The International Symposia on Cultural Diplomacy 2014

"Applied Cultural Diplomacy: An Interdisciplinary Analysis of Best Practices & Future Strategies"

(Rome, Strasbourg, Brussels, Washington D.C., Baltimore, NYC, Zagreb, Cetinje, Madrid, Berlin, London, Copenhagen, Paris, Moscow; April - September 2014)


The International Symposia on Cultural Diplomacy is now 7 years old and has become the world's largest event series in the field of Cultural Diplomacy. The seventh Symposia will take place in 2014 and will include large-scale events that will take place in different major capital cities around the world in cooperation with governments, leading academic institutions and civil society organizations throughout the months of April - September 2014.

The 2014 symposia will focus on and explore best practices & future strategies for applied cultural diplomacy; and thus strengthen relations between states & communities and contribute to more just and harmonic relations between societies.

Symposia Participants »

Participation in the Symposia is open to governmental & diplomatic officials, academics, artists, journalists, civil society practitioners, private sector representatives, young professionals and students as well as other interested individuals from across the world.

If you would like to reserve a position and participate in the symposia, please click on the link below and fill out the online application form:

Symposia Speakers

Speakers during the Symposia will include heads of state, ministers, leading politicians, senior diplomats, senior academics, authors, dignitaries, human rights activists, journalists, musicians. These speakers will include a large number of individuals from the ICD Advisory Board. To learn more about the ICD Advisory Board, please click here ».

Speakers & Delegates for the Symposia include:
President Filip Vujanović
President of Montenegro
President Vesna Medenica
President of the Supreme Court
Minister Duško Marković
Minister of Justice of Montenegro
Judge Göran Lambertz
Judge of the Supreme Court of Sweden
President Borge Dahl
President, Supreme Court of Denmark
Judge Fausto Pocar
Former President of the ICTY
President António Silva Gaspar
President, the Supreme Court of Portugal
Judge Julia Sebutinde
Judge, the International Court of Justice
Minister Nikola Selaković
Minister of Justice of Serbia
President Kailash Purryag
President of Mauritius
The Hon. Alberto Gonzales
80th United States Attorney General
President Ivo Josipović
President of Croatia
Minister Marianne Jelved
Minister of Culture of Denmark
President Mogens Lykketoft
President of the Danish Parliament
President Václav Klaus
Former President of the Czech Republic
Hon. Craig Kennedy
Former President, German Marshall Fund of the US
Sen. Linda Lanzillotta
Vice President of the Italian Senate
President Angelo Farrugia
Speaker of the Parliament of Malta
Mufti dr. Aziz ef. Hasanović
President of Meshihat of Islamic Community in Croatia
Archbishop Ignazio Sanna
Archbishop of Oristano, Italy
H.E Husein ef. Kavazovic
Grand Mufti of Bosnia & Herzegovina
President Stjepan Mesić
Former President of Croatia
Hon. José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero
Former Prime Minister of Spain
Sen. Mihai Razvan Ungureanu
Former Prime Minister of Romania
Judge Boštjan Zupančič
Judge, the European Court of Human RightsMember
Ineta Ziemele
Judge, Section President, European Court of Human Rights
Regína Jensdóttir
Head of the Children´s Rights Division of the Council of Europe
 MEP George Sabin Cutas
Member of the European Parliament
 Senator Dominique Tilmans
Member of the Belgian Senate
Liri Kopachi
Head of Equality Division, Council of Europe

The following Events will take place during April - September 2014:


Moscow Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy 2014 »

"Striking a Chord Between the East and the West"

(Moscow; September 25th - 27th, 2014)

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Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the Francophone Region »

"The Role of Cultural Diplomacy in the Francophone Region"

(The French National Assembly, Paris; September 22nd, 2014)

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Cool North - Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the Nordic Countries »

"Strategies for Regional Development, Cooperation, Good Neighbor Relations"

(Copenhagen; September 8th - 9th, 2014)

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The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in Africa 2014 »

"Building Economic Bridges to Enhance African Sustainable Development and Economic Growth"

(Berlin; August 6th - 8th, 2014)

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Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in Germany 2014 »

“Cultural Diplomacy in the German Public & Private Sectors”

(Berlin; July 29th - 31st, 2014)

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The Montenegro Symposium on International Law & Human Rights »

"An Interdisciplinary Analysis of the Role of International Law in Promoting Human Rights"

(Cetinje, Montenegro; July 8th - 10th, 2014)

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The Madrid Symposium on Peace Building & Conflict Resolution »

"The Promotion of World Peace through Inter-Faith Dialogue & Global Political Discourse"

(Madrid, Spain; July 15th - 17th, 2014)

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Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in Southeast Europe »

Applied Cultural Diplomacy in Southeast Europe

(Zagreb; July 1st, 2014)

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The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the USA »

“US Cultural Diplomacy in Practice: Building Cultural Bridges to Strengthen the Relationships between America and the Global Community”

(Washington D.C., June 23th - 24th; Baltimore, June 25th; & New York City, June 26th - 27th, 2014)

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International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the EU »

"EU Cultural Diplomacy in Practice: Building Cultural Bridges within EU States and with the Global Community"

(Brussels; May 22nd - 24th, 2014)

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The Strasbourg Conference on International Law & Human Rights »

"The Role of International Law to Promote Sustainable Development, Youth Empowerment & Women’s Rights" (Strasbourg, France; April 14th - 16th, 2014)

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International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy & Religion 2014 »

"The Promotion of World Peace through Inter-Faith Dialogue & the Unity of Faiths"

(Rome, Italy; March 31st - April 3rd, 2014)

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