The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the USA 2011

"The Roles and Responsibilities of the US and Europe in a Changing World Order: Evaluating the Political, Economic, and Cultural Dimensions"

(Washington D.C.; May 18th - 21st, 2011)
Location Description
United States Senate

The United States Senate is the upper house of the United States Congress, located in the north wing of the Capitol Building. Located at the Eastern end of the National Mall on Capitol Hill, this impressive building is the legislative heart of the United States of America. The current Senate Chamber was opened in 1859 and is adorned with white marble busts of the former Presidents of the Senate.
German Marshall Fund of the United States

The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) serves as the headquarters of the GMF's seven worldwide offices. The building, located in Dupont Circle in Washington DC, was inaugurated by German Chancellor Angela Merkel in 2006. The GMF was created to enhance cooperation between North America and Europe. The Washington D.C. office's cosmopolitan setting is ideal for dialogue between representatives from the political and diplomatic sectors on both sides of the Atlantic. The GMF holds seminars and meetings and also produces academic work on public and foreign policy, grant making and transatlantic cooperation.
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

The Kennedy Center, as it is commonly known, welcomes nearly two million guests through its doors to see the variety of around 2,000 performances that it holds every year. The building was designed by the architect Edward Durrell Stone and was opened to the public on September 8th, 1971. A living memorial to President Kennedy, a lifelong advocator of the arts, the theater presents an unmatched variety of theater and musicals, dance and ballet, and musical performances from folk to chamber music. The Kennedy Center also hosts education programs, which reach young people, teachers and families from all walks of life.
National Public Radio Headquarters

Close to Mt. Vernon Square in Washington D.C., the National Public Radio headquarters are the heart of public radio broadcasting in the United States. NPR produces news, talk and entertainment programming that is broadcasted all over the country, reaching 26.4 million listeners weekly. NPR was created in 1970, after the passage of the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 by President Lyndon B. Johnson.