Forum on Cultural Diplomacy in North America

"Building Cultural Bridges to Strengthen the Relationships between North America and the Global Community"

(Ottawa; July 13th - 15th, 2024)

“In A Global World, why does Canada and its Values Matter for World Peace & Democracy”

Martin Cauchon (Former Minister of Justice of Canada)

"Rebuilding fallen Walls? Is Pluralism under Threat Today?”

Naheed Nenshi (Mayor of Calgary, Canada)

"Is Prosperity or Poverty in the hands of fate? Can Cultural Diplomacy and Trade change the inevitable?"

Stockwell Day (Former Minister of International Trade of Canada)

"A Global Dialogue about Cultural Diplomacy, National Security and Global Risks"

Martha J. Kanter, (Under Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education)

"Leveraging Culture and Diplomacy in the Age of Information"

Tara D. Sonenshine (US Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy & Public Affairs)

"The Impact of Soft Power and Cultural Diplomacy on US Foreign Policy"

Paula Dobriansky (Former US Under Secretary of State for Democracy & Global Affairs)

"Accelerating Success in Afghanistan: Goals and Challenges for International Cooperation"

Philip D. Murphy (56th Governor of New Jersey)

"Promoting Global Collaboration, Unity and Peace through Cultural Diplomacy"

Chuck Hagel (24th US Secretary of Defense)

"Hard Power, Soft Power"

Michael Chertoff (Former US Secretary of Homeland Security)