Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the USA

“US Cultural Diplomacy: The Use of the Arts in Promoting Dialogue, Fostering Peace, and Initiating Mutual Understanding amongst World Cultures and Civilizations”

(Washington D.C. & New York City; June 24th - 28th, 2013)

Symposium Speakers

The following are among the speakers for the Symposium:
  • Amb. Andras Simyoni
    Director, the Center on Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University
  • H. E. Amb. Byrganym Aitimova
    Representative of the Mission of Kazakhstan to the United Nations the Congress of Religious Leaders/Kazakhstan
  • Dr. Claudio Ribeiro,
    Professor, Concordia University, Montreal
  • Dr. Christoph Bartmann
    Executive Director, Regional Director North America, Goethe-Institut New York
  • Amb. Dr. Cynthia P. Scheider
    Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy, Georgetown University; Former U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands
  • David S. Jackson
    Executive Editor, the Washington Times
  • Deirdre White
    President & CEO, CDC Development
  • Pastor Dele Olowu,
    Chairman of Rccg Europe
  • Pastor E.A. Adeboye
    General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God
  • Rabbi Elie Abadie
    Founding Rabbi of the Edmond J. Safra Synagogue, Member Permanent Forum for Global Ethics and the Culture of Peace
  • Emad E. Salem
    Deputy Director for International Programs, Battery Dance Company
  • President Dr. Emil Constantinescu
    President, ICD Academy for Cultural Diplomacy; Former President of Romania; Former Rector of University of Bucharest
  • Gordana Bekcic Pjescic
    MA in USA Studies, graduated in Serbian and General Literature
  • H.E. Amb. Hubert John Charles
    Ambassador of the Commonwealth of Dominica to the United States
  • Rear Admiral Dr. Joyce M. Johnson
    Vice President of Health Sciences in the Health and Life Sciences Division of Battelle Memorial Institute; Former Chief Medical Officer and Surgeon General for the U.S. Coast Guard
  • Dr. Ilaria Scaglia
    Professor, Asian and International History, Columbus State University
  • Kingsley Smith
    Director, International Programs, National Public Radio (NPR)
  • Mark C. Donfried
    Director & Founder, Institute for Cultural Diplomacy
  • Dr. Masoud Kavoossi
    Professor of International Business, School of Business, Howard University
  • H. E. Amb. Mirsada Colakovic
    Permanent Representative of Bosnia-Herzegovina to the United Nations
  • The Hon. Dr. Nazar Al Baharma
    Director - ICD Conflict Zones Mediation Center; Former Minister Of Foreign Affairs of Bahrain
  • Sheikh Ramzy
    Director, Oxford Islamic Information Centre, Member of Un-A At Uk; Director Of Iqra At Iqra Istitute Oxford
  • Grand Mufti Dr. Sheikh Abdel Salam Mraish
    Council Member, Council of Religious Institutions of the Holy Land
  • Captain Todd Gatlin
    Acting Director, Office of International Affairs for the U.S. Coast Guard
  • Wilfried Eckstein
    Head of the GI in Washington D.C
  • Rabbi Yizthak Dayan
    Chief Rabbi of Geneva, Representative of the Conference of European Rabbis to the United Nations
  • H. E. Amb. Dr. Srdjan Darmanovic
    Ambassador of Montenegro to the USA
  • The Hon. Yasar Yakis
    Former Foreign Minister of Turkey