Call for applications: ‘A World without Walls’

23rd September 2009, Comments 0 comments

The Institute of Cultural Diplomacy is hosting an International Congress on ‘Soft Power,’ Cultural Diplomacy and Interdependence

We at ICD would like to draw your attention to a major international congress that we are hosting from November 6 – 9 at the ICD House of Arts & Cuture. "A World without Walls," hosted in honor of the 20 year anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall, will bring together an international group of young leaders, political and diplomatic representatives and individuals from the private sector and civil society for a four-day program of lectures, seminars in Germany’s capital. During the program, participants will consider the development of international relations over the past two decades, explore the challenges and opportunities of interdependence, and look at the importance of cultural diplomacy in ensuring sustainable multilateral cooperation. The speakers at the event will be leading international figures from politics and academia, who will be able to add unique perspectives on these three issues under consideration.

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We are privileged to include many distinguished experts, ambassadors, professors and diplomats as speakers and guests. Confirmed speakers for this event include:

Janez Janša, Former Prime Minister of Slovenia; President of the Slovenian Democratic Party

Mike Kenneth Moore, Former Prime Minister of New Zealand, Former Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO)

President Dr. Alfredo Palacio, Former President of Ecuador, Former Vice President of Ecuador

President Emil Constantinescu, Former President of Romania

President Sir James Richard Marie Mancham, Founding President of the Republic of Seychelles

Mirko Tomassoni, Member of the San Marino Grand and Central Council; Former Captain Regent of San Marino

The Hon. Alan Baird Ferguson, 22nd President of the Australian Senate

Minister Dr. Igor Lukšič, Minister of Education and Sport of Slovenia

Vasile Puşcaş, Romanian Minister for European Affairs

Solomon Isaac Passy, Former Foreign Minister of Bulgaria, and the Chairman-in-Office of the OSCE

Ursula Plassnik, Former Foreign Minister of Austria

Willibald Pahr, Austrian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Former Austrian Ambassador to Germany

H.E. Yaşar Yakiş, Turkish MP, Former Foreign Minister of Turkey

Jo Ritzen, Former Dutch Minister of Education, Culture, and Science; Former Vice-President of the World Bank

Zlatko Lagumdžija, Former Chairman of the Council of Ministers and Foreign Minister of Bosnia-Herzegovina

Ioannis Kasoulides, MEP; Former Foreign Minister, 2008 Cypriot Presidential Candidate

Danuta Maria Hübner, Polish MEP, Former Minister of European Affairs for Poland, Former EU Commissioner for Regional Policy

Erkki Tuomioja, Member of Parliament and Former Foreign Minister of Finland

Erna Hennicot Schoepges, European MP; Former Luxembourgian Minister of Culture and Religious Affairs

Benjamin Barber, Professor of Civil Society and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland, Author of the bestseller, "Jihad vs. McWorld."

When: November 6-9

Where: The ICD House of Arts & Culture, Kurfürstendamm 207-8, Berlin, Germany

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