A World Without Walls:
An International Congress on "Soft Power", Cultural Diplomacy and Interdependence

(November 6th - 10th 2009, Berlin)

The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy is pleased to present…

Cold War Diplomacy: A Tribute to the Jazz Ambassadors

(Reception, Concert, Buffet)

In recognition of the role played by the Jazz Ambassadors during the Cold War, and the potential of cultural diplomacy through music, the ICD will host an evening of reflection on and celebration that will include a reception, a live concert by the ICD Jazz Ambassadors, interviews with the musicians about their experience of crossing borders through music, and a buffet. Taking place within the framework of the ICD event "A World Without Walls: An International Congress on Soft Power, Cultural Diplomacy, and Interdependence" (Berlin, 6th - 9th November 2009), the guests will include the program participants and individuals from Berlin’s international community.


19:30 Reception

20:00 Welcome Speech by
Ambassador Andras Simonyi (Former Hungarian Ambassador to the United States, Musician - Electric Guitar)

20:30 Interviews, Discussions

21:00 Concert

The ICD Cultural Ambassadors perform a selection of classic blues and jazz hits and offer their perspectives on the Jazz Ambassadors of the Cold War. The event will take place at the ICD House of Arts & Culture, which is located on the 3rd floor of the Ku´damm Karree (Hochhaus), 207-208 Kurfürstendamm.