The ICD Annual Academic Conference on Cultural Diplomacy 2011

Cultural Diplomacy and International Relations; New Actors; New Initiatives; New Targets

(Berlin; December 15th - 18th, 2011)

Conference Speakers

The speakers during the conference will include leading figures and experts from international politics, academia, the diplomatic community, civil society and the private sector, from across the world. These speakers will include a number of individuals from the ICD Advisory Board.

Speakers for the Conference Include:
  • President Valdas Adamkus
    Former President of Lithuania
  • The Hon. Yves Leterme
    Former Prime Minister of Belgium
  • The Hon. Theodoros Pangalos
    Deputy Prime Minister of Greece
  • Amb. Andras Simonyi
    Former Hungarian Ambassador to the USA
  • Prof. Beerd Beukenhorst
    Professor, Department of History, University of Amsterdam
  • Cassandra Sciortino
    International Scholar Administrator, Berkley University
  • Amb. Dr. Cynthia P. Schneider »
    61st Ambassador of the United States to the Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • Charles Malinas
    Cultural Attaché, French Embassy, Berlin
  • Elina Melgin
    Managing Director, ProCom - Finnish Association of Communication Professionals
  • President Emil Constantinescu »
    Former President of Romania
  • The Hon. Erna Hennicot Schoepges »
    Former Luxembourgian Minister of Culture and Religious Affairs
  • The Hon. Georgi Pirinski
    Former Foreign Minister of Bulgaria; Former Chairman of the National Assembly of Bulgaria
  • Ilaria Boncori
    Lecturer, Module Leader, University of Essex
  • Francisco Javier Rodriguez Jimenez
    Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, George Washington University
  • Dr. Gerhard Prätorius
    Head of Coordination CSR and Sustainability, Volkswagen AG
  • The Hon. Lord Jack McConnell »
    Former First Minister of Scotland
  • Jacquelynne Jones Modeste
    Cultural Diplomacy Expert
  • Julio Seoane Pinilla
    Department of History and Sociology, Universidad de Alcalá
  • Markos Kounalakis
    President and Publisher Emeritus, Washington Monthly Magazine
  • Mustafa Pulat
    Consul General of Turkey in Berlin
  • Nadina Fejes
    International Social Policy Researcher, Oxford University
  • The Hon. Dr. Nazar Al Baharna
    Former Foreign Minister of Bahrain
  • Dr. Neal Rosendorf
    Blog Contributor, Center of Public Diplomacy, University of Southern California
  • Prof. Dr. Nicholas Cull
    Professor of Public Diplomacy, Director of the Master Program in Public Diplomacy, University of Southern California
  • Sir Peter Torry »
    Former British Ambassador to Germany, USA and Spain
  • Philip Dodd
    Chairman of Made in China; BBC Broadcaster
  • President Rexhep Meidani »
    Former President of Albania
  • The Hon. Selmo Cikotić
    Minister of Defense of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Prof. Dr. Stefano Santoro
    Professor of Geography, University of Florence
  • Tatjana Sehic
    Consultant, Intercultural Communication
  • The Hon. Dr. Vasile Puscas
    Former Minster of European Affairs for Romania
  • The Hon. Yasar Yakis »
    Former Foreign Minister of Turkey
  • William Gaillard
    Director of Communications & Senior Advisor to the President of UEFA
  • The Hon. Dr. Zvonimir Paul Separovic »
    Former Minister of Justice of Croatia