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Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2012 09:49:41 +0200
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Subject: The 2012 International Symposia on Cultural Diplomacy" (Berlin, Geneva, Washington D.C., June 1st - June 28th, 2012)

The 2012 International Symposia on Cultural Diplomacy


- Call for Applications -



Dear Friends and Colleagues,

On behalf of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy, we are writing to you now to bring to your attention our upcoming International Symposia and our Young Leaders Programs (outlined below) hosted by the ICD in partnership with the Chertoff Group and other leading organizations. We would be grateful if you could forward the information to anyone you feel might be interested in participating.




The 2012 International Symposia on Cultural Diplomacy

(Berlin, Geneva, Washington D.C., June 1st - June 28th, 2012)

Symposia Brochure – The Symposia Brochure can be found HERE


The International Symposia on Cultural Diplomacy 2012 is the world’s leading and largest event in the field of cultural diplomacy. The Symposia 2012 will include five large-scale events incorporating the fields of cultural diplomacy, international politics and economics, and international human rights. The events will take place in three different countries throughout the entire month of June and will include over 200 high level speakers and over 2000 participants. In addition to the main five events of the symposia, additional events will take place around the world in all 5 continents simultaneously during the month of June.


Symposia Participants >

The symposia is open to applications from governmental and diplomatic officials, economists, artists, civil society practitioners, young professionals, students and scholars, journalists, and other interested stakeholders from across the world.


Symposia Speakers >

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. To learn more about the ICD Advisory Board please click here.


Speakers for the Symposia include:


·         President Alfred Moisiu – Former President of Albania

·         President Alfredo Palacio - Former President of Ecuador

·         Cecile Molinier - Director, UNDP Office in Geneva 

·         David Smith - Africa Correspondent, The Guardian

·         President Emil Constantinescu - Former President of Romania

·         The Hon. Frederik Willem de Klerk, the 7th President of South Africa

·         Jeff „Skunk" Baxter - World Renowned American Musician

·         Amb. John R. Bolton - 25th United State Ambassador to the UN 

·         Secretary Michael  Chertoff - Former United States Secretary of Homeland Security 

·         Amb. Rufus Yerxa, Deputy Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO)

·         The Hon. Said Musa – Former Prime minister of Belize

·         Chief Minister Shabaz Sharif - Chief Minister of Punjab, Pakistan 

·         The Hon. Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi - Secretary-General of the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

·         The Hon. Theo-Ben Gurirab - Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Namibia, Former President of the UN General Assembly, Former Prime minister of Namibia

·         The Hon. Vicente Fox - Former President of Mexico


We are accepting applications for the following events:


To apply please visit:



  • The 2012 International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy & International Economics – "Political & Economic Inequalities: Bridging the Gap between Civil Society and the Public & Private Sectors" (Berlin, June 20th - 22nd, 2012)


  • The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the USA 2012 – "Cultural Diplomacy, National Security, and Global Risks" (Washington D.C, June 26th - 28th, 2012)




ICD Young Leaders’ Forums

(Berlin, Vienna, Paris, Brussels, London, Helsinki – June-September 2012)


The ICD Young Leaders Forums are international networks of like-minded young individuals with an interest in developing, supporting and sustaining intercultural relations. The first Young Leaders Forum was developed in 2003 and we have since developed and launched a variety of different bilateral and multilateral forums that focus on a diverse range of relationships across the world. Over the past decade the ICD Young Leaders Forum has grown to become one of Europe’s largest independent cultural exchange organizations, hosting programs that facilitate interaction among young individuals of all cultural, academic, and professional backgrounds, from across the world.


To apply please click HERE




Thank you for your attention and for your cooperation in sharing the news of our upcoming events. If you do not wish to receive emails from the ICD in the future, please send us an email to indicating this.


With warmest regards,


Mark Donfried

Director & Founder


Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD)

Ku´damm Karree (3rd Floor/Hochhaus)

Kurfürstendamm 207-8 Berlin, Germany-10719

Phone: 00.49(0)30.2360-7680



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