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The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy announces that applications are currently being accepted for its forthcoming international conferences, as well as to the next Young Leaders Forum.

The conference is open to applications from governmental and diplomatic offcials, civil society practitioners, young professionals, students and scholars, private sector representatives, journalists, and other interested stake-holders from across the world.

Speakers during the conference will include leading fgures and experts from civil society, international politics, academia, diplomacy, and the private sector from across the world. These speakers will include a number of individuals from the ICD Advisory Board.

In addition, applications are currently being accepted for the next Young Leaders Forum: Cultural Diplomacy in Africa: A Forum for Young Leaders. Berlin, Weeklong Seminar, January 9th - 15th, 2012

The European African Alliance Conference 2012. Development Initiatives, Trade Relations and Interregional Cultural Exchange in the European African Alliance  (Berlin, January 10th - 13th, 2012). This is the first of several conferences relating to Africa. This conference will focus on the relationship between Europe and Africa in the context of development, trade, security and cultural exchange with the view to explore and evaluate Africa’s role in the globalised world and the field of Cultural Diplomacy.

Africa’s relationship with Europe and European Institutions has developed significantly over the last decade making the European African Alliance an interesting and relevant topic for discussion today. The program will consist of lectures, seminars, debates and panel discussions that will feature leading figures from international politics and diplomacy, academia, civil society, and the private sector.

This conference will focus on and analyze political and economic issues such as migration and employment, the role of institutions, democracy, trade, development and security in the relationship between Africa and Europe.

To Apply

Cultural Diplomacy in Africa: A Forum for Young Leaders. Development Initiatives, Trade Relations and Interregional Cultural Exchange in the European African Alliance  (Weeklong Seminar, Berlin, January 9th - 15th, 2012). Participants of the forthcoming  CDA weeklong seminar will take part in the International Conference “The European African Alliance Conference 2012 (Berlin, January 10th - 13th, 2012)

The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy is an international, not-for-profit, non-governmental organization with headquarters in Berlin, Germany. The goal of the ICD is to promote global peace and stability by strengthening and supporting intercultural relations at all levels. Over the past decade the ICD has grown to become one of Europe’s largest independent cultural exchange organizations, hosting programs that facilitate interaction among individuals of all cultural, academic, and professional backgrounds, from across the world.

Previous events held by the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy include the International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy (Berlin, May 11th-15th 2011 –, which hosted The Hon. Lucinda Creighton - Minister of European Affairs of Ireland; The Hon. Michael Chertoff - Former United States Secretary of Homeland Security; The Hon. Rexhep Meidani - Former President of Albania; The Hon. Senator Tim Hutchinson - Former United States Senator from Arkansas; The Hon. Judge Theodor Meron - Former President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia; The Hon. Yasar Yakis - Former Foreign Minister of Turkey 

In March 2011 the ICD hosted the Berlin International Economics Congress 2011 (Berlin, March 9th - 12th 2011 – ), which hosted The Hon. Nahas Angula - Prime minister of Namibia; The Hon. Jean-Paul Adam - Foreign Minister of the Republic of Seychelles; The Hon. Alberto Jose Guevara Obregon - Minister of Finance of Nicaragua; The Hon. Al Imam Al Sadig Al Mahdi - Former Prime minister of Sudan; The Hon. Akua Sena Dansua - Minister for Tourism of Ghana; and The Hon. Edmund Bartlett - Minister of Tourism of Jamaica.
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  • The European African Alliance Conference 2012. Development Initiatives, Trade Relations and Interregional Cultural Exchange in the European African Alliance . Berlin, January 10th - 13th, 2012
  • The International Conference on the African Union & Cultural Diplomacy. “Cultural Diplomacy as a Vehicle of Global Governance: The Role of Cultural Diplomacy and Soft Power in the Future of the African Union”. London, February 7th - 10th, 2012
  • The Power of Africa. Africa as a Stronger Actor on the International Stage. Paris, March 13th – 16th, 2012
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