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International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the Arab World »
"The Political, Economic and Cultural Dimensions"

(Berlin; July 26th - 30th, 2016)
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International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the Arab World will focus the opportunities for cultural diplomacy in the Arab World in the framework of the current transitions and challenges. In particular, the symposium will highlight the best practices of certain counties in the Arab World of practicing cultural diplomacy to educate and to strengthen relationships between groups within their countries and to strengthen relationships between their countries and the global community. (More »)
Speakers & Delegates for the Symposium include:
Minister Farida Momand
Minister of Higher Education of Afghanistan
President Emil Constantinescu
President, Academy for Cultural Diplomacy
H.E. Dr. Hamad Bin Abdulaziz Al-Kawari
Minister; Qatar’s candidate for the position of Director General of UNESCO; Adviser at the Amiri Diwan
Stephan Mayer (MdB)
Member of the German Parliament
Joachim Pfeiffer (MdB)
Member of the German Parliament
Philipp Lengsfeld (MdB)
Member of the German Parliament
Amb. Gunter Mulack  
Executive Director, German Orient Institute in Berlin
Dirk Niebel
Former German Minister of Economic Cooperation & Development
SG Harald Kindermann
Secretary General, German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)
SG Abdelouahid Khouja
Secretary General, House of Councillors of Morocco
 Grand Mufti Selim Muça
Grand Mufti of the Muslim Community of Albania
Speaker Safet Softić
Speaker of the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia & Herzegovina

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The 2015 Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy aims to present all practices that the field of cultural diplomacy has to offer to the international community for their application to try to remedy and solve growing global challenges. The conference will bring together leading politicians, religious leaders, senior academics and celebrated artists together with representatives from areas of conflict in order to establish new institutions and initiatives that will help with these challenges using the practice of cultural diplomacy together with other practices and means. (More »)
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President, ICD Advisory Board
Hon. Hans Eichel
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MEP Michèle Alliot-Marie
Vice President of the ICD for the Francophone Countries
Vice President Linda Lanzillotta
Vice President of the Italian Senate
Charles Huber (MdB)
Member of the German Parliament
MK Omer Barlev
Member of the Israeli Knesset
Judge Dragoljub Popovic
Judge, the European Court of Human Rights
Judge Vagn Joensen
President the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR)
Judge Julia Sebutinde
President, ICD Program on International Law & Human Rights
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Ombudsman of Portugal
Hon. Thuli Madonsela
Public Protector of South Africa
Prof. Michael Lederer
Vice President, Furtwangen University