Forthcoming Events

The Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy 2016 »
"Promoting Global Human Rights through Cultural Diplomacy"

(Berlin; December 14th - 19th, 2016)

The current political and security situation in many regions and countries together with the deteriorations of social norms for the use of violence, emphasizes the growing need for a greater cultural dialogue, understanding and trust in order to avoid further escalation. The 2016 Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy will therefore focus, on raising awareness and support for activities that promote global human rights. (More »)
The Conference included Keynote Addresses from the Honorable Members of the ICD:
President Viktor Yushchenko
Former President of Ukraine
President Bujar Nishani
President of Albania
President Hamid Karzai
Former President of Afghanistan
Hon. Pedro Sánchez
Former Secretary General of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party
Ian Gillan
Singer & Song writer with Deep Purple
Alberto R. Gonzales
80th United States Attorney General
President John Kufuor
Former President of Gahna
President Atifete Jahjaga
Former President of the Republic of Kosovo
Hon. Elmar Brok
Chairman of the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs
Prince Luitpold of Bavaria
CEO of König Ludwig GmbH
Altabt Gregor Ulrich Henckel Donnersmarck
Emerited Abbot of Heiligenkreuz Abbey
Prince Boris Petrović-Njegoš
Hereditary Prince of Montenegro
Hon. Jan Figel
EU Commission  Envoy for the Promotion of Freedom of Religion
Minister Lilyana Pavlova
Minister of Regional Development and Public Works of Bulgaria
Sen. Leila de Lima
Former Secretary of Justice of the Philippines
President Valdis Zatlers
Former President
Hon. Lawrence Gonzi
Former Prime Minister of Malta
President Emil Constantinescu
Former President of Romania
Hon. Mirko Cvetkovic
Former Prime Minister of Serbia
Hon. Jadranka Kosor
Former Prime Minister of Croatia
Hon. Igor Lukšić
Former Prime Minister of Montenegro
Hon. Janez Jansa
Former Prime Minister of Slovenia
Hon. Hrant Bagratyan
Former Prime Minister of Armenia
Hon. Rui Duarte BARROS
Former Prime minister of Guinea – Bissau
Hon. Mihai Razvan Ungureanu
Former Prime Minister of Romania
Hon. Said Wilbert Musa
5th Prime Minister of Belize
Hon. Mirko Tomassoni
Former Captain Regent of San Marino
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"Creative Approaches for Simultaneous Secure of Biodiversity, Poverty Reduction and Tourism Development"
(Berlin, March 5th - 7th, 2014); May 30th, 2012

A Lecture by the Hon. Dirk Niebel, Former Federal Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany... (more)
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Germany and the World 2011
(Berlin, March 3rd - 6th, 2011)

An interview with Dr. Manfred Stolpe, ehemalige Ministerpräsident des Landes Brandenburg; Bundesminister für Verkehr, Bau- und Wohnungswesen a. D. (more)
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"The Green New Deal"
(Berlin, February 9th, 2010)

A Keynote Speech by Renate Künast, Leader of the German Green Party and Former German Minister of Consumer Protection, Food and Agriculture (more)

The Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy 2015 »
"Building Bridges of Peace and Reconciliation in Times of Greater Global Insecurity"
(Berlin; December 10th - 13th, 2015)

The 2015 Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy aims to present all practices that the field of cultural diplomacy has to offer to the international community for their application to try to remedy and solve growing global challenges. The conference will bring together leading politicians, religious leaders, senior academics and celebrated artists together with representatives from areas of conflict in order to establish new institutions and initiatives that will help with these challenges using the practice of cultural diplomacy together with other practices and means. (More »)
The Symposium included Keynote Addresses from the Honorable Members of the ICD:
President José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero
President, ICD Advisory Board
Hon. Hans Eichel
Minister of Finance of Germany (1999-2005)
MEP Michèle Alliot-Marie
Vice President of the ICD for the Francophone Countries
Vice President Linda Lanzillotta
Vice President of the Italian Senate
Charles Huber (MdB)
Member of the German Parliament
MK Omer Barlev
Member of the Israeli Knesset
Judge Dragoljub Popovic
Judge, the European Court of Human Rights
Judge Vagn Joensen
President the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR)
Judge Julia Sebutinde
President, ICD Program on International Law & Human Rights
Hon. José de Faria Costa
Ombudsman of Portugal
Hon. Thuli Madonsela
Public Protector of South Africa
Prof. Michael Lederer
Vice President, Furtwangen University