28.03.2010 10:36

Kultura a diplomacie v současném světě


The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy 2010:

"Culture, Globalization, and International Relations over the next Two Decades"

( Berlin, May 23 rd – 30 th, 2010)

Dear Friends & Colleagues, 


On behalf of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy, I am writing to you to announce the details of the next International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy 2010. The ICD’s International Symposium is one of the world’s leading conferences in the fields of cultural studies and international relations. Held annually in Berlin, the event will bring together prominent figures from the fields of international politics, academia, arts, culture, and civil society to speak to an interdisciplinary audience on a variety of important issues and challenges relating to international politics and culture.

We are currently accepting applications to attend the Symposium, and I would be grateful if you could share the announcement with any individuals who you feel may be interested. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and support in raising awareness of our upcoming event.

Symposium Agenda

The change over the past two decades from an international system based on independent nation states to an interdependent world facing global challenges has been widely explored and analyzed. This shift has placed a higher priority on nation states working closely with one another and pursuing sustainable multilateral approaches to tackling global and regional challenges. The International Symposium 2010 will build on the foundation of these discussions by exploring the challenges that lie ahead and the complex relationship between culture, international relations, and globalization over the next two decades.

This year’s Symposium will be split into three complementary parts. The program will begin by looking in greater detail at “culture” and “identity” and how these terms are used and understood today (23rd – 25th May). The second part of the program will build on these themes by considering the role that culture plays in contemporary international relations and the process of globalization (26th – 27th May). The final part of the program will apply these discussions to one of the key issues that will determine global politics over the coming years – Afghanistan and stability in Central Asia (28th – 30th May). This final part is being held in cooperation with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the German Marshal Fund (GMFUS), and in partnership with leading international organizations.

Further details about the event can be found at our website:


The Participants

The participants of the program will include diplomatic and political representatives, academics, students and young professionals, journalists and media representatives, and other interested parties from both the private sector and civil society.

To apply to the Symposium, please visit:


Symposium Speakers

We are privileged to include many distinguished individuals among our speakers and guests.  

Confirmed speakers for the Symposium include:

Aleksandras Abišala - Former Prime Minister of Lithuania

Dr. Alfredo Palacio - ICD Advisory Board Member - Former President of Ecuador

Prof. Dr. Davorin Kračun - ICD Advisory Board Member - Former Deputy Prime Minister of Slovenia

Emil Constantinescu - ICD Advisory Board Member - Former President of Romania

Dr. Erkki Tuomioja - ICD Advisory Board Member - Former Finnish Foreign Minister

Erna Hennicot Schoepges - ICD Advisory Board Member Former Luxembourgian Minister of Culture

Francesco Rutelli - Former Deputy Prime Minister of Italy, Former Minister of Culture

Guido de Marco - Former President of Malta, Former President of the UN General Assembly

Isa Gambar - Former President of Azerbaijan

Jack McConnell - ICD Advisory Board Member - Former First Minister of Scotland

Dr. Jacques F. Poos - ICD Advisory Board Member - Former Deputy Prime Minister of Luxembourg

Sir James Mancham - ICD Advisory Board Member - Former President of the Republic of Seychelles

Joaquim Chissano - Former President of Mozambique

Jytte Hilden - ICD Advisory Board Member - Former Minister of Culture of Denmark

Prof. Dr. John Tomlinson - Director: Institute for Cultural Analysis, Nottingham Trent University






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