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The International Symposia on Cultural Diplomacy 2014 (More »)

The International Symposia on Cultural Diplomacy 2014 »
"Applied Cultural Diplomacy: An Interdisciplinary Analysis of Best Practices & Future Strategies"

(Rome, Strasbourg, Brussels, Washington D.C., Baltimore, NYC, Zagreb, Cetinje, Madrid, Berlin, London, Copenhagen, Seoul, Moscow, Crete; April - September 2014)

The International Symposia on Cultural Diplomacy is now 7 years old and has become the world's largest event series in the field of Cultural Diplomacy. The seventh Symposia will take place in 2014 and will include large-scale events that will take place in different major capital cities around the world in cooperation with governments, leading academic institutions and civil society organizations throughout the months of April - September 2014. (More »)

The Montenegro Symposium on International Law & Human Rights »
"An Interdisciplinary Analysis of the Role of International Law in Promoting Human Rights"

(Cetinje, Montenegro; July 8th - 9th, 2014)

The Montenegro Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy & Human Rights will gather a broad range of stakeholders to explore and analyze these issues and will formulate recommendations for joint strategies for immediate and future implementation. The Symposium will create and publish a proposal document that will then be publically presented to the international community. (More »)
Speakers for the Symposium include:
President Filip Vujanović
President of Montenegro
President Vesna Medenica
President, Supreme Court of Montenegro
Minister Duško Marković
Minister of Justice of Montenegro
Judge Göran Lambertz
Judge, Supreme Court of Sweden
Judge Borge Dahl
Former President, Supreme Court of Denmark
Judge Fausto Pocar
Former President of the ICTY
Judge Abdulkadir Ilhani
Deputy Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Turkey
Judge Julia Sebutinde
Judge, the International Court of Justice
President Branko Hrvatin
President, Supreme court of Croatia

The Madrid Symposium on Peace Building & Conflict Resolution »
"The Promotion of World Peace through Inter-Faith Dialogue & Global Political Discourse"

(Madrid, Spain; July 15th - 17th, 2014)

The overall objective of the Symposium will be to demonstrate how inter-faith dialogue and global political discourse can be used as effective tools in promoting global peace and reconciliation, and the power of religion and global political discourse to bring varying groups together in order to establish and maintain constructive channels of communication and sustainable collaboration. (More »)
Speakers for the Symposium include:
Dr. Pilar Vélez Melón
Rector, Nebrija University
Hon. José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero
Former Prime Minister of Spain
Hon. Man Hee Lee
Chairman HWPL
Hon. Lawrence Gonzi
Former Prime Minister of Malta
Hon. Nam Hee Kim
President, International Women Peace Group
Hon. Rui Duarte Barros
Prime Minister of Guinea-Bissau

Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in Germany 2014 »
“Cultural Diplomacy in the German Public & Private Sectors”

(Berlin; July 29th - 31st, 2014)

The Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in Germany 2014 will celebrate and privilege the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall by exploring, presenting and analyzing this exceptional success of German cultural diplomacy. (More »)
Speakers for the Symposium include:
Dr. Joachim Pfeiffer (MdB)
Member of the German Parliament
Hon. Dirk Niebel
Former German Minister for Economic Cooperation & Development
Thomas Silberhorn (MdB)
State Secretary, Ministery for Economic Cooperation & Development
Dr. Elke Ritt
Head, Creative Europe, the British Council Germany
Stephan Mayer (MdB)
Member of the German Parliament
Amb. Alberto Guani
Ambassador of Uruguay to Germany

Cool North - Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the Nordic Countries »
"Strategies for Regional Development, Cooperation, Good Neighbor Relations"

(Copenhagen; September 8th - 9th, 2014)

The conference will take place in Copenhagen and will bring together experts in the fields of international relations, diplomacy, economics and the cultural and educational sectors. Specific case studies and examples of Scandinavian Cultural Diplomacy will be reviewed, with particular emphasis on the ability of successful practices of Cultural Diplomacy to improve international relations. (More »)
Speakers for the Symposium include:
Minister Marianne Jelved
Minister of Culture of Denmark
SG Dagfinn Hoybråten
Secretary General, Nordic Council of Ministers
President Mogens Lykketoft
President of the Danish Parliament
Hon. Bertel Haarder
Former Danish Minister (Education, Development, Interior)
The Hon. Halldór Ásgrímsson
Former Prime Minister of Iceland
Lene Espersen
Chairman, Baltic Development Forum

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The Strasbourg Conference on International Law & Human Rights »
"The Role of International Law to Promote Sustainable Development, Youth Empowerment & Women's Rights"

(Strasbourg, France; April 14th - 16th, 2014)

The Strasburg Conference on International Law & Human Rights gathered a broad range of stakeholders to explore The Role of International Law to Promote Sustainable Development, Youth Empowerment & Women's Rights" and formulated recommendations for joint strategies for immediate and future implementation. (more)
Speakers for the Congress include:
MP Ján Figel
Vice President, National Council of the Slovak Republic
MEP Silvana Koch-Mehrin
Member of the European Parliament
Ineta Ziemele
Judge, Section President, European Court of Human Rights
MEP Marietje Schaake
Member of the European Parliament
Regína Jensdóttir
Head of the Children´s Rights Division of the Council of Europe
Liri Kopachi
Head of Equality Division, Council of Europe

International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy & Religion 2014 »
"The Promotion of World Peace through Inter-Faith Dialogue"

(Rome, Italy; March 31st - April 3rd, 2014)

The Symposium will unite religious and spiritual leaders together with politicians, diplomats, and academics in order to create cultural platforms for dialogue between nation states and religious leaders. (More »)
Speakers & Delegates for the Symposium include:
Hon. Franco Frattini
Former Foreign Minister of Italy
Sen. Linda Lanzillotta
Vice President of the Italian Senate
President Angelo Farrugia
Speaker of the Parliament of Malta
Mufti dr. Aziz ef. Hasanović
President of Meshihat of Islamic Community in Croatia
Archbishop Ignazio Sanna
Archbishop of Oristano, Italy
H.E Husein ef. Kavazovic
Grand Mufti of Bosnia & Herzegovina
President Stjepan Mesić
Former President of Croatia
Hon. José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero
Former Prime Minister of Spain
Sen. Mihai Razvan Ungureanu
Former Prime Minister of Romania

The Berlin International Economics Congress 2014 »
"Global Trends in Creative Economies: Green Industries, Education, Entrepreneurship and Tourism as Drivers of Sustainable Economic Growth"

(Berlin; March 5th - 7th, 2014 - Held Parallel to the Berlin International Tourism Trade Fair)

The Berlin International Economics Congress is one of the world leading global conferences combining the fields of International Economics, Nation Branding and International Relations with an interdisciplinary and multinational program. The Congress took place over 3 days and analyzed global trends in creative economies. (More »)
Speakers & Delegates for the Congress include:
President Francesco Rutelli
Former Deputy Prime Minister of Italy
Hon. Dirk Niebel
Former German Minister for Economic Cooperation & Development
Minister Dato' Seri Mohamed
Minister of Tourism and Culture of Malaysia
The Hon. Dora Bakoyannis
Former Foreign Minister of Greece
Hon. Maxime Verhagen
Former Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs
Rashed Al Baloushi
Chief Executive of Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange
Minister Tsedevdamba Oyungerel
Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Mongolia
Minister Alain St. Ange
Minister of Tourism of the Seychelles
Deputy Minister Branimir Botev
Deputy Minister of Economy and Energy of Bulgaria

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