The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy 2009

"The Role of Soft Power in the International Environment"

Berlin, 27th - 31st July 2009

Symposium Speakers

  • Jorge Sampaio
    United Nations High Representative for the Alliance of Civilisations, Former President of Portugal (1996 – 2006)
  • Joaquim Chissano
    Former Chairperson of the African Union (2003-2004), Former President of Mozambique (1986-2005)
  • Dr. Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga
    Former President of Latvia (1999 – 2007)
  • Cassam Uteem
    Former President of the Republic of Mauritius (1992 - 2002)
  • Dr. Vasile Puşcaş
    Romanian Minister for European Affairs
  • Ints Dālderis
    Minister of Culture of the Republic of Latvia
  • Dr. Erkki Tuomioja
    Member of Finnish Parliament, Former Finnish Foreign Minister (2000 - 2007)
  • Professor Dr. Joseph S. Nye Jr.
    University Distinguished Service Professor and Sultan of Oman Professor of International Relations, Harvard University
  • H.E. Mr. Ahmada R. Ngemera
    Ambassador of Tanzania to Germany
  • Dr. Gunter Pleuger
    Former German Ambassador to the United Nations (2002-2006)
  • Professor Dr. Cynthia Schneider
    Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy, Georgetown University 61st Ambassador of the United States to the Kingdom of the Netherlands (1998 – 2001) - (ICD Advisory Board Member)
  • John Holden Visiting Professor
    City University London Associate and former Head of Culture, Demos
  • Samuel Jones
    Head of Culture, Demos
  • Professor Dr. Gudrun Doll-Tepper
    Vice President for Olympic Education at the German Olympic Sports Confederation
  • Professor Dr. Christian Armbrüster Judge
    Berlin Court of Justice (Kammergericht Berlin) Professor of Law, Free University Berlin
  • Dr. Gerlinde Niehus
    Head Corporate Communications, NATO
  • Prof. Dr. Bassam Tibi
    A.D. White Professor-at-Large, Cornell University
  • Professor Gert Weisskirchen
    Member of the German Parliament, Spokesperson of the Social-Democratic Parliamentary Working Group on Foreign Affairs
  • Professor Salah S. Hassan
    Chairman and Professor of Marketing at the School of Business, George Washington University
  • Dr. Arpad A. Sölter
    Head of Division “Strategy and Evaluation” at the Headquarters of the Goethe-Institut in Munich

Coprorate Social Responsibility Event

Public Panel Discussion, Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

  • President Joaquim Chissano
    Former President of Mozambique (1986-2005) and Director and Founder of the Joaquim Chissano Foundation
  • Professor Joachim Schwalbach
    Professor of International Management, Humboldt-University Berlin
  • Dr. Gerhard Prätorius
    Head of Coordination CSR and Sustainability, Volkswagen AG
  • Matthias Stausberg
    Spokesperson, UN Global Compact
  • H.E. Mr. Ahmada R. Ngemera
    Ambassador of Tanzania to Germany
  • Pascal Agboyibor
    Orrick's Financial Markets Group - Office Leader Paris, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Teresa Fogelberg
    Deputy Chief Executive, Global Reporting Initiative
  • Nick Tolhurst
    Managing Director, Institute for Corporate Cultural Affairs