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)
In addition, while economic policies are at the top of everyone’s concern, increasingly divergent views on issues such as military engagement and on the very nature of supranational governance, threaten to divide the region, testing the commitment of the member countries. It is obvious that a greater reliance on a culture-based brand of diplomacy is in no way a magic bullet for answering the complex problems affecting the world, but will certainly go a long way toward furthering Francophone understandings of one another and, in turn, resolve some of the critical challenges to fostering a sustainable and peaceful regional cooperation.
The conference will take place over a two-day period in Paris and will be held in the French Senate. The conference is dedicated to increasing the awareness and understanding of the historical and theoretical foundations of La Francophone and the role Cultural Diplomacy can play in uniting the Francophone countries today.
Symposium LocationsBased in Paris, the conference will be hosted at the French National Assembly and at a number of important political, historic, and cultural locations across the city.
Symposium Speakers & DelegatesSpeakers and delegates during the symposium will include leading politicians, chief diplomats, leading governmental officials, senior academics, renowned authors, journalists, and celebrated artists. 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 and Delegates for the Symposium include:
| Hon. Jacques Toubon
Former Minister of Culture of France
|Hon. Michèle Alliot-Marie
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of France
|Director General Eric Revel
Director General of La Chaîne Info
| Christian Cappe
CEO, 2C Associés
| Alexandra Vandernoot
Celebrated Belgian Actress
| Prof. Raphaël Liogier
French Sociologist, Sciences Po Aix
Symposium Participants »Participation in the symposium 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.
Certificate of AttendanceAll Symposium participants will be awarded an official Certificate of Attendance upon completion of the program, which will provide details of the speakers who took part in the event, and list the topics which were discussed. Each certificate will be signed by members of the ICD Advisory Board.
If you would like to reserve a position and participate in the conference, please click on the link below and fill out the online application form: