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Europe Meets Russia

April 2013
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Introduction

The Europe Meets Russia Conference: A Forum for Young Leaders (EMR) is a network of young professionals, and other individuals from across the world who have an interest in exploring and strengthening the European-Russian relationship. The EMR program has been developed in recognition of the importance of the relations between Russia, Europe, and the global political system. The EMR hopes to allow likeminded young individuals the opportunity to come together in order to share ideas and values, while at the same time educate upon, enhance and sustain European-Russian relations.

Strengthening the Political & Economic Relations: Building Dialogue through Diplomacy between Cultures", the EMR's most recent conference focused upon a development of Russian European relations. To that end a number of key politicians, academics and civil society members came to Berlin to discuss the issues. Among them was Prof.Dr.Ulrich Bruckner who gave a lecture upon "Cultural Diplomacy as a Bridge: History and the Future of EU-Russia Relations" also speaking was The Hon. Dr. Nazar Al Baharma, (Bahrain's former Minister of State for Foreign Affairs) who gave a lecture entitled "European - Russian Relations: A Tug of War or Sustainable Partnership?".

The ICD also offered a number of social events that took place alongside the main conference. The events gave the participants an opportunity to socialize in a more relaxed atmosphere while enjoying the cultural side of Berlin. One such event was a trip to Berlins famous East Side Gallery, the gallery which is due to be taken down soon is one of the most famous remnants of the Berlin wall, so the participants were lucky to get an opportunity to see it before it, like most of the Berlin Wall is demolished.

Timetable

Europe Meets Russia Conference: A Forum for Young Leaders (EMR)
"Strengthening the Political & Economic Relations: Building Dialogue through Diplomacy between Cultures"
Berlin, April 22nd - 26th, 2013
  Monday,
22nd April 2013
Tuesday,
23rd April 2013
Wednesday,
24th April 2013
Thursday,
25th April 2013
Friday,
26th April 2013
09:30 Registration (8:30) Travel Time Tea, Coffee & Refreshments (9:00) Travel Time (9:00) Travel Time
10:00 "Welcome Words:
Introduction to Cultural Diplomacy"

Speaker:
Mark C. Donfried
(Founder and Director of the ICD)

Location:
ICD House of Arts and Culture
(9:30) "Cultural Diplomacy as a Bridge: History and the Future of EU-Russia Relations"
(Lecture& Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Brückner
(Academic Director at the Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies& EU Jean Monnet Professor at Stanford in Berlin )

Location:
The European Commission Delegation in Berlin
(9:30) "European - Russian Relations: A Tug of War or Sustainable Partnership?"
(Lecture &Discussion)

Speaker:
The Hon. Dr. Nazar Al Baharma
(Bahrain's former Minister of State for Foreign Affairs)

Location:
ICD House of Arts and Culture
"Russian Cultural Dimension: Perspective from the Russian House in Berlin"
(Presentation, Guided Tour &Discussion)

Location:
Russian House of Science and Culture
"Culture and Sustainable Development: The Clue to the EU-Russia Relations"
(Lecture& Discussion)

Speaker:
Dr. Maria Davydchyk
(Program officer at the DGAP, responsible for the Berthold  Beitz Center for Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Central Asia)
Location:
The German Council of Foreign Relations (DGAP)
11:00 Travel Time (10:30) Sightseeing:
Potsdamer Platz &Brandenburger Tor
"Russia and The European Union: Perspectives of a Complex Relationship"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Felix Hett
(Referent  at the Central and Eastern Europe Department, Friedrich Ebert Foundation)
Location:
ICD House of Arts and Culture
Continued Travel Time
12:00 "European and Euro-Atlantic Policy of the New Georgian Government"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Alex Petriashvili
(State Minister of Georgia on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration)

Location:
Representation of the State of Saxony-Anhalt to the Federation
Visit to the German Parliament
(Visit & Lecture)

Location:
German Parliament
(12:30)
"Culture and Arts: The Bridge Between Europe and Russia" (Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Amb. Karl-Erik Norrman
(Former Swedish Diplomat; Member of the Faculty of the ICD Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies)

Location:
ICD House of Arts and Culture
Lunch break &
(13:00) Travel Time
"Diplomacy Between Russia and Germany: Example of the 'German Russian Forum' "
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Martin Hoffmann
(Executive board member of Deutsch-Russisches Forum e.V.)

Location:
ICD House of Arts and Culture
13:30 Lunch Break&
(14:30) Travel Time
Lunch Break&
(14:30) Travel Time
Lunch Break (14:00)
Visit to the Nordic Embassies
(Visit & Guided Tour)

Speaker:
Ms. Alissa Kozmina

Location:
Nordic Embassies in Berlin
Lunch Break
15:00 "From Strategic Hopes to a New Disillusion: The Relations Between Europe and Russia"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Claudia von Salzen
(Journalist at 'Der Tagesspiegel', expert on foreign policy, Russia, Central and Eastern Europe)

Location:
ICD House
"Cultural Diplomacy case studies:
VOKS - The Third Dimension of Soviet Foreign Policy"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Mark C. Donfried (Founder & Director of the ICD)

Location:
ICD House of Arts and Culture
Mediation Workshop
"Chairs Game"
(Workshop)

Introduction:
Magdalena Kozula
(Program Director , CCDS of the ICD)

Location:
ICD House of Arts and Culture
Travel Time

Tea, Coffee & Refreshments
"What Comes Next? Leadership Initiatives & Cultural Diplomacy Projects"
(Concluding Session)

Speaker:
Mark C. Donfried (Founder & Director of the ICD)
Location:
ICD House of Arts and Culture
16:00 Tea, Coffee & Refreshments Tea, Coffee & Refreshments Tea, Coffee & Refreshments (16:00)
"European Attitude Towards Eurasia"
(Lecture& Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Peter Linke
(Former Head of the regional office of the Rosa-Luxembourg Foundation, Moscow)

Location:
ICD House of Arts and Culture
 
16:30 Participants' Papers

"Political Values of Parties in Context of Political Culture"
(Presentation)

Speaker:
Anzhela Magomedova
(Postgraduate Student Faculty of Political Science , the Lomonosov Moscow State University)
__________

"the German-Russian relations with regards to regional conflicts in Europe"
(Presentation)

Speaker:
Ekaterina Alekseeva (Postgraduate Student ,Faculty of Political Science , the Lomonosov Moscow State University)
_________

"The Differences of Political Attitudes of the Population of west and East of Russia"
(Presentation)

Speaker:
Maria Kazarez
(PA to the UK Ambassador to  Russia, and a PHD researcher of Political Science,  the Moscow State University)
________

"Russian Television: Toying with The Barbie Phenomenon"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
Yulia Gilichinskaya
(a special reporter in the Middle East for Dozhd' - TV Rain - channel, Russia and an independent video and film producer, Israel)

Location:
ICD House of Arts and Culture
Participants' Papers

 "Introducing St. Petersburg and the IIEREL - IVESEP"
(Presentations)

Speakers:
Mrs. EmilliaBushueva
Alexander Mavlytov

Ilia Pavlov
(St. Petersburg Institute of International Trade, Economics and Law- IIEREL - IVESEP)

Session 1 - "European Influences in Russia: Economical, Scientific and Educational perspectives in St. Petersburg"
(Presentations)

Speakers:
Ivan Grishechkin Alexander Kiselev
(St. Petersburg Institute of International Trade, Economics and Law)

Location:
ICD House of Arts and Culture

 
Participants' Papers

Session 2 - "European Influences in Russia: Artistic and Cultural perspectives in St. Petersburg"
(Presentations)

Speakers:
MariiaAleksandrova
MaiiaIvanova

EkaterinaPelevina
IrinaGrishchuk
Natalia Volkova
(St. Petersburg Institute of International Trade, Economics and Law)

Location:
ICD House of Arts and Culture
(17:00)
"Economic Relations: The Creative Economy"
(Lecture &Discussion)

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Kishore Chakraborty
(Director of Research Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies (CCDS)

Location:
ICD House of Arts and Culture
 
18:00 "Cultures in Harmony: Connections Across Cultural and National Barriers Through the Medium of Music"
(Lecture & Discussion)

Speaker:
William Harvey
(Founder and Executive Director, Cultures in Harmony)

Location:
ICD House of Arts and Culture
Cultural Evening:
The Taste of Belgium
(Presentation, Quiz, Discussion& Belgian Delicacies)

Speakers:
Cindy Pelgrims
Charlotte vande Woestyne
Ester de Greef
Josefien Smet
(ICD Initiative)

Location:
ICD House of Arts and Culture
Art as Cultural Diplomacy - The Berlin Wall
(Social activity)

Location:
East Side Gallery
Cultural Evening:
Presenting The Czech Republic(Presentation, Film Screening, Discussion& Czech specialties)

Speaker:
LudmilaVavrová
(ICD Initiative)

Location:
ICD House of Arts and Culture
 
19:00 Welcome Group Dinner
(Social activity)

Location:
"Ach Niko Ach" Greek Restaurant
Continued Group Dinner and Swing Evening
(Social activity)

Location:
"ClärchensBallhaus"
Continued
 
 

Speaker Information

  • Alissa Kozmina
    The Nordic Embassies in Berlin
  • Alex Petriashvili
    State Minister of Georgia on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration
  • Claudia von Salzen
    Journalist at 'Der Tagesspiegel', Expert on Foreign Policy,
    Russia, Central and Eastern Europe
  • Evgenia Primenova
    Russian House for Science and Culture, Berlin
  • Felix Hett
    Referent at the Central and Eastern Europe Department, Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Berlin
  • H.E. Ambassador Karl-Erik Norrman
    Former Swedish Ambassador, Founder& Secretary General for the European Culture Parliament, Member of the Faculty of the ICD Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies
  • Prof. Dr. Kishore Chakraborty
    Professor of Cultural Diplomacy, Director of Research Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies
  • Dr. Maria Davydchyk
    Program Officer at the German Council of Foreign Relations (DGAP), Responsible for the Berthold Beitz Center for Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Central Asia
  • Mark C. Donfried
    Founder & Director of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy
  • Martin Hoffmann
    Executive Board Member of the German-Russian Forum
  • The Hon. Dr. Nazar Al Baharna
    Bahrain's Former Minister of State for Foreign Affairs
  • Prof. Peter Linke
    Former Head or the Regional Office of the Rosa-Luxembourg Foundation, Moscow
  • William Harvey
    Founder and Executive Director, Cultures in Harmony
  • Prof. Dr. Ulrich Brückner
    Academic Director at the Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies & EU Jean Monnet Professor at Stanford in Berlin
  • Participant Papers
  • Anzhela Magomedova
    Postgraduate Student, Faculty of Political Science, Lomonosov Moscow State University: "Political Values of Parties in Context of Political Culture"
  • Alexander Kiselev
    St. Petersburg Institute of International Economic Relations, Economics and Law: "German Navigators of St. Petersburg"
  • Alexander Mavlytov
    St. Petersburg Institute of International Economic Relations, Economics and Law: Introducing the University"
  • Emillia Bushueva
    St. Petersburg Institute of International Economic Relations, Economics and Law: "St.Petersburg - the Russian Northern Capital, the Center of Science, Education, Culture and Tolerance"
  • Ekaterina Alekseeva
    Postgraduate Student, Faculty of Political Science, Lomonosov Moscow State University: "The German -Russian Relations with Regards to Regional Conflicts in Europe"
  • Ekaterina Pelevina
    St. Petersburg Institute of International Economic Relations, Economics and Law: "The World of German Literature of St.Petersburg"
  • Ilia Pavlov
    St. Petersburg Institute of International Economic Relations, Economics and Law: "Introducing the University"
  • Irina Grishchuk
    St. Petersburg Institute of International Economic Relations, Economics and Law: "German Musicians of St.Petersburg"
  • Ivan Grishechkin
    St. Petersburg Institute of International Economic Relations, Economics and Law: "Russian Students in Germany: the Present and the Past"
  • Juliia Potapova
    : St. Petersburg Institute of International Economic Relations, Economics and Law: "German Scientists of St. Petersbourg"
  • Mariia Aleksandrova
    St. Petersburg Institute of International Economic Relations, Economics and Law: "Shakespeare at the Theatres of St.Petersburg"
  • Maiia Ivanova
    St. Petersburg Institute of International Economic Relations, Economics and Law: "German Sculptors of St.Petersburg"
  • Natalia Volkova
    St. Petersburg Institute of International Economic Relations, Economics and Law: "Shakespeare in Russian Music"
  • Yulia Gilichinskaya;
    a special reporter in the Middle East for Dozhd' - TV Rain - channel, Russia and an independent video and film producer, Israel: "Russian Television: Toying the Barbie Phenomenon"