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The September Session of the ICD Academy for Cultural Diplomacy: “Assessing the Societal, Political and Economic Benefits of Arts & Culture”

Added by ICDpress on 2010-08-24

Conference Dates:

Start Date Start Date: 2010-09-07
Last Date Last Day: 2010-09-12

Conference Contact Info:

Contact Person Contact Person: Mark Donfried
Email Email: press@culturaldiplomacy.org
Address Address: Institute for Cultural Diplomacy, Berlin, Berlin, 10719, Germany
Phone Tel: +49/(0)30 2360 7680
Phone Fax: +49/(0)30 2360 768 11

Conference Description:

The Academy Session will explore the history and development of the field of cultural diplomacy and will provide a platform for discussions on a diverse range of related issues including immigration and integration, language and identity, citizenship, and the role of civil society in building bridges between cultural communities.
In addition to looking at the history and development of the field of cultural diplomacy and its contemporary application across the world, the forthcoming Academy Session will focus on the societal, economic, and political benefits of arts and culture. In particular, it will consider how artistic and other cultural initiatives can support foreign policy objectives, strengthen cross-cultural understanding, and improve tourism and foreign investment. Participants of the forthcoming September Session of the ICD Academy for Cultural Diplomacy will also visit: “Floodwall - Telling the stories of Hurricane Katrina in Berlin” an exhibition that highlights the power of art to cross cultural and national borders.

The Program is open to applications from academics, diplomatic and political representatives, civil society practitioners, journalists, young professionals and students, stakeholders from the private sector and other individuals with an interest in international relations, cultural studies, and global politics. The speakers during the Seminar will include leading figures and experts from international politics, academia, the diplomatic community, civil society and the private sector, from across the world.

To get further information on or apply to the program, please visit:
http://www.culturaldiplomacy.org/acade my
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