The ICD Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy 2012
"Culture as an Emotion: the Magnetic Power of Arts & Music to Promote Democracy & Global Peace"
(Berlin, December 13th-16th, 2012)
The ICD Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy 2012 is the final concluding event of the Institutes Cultural Diplomacy year. Taking place in Berlin, the aim of the conference is to review in detail, debate and evaluate the most significant developments in 2012 in the field of Cultural Diplomacy.
In today’s rapidly globalizing world, the exploration of cultural diplomacy initiatives within the sphere of International Relations is vital. With the transition from the traditional bi-polar international structure towards a more multi-polar world understanding state perspectives, different cultures and different traditions is important if the international system is to remain stable. The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy recognizes that all areas of the international system must be addressed and the Annual Academic Conference will provide the opportunity to discuss the past year, present initiatives and the future of Cultural Diplomacy and International Relations.
This end of the year conference will bring together artists, scholars, politicians, diplomats, activists, senior experts and young professionals to discuss Cultural Diplomacy in our interdependent world. Ranging from broad topics of discussion to specific areas within the field of Cultural Diplomacy, the annual conference will provide a wide and detailed analysis of Cultural Diplomacy for 2012, during which Cultural Diplomacy initiatives; key political, economic and social shifts and the changes in the International System are discussed. The aim of the conference this year is to reflect on the role of new actors, new initiatives and new targets in terms of key international issues and on how Cultural Diplomacy takes place.
The speakers during the Conference will include celebrated artists and leading figures and experts from international politics, the diplomatic community and civil society from across the world.
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.
The participation cost for the program is 195 Euros. If offered a place in the program, applicants are then required to transfer the participation cost to reserve their position.
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