Forthcoming Events

International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the Arab World »
"The Political, Economic and Cultural Dimensions"

(Berlin; July 26th - 30th, 2016)
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International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the Arab World will focus the opportunities for cultural diplomacy in the Arab World in the framework of the current transitions and challenges. In particular, the symposium will highlight the best practices of certain counties in the Arab World of practicing cultural diplomacy to educate and to strengthen relationships between groups within their countries and to strengthen relationships between their countries and the global community. (More »)
Speakers & Delegates for the Symposium include:
SG Fadi Khalaf
Secretary General, Arab Federation of Exchanges
President José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero
President, ICD Advisory Board.
Rashed Al Baloushi
CEO, Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange
MP Naz Shah
Member of the British Parliament
 Grand Mufti Selim Muça
Grand Mufti of the Muslim Community of Albania
MP Khawla Ben Aicha
Member of the National Assembly of Tunisia
Samir Barhoum
Chief Editor, the Jordan Times
Ahmed Ali
Assistant Editor in Chief, The Libya Observer
Idriss Benarafa
Editor-in-Chief, The Moroccan Times
 The Hon. Hassan Diab
Former Minister of Education of Lebanon
The Hon. Nouzha Skalli
Former Minister of Solidarity, Women, Family, and Social Development of Morocco
Dr. Mohammed Omran
Executive Chairman, the Egyptian Exchange

Professional Development Program in International Relations & Cultural Diplomacy »
Certificate Program in International Relations & Cultural Diplomacy
(Berlin; July 25th - August 3rd, 2016)

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The Certificate Program in International Relations & Cultural Diplomacy is comprised of specialized courses designed to provide participants with the fundamental knowledge needed in the field of Cultural Diplomacy and International Relations, with a particular emphasis on the application of Cultural Diplomacy in the framework of foreign policy and as practiced by the private sector and civil society. (More »)

Professional Development Program in Cultural Diplomacy »
Weeklong Seminars on Cultural Diplomacy
(Summer Session - July 25th - 30th, 2016)

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ICD Academy Sessions are weeklong programs that explore the role of cultural diplomacy in contemporary international relations. Each program features lectures, seminars and workshops lead by experts from the fields of international politics, diplomacy, academia, civil society, and the private sector. During their time in Berlin participants will also have the opportunity to take part in cultural and social activities and to visit institutions such as the German Foreign Office, the German Parliament, the Berlin City Hall, cultural institutions and Berlin-based embassies. (More »)
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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