The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in Germany 2014

“Cultural Diplomacy in the German Public & Private Sectors”

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

Symposium Timetable

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
10:00 Welcome Address
Mark C. Donfried
(General Director, Institute for Cultural Diplomacy)
10:05 „Partnering with the Cultural Sector in Germany - the British Council’s Perspective„
Dr. Elke Ritt
(Head of Arts, British Council Germany; Member of the Faculty, Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies)
11:00 Break
11:30 „Understanding Culture„
Prof. Dr. Thomas Gil
(Professor, Institute of Philosophy, Literature, Science and Art History,  Technical University of Berlin)
12:15 „Listening to the Scholars' Voice in Science Diplomacy. Expectations and experiences of participants in a German Science Diplomacy Programme„
Dr. Birte Fähnrich
(Researcher, Strategic Communication, Berlin University for Professional Studies)
13:00 Lunch Break
14:30 Keynote Address
Stephan Mayer MdB
(Member of the German Parliament)
15:30 Mission Agenda 2030: How Germany Remains Fit for the Future and What Role the EU Plays in it„
Dr. Joachim Pfeiffer, MdB
(Member of the German Parliament)
16:30 German-Scandinavian Day - „German-Scandinavian Relations in the Modern Age„
Chaired by Amb. Karl-Erik Normann
(Faculty Member, Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies; Former Swedish Ambassador; Secretary General, European Cultural Parliament)
19:30 Group Dinner
Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
10:00 Challenges for Building Cultural Diplomacy in Latin America„
H. E. Amb. Alberto Guani
(Ambassador of Uruguay to Germany)
10:30 „Rising Sun and Football - Public Image and Public Diplomacy„
Tatsuya Machida
(Cultural Counselor, Embassy of Japan to Germany)
11:00 Keynote Speech
H. E. Amb. Luís de Almeida Sampaio
(Ambassador of Portugal to Germany)
11:30 Good Practice in Initiating, Animating and Moderating International Dialogues across Scientific and Policy Communities„
Dr. R. Andreas Kraemer
(Founding Director of Ecologic Institute in Berlin)
12:00 "European Integration as Cultural Diplomacy"
Dr. Ulrich Brückner
(Jean Monet Professor of European Studies, Stanford University; Academic Director, Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies)
12:30 „Germany’s Undivided Cultural Diplomacy During the Era of Division„
Dr. Ognian Hishow, Researcher
(EU-Integration, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik)
13:00 Lunch Break
14:30 „Cultural Diplomacy in the German Public & Private Sectors: Culture of Cooperation„
The Hon. Dirk Niebel
(Minister of Economic Cooperation & Development of Germany 2009-13)
15:30 "The Relation Between Cultural Diplomacy and the Purpose of the Creation of the Mankind"
Dr. Tahsin Yilmaz
(Cultural Attaché, Embassy of Turkey to Germany)
16:30 Break
17:00 Participant Papers

„Shaping individuals and developing a multi-ethnic society:
Pursuing cultural identity and social justice through choral singing„

Martin Berger
(German Choir Conductor; Lecturer and Head of the Unit for Early Music at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa)

„Does Track One and a Half Diplomacy Work?„
Tiziana Corda
(MA Student of World Politics and International Relations, University of Pavia)

„Art and science for cultural bridges Case study:
The Multimedia Project
„We live, Shoah and Naqba„ „

Marie Barak
(International Cultural & Artistic Project Organizer)
18:00 German Spanish Day - Cultural Exchange between Spain and Germany
Thursday, July 31st, 2014
10:00 Sound Diplomacy - Cultural Diplomacy in the Music World
Katja Hermes
(Director, German Office, Sound Diplomacy)
10:30 „German Cultural Diplomacy in East-Central-Europe. Ballance and Perspectives of a Democratic Capacity-building Soft-power Measure.„
Dániel Hegedüs
(Research Fellow, Center for Central and Eastern Europe of the Robert Bosch Stiftung, German Council on Foreign Relations)
11:00 Break
11:30 „You are Entering the American Sector - US Forces in Germany and the Cultural Impact on Transatlantic Relations„
Dr. Henning Riecke
(Program Director, Transatlantic Relations, German Council on Foreign Relations)
12:30 From Security to Sustainability - Development Cooperation as Prima Ratio„
State Secretary Thomas Silberhorn
(Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation of Germany)
13:30 Lunch Break
15:00 German Italian Day - „Italians Abroad, the Importance of Immigrants in the Cultural Heritage of Germany„
19:30 Conclusion of Conference