International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in Romania

"Higher Education in the Field of Cultural Diplomacy"

(Bucharest, May 6th - 7th, 2016)

Symposium Agenda

May 6th, 2014
  Venue: Biblioteca Centrală Universitară, Bucharest (Central University Library, Bucharest)

Inaugural Session

Prof. Dr. Emil Constantinescu, President of the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy; Former President of Romania

HRH Prince Radu of Romania, The Crown Prince of Romania
Prof. Dr. Minister Adrian Curaj, Minister of National Education and Scientific Research of Romania
State Secretary Alexandru Micula, State Secretary Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania
State Councilor Ligia Deca, State Councilor, Department of Education and Research - the Romanian Presidency
Prof. Dr.  Valentina Dediu, Rector, College of New Europe
Mark Donfried, Director General, Institute for Cultural Diplomacy
Prof. Dr. Mircea Dumitru, Rector, University of Bucharest

11:00 Discussion & Debate
11:10 Break

Higher Education in Cultural Diplomacy - Premises and Perspectives

Prof. Dr. Remus Pricopie, Rector of SNSPA
Liviu Jicma, Vice-President of Romanian Cultural Institute
Dr. Daniela Zaharia, Head of Department of History Faculty of the Bucharest University, Dean of the Faculty of History 2011-2015
Prof. Dr. Sorin Costreie, Professor, Department of Theoretical ‪Philosophy,‪University of Bucharest
Dr. Mihai Dobre, Professor, History College of Bucharest University; State Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania 2013 - 2014

12:30 Discussion & Debate
12:40 Lunch Break

Cultural Diplomacy, Economic Foundation for Peace and Development

Prof. Dr. Vlad Nistor, President of the Senate of the University of Bucharest 2011-2015, Member of the Romanian Parliament
Dan Petre, Director General of the Romanian Diplomatic Institute
Dr. Sandra Pralong, State Advisor for Relations with Romanians Abroad, Office of the Romanian Presidency
Garry Jacobs, Executive President, World Academy of Art and Science (WAAS)


Discussion & Debate

15:30-15:45 Concluding Speeches of the Conference
16:00-17:00 Meeting with Gheorghe Magheru, General Politic Director, Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Mirela Grecu, Director of the Department for Public and Cultural Diplomacy at Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania, Alexandru Allee.
19:00  Dinner at Hanul Berarilor, intercultural night with traditional Romanian food and dances
20:00 Visit to Historical City Center
Saturday, 07 May 2016
10:00-12:00 Visit to the Cotroceni Museum
12:00-14:00 Visit to the Palace of the Parliament
14:00-15:00 Lunch
15:00-17:30 Departure to Sinaia, with bus rented by SNSPA
Check-in at the student hotel, University of Bucharest
19:00 Program in Sinaia -Dinner offered by University of Bucharest Romanian Night
Sunday, 08 May 2016
09:00-11:00 Visit to Peles Castle, Sinaia
11:00-12:30 Visit to Bran Castle
12:30 Departure from Sinaia to Brasov
15.00 Lunch and visit to the historical center, Brasov
17:30 Departure from Brasov to Sinaia
20:00 Dinner offered by University of Bucharest
Intercultural Night
Monday, 09 May 2016 
09:00-11:30 Departure from Sinaia to Bucharest
11:30-12:00 Check-in at the student hotel, University of Bucharest
12:00 Meeting with profesors and students from National School for Political and Administrative Studies (SNSPA)
15:00-16:00 Interactive discussion with Dan Petre, General Director of the Romanian Diplomatic Institute
19:00 Dinner offered by University of Bucharest