Categories: news Date: 8/10/2010 Title: "A World without Walls 2010" - International conference (Berlin, 6th - 10th November 2010)
"An International Conference on Peace building, Reconciliation and Globalization in an Interdependent World"
(Berlin, 6th - 10th November 2010)
Held on the 21st Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall
A World Without Walls 2010: "An International Conference on Peace building, Reconciliation and Globalization in an Interdependent World" (Berlin, 6th - 10th November 2010)
As the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy's flagship annual event, 'A World without Walls 2010' presents a unique opportunity to join a large group of speakers and participants in celebration of this historic event. Attendees will participate in lectures, discussions and seminars led by experts from the fields of international politics, academia and civil society. Confirmed speakers include current and former heads of states and ministers, as well as leaders of academic institutions and non-governmental organizations.
- A World without Walls 2010 - "An International Conference on Peace building, Reconciliation and Globalization in an Interdependent World"
Held on the 21st Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall www.world-without-walls.org
On the 21st anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, as the eyes of the world fall upon Germany´s capital once again, the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy and other leading organizations will host A World without Walls 2010. The conference will bring together scholars and academics, civil society practitioners, journalists, political and diplomatic representatives, and other interested stakeholders for a five-day program of lectures and panel discussions featuring renowned figures from international politics, diplomacy, academia, and civil society. Cultural and social activities will complement the academic components and provide an opportunity for participants to expand their personal networks and experience Berlin´s rich cultural landscape on an important occasion in the city´s history.
There is a general consensus that the process of globalization is creating a world in which individual nation states are increasingly interdependent and interconnected. National approaches to issues including international politics, trade and economics, healthcare, immigration, tourism, and climate change are therefore increasingly dependent on the policies and approaches of neighboring states and international partners. Despite this growing interdependence, there remain major cultural, political, religious, and economic disputes as well as a large number of conflicts across the world with deep-rooted historical experiences, from political conflict at the international level to violent conflict at the sub-national level. The de-escalation of these disputes and conflicts requires creative thinking and new approaches that take into account both the history of the divisions and the evolving global context within which they are set.
Senator the Hon Alan Ferguson - ICD Advisory Board Member - Senator for South Australia, Deputy
President of the Australian Senate, the 22nd President of the Australian Senate
Dr. Alfredo Palacio - ICD Advisory Board Member - Former President of Ecuador
Anatoliy Zlenko - Former Foreign Minister of Ukraine
Dr. Andro Vlahusic - Mayor of the City of Dubrovnik; Former Minister of Health of Croatia
Prof. Anthony Giddens (Baron Giddens, of Southgate) - Professor Emeritus at the London School
of Economics; Life Fellow of King's College, Cambridge; Former Director of the London School of
Arno Truger - Director - Austrian Study Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR)
Prof. Dr. Arthur H. Westing - Former director of the United Nations Environment Program project on
Peace, Security, and Environment
Amb. Dr. Cynthia P. Schneider - ICD Advisory Board Member - Former Ambassador of the United
States to the Kingdom of the Netherlands
President Dr. Emil Constantinescu - ICD Board Member - Former President of Romania
Dr. Erhard Busek - ICD Board Member - Former Vice-Chancellor of Austria
Dr. Erkki Tuomioja - ICD Advisory Board Member - Former Finnish Foreign Minister
Prof. Dr. Fawaz A. Gerges - Professor of Middle Eastern Politics and International Relations at the
London School of Economics and Political Science
Prof. Dr. Fadwa El Guindi - Distinguished Professor of Anthropology; Head of Department of Social
Sciences, Qatar University
Prof. Dr. François Heisbourg - Chairman of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) and
of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (Special Advisor, Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique,
Dr. Gerlinde Niehus - Head, Corporate Communications Section, Public Diplomacy Division, NATO
Prof. Gert Weisskirchen - Former Member of the German Parliament, Former Spokesperson of the
Social-Democratic Parliamentary Working Group on Foreign Affairs
Heinz J Kuzdas - Photographer and Author of „Berliner Mauer Kunst: Mit East Side Gallery (Berlin's
wall art = Arte en el muro de Berlin)
Kazenambo Kazenambo - ICD Advisory Board Member - Minister of Youth and Sports of Namibia
Jack McConnell (Lord McConnell) - ICD Advisory Board Member - Former First Minister of Scotland
Sir James Richard Marie Mancham - ICD Advisory Board Member - Former President of the
Republic of Seychelles
HE Lt. Jerry John Rawlings - Former President of Ghana
Joaquim Chissano - Former President of Mozambique; Former Chairperson of the African Union
Prof. Dr. Joris Voorhoeve - Former Defence Minister of Holland and Professor of International
Security Studies at Nederlandse Defensie Academie
The Honorable Senator Larry Pressler (Ret.) - Former United States Senator from South Dakota;
Member of the US Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad
Dr. Ioannis Kasoulides - ICD Board Member - Former Foreign Minister of Cyprus
Dr. Luc Reychler - Professor of International Relations, University of Leuven; Director of the Center
of Peace Research and Strategic Studies (CSIS)
Marcia Barrett - Lead Singer of Boney M
Marina Pendes - ICD dvisory Board Member - Deputy Minister of Defence of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Mark C. Donfried - Director, the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy
Prof. Dr. Miomir Zuzul - ICD Board Member - Former Foreign Minister of Croatia, Former Croatian
Ambassador to the United States
Nouzha Skalli - ICD Advisory Board Member - Moroccan Minister for Family, Social Development,
Dr. Solomon Isaac Passy - ICD Advisory Board Member - Former Foreign Minister of Bulgaria
Prof. Sultan Barakat - Professor at the Department of Politics, University of York, UK; Founding
director of the Post-war Reconstruction and Development Unit (PRDU), University of York
Dr. Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga - ICD Advisory Board Member - Former President of Latvia
Prof. Dr. Werner Weidenfeld - Director of the Center for Applied Policy Research and Professor or
Political Science at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
H.E. Yasar Yakis - ICD Advisory Board Member - Turkish MP, Former Foreign Minister of Turkey
Emmanuel Reinert - Executive Director of The International Council on Security and Development
The conference participants will include young professionals, students and scholars, civil society practitioners, private sector representatives, journalists, and other interested stakeholders from across the world.
To apply: http://www.culturaldiplomacy.org/academy/index.php?en_www2010_application-form
The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy encourages research and progressive thought into the fields of culture, globalization and international relations. In this regard, the ICD welcomes participants of the Conference to submit papers on this subject. The papers can cover any topic within these fields, according to your own particular interests and passions. Participants can submit work that they have completed in the past for other purposes, ongoing research or a paper written specifically for the conference. Groups of students are also allowed to submit collaborative pieces of work.
In February, 2010, the ICD hosted the Berlin International Economics Congress: An Interdisciplinary Analysis of the Roles of Global Politics & Civil Society in International Economics (www.biec.de).
In May 2010 the ICD hosted The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy 2010 (www.icd-interantionalsymposium.org ). Speakers in this event included Bertie Ahern - Former Prime minister of Ireland; Emil Constantinescu - ICD Advisory Board Member - Former President of Romania; Sir Malcolm Rifkind - Former Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom; Kjell Magne Bondevik - Former Prime Minister of Norway; and Dr. Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga - ICD Advisory Board Member - Former President of Latvia.
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