The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in Germany 2014
“Cultural Diplomacy in the German Public & Private Sectors”
IntroductionTwenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall and almost twenty-five years after German reunification, unified Germany is considered to be the main economic engine of the European Union and is one of the leading economies and exporters in the world.
Parallel to the engagement of the private sector, the German Foreign Ministry has been relentlessly engaging with cultural diplomacy throughout the last decades. The German public sector has built a successful model of cultural diplomacy by the way in which it has been engaged and by its magnitude.
The long-term and sustainable investments of the German private and public sectors in cultural issues, as well as their consistent engagement in the field of cultural diplomacy has brought them significant recognition and cooperation, which has been earned gradually over decades of dedication.
Symposium AgendaThe Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in Germany 2014 will celebrate and privilege German Cultural Diplomacy by exploring, presenting and analyzing this exceptional success. German Cultural Diplomacy will be reviewed through the analysis of case studies together with best practices of cultural diplomacy throughout the curriculum of the Symposium.
The Symposium curriculum will include keynote addresses, lectures, and interactive workshops. To complement and support the conference curriculum, exhibitions will be hosted parallel to the symposium sessions and site-visits will be arranged.
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Symposium Speakers & DelegatesSpeakers and delegates during the symposium will include leading politicians, 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.
Speakers for the Symposium include:
|Dr. Joachim Pfeiffer (MdB)
Member of the German Parliament
|Hon. Dirk Niebel
Former German Minister for Economic Cooperation & Development
|Thomas Silberhorn (MdB)
State Secretary, Ministery for Economic Cooperation & Development
|Dr. Elke Ritt
Head, Creative Europe, the British Council Germany
|Stephan Mayer (MdB)
Member of the German Parliament
|Amb. Alberto Guani
Ambassador of Uruguay to Germany
Conference LocationsBased in Berlin, the conference will be hosted at a number of important political, historic, and cultural locations across the city.
Conference Participants »Participation in the conference is open to governmental & diplomatic officials, academics, artists, journalists, civil society practitioners, private sector representatives, young professionals and students as well as other interested individuals from across the world.
Certificate of AttendanceAll 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. Each certificate will be signed by members of the Conference Committee.
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: