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Events June 2009
01.06.2009
(10:00)
Business Behaviour in Germany and Scandinavia
Ralf Fröhlich, Director of Himmel och Jord
Seminar
02.06.2009
(14:00)
The Challenges and Opportunities in Higher Education
Prof. Dr. Stefanie Gropper, University of Tübingen
Lecture
02.06.2009
(16:00)
An example of Cultural Diplomacy: World Heritage at UNESCO
Judith Herrmann, German Commission for UNESCO
Seminar
02.06.2009 (19:00) Art as Cultural Diplomacy
Prof. Dr. Sophie Wennerscheid, Director of the Lecture Kulturhus Berlin
Lecture
03.06.2009 (10:00) German Foreign Ministry – State Sponsored Cultural Diplomacy
Alexander Somoza, Desk Office for the Nordic Region,  German Foreign Ministry
Lecture
03.06.2009 (14:00) Nordic Embassies in Berlin – Multilateral Cultural Diplomacy
Lene Mortensen and Counselor Frode Solberg, Norwegian Embassy
Seminar
03.06.2009
(16:00)
New Opportunities: The German-Swedish Chamber of Commerce
Elin Lindberg, Junior Chamber of Commerce
Lecture
04.06.2009
(
16:00)
Scandinavian Identity and Culture in the Context of the European Union
Ambassador Karl Erik Norrman Director of the Europa Kulturparlament
Lecture
04.06.2009 (14:00) Providing Leadership in Turbulent Times? A Preview of the Swedish 2009 EU Presidency
Ruth Jacoby, Uwe Optenhögel, Fredrick Langdal, Göran von Sydow, Swedish Embassy in Berlin
Lecture
04.06.2009 Cabaret
American culture in Berlin from the Weimar Republic to today
(A component of the ICD program “The European-American Relationship”)
Films Screening, Discussion
05.06.2009 (10:30) The Finnish Institute’s Cultural Diplomacy in Germany
Suvi Wartiovaara, Finnland-Institut in Deutschland für Kultur, Wissenschaft und Wirtschaft
Lecture
08.06.2009
(18:00)
The Historical Development of the German-Turkish Community
H. E. Ali Ahmet Acet (Ambassador of Turkey to Germany), Heidrun Tempel, Special Representative for Dialogue between Cultures, German Foreign Office, Cem Özdemir, Leader of the Green Party, Prof. Dr. Klaus Bade, Migration Researcher, Prof. Dr. Barbara John, Former Commissioner of the Berlin Senate for Immigration and Migration, Moderation: Nazmi Kavasoglu, Author, Journalist, Project Manager, Recipient of the Federal Cross of Merit
Speeches and Podium Discussion
08.06.2009
(21:00)
Concert from Orientation
Featuring artists: Bekir Karaoglan (Antakya/Berlin), Babak Akhoondi (Teheran/Berlin), Enno Kuck (Berlin), Serdar Dagdelen (Turkey/Berlin), Andreas Advocado (Berlin)
Concert
08.06.2009 -
13.06.2009
German-Turkish Week in Berlin 2009
A weeklong event series focusing on the German-Turkish Community
Event Series
09.06.2009 (14:00) Europe in the Middle East Program – cities compared
Nora Lafi, Zentrum der Moderner Orient
Seminar
09.06.2009
(16:00)
Cultural Diplomacy in the Mediterranean and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung’s initiative “The Mediterranean dialogue”.
Ms. Anna Kellner & Ms Julia Bläsius, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung
Seminar
09.06.2009
17:30
Lesotho Traditional Dance Group
The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy and the Lesotho Embassy in Berlin are proud to present a performance of traditional Lesotho music and dance by the Likuena High School from Mohales Hoek (Lesotho) and a performance by the Herder Gymnasium (Berlin). The speakers will include Mohlalefi Moletsane (Counsellor, the Embassy of Lesotho in Berlin), Mark Donfried (Director, ICD), and a representative from the Federal Foreign Office.
Cultural event
10.06.2009 (16:00) German Foreign Policy & Soft Power in the Mediterranean Region
Ms Barbara Wolf, Member of the division in charge of the Union for the Mediterranean and the G8 BMENA initiative, German Foreign Office
Lecture
10.06.2009
(19:00)
Cultural Contributions of the German-Turkish Community
Hatice Akyün, Journalist and Author, DJ Ipek, Author and DJ, Andrea Kurmann, Actress, Jochen Kühling, Director, Plak Music, Moderation: Sirin Sak, Moderator Radyo Metropol FM
Podium Discussion
11.06.2009
(10:00)
The Balkans’ identity within Europe and the Mediterranean.
Mr. Martin Wilhelm, Goethe Institute – Belgrade
Seminar
11.06.2009 (14:00) EUROMED and Cultural Diplomacy
Mr Rainder Steenblock, Member of the EMPA - Euro-Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly
Lecture
11.06.2009
(16:00)
The lack of regional leadership in the Middle East.
Martin Beck – German Institute of Global and Area Studies
Seminar
12.06.2009
14:00 - 17:00
Germany’s Future: New Parties – New Solutions?
The Amerika Haus Berlin will host participants of a German-American Fulbright Commission program for a panel discussion and workshop on the recent US Elections and their impact on the upcoming German Elections. The event is closed to the general public.
Panel discussion, workshop
12.06.2009
(18:00)
Tipping the Scales? Political Parties and the German-Turkish Community in Election Year 2009
Hanaa El-Hussein, Head of the Regional Committee for Immigration Policy, FDP, Stefan Gelbhaar, Regional Chairman Berlin, Bündnis 90/ Die Grünen, Baki Irmak, Press Officer, DWS, Serdar Yazar, Federal chairman of Turkish Student´s Associations (BTS), Hüseyin Yılmaz, Chairman, Association of Turkish Businessmen and Craftsmen, Eva Majewski, CDU, Moderator: Ferda Ataman, Der Tagesspiegel
Podium Discussion
17.06.2009
18:00 - 20:30
Global Cleantech Triangle: Alignment Trends in the US, Germany and China
The German-American Business Association, in cooperation with the Public Affairs Program of the Embassy of the United States will hold a presentation by Dr. Terry Cooke, CEO & President of GC3 Strategy, Philadelphia, on the opportunities and challenges of clean tech companies in China and Germany and the prospects for Obama Administration policy initiatives in this area.

The event, which is open to the general public, is sponsored by the Investitionsbank Berlin and supported by the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy. Mark Donfried (Director, ICD), and Prof. Dr. Burkhard Koch, (Co-Chair, GABA Berlin Clean Technology Industry Group) will given an introduction. Download Brochure
Presentation
18.06.2009 Globalization and Labor Power - Frances Fox Piven Lecture
The John F Kennedy Institute in Berlin and the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy are proud to host renowned American scholar and social activist, Frances Fox Piven (Distinguished Professor in Sociology and Political Science, City University New York) for an event in the “Ernst Fraenkel Lecture Series”, made possible by the support of the “Fritz-Thyssen-Stiftung”. The event will be moderated by Thomas Greven (Guest Professor, Political Department of the JFK Institute in Berlin). Download Brochure
Lecture
22.06.2009
(14:00)
The European Commission, the EU, and Regional Identities
William Noë, European Commission in Berlin
Lecture
23.06.2009
(14:00)
The Polish Institute as an Example of Cultural Diplomacy
Marcin Zastronzny, Polnisches Institut Berlin
Lecture
23.06.2009
(16:00)
Culture as a pillar of European Integration
Ambassador Karl Erik Norrman Director of the Europa Kulturparlament
Lecture
24.06.2009
(10:00)
The perception of history as a dividing factor in Europe's East-West relations
Dr. Zsuzsa Breier, Executive Director, Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Kultur im erweiterten Europa e.V.
Lecture
24.06.2009 (14:00) Reactions of European societies to Migration
from a comparative perspective
Dr. Marc Helbling,  Migration, Integration, Transnationalization, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung gGmbH
Lecture
25.06.2009
(10:00)
German Foreign Cultural Policy and the Ernst Reuter Initiativ
Florian Jäger & Anne Duncker, German Foreign Ministry
Seminar
25.06.2009
(16:00)
German Integration Policy + Bundestag Visit
Sarmad Hussain, Policy Expert, German Parliament
Seminar
29.06.2009
(14:00)
America’s Berlin. German-American Relations During the Cold War
Dr. Andreas Etges, Profesor, John F. Kenney Institute of the Free Univerity of Berlin
Lecture