The Arts Diplomacy Festival 2012

"Cultural Diplomacy in Practice"

(Berlin; March 22nd - 25th, 2012)

Conference Speakers

We are privileged to include as speakers many distinguished experts from the fields of culture and art, international politics, diplomacy, the private sector and civil society.

Speakers for the Conference include:
  • Aaron Schneyer
    Executive Director of Heartbeat: New Sound Foundation
  • Amer Nabeeh Tadros Gerges
    General Director for Programs & International Festivals, Foreign Cultural Relations, Ministry of Culture of Egypt
  • Carly Schmitt
    Public Artist and Creative Entrepreneur, Founder, President and CEO of Artist @ Large
  • Christian Kirsch
    President, The International Delfic Council
  • Amb. Prof. Dr. Cynthia Schneider
    Distinguished Professor of Diplomacy, Georgetown University, ICD Advisory Board Member
  • Dr. Darlene J. Sadlier
    Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, Indiana University, USA, writer on Lusophone literature, culture and film
  • H.E. Amb. Dilshod Akhatov
    Ambassador of Uzbekistan to Berlin
  • Günther Schäfer
    Historian, Artist and Gallery Owner
  • J. Christian B. Kirsch
    Founder & Secretary General, International Delphic Council
  • Dr. Jay Malarcher
    Associate Professor of Theatre and Dramaturg, College of Creative Arts, West Virginia University, USA
  • Amb. Karl-Erik Norrmann
    Secretary of European Culture Parliament, ICD Advisory Board Member
  • Lauren Albert & Danielle- Natalie Kind
    Brit Olam Organization
  •  Madeline del Toro Cherney
    Adjunct faculty in the International Academic Programs at Stony Brook University, USA
  • Oliver Becker
    Film Producer & Director, Occasione Documentaries
  • H.E. Amb. Omar Zniber
    Ambassador of Morocco to Berlin
  • Sabine Kacunko
    Installation Artist 
  • Sankajit Guha
    International Dancer and Performer
  • Prof. H.S. Shiva Prakash
    Counsellor for Education & Culture, Indian Embassy to Germany
  • Svetlana Shumakova
    Theory and cultural history chair, The state academy of culture. Kharkov, Ukraine
  • Dr. Tschen-fong Wu
    Deputy Representative Taipeh Vertretung
  • Werner Wendt
    Director, Cultural Department of the Germany Foreign Office