Köse
(Assistant Professor, Department of Political
Science and International
Relations, İstanbul Şehir
University)
H. E. Amb. Osman Faruk Loğoğlu
(Former Turkish Ambassador to the United States of America)
Ceren Mutuş Toprakseven (Researcher, Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies (USAK) )
Shahid Najam
(United Nations Resident Coordinator in Turkey)

 
Location:
Ministry of Finance of Turkey
Regional Cooperation as a Factor Leading to Sustained Peace
(Interactive Panel Discussion)

Moderator:
The Hon. Yasar Yakis

Speakers:
Isabelle Dumont
(Second Political Counselor at the Embassy of France in Ankara)
Yusuf Kanli
(Columnist, Hurriyet Daily News)
Ahu Ozyurt     
(Moderator, CNN Turkey)
H. E. Amb. Marcin Wilczek
(Polish Ambassador to Turkey)
Prof. Dr. Serdar Güner
(Professor, Faculty of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences, Bilkent University)
H. E. Amb. Ian Biggs
(Australian Ambassador to Turkey)
Çağrı Erhan
(Researcher, Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies - USAK)

Location:
TOBB-ETU Headquarters
Cultural Diplomacy - The RSA Experience
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H. E. Amb. Vika M. Khumalo

(Ambassador of the Republic of South Africa to Turkey)

Location:
TOBB-ETU Headquarters  

Lecture & Discussion

Speaker:
H. E. Amb.Jaime García Amaral

(Ambassador of Mexico to Turkey)

Location
TOBB-ETU Headquarters
16:00 Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break
16:30

 
Turkey’s Emergent Role as a Mediator
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Bülent Aras

(Professor of International Relations, Department of International Relations, Isik University)

Location:
Ministry of Finance of Turkey
The Effect of Religion on Foreign Policy
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Serdar Güner

(Professor, Faculty of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences, Bilkent University)

Location:
TOBB-ETU Headquarters
What Economic Prospects for Development have Emerged in the Region, Since the Arab Spring?
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Kıvılcım Metin Özcan

(Associate Professor of economics, Bilkent University)

Location:
TOBB-ETU Headquarters
17:00 Interception of Migrants in the Mediterranean Sea: Exploring the Legal Implications of the Hirsi and Others v. Italy Judgement of the ECtHR
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Ceren Mutuş Toprakseven (Researcher, Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies (USAK) )

Location:
Ministry of Finance of Turkey
Multilateral Diplomacy: the Case of Nuclear Non-Proliferation
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H. E. Amb. Ian Biggs
(Australian Ambassador to Turkey)

Location:
TOBB-ETU Headquarters
The EU's Mediterranean Policy: Challenges and Prospects
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Dr. Zerrin Torun

(Lecturer, Department of International Relations, Middle East Technical University, Ankara)

Location:
TOBB-ETU Headquarters
17:30 Building Sustainable Institutions to Avoid Future Conflict
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Shahid Najam

(United Nations Resident Coordinator in Turkey)

Location:
Ministry of Finance of Turkey
Turkey’s Strategic Position in the Mediterranean Security Complex
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Çağrı Erhan

(Researcher, Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies - USAK)

Location:
TOBB-ETU Headquarters
Participant Papers

Location:
TOBB-ETU Headquarters
18:30 Participant Papers

Location:
Ministry of Finance of Turkey
Participant Papers

Location:
TOBB-ETU Headquarters
Participant Papers

Location:
TOBB-ETU Headquarters

Berlin International Economics Congress 2012 »

"Building Economic Bridges: Integrating Cultural Diplomacy into Nation Branding, Corporate Social Responsibility and Global Governance"

(Berlin; March 7th - 10th, 2012)
  Wednesday,
March 7th, 2012

Location: ICD House
Thursday,
March 8th, 2012

Location: ICD House
Friday,
March 9th, 2012

Location: ICD House
Saturday
March 10th, 2012

Location: ICD House
09:00 Registration
Tea, Coffee &
Refreshments

Tea, Coffee &
Refreshments

Tea, Coffee &
Refreshments

Tea, Coffee &
Refreshments
09:30 (09:45) Welcome & Introduction to the Program “Building Economic Bridges  in the Horn of Africa and Economic Development of Ethiopia”
(Keynote Address)

Speaker:
Minister Tadelech Dalecho
(Minister of Culture and Tourism of Ethiopia)
Participant Papers

Malte Kaufmann
“The Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility on Business Performance - Can it be measured, and if so, how?”
Participant Papers

Marcus Ruge
“Public Governance and the Shadow Economy- A small Introduction to Empirical Modeling and Political Economics”
10:00 Economic Bridges: Aims, Incentives and Impacts
(Keynote Address)

Speaker:
Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi
(Secretary-General of the UN Conference on Trade and Development -UNCTAD)
Lecture & Discussion

Speaker:
Gergely Pröhle
(Deputy State Secretary, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Republic of Hungary)
“The Significance of Archelogical Tourism Wealths in Nation Branding the Case of Ethiopia”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H. E. Amb. Fesseha Asghedom Tessema
(Ambassador of Ethiopia to Germany)
Archeological Findings & Wild Life of Ethiopia
(Lecture & Film Screening)

Speaker:
Dr. Berhane Asfaw
(Ethiopian Pleoanthropologist)
Lecture & Discussion

Speaker:
H. E. Amb. Makhenkesi Arnold Stofile
(Ambassador of South Africa to Germany)
(10:30) Keynote Address

Speaker:
Minister Dr. Mari Elka Pangestu
(Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy of the Republic of Indonesia)
“Intercultural Diplomacy built on Economic  Bridges”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Christian Jourquin
(CEO of Solvay GmbH)
Lecture & Discussion

Speaker:
H. E. Amb. Mosud Mannan
(Ambassador of Bangladesh to Germany)
11:30 Tea, Coffee &
Refreshments
Reception - Embassy of  Ethiopia (12:00) Reception - Embassy of  Uzbekistan Tea, Coffee &
Refreshments
12:00 "The Importance of Nation Branding in Contemporary International Economics"
(Interactive Panel Discussion)

Moderator:
Mark Donfried

Speakers:
Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi
Gergely Pröhle
Welcome Address by
H. E. Amb Anatole Bacanamwo
(Ambassador of Burundi to Germany)

Keynote Address
Minister Victoire Ndikumana

(Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism of Burundi)
(12:30) “Uzbekistan Nation Branding”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H. E. Amb. Dilshod Akhatov
(Ambassador of Uzbekistan to Germany)
“The Challenges of Economic Development in Africa in the 21st Century: The Case of Malawi”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Ambassador Prof. Dr. Isaac C. Lamba
(Ambassador of Malawi to Germany)
13:00 Lunch Break Lunch Break (13:30) Lunch Break Lunch Break
14:00   Lecture & Discussion

Speaker:
Aleksej Jerman Blažič
(CEO, SETCCE, Slovenia)
Lecture & Discussion

Speaker:
Minister Walter Mzembi
(Minister of Tourism of Zimbabwe)
(14:30) “Economic Bridges: Aims, Incentives and Impacts”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Dr. José António Pinto Ribeiro
(Lawyer, J. A. Pinto Ribeiro & Associados, Portugal)
Participant Papers

Dr. Anne E. Witte
“Special Knowledge is the Source of all Culture”

Constantin-Adrian Blanaru
“Financial Products Consumer Protection in Conditions of Crisis”
15:00 "Building Economic Bridges: Integrating Cultural Diplomacy into Nation Branding, Corporate Social Responsibility and Global Governance"
(Interactive Panel Discussion)

Moderator:
Mark Donfried
Lecture & Discussion

Speaker:
H. E. Amb. Lazăr Comănescu (Ambassador of Romania to Germany, Former Foreign Minister of Romania)

 
“International Practices and Local Conditions”
(Keynote Address)

Speaker:
Richard Boucher
(Deputy Secretary-General, OECD)

 
Farewell
16:00 Tea, Coffee &
Refreshments
Reception - Embassy of Romania Tea, Coffee &
Refreshments
 
16:30 Lecture & Discussion

Speaker:
H.E. Amb. Makase Nyaphisi
(Ambassador of Lesotho to Germany)
Lecture & Discussion

Speaker:
Daniel Fouchard
(Director of the Ministry of Tourism of Haiti)

“Why has Globalization Increased Inequality in Developing Economies?”
(Keynote Address)

Speaker:
Prof. Eric S. Maskin
(Professor of Economics, Harvard University; Nobel Prize Winner in Economics)

 
17:30 Reception - Embassy of Lesotho Reception - Embassy of Haiti Traveling Time  
18:00 “Sierra Leone Day in Berlin”
(Reception, Keynote Speech, Dance Performance)

“Pakistan Day in Berlin”
(Reception, Keynote Speech, Cultural Activity)

“Indonesian Day in Berlin”
(Reception, Keynote Speech, Cultural Activity)

Location:
Berlin Westin Grand Hotel
 

The Berlin Freedom of Expression Forum »

"Censorship and Freedom in Traditional and New Media: The Revolution of Media as a tool of Freedom of Expression"

(Berlin, International Conference, February 28th - March 2nd, 2012)
  Tuesday,
February 28th, 2012
Wednesday,
February 29th, 2012
Thursday,
March 1st, 2012
Friday,
March 2nd, 2012
09:30 Registration
Tea, Coffee & Refreshments

Tea, Coffee & Refreshments

Tea, Coffee & Refreshments

Tea, Coffee & Refreshments
09:45 - Video Lecture -

The Hon. Frank La Rue
(UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression)
     
10:00 “Rights & Freedom in the Age of New Media-Conflicts of Freedom of Expression In The Modern World”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Clive Myrie
(BBC Reporter)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
"The Global Struggle for Freedom and Control of the Internet"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Rebecca MacKinnon
(Co-founder of Global Voices Online)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
“News Literacy in the Digital Age: Educating and Involving the News Consumer”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Judy Muller
(Journalist, ABC News)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
“Media Freedom and Challenges in Europe”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Renate Schroeder
(European Director, International Federation of Journalists)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
10:45 “The Situation of Freedom of Expression & Human Rights in Syria”
(Moderated Discussion)

Speaker:
Ribal Al Assad
(Founder & Chairman of the Iman Foundation)

Moderator:
Peter Craven
(Deutsche Welle Presenter)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
“Free Expression, the Use of Media in Waging Mass Public Protest, and the Political Realities Facing those who Wield Power and those who Seek to Remove Them”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Arnold Amber
(Director of CWA-SCA Canada)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
“Realism or Hypocrisy? - Western Diplomacy and Freedom of Expression”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Amb. Craig Murray
(Former British Ambassador to Uzbekistan)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
“Secret Courts and the Rule of Law, the Right to Petition and Narrow Rights of Freedom of Expression”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
John Hemming (MP)
(Member of the British Parliament)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
11:30 Tea, Coffee & Refreshments Tea, Coffee & Refreshments Tea, Coffee & Refreshments Tea, Coffee & Refreshments
12:00 “Freedom of Expression in the Triangle of Russia, China and Syria: Can Cold War Cultural Diplomacy Strategies be re-applied to assist Here?”
(Interactive Panel Discussion)

Moderator:
Peter Craven
(Deutsche Welle Presenter)

Speakers:
Ribal Al Assad
Clive Myrie
Derrick Z. Jackson
Arnold Amber
Dr. Alexandra Föderl-Schmid
Marta Cooper
“Speaker Corner” “The New Role of Social Networking: Facebook and Protests (Case Study: Romanian Protests)”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Alexandra Postelnicu
(Senior Editor, Evenimentul Zilei)
“Freedom of Expression and Technology - Mixing UGC vs Mainstream Media: Pro's and Contra's”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Anatoly Golubov
(Editor in Chief, Delfi.Lv, Russian Edition)
“Los Gitanos: the Spanish Gypsies - Media Access and Expression as a Tool for Integration”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Vicky Hayward
(Freelance Journalist)
“Freedom of Speech in Democratic Countries”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Lluís Foix
(Director, La Vanguardia)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
13:00 Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break
14:30 "Why is Press Freedom an important Issue in Central Europe?"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Dr. Alexandra Föderl-Schmid
(Editor-In-Chief, The Standard)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture



“Freedom of Expression: The Essential Civil Liberty. Its Demands and Constraints”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Anthony Grayling
(Philosopher, First Master of New College of the Humanities)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
´Strasbourg` Privacy and the Purpose of Free Speech: Reflections on Von Hannover v Germany (No 2)
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Gavin Phillipson
(Professor, Durham Law School, UK)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
“The Forfeiture of Freedom of Expression”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Joel Mathewson
(Assistant Professor of Journalism, Medill School, Northwestern University)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
15:00 “Journalism in the Age of New Media: Implications for Freedom of Expression”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Marta Cooper
(Editorial Assistant, Index on Censorship)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
Continue....Q&A
(Moderated Discussion)

Moderator:
Mark Donfried

Speaker:
Anthony Grayling
(Philosopher, First Master of New College of the Humanities)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
Continue?

Speaker:
Prof. Gavin Phillipson
(Professor, Durham Law School, UK)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
“Why Students and independent Journalists must have the same Protections as their professional Peers”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Josh Wolf
(Documentary Filmmaker and Freelance Journalist)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
15:30 “Cultures of Collaboration: Making the 21st Century Safe for Journalism”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Jerry Edling
(Editor in Chief of "PD" Magazine, University of Southern California)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
“Human Right of Press Freedom and Freedom of Information for New and Traditional Media”

Speaker:
Heather Blake
(Head of Reporters Without Borders, UK)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
(15:15) “Don’t be a Maybe - Challenges and Attitudes in Modern German Journalism”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Rudolf Porsch
(Director, Axel Springer Academy)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
Participant Papers

Madeline Storck
“The Role of Social Media in Political Mobilization: a Case Study of the January 2011 Egyptian Uprising”

Tom Wein            
“A Call for Focus in Cultural Diplomacy”

Vuk Vukotic        
“The Reception of the Jolie film In the Land of Blood and Honey in Serbian Press and Internet Portals, a Case Study”
16:00 Tea, Coffee & Refreshments Tea, Coffee & Refreshments Tea, Coffee & Refreshments  
16:30 “American Media Stereotypes: The Decline of Old Ones, Concerns of the New”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Derrick Z. Jackson
(Journalist, the Boston Globe)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
“The De- Professionalization of the Fourth Estate: Social Media and their Consequences”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
David Gow
(Former European Business Editor, The Guardian)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
“It’s None of Your Business: The Challenges of Getting Public Information to the Public”
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Kathleen Carroll
(Executive Editor, Associated Press; Co-Chair Pulitzer Board)

Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
Farewell
17:15 Reception Reception Reception  
17:30 “The Application of Cultural Diplomacy Practices in the Media to promote greater Freedom of Expression”
(Interactive Panel Discussion)

Moderator:
Peter Craven

Speakers:
Ribal Al Assad
Clive Myrie

Derrick Z. Jackson
Rebeca MacKinnon

David Gow
Marta Cooper
Jerry Edling
Alexandra Postelnicu

Prof. Joel Mathewson
Josh Wolf


Location:
ICD House of Arts & Culture
“The Rise of Economic Protest Movements: the Revolution of the Media and Cultural Diplomacy as Tools to Mitigate Economic Inequality”
(Interactive Panel Discussion)

Moderator:
Mark Donfried

Speakers:
Derrick Z. Jackson

David Gow
Lluís Foix
Prof. Gavin Phillipson
Heather Blake
Arnold Amber
Alexandra Postelnicu
Anatoly Golubov

Jerry Edling
Josh Wolf
“Different Cultures, Different Forms of Freedom of Speech: How can Cultural Diplomacy assist in bridging the Gap”
(Interactive Panel Discussion)

Moderator:
Mark Donfried

Speakers:
Kathleen Carroll
John Hemming (MP)

Rudolf Porsch
Lluís Foix
Judy Muller
Renate Schroeder
David Gow

Amb. Craig Murray
Prof. Gavin Phillipson
 
18:30 Welcome Group Dinner Free Evening Social Program:
Reception, Dinner, Concert
 

The European African Alliance Conference 2012 »

"Development Initiatives, Trade Relations and Interregional Cultural Exchange in the European African Alliance"

(Berlin; January 10th - 13th, 2011)
  Tuesday,
January 10th, 2012
Wednesday
January 11th, 2012
Thursday,
January 12th, 2012
Friday,
January 13th, 2012
09:30 Registration
Tea, Coffee & Refreshments
Tea, Coffee & Refreshments Tea, Coffee & Refreshments Tea, Coffee & Refreshments
10:00 The EU and Africa - a Strategic Partnership Between Two Neighboring Continents
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Roland Zinzius
(Deputy Head of Unit, African Union and African Peace Facility
European Commission, DG Development and Cooperation)

Location:
ICD House
European Union - An Example for the African Union?
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Brückner
(ICD Director, Professor, Stanford University)

Location:
ICD House
Cultural Alliance: Deepening Political and Cultural Relations between Europe and Africa- The Role of Culture in Bridging Regional Differences
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Thomas Feist, MdP
(Member of the German Parliament)

Location:
German Parliament
Lecture & Discussion

Speaker:
Minister Cassandra Mbuyane-Mokone
(Minister Counselor of the South African Embassy to Germany)

Location:
South African Embassy
11:00 Tea, Coffee & Refreshments Reception Tea, Coffee & Refreshments Tea, Coffee & Refreshments
11:30 The Opportunity to Enhance Relations and Cultural Diplomacy through Trade
(Panel Discussion)

Speakers:
Roland Zinzius
Amb. Marc Franco
Lotta Mayer
Roelof Plijter
John Eichler
Mark Donfried


Location:
ICD House
Forging New Relationships and Understanding Regional Institutions  - Opportunities for the European-African Alliance
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H. E. Amb. Sarojini Seeneevassen-Frers
(Ambassador of Mauritius to Germany)

Location:
ICD House
African Entrepreneurs Should Plan and Aspire Beyond The Fence At The Current Complex Global Business Environment
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Dr. Mengsteab Tesfayohannes
(Associate Professor, Sigmund Weis School of Business, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA, USA)

Location:
German Parliament
Lecture & Discussion

Speaker:
Sandile Gregory Gwexe
(First Secretary at the embassy of South Africa to Germany)

Location:
South African Embassy
13:00 Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break
14:30 Development and Economic Growth in Africa - the Contribution of Open Markets and Trade with Europe
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Roelof Plijter
(Advisor Directorate Development and EPAs, Directorate General for Trade, European Commission)

Location:
ICD House
Violent Conflicts on the African Continent as a Challenge for an African-European Partnership
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Lotta Mayer
(Member of Board of Management, Heidelberger Institute für Internationale Konfliktforschung)

Location:
ICD House
Economic and Demographic Developments in the African-European Relationship
(Panel Discussion)

Speakers:
Thomas Feist
Dr. Mengsteab Tesfayohannes
Lotta Mayer
Mark Donfried


Location:
ICD House
Cultural Alliance: Deepening Political and Cultural Relations between Europe and Africa
(Panel Discussion)

Speakers:
H. E. Amb. Sarojini Seeneevassen-Frers Prof. Dr. Ulrich Brückner
John Eichler
Khalifa Drame
Mark Donfried


Location:
ICD House
16:00 Tea, Coffee & Refreshments Tea, Coffee & Refreshments Tea, Coffee & Refreshments Tea, Coffee & Refreshments
16:30 Lecture & Discussion

Speaker:
Amb. Marc Franco
(Head of Delegation
Delegation of the European Union to Egypt)

Location:
ICD House
Lecture & Discussion

Speaker:
H.E. Amb. Clementine Shakembo Kamanga
(Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to Germany)

Location:
ICD House
The European Strategy for the Sahel  
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Bérangère Rouppert
(Researcher at Groupe de Recherche et d’Information sur la Paix et la Sécurité (GRIP), Brussels)

Location:
ICD House
The Impact of the African Diaspora on the African-European Alliance
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
John Eichler
(Managing Director, JE Stratégie GmbH)

Location:
ICD House
17:30 Lecture & Discussion

Speaker:
Felix Sangano
(First Secretary, Embassy of Rwanda in Germany)

Location:
ICD House
The European African Alliance: Cultural Diplomacy between Africa and Europe
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Maria Toubbe
(Head of Program, Cultural Diplomacy in Africa, Institute for Cultural Diplomacy)

Location:
ICD House
Politics and the Illusion of Peace: the Dynamics and Challenges of Security in Africa in 21st Century - A Classical Case of Nigeria
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Chris Ekene Mbah
(Department for Peace and Conflict Transformation, University of Tromsø, Norway)

Location:
ICD House
Lecture & Discussion

Speaker:
Khalifa Drame
(Senegalese Designer & Partner, Africa Live Consulting)

Location:
ICD House

 
18:30 Visit & Group Dinner

Location:
Postdamer Platz - Sony Center

Group Dinner

Location:
Cancun Restaurant

Visit & Group Dinner

Location:
Kunsthaus Tacheles

A visit to the heart of Berlin's underground art scene, including exhibition viewings and a trip to the top floor bar.


Group Dinner

Location:
Amrit Restaurant
Group Dinner

Greek Restaurant:
Ach Nico Ach
Farewell Group Dinner

Location:
Que Pasa