Saturday, June 11, 2011

Check This Out! The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy is accepting applications....


The EU as a Global Actor
From the Inside Out: The Internal Development of the European Union and its Future Role in an Interdependent World
(Berlin, International Conference, July 7th - 10th, 2011)

Cultural Diplomacy in Europe: A Forum for Young Leaders (CDE)
(Berlin, Weeklong Seminar, July 4th – 10th 2011)

Europe Meets Russia: A Forum for Young Leaders (EMR)
(Berlin, Weeklong Seminar, July 4th – 10th 2011)

The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy on Africa
"Strategies to confront the Challenges of the 21st Century: Does Africa have what is required?"
(Berlin, International Conference, 14th - 17th July 2011)

Cultural Diplomacy in Africa: A Forum for Young Leaders (CDA)
(Berlin, Weeklong Seminar, 11th - 17th July 2011)

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Dear Sir/ Madam,

The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy is currently accepting applications for the events outlined above, all of which will take place in Berlin during early summer 2011. Each Program will bring together young professional and students interested in the relationship in question for a program of lectures, workshops, group discussions and cultural excursions featuring leading figures from the fields of politics, the arts, academia, media, and business.

The EU as a Global Actor
From the Inside Out: The Internal Development of the European Union and its Future Role in an Interdependent World
(Berlin, International Conference, July 7th - 10th, 2011)

"The EU as a Global Actor" is an international conference held by the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy in cooperation with other leading organisations. The aim of the conference is to consider the political, economic, and cultural development of the European Union, both as a regional organisation and as a key player in global affairs. The issues raised during the conference will be discussed from a range of interdisciplinary perspectives, which will enable the generation of best practice guidelines and policy recommendations for stakeholders in the field. The forthcoming conference has the title “From the Inside Out: The Internal Development of the European Union and its Future Role in an Interdependent World”. It aims to explore the challenges and opportunities facing the EU with regards to internal reform and growth, whilst also reflecting on the roles and responsibilities the organisation faces has on the global stage.

Speakers during the Conference will include leading figures and experts from politics, academia, diplomacy, the private sector, and civil society from across the world.  These speakers will include a number of individuals from the ICD Advisory Board (for further information about the Advisory Board please click here

The conference is open to applications from young professionals, students and scholars, diplomatic and political representatives, civil society practitioners, private sector figures, journalists, and other interested stakeholders in international relations from across the world.

To apply please visit:


Cultural Diplomacy in Europe:
A Forum for Young Leaders (CDE)
(Berlin, Weeklong Seminar, July 4th – 10th 2011)
**Participants of the next CDE weeklong seminar will take part in: " The EU as a Global Actor: From the Inside Out: The Internal Development of the European Union and its Future Role in an Interdependent World “(Berlin, July 7-10, 2011)

Cultural Diplomacy in Europe: A Forum for Young Leaders (CDE) is a network of young, influential people from across the world, who have an interest in exploring and strengthening relations between European States. The program is based on the recognition that the increasing economic and political integration of the European Union must be accompanied by sustained activity to ensure that public opinion and relations between individual member states, and between member-states and non members states, remain positive and constructive at the grass roots level.

Cultural Diplomacy in Europe: A Forum for Young Leaders (CDE) is open to all individuals with an interest in international affairs in general, and Europe in particular. To join the forum you must take part in one of the CDE Weeklong Seminars, which will be held every 4 months in Berlin. The next CDE Weeklong Seminar will run from July 4th – 10th 2011.

If you would like to be considered for a place in the Weeklong Seminar please complete the online application form at:


Europe Meets Russia:
A Forum for Young Leaders (EMR)
(Berlin, Weeklong Seminar, July 4th – 10th 2011)
**Participants of the next EMR weeklong seminar will take part in: " The EU as a Global Actor: From the Inside Out: The Internal Development of the European Union and its Future Role in an Interdependent World “(Berlin, July 7-10, 2011)

Europe Meets Russia: A Forum for Young Leaders (EMR) is an active network of young, dynamic, and influential people from across the world who have an interest in the European-Russian relationship. The program has been developed in recognition of the importance of the relationship between Russia, Europe, and the global political system. Once they have joined the EMR Forum, members are supported by the ICD in organizing leadership initiatives, conducting academic research, and are invited to join the ICD Online Forum - enabling them to share information and communicate with likeminded individuals across the world.

Europe Meets Russia: A Forum for Young Leaders (EMR) is open to all individuals with an interest in international affairs in general, and the European Russian relations in particular. To join the forum you must take part in one of the EMR Weeklong Seminars, which will be held every 4-6 months in Berlin. The next EMR Weeklong Seminar will run from July 4th – 10th 2011.

To apply please visit:


The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy on Africa
The Rise of Africa - "Strategies to confront the Challenges of the 21st Century: Does Africa have what is required?"
(Berlin, 14th - 17th July 2011)

The year 2011 serves as a milestone in African history, presenting an excellent opportunity to take a look back at the continent's achievements, and consider the next steps for addressing its remaining challenges, along with those emerging on the horizon. Over the past five decades, significant effort has been put into Africa's development on multiple fronts, ranging from economic growth to social and political stabilization. However, with the rapid economic and political trend towards a global society, and the arrival of new global challenges, such as climate change, the water scarcity, and the growing gap between rich and poor, there is now more than ever a dire need for innovative new strategies to ensure an equitable and sustainable future for the African continent. The Symposium will explore the range of new ideas and initiatives being implemented in support of Africa's development, and assess the challenges and opportunities that will present themselves to the African continent in the near future.

Speakers during the Symposium will include leading figures and experts from international politics, academia, diplomacy, the private sector, and civil society from across the world. These speakers will include a number of individuals from the ICD Advisory Board (for further information about the Advisory Board please click here).

The Symposium is open to applications from young professionals, students and scholars, diplomatic and political representatives, civil society practitioners, private sector figures, journalists, , and other interested stakeholders in international relations from across the world.

To Apply Please Visit:


Cultural Diplomacy in Africa:
A Forum for Young Leaders (CDA)
(Berlin, 11th - 17th July 2011)
* Participants in the CDA Weeklong Seminar will also take part in the International Conference: The Rise of Africa -
"Strategies to confront the Challenges of the 21st Century: Does Africa have what is required?" (Berlin, 11th - 17th July 2011)

Cultural Diplomacy in Africa: A Forum for Young Leaders (CDA) is a network of young, dynamic individuals from across the world, who share an interest in the African continent. The program is based on the recognition that cultural diplomacy represents an important tool in helping Africa to address the challenges it currently faces. The network conducts ongoing activity aimed at supporting development and strengthening relations between different countries and cultural groups within Africa, and between African and external partners. Individuals can join the CDA Forum by taking part in one of the CDA Weeklong Seminars, which are held every 3-4 months in Berlin, Germany. Each CDA Weeklong Seminar will be focused on a specific theme related to the African continent and the goals of the Forum. These Weeklong Seminars include lectures, seminars, and workshops lead by experts from the fields of politics, academia, and civil society, as well as cultural and social activities. In addition to raising awareness amongst the participants of the field of cultural diplomacy and salient issues concerning the African continent, the week also provides an opportunity to network and experience the vibrant Berlin.

The program is open to applications from young professionals, students and scholars, civil society practitioners, private sector representatives, journalists, and other interested stakeholders from across the world.

To Apply Please Visit:



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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 Berlin International Economics Congress 2011 (Berlin, March 9th - 12th 2011 – www.biec.de ), 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.

In January 2011 the ICD hosted "The Future of US Foreign Policy" (Washington DC, January 4th-6th), which hosted The Honorable Michael Chertoff - Former United States Secretary of Homeland Security; Senator William Emerson Brock III - 18th United States Secretary of Labor; Admiral James Milton Loy - Former Commandant of the Coast Guard; Vivian Schiller – Former CEO and President of NPR; Governor William Weld - Former Governor of Massachusettsand The Hon. Senator Tim Hutchinson - Former United States Senator from Arkansas.

For more information on speakers who have attended previous ICD events, please click here.

Please address any additional queries to info@culturaldiplomacy.org 

We look forward to seeing you in Berlin.

Mark Donfried
Director & Founder

Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD)
Ku´damm Karree (3rd Floor/Hochhaus)
Kurf├╝rstendamm 207-8 Berlin, Germany-10719
Phone: 00.49.(0)30.2360-7680
Fax: 00.49.(0)30.2360-76811

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