The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in Germany 2014

“Cultural Diplomacy in the German Public & Private Sectors”

(Berlin; July 29th - 31st, 2014)

Symposium Speakers & Delegates

Speakers & Delegates during the conferences include among others leading politicians, senior diplomats, leading governmental officials, senior academics, renowned authors, 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.

The following are among the speakers for the Symposium:
  • H. E. Amb. Alberto Guani
    Ambassador of Uruguay to Germany
  • H.E. Amb. Caetano Luís Pequito De Almeida Sampaio
    Ambassador of Portugal to Germany
  • The Hon. Dirk Niebel
    Minister of Economic Cooperation & Development of Germany (2009-13)
  • Dr. Elke Ritt
    Head, Creative Europe, the British Council Germany; Member of the Faculty, Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies
  • Dr. Henning Riecke
    Program Director, Transatlantic Relations, German Council on Foreign Relations
  • Dr. Joachim Pfeiffer, MdB
    Member of the German Parliament
  • Amb. Karl-Erik Normann
    Faculty Member, Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies; Former Swedish Ambassador; Secretary General, European Cultural Parliament
  • Katja Hermes
    Director, German Office, Sound Diplomacy
  • Mila Zaharieva-Schmolke
    Founder, Youth Connected By Sounds International Radio
  • Dr. Ognian Hishow, Researcher
    EU-Integration, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik
  • Dr. R Andreas Kraemer
    Founding Director of Ecologic Institute in Berlin
  • Dr. Tahsin Yilmaz
    Cultural Attaché, Embassy of Turkey to Germany
  • Tatsuya Machida
    Cultural Counselor, Embassy of Japan to Germany
  • Stephan Mayer, MdB
    Member of the German Parliament
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Gil
    Professor, Institute of Philosophy, Literature, Science and Art History, Technical University of Berlin
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Macho
    Professor, Institute for Cultural Studies, Humboldt University
  • State Secretary Thomas Silberhorn (MdB)
    Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation of Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Ulrich Brückner
    Academic Director - Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies (CCDS)