Conference Locations:


UN Headquarters NYC
UNDP Offices, Washington D.C.
The International Conference on Cultural Diplomacy & the UN
"Cultural Diplomacy & Soft Power in an Interdependent World: The Opportunities for Global Governance"

(New York City & Washington D.C.; February 21st - 24th, 2012)

  Tuesday,
February 21st, 2012
Wednesday,
February 22nd, 2012
Thursday,
February 23rd, 2012
Friday,
February 24th, 2012
09:15 Registration      
10:00 Welcome Keynote Address
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H.E. Amb. Ranko Vilovic
(Ambassador of Croatia to the UN)

Location:
United Nations Headquarters, NYC
Culture as a Tool for Peace and Sustainable Development
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Philippe Kridelka
(Director, UNESCO New York Office, Representative to the United Nations)

Location:
United Nations Headquarters, NYC
Travel Time Smart Leadership: Higher Education in the Global Century
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Dr. Eduardo Ochoa
(Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education, US Government)

Location:
Bulgarian Embassy
10:45 Cultural Diplomacy in the UN
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H.E. Amb. Thomas Stelzer
(United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs, Department of Economic and Social Affairs)

Location:
United Nations Headquarters, NYC
Challenges Confronting the UN: Democracy, Nationalism and Secularism
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H.E. Amb. Kazuo Kodama
(Deputy Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations)

Location:
United Nations Headquarters, NYC
Travel Time Cultural Diplomacy:  The UN and the Role of Health
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Rear Admiral Joyce M. Johnson (Ret.)
(Former Director of Health & Safety for the U.S. Coast Guard)

Location:
Bulgarian Embassy
11:30 Break Break Break Break
12:00 Kofi Annan and the Role of the Secretary-General and the Rule of Law
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Jean Krasno
(Associate Research Scientist and Lecturer in Political Science, Yale University)

Location:
United Nations Headquarters, NYC
The Romanian Cultural Diplomacy in the Universal Arena: Opportunities and Challenges
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H.E. Amb Simona-Mirela Miculescu
(Ambassador of Romania to the UN)

Location:
United Nations Headquarters, NYC
Travel Time Will U.S. Foreign Policy Enter a New ‘Dark’ Age of Isolation from Cultural Diplomacy?
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Senator Larry Pressler
(Attorney-At-Law, Member of U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad, Former US Senator from South Dakota)

Location:
Bulgarian Embassy
12:30 Lecture & Discussion

Speaker:
H.E. Amb. Ahmad Kamal
(Ambassador and Senior Fellow United Nations Institute for Training and Research

Location:
United Nations Headquarters, NYC
On Decolonization: Genealogies of Cultural
Diplomacy in an International World

(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Ryan Irwin
(Professor, International Security Studies, Yale University)

Location:
United Nations Headquarters, NYC
Travel Time Revolution in Global Telecom and the Increased Need for Soft Power and Smart Power to Avoid Any More Long Wars
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Lieutenant General Clarence E. McKnight (Ret.)
(Former General in the US Army)

Location:
Bulgarian Embassy
13:00 Lunch Break Lunch Break (14:00) The UN's Priorities for 2012: Working Together to Face Common Challenges
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
William Davis
(Director, Washington Representation Office, United Nations Development Program)

Location:
Bulgarian Embassy
Lunch Break

(14:30) Lecture & Discussion

Speaker:
Mike Beard
(Director, Better World Campaign)

Location:
Bulgarian Embassy
15:00 Participant Papers
Presentations


Location:
United Nations Headquarters, NYC
The UN’s Soft Legal Power
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Dr. José Alvarez
(Herbert and Rose Rubin Professor of International Law, New York University)

Location:
United Nations Headquarters, NYC
Institutional Framework:  Balancing the Components of National Power and their Deployment Internationally
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Major General Paul Eaton
(Senior Adviser to the National Security Network, Retired United States Army General)

Location:
Bulgarian Embassy
Cultural Diplomacy at the Cutting Edge
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H. E. Amb Robert Pearson
(President, IREX)

Location:
Bulgarian Embassy
15:45 The United Nations and World Conflicts: A Reporter’s View
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Patrick Worsnip
(Chief Correspondent, Reuters United Nations)

Location:
United Nations Headquarters, NYC
The Future of the UN
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Hussein Haeri
(Attorney, Latham & Watkins LLP)

Location:
United Nations Headquarters, NYC
Role of Culture, Traditions in Tackling Challenges of Transition and in Time of Crisis
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H. E.  Amb. Csaba Kőrösi
(Permanent Representative of Hungary to the United Nations)

Location:
Bulgarian Embassy
Intercultural Dialogue:  A Practical Tool or Floating Concept?
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Maria Jessop
(Senior Program Officer, Academy for International Conflict Management & Peacebuilding, US Institute of Peace)

Location:
Bulgarian Embassy
16:30

 
Soft Power as a Tool for International Peace and International Cooperation
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Dr. Aferdita Hakaj
(Assistant Director, The Center for International Human Rights, John Jay College of Criminal Justice)

Location:
United Nations Headquarters, NYC
Soft Power, Diplomacy and Social Revolutions
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Frank Ucciardo
(UN Correspondent for CBS)

Location:
United Nations Headquarters, NYC
Cultural Diplomacy: An effective Tool for Applying Human Rights Approach in Development
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
The Hon Nazar Al Baharna
(Former Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of Bahrain)

Location:
Bulgarian Embassy
Contextualizing Politics
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Abdul Aziz Said
(Professor of International Relations International Peace and Conflict Resolution Program, American University)

Location:
Bulgarian Embassy
17:15 Participant Papers
Presentations


Location:
United Nations Headquarters, NYC
Cultural Diplomacy as a Tool for Unity in a Heterogenous Society
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H. E. Amb. Neil Parsan
(Ambassador of Trinidad and Tobego to the United Nations)

Location:
United Nations Headquarters, NYC
Peace Establishment in Bosnia and Herzegovina: From the War to the Way Toward the EU and NATO
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
H. E. Amb Mitar Kujundzic
(Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the United States)

Location:
Bulgarian Embassy
Participant Papers
Presentations

Location:
Bulgarian Embassy
18:00 Welcome Group Dinner

 
Social Program
Lecture & Discussion

Speaker:
H. E. Amb Elena Poptodorova
(Bulgarian Ambassador to the United States)

Location:
Bulgarian Embassy
Farewell

 
      Social Program