Institute for Cultural Diplomacy Awaits Participants of Conferences and Congresses


The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy is currently accepting applications to numerous congresses and conferences which are set to take place within the next few months. The events will bring together governmental and diplomatic officials, civil society practitioners, private sector representatives, journalists, young professionals, students and scholars, and other interested stakeholders from across the world for a program of lectures, workshops, panel and group discussions and social and cultural activities featuring leading figures from the fields of politics, academia, civil society, media, and business.

The London International Human Rights Congress 2011

“Immigration &Integration in an Age of Austerity: Challenges and Opportunities”
London, November 22nd – 25th, 2011


The London International Human Rights Congress is an international Conference held annually by the ICD and other leading organizations in a different global capital city. The aim of the conference this year is to reflect on the operation and application of Human Rights with particular focus on Immigration and Integration.

Since the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, the dignity and respect afforded to the protection of Human Rights across the Globe has faced an unprecedented amount of challenges. In our Globalised and Multicultural world rights relating to Immigration and Integration are those which are both most important in terms of International Relations, and those most at risk. It is during times like these that the International Human Rights framework is tested in a way like never before. Raising new questions such as how far should National Financial or Economic failings be allowed to influence the Universality of access to fundamental rights? The London International Human Rights Congress will discuss the challenges and opportunities which arise in the quest to protect Human Rights in the 21st Century.

The ICD Academy for Cultural Diplomacy – November Session

“Faith, Globalization and Interreligious Dialogue”
Berlin, November 28th – December 2nd, 2011

ICD Academy Sessions are weeklong programs that explore the role of cultural diplomacy in contemporary international relations. Each program features lectures, seminars and workshops lead by experts from the fields of international politics, diplomacy, academia, civil society, and the private sector. During their time in Berlin participants will also have the opportunity to take part in cultural and social activities and to visit institutions such as the German Foreign Office, the German Parliament, the Berlin City Hall, cultural institutions and Berlin-based embassies.

The International Conference on Cultural Diplomacy in the EU

“Crisis, Conflict, and Culture: The Role of Cultural Diplomacy in the European Project”
Brussels, December 6th – 9th, 2011

The EU & Cultural Diplomacy Conference is the first of a series of three conferences dedicated to enhancing awareness and understanding of international governing institutions and their role in promoting cultural diplomacy across the world. The conference, focused on the European Union, is an international conference organized by the ICD and other leading organizations in the home base of the EU—Brussels, Belgium.

The goal of this year’s conference is to facilitate exploration of the unique challenges currently facing Europe from the debt crisis, to crippling military engagements to the debate over increased political and economic union—funneled through a thorough understanding of the historical and theoretical foundations of the “European Project.”

The ICD Annual Academic Conference on Cultural Diplomacy 2011

“Cultural Diplomacy and International Relations: New Actors, New Initiatives, New Targets”
Berlin, December 15th – 18th, 2011

The “ICD Annual Academic Conference on Cultural Diplomacy 2011” is the concluding conference of the Institute’s Cultural Diplomacy year. Taking place in Berlin, the aim of the conference is to review, debate and evaluate the year in terms of Cultural Diplomacy.

This end of year academic conference will bring together scholars, politicians, diplomats, activists and young leaders to discuss Cultural Diplomacy within International Relations. Ranging from broad topics of discussion to specific areas of Cultural Diplomacy, the annual conference will provide a wide and detailed analysis of Cultural Diplomacy for 2011.

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 “European African Alliance Conference 2012” is the first of four conferences held during January specifically on the continent of 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 & diplomacy, academia, civil society, and the private sector.

This conference will focus on and analyze economic issues such as migration and employment, political issues such as the use and affect of institutions, democracy and international relations and security and trade issues.

Application Form

ICD Young Leaders Forums


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


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

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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