The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 represents a historic catalyst that led to changes in the world’s political, economic and cultural landscape. In its tumultuous aftermath, Eastern Europe witnessed the emergence of dozens of new states that partly form today’s European Union. The events in Berlin brought transformations to other parts of the world, including regions as far afield as Africa and Asia, and laid the groundwork for the world we experience today. The event will focus on the Russian- Ukraine Conflict.
This year’s conference titled, “In the Wake of the Russian-Ukraine Conflict” emphasizes the great changes that occurred in the wake of the fall of the Berlin Wall and symbolizes the many political, economic and cultural walls that still exist today.
The event will bring together renowned figures from international politics, business, art and academia to speak to an interdisciplinary audience including diplomatic and political representatives, scholars and academics, young professionals, students, and other interested stakeholders.
Through a program of lectures, discussions, debates, and cultural activities the forum will focus on promoting democracy, unity and peace through Cultural Diplomacy in a new era of conflicts and violence.
Based in Berlin, the forum will be hosted at ICD House of Arts & Culture and in a number of important political, historic, and cultural locations across the city.
Speakers during the forum will include leading politicians, senior diplomats, governmental officials, senior academics, 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.
Participation in the conference is open to governmental & diplomatic officials, academics, economists, representatives of the Business sector, artists, journalists, civil society practitioners, representatives of the Business sector, young professionals as well as other interested individuals from across the world.
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:
Certificate of Attendance - All conference participants will be awarded an official certificate of attendance upon completion of the program, which will provide details of the speakers who took part and the topics discussed.
The Conference Committee encourages academic research and analysis of issues related to the goals of the Conference. The Conference Committee would therefore like to welcome the participants of the conference to submit a paper they would like to be considered for presentation at the conference as well as being included in the proposal document that will be issued following the conference and will be sent to all governments and leaders of the international community worldwide.