Participant Papers 2010

The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy

May 2010

Ms. Aleksandra Bokan - Belgrade, Serbia
Ms. Bokan graduated from the College of Electrical Engineering in Belgrade, in 2007. She subsequently achieved a Masters degree in Public Relations in 2009. She is currently working as a teaching assistant at the Faculty of Culture and Media. Additionally, Ms. Bokan is a Member of the Public Relations Society of Serbia.
Paper: “The Importance of Communication Alienating mankind? – Modern Age Phenomenon” (download)

Ms. Mery Ciacci - Italy
Ms. Ciacci is a PhD researcher at the European University Institute in Florence.
Paper: “The EU ratification of the UNESCO Convention on the protection and promotion of Cultural Diversity: What cultural diversity is at stake? [EUI Working Paper]” (download)

Mr. Khaldoun Dia-Eddine – Switzerland

Mr. Dia-Eddine is a lecturer at both Zurich University of Applied Sciences in Winterthur-Switzerland, and at Kalaidos University for applied sciences in Zurich. His primary fields of study include intercultural management and negotiation (with a focus on Islamic and Arabic worlds), and Islamic finance.
Paper: “Multicultural Knowledge and Democratic processes: Case of the anti-minaret vote in Switzerland” (download)

Alina Gilitschenski – Germany

Ms. Gilitschenski is a student of International Economics and European Studies at the University of Tübingen, in Baden-Württemberg in Germany.
“Reconsideration of Theories in Foreign Policy” (download)

Dr. Arnold Groh - Germany

Dr. Groh is Head of the research institution, Structural Analysis of Cultural Systems, at the Technical University of Berlin. The institution pursues the investigation of culture and the mechanisms of globalisation in cooperation with the United Nations High Comissariat of Human Rights.
Paper: “Culture, Globalisation and International Relations“ (download)

Ms. In-hye Jeong, - China

Jeong is currently studying for an MA in European Cultural Policy and Management at the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom.
Paper: “What role should global governance organisations play in promoting international security and stability over the next two decades?” (download)

Ms. Danielle Matthes - USA

Ms. Matthes is an international student studying at the Ecole De Management in Strasbourg, France.
Paper: “Culture, Globalization, and International Relations” (download)

Dr. Despinia Prinia - Greece
Dr Pinia is a Professor of Strategic Communication & Crisis Management at the Hellenic American University of Athens.
Paper: “‘Re-engineering’ the International Community in the 21st Century” (download)

Mr. Arik Segal - Israel
Mr Segal is of Canadian/Israeli origin, and he graduated from the University of Toronto in 2006 with an HBA in International Relations. Following this, in 2009, he graduated from the University of Tel Aviv with an MA in Diplomacy Studies. Segal is currently undertaking an internship at the Embassy of South Korea in Israel.
Paper: The Iranian Nuclear Strategy- An Unconventional Approach” (download)

Prof. Dr. Dharamdas Maroti Shende - India
Professor Shende is a Professor of English at the RTM Nagpur University.
Paper: “Balancing Duality: An Indian Approach to Better the World” (download)

Ms. Simona Vasilache - Romania
Ms. Vasilache is Assistant Professor, PhD, at the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest. She teaches Cross-Cultural Management (in English), and Business and Media Communication (Master Studies, in English).
Paper: “Rebuilding Trust in Post-Communist Romania” (download)