The Language of Art and Music - February 2011

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Day 1 - 02/17/2011

  • The Language of Art and Music:
    "An International Symposium on the Potential for Artistic Expression to Cross Cultural Barriers and the Relationship between Art, Culture, and International Relations" (Berlin, 17th - 20th February 2011)
  • Welcome Addresses
    A Lecture by The Hon. Erna Hennicot-Schoepges (European MP; Former Luxembourgian Minister of Culture and Religious Affairs (ICD Advisory Board Member))
  • Welcome Addresses
    A Lecture by The Hon. Andras Simonyi (Former Hungarian Ambassador to the USA (ICD Advisory Board Member))
  • Lecture & Discussion
    A Lecture by The Honorable Dr. Rocco Buttiglione (Vice President of the Italian Chamber of Deputies; Former Italian Minster of Culture; Former Italian Minister of European Politics)
  • "High Powered Rock & Roll Diplomacy"
    A Lecture by The Hon. Amb. András Simonyi (Former Hungarian Ambassador to the USA (ICD Advisory Board Member))
  • "National Brands, State-Supported Cultural Institutions, and Cultural Identity: The Role of Art and Culture in Expressing, Protecting and Promoting National Identities"
    A moderated panel discussion with The Honorable Dr. Rocco Buttiglione, Erna Hennicot-Schoepges, Amb. András Simonyi, Dr. Timothy Emlyn Jones, Dr. Tomur Atagok and moderated by Mark Donfried
  • Lecture & Discussion
    A Lecture by Ribal Al-Assad (Founder and Chairman of IMAN; Founder and Director of the Organization for Democracy and Freedom in Syria)
  • "The Role of Culture and Music in Building the EU"
    A Lecture by Erna Hennicot-Schoepges (European MP; Former Luxembourgian Minister of Culture and Religious Affairs (ICD Advisory Board Member))
  • Free Speech, Protest Art, Graffiti, and Controversial Artwork: Cultural Expression and its Influence in the Political Process
    An interactive discussion with Erna Hennicot-Schoepges, Dr. Timothy Emlyn Jones, Spyros Mercouris, Dr. Tomur Atagok, William Harvey and moderated by

Day 2 - 02/18/2011

  • "A Dialogue that begins with One"
    A Lecture by Renen Schorr (Award-Winning Film Director, Screenwriter, Film Producer; Former Head of Israel's first independent, national school for film and television, and Founder & Director of the Sam Spiegel Film & TV School, Jerusalem )
  • "Art and Music as a Catalysts to End the Cold War, and Contemporary Cultural Policy Making from EU and Latvian Perspectives"
    A Lecture by The Hon. Ints Dalderis (Former Minister for Culture of the Republic of Latvia; Director of the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra; (ICD Advisory Board Member)
  • "Moving Beyond the Clash of Civilizations: The Role of Art and Culture in Changing the Paradigm of International Relations"
    A moderated panel discussion with Ints Dalderis, Erna Hennicot-Schoepges, Gareth Reeves, Amb. Andras Simonyi, Mark Donfried, Dr. Tomur Atagok, Dr. Timothy Emlyn Jones, Colin Tweedy and moderated by Amb. Kark-Erik Norman
  • "Art, Music, Culture & Politics"
    A Lecture by Spyros Mercouris (Co-founder of the political party PASOK & Honorary President of the Network of Cultural Capitals and Cultural Months of Europe)
  • "Polyphony as a Model for Globalizing Societies"
    A Lecture by Dr. Rokus de Groot (Musicologist and Composer; Chair of Musicology, University of Amsterdam)
  • "Across all Boundaries: How JMI makes music and Young Musicians Interact and Communicate"
    A Lecture by Per Ekedahl, President, Jeunesses Musicales International and Senior Manager at the Swedish Concert Institute (tbc)
  • Cultural Expressions and Heritage values as Vectors for Dialogue between Cultures
    A Lecture by Dr. Marina Apaydin
  • "The Power of Music to Transcend Political Borders"
    An interactive discussion with Ints Dalderis, Spyros Mercouris, Amb. Andras Simonyi , Per Ekedahl, Amb. Karl Erik Norman, William Harvey, John Ferguson and moderated by Ints Dalderis

Day 3 - 02/19/2011

  • Doing Art in Difficult Places: Best Practice Models for Performing Arts in Nations Emerging from Conflict or Isolation
    A Lecture by John Ferguson (Executive Director, American Voices)
  • Doing Art in Difficult Places: Best Practice Models for Performing Arts in Nations Emerging from Conflict or Isolation
    A Lecture by Dr. Kaberi Chatterjee (Leading traditional Manipuri dancer and authority on the dance form created by Rabindranath Tagore. Performed the title roles in authentic film versions of all three of Tagore's dance-dramas, which she also produced: Shyama (2009), Chandalika (2011) & Chitrangada (2011))
  • Performance, Presentation, Lecture & Discussion
    A Lecture by Meenakshi Shedde (India Consultant to the Berlin; Locarno and Dubai Film Festivals; Winner of the National Film Award for Best Film Critic in 1999)
  • The Power of Music-Movement Experiences to Break down Barriers within the Self and between the Self and Others
    A Lecture by Dr. Eva Vass (Department of Education, University of Bath UK)

Day 4 - 02/20/2011

  • Doing Art in Difficult Places: Best Practice Models for Performing Arts in Nations Emerging from Conflict or Isolation
    A Lecture by John Ferguson (Executive Director, American Voices)
  • Doing Art in Difficult Places: Best Practice Models for Performing Arts in Nations Emerging from Conflict or Isolation
    A Lecture by Dr. Kaberi Chatterjee (Leading traditional Manipuri dancer and authority on the dance form created by Rabindranath Tagore. Performed the title roles in authentic film versions of all three of Tagore's dance-dramas, which she also produced: Shyama (2009), Chandalika (2011) & Chitrangada (2011))
  • Performance, Presentation, Lecture & Discussion
    A Lecture by Meenakshi Shedde (India Consultant to the Berlin; Locarno and Dubai Film Festivals; Winner of the National Film Award for Best Film Critic in 1999)
  • The Power of Music-Movement Experiences to Break down Barriers within the Self and between the Self and Others
    A Lecture by Dr. Eva Vass (Department of Education, University of Bath UK)

Interviews

  • The Language of Art and Music 2011
    An Interview with Dr: Marina Apaydin, Deputy Director for Management at the World Heritage Centre, UNESCO
  • The Language of Art and Music 2011
    An Interview with The Honorable Dr. Rocco Buttiglione, Vice President of the Italian Chamber of Deputies; Former Italian Minster of Culture; Former Italian Minister of European Politics
  • The Language of Art and Music 2011
    An Interview with Ints Dalderis, Former Minister for Culture of the Republic of Latvia; Director of the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra; (ICD Advisory Board Member)
  • The Language of Art and Music 2011
    An Interview with Erna Hennicot-Schoepges, European MP; Former Luxembourgian Minister of Culture and Religious Affairs (ICD Advisory Board Member)
  • The Language of Art and Music 2011
    An Interview with Andres Veiel, German Film Director and Screenwriter; His upcoming film "If Not Us, Who?" is scheduled to compete for the Golden Bear at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival