The United States Meets Europe: A Forum for Young Leaders (USAME) (Berlin, December 10th-16th, 2012)
The United States Meets Europe: A Forum for Young Leaders (USAME) is a network of individuals from both sides of the Atlantic, who have an interest in exploring and strengthening relations between the United States and Europe. The program is based on the recognition that the increasing cultural, economic and political relations must be accompanied by sustained activity to ensure that public opinion and relations between individual member states, and between member-states, remain positive and constructive at the grass roots level.
Individuals can join the USAME Forum by taking part in one of the USAME Weeklong Seminars, which are held several times throughout the year. Each USAME Weeklong Seminar will be focused on a specific theme related to the European- American relations and the goals of the Forum. The Seminars consist of lectures, seminars, debates and panel discussions that will feature leading figures from the media, international politics & diplomacy, academia, civil society, and the private sector. In addition to the academic components, participants take part in a range of social and cultural activities.
The next USAME Weeklong Seminar will be conducted in Berlin from December 10th-16th. In addition to looking in greater detail at the history and development of cultural diplomacy, the Forum will focus on the economic, political, cultural, and societal dimensions of the relationship, and the wider context within which this relationship exists and will provide perspectives on current and conceptual issues in the development of cultural policy and arts administration within the European- American context, and the current and future potential of strengthening the European- American relations.
Alongside the USAME, participants will attend the event: 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).
The speakers during the conference will include leading figures and experts from international politics, academia, the diplomatic community, civil society and the private sector, from across the world. These speakers will include a number of individuals from the ICD Advisory Board.
The United States Meets Europe: A Forum for Young Leaders (USAME) is open to all relevant stakeholders and individuals with an interest in exploring and strengthening the relation between Europe, the European states and the USA.
Participants will include young professionals, students and academics, representatives from politics, diplomats, practitioners from the civil society and the private sector, Media representatives and other stakeholders with an active interest in the Program’s themes.
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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