Moscow Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy 2014

Striking a Chord Between the East and the West

(Moscow; September 25th - 27th, 2014)
Thursday, September 25th, 2014
18:00-20:00 Welcome Reception
Host: The Hon. Dr. Vladimir Filippov, Rector, Peoples' Friendship University of Russia
Friday, September 26th, 2014
9:00 Registration for Participants
10:00 Welcome & Keynote Address
The Hon. Dr. Vladimir Filippov (Rector, Peoples' Friendship University of Russia; Former Minister of Education of Russia)
Mark C. Donfried (Director General, Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD)
10:30 “The Clicheworld. How they Occupied our Territories, and What Can we do to win our Land Back.”
Prof. Aleksey L. Nikolov, Managing Director of Russia Today
11:00 Keynote Address
Dmitri Trenin, Director, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Moscow Center
11:30 Coffee-Break
12:00 The Cultural Complexity and How it should be Perceived and Managed”
Prof. Dr. Valery Tishkov, Professor, Ethnology, Russian State University for the Humanities, Russian Academy of Sciences; Former Minister for Nationalities of the Russian Federation
12:30 Culture and Diplomacy in the Runaway World”
Prof. Dr. Alexey Gromyko, Professor, Faculty of International Politics, Lomonosov Moscow State University;
13:00 “Soft Power" of the Russian Federation: Institutions, Problems and Prospects”
Prof. Dr. Alexander O. Naumov
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science MSU Lomonosov
13:30 Lunch
15:00 “Cultural Platform of Latvian - Russian Relations and Future Perspective”
H. E. Amb. Astra Kurme, Ambassador of Latvia to the Russian Federation
15:30 Keynote Address
Maria Morozova, Director, the Timchenko Fondation
16:00 “Valorization of Rural Cultural Potentials: Association of The Most Beautiful Villages of Russia”
Dr. Alexander Merzlov, Head of Sustainable Rural Development Center, Timiryazev Agricultural State University
16:30 “A Human Being - Individual and Person - and his World Order: the Culture and Identifications vs the Culture of Identification”
Prof. William Schmidt, Professor, Department of Ethnic and Federative Relations, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration
16:50 “An Interactive Discussion on the Power of Arts & Music as Cultural Diplomacy”
Ivan Ozhogin, Russian Actor & Opera Singer
17:10 Cultural Trends in Youth Policy of Moscow”
Liudmila Tsoy, Director of Moscow Youth Multifunctional Center
17:30 “Cultural Diplomacy - Objective or Instrument?”
Andrash Barani, Director, Balassi Institute - Hungarian Cultural Centre in Moscow
17:50 “India and Russia - Centuries of Interconnectivity “
Rahul Shrivastava, Political Counselor, Embassy of India to Russia
18:15 Concluding Remarks & Closing of Symposium
The Hon. Dr. Vladimir Filippov (Rector, Peoples' Friendship University of Russia; Former Minister of Education of Russia)
Mark C. Donfried (Director General Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD)
Saturday, September 27th, 2014
10:00 - 13:00 Group Excursion in Moscow
(Meeting Point: In front of the University main building. Address: Building 6, Miklukho-Maklaya Street)