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The International Symposia on Cultural Diplomacy (Berlin)

The International Symposia on Cultural Diplomacy Protected content the world’s leading and largest event in the field of cultural diplomacy. The Symposia Protected content 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 Protected content level speakers and over Protected content . 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.

In the year Protected content , the international community witnessed historical events that changed the political landscape of the globe, ranging from the Arab Spring, to the “Occupy Wall Street Movement” and other protest movements around the globe. These transitions and protests were all facilitated and supported by the use of modern technology and the social media. These events represent, each in their own specific context, the people’s will for a change, whether it is political, economic or social and their unified demand for more equality and justice.

The events were each highlighted by the possibility for the people to better organize themselves and express their will through the social media, allowing them to gather millions of supporters around them within a very short period of time. When one compares these transitions to similar historical events, one can see that such changes have traditionally taken many years, rather than days, however once they do occur, they are sustainable and broad changes that are not then reversed.

The ICD therefore decided to dedicate the Protected content Symposia on Cultural Diplomacy to the common goal of the public for more equality in the political, economic and social spheres. The Symposia will be divided into five main themes and will be hosted in three major international cities, which were chosen due to their relevancy to the theme of the conference. The Symposia will analyze the current global situation as well as future trends, strategies and the potential to counter political, social and economic inequality around the world.

Symposium Participants
Participation in the symposium is open to governmental & diplomatic officials, academics & scholars, economists, journalists, artists, civil society practitioners, private sector representatives, young professionals and students as well as other interested individuals from across the world.

If you would like to reserve a position and participate in the symposium, please click on the "Apply Now" link below and fill out the online application form:

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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.

Speakers for the Symposia include:

ICD Board Member Marcia Barrett, Lead Singer of Boney M (Berlin, June 20th, Protected content

Amb. Rufus Yerxa, Deputy Director-General of the World Trade Organization (Geneva, June 13th, Protected content

Michael Chertoff, Former Secretary of Home Land Security (Washington D.C June 26th Protected content

A Speech by Theo-Ben Gurirab, Speaker of the National Assembly of Namibia (Berlin, June 20th, Protected content

The following events will take place during June Protected content

The Protected content Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy & Human Rights »
“Social & Cultural Inequality: Innovative Strategies to Promote Access to Human Rights and Equalize Globalization”
(Berlin, June 1st - 4th, Protected content »

The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in Africa Protected content
“Cultural Diplomacy & Sustainable Development in Africa”
(Berlin, June 10th Protected content , Protected content »

The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in Geneva Protected content
“Cultural Diplomacy & Sustainable Development”
(Geneva, June 13th Protected content , Protected content »

The Protected content Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy & International Economics »
“Political & Economic Inequalities: Bridging the Gap between Civil Society and the Public & Private Sectors”
(Berlin, June 20th Protected content , Protected content »

The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the USA Protected content
“Cultural Diplomacy, National Security and Global Risks”
(Washington D.C, June 26th Protected content , Protected content »

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