The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in 2018

"Cultural Diplomacy, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding"

(Berlin; May 17th - 20th, 2018 - Held Parallel to the Berlin Carnival of Cultures)
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May 17th, 2018
May 18th, 2018
May 19th, 2018
Sunday, May 20th, 2018
09:30 Registration

Welcome Address
„The Rise of Extremism in Europe“

El Hacene Abdallah Mbareck
(Head of Cooperation of the Mauritanian Human Rights Commission)
„The Culture of the Velvet Revolution -Peace and Love“

Kristine Voskerchyan
(Founder President, Future Bridges)
Participation in the Berlin Carnival of Cultures 2018
10:00 Lecture & Discussion

Ribal Al Assad
(Founding President, Iman Foundation)
„The Relationship between the EU and the UK in an Unstable World“
Lecture & Discussion

Lord Clive Soley
(Former Senior Member of the British Parliament)
11:00 Coffee Break Coffee Break
11:30 “Possible Principles of Political Language in the Function of Cultural Diplomacy, Resolution of Conflicts and Peacebuilding" Lecture & Discussion

Ognjen Tadi?
(Speaker of the House of the Peoples of the Parliamentary Assembly of B&H)
„The Art and Science of Negotiation: The Diplomatic Engineering
A Case Study: How Switzerland facilitated the Entry of the Russian Federation to the World Trade Organisation“

Lecture & Discussion

Micheline Calmy-Rey    
(Former President of Switzerland)
13:00 Lunch Reception Lunch Reception
14:30 „The Power of Culture in Shaping a Society“
Lecture & Discussion

Erna Hennicot-Schoepges
(Former Speaker of the Parliament of Luxembourg)
(14:00) ”How to create an Inclusive Labor Market for All”
Lecture & Discussion

Fredrik Reinfeldt
(Former Prime Minister of Sweden)
15:00 „Report on Cultural Considerations - A Conflict Resolution Training Primer Discussion“

Eileen Petzold-Bradley
(Owner & Director“The Cultural Diplomat“)
"A Path You Cannot Ignore"
Lecture & Discussion

Eunice Campbell-Clark 
(1st Vice President of the Congress of Regions, Council of Europe)
15:30 „Mediation - the Tool of the Future in Many Fields“

Alexandra Sitch
(Intercultural Mediator)
16:00 Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break
16:30 "Diplomacy in an Age of Disillusionment
Lecture & Discussion

Ögmundur Jónasson
(Former Senior Minister of Iceland)
„Smart Power  &  Soft Power in the 21st Century World: Lessons from the Experience of Iceland“
Lecture & Discussion

Olafur Ragnar Grimsson
(Former President of Iceland)
„Uncompanied Children Refugees: the Rule of Local and Regional Authorities”
Lecture & Discussion

Barbara Toce
(1st Vice President of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, Council of Europe)
19:00 Carnival of Cultures  Street Festival  Blücherplatz Group Dinner
(in The City)
Group Dinner
(in The City)