Call for Applications & Opportunities in the Field of Cultural Diplomacy

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Dear Friends and Colleagues,

On behalf of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy, we are writing to bring to your attention an upcoming major program hosted by the ICD in partnership with other leading organizations. The upcoming programs, held in Berlin, will bring together economists, governmental and diplomatic officials, civil society practitioners, private-sector representatives, journalists, young professionals, students, scholars and other interested stakeholders from across the world to discuss some of the most pressing issues facing the world today.

We warmly encourage you to explore our upcoming conferences (see detailed information below) and would be very grateful if you could forward the information to anyone you feel might be interested in participating.

We are currently accepting applications for the following events:

The Ankara Conference on Peace building & Conflict Resolution

Using Cultural Diplomacy as a Tool to Build Sustainable Peace

(Ankara, April 17th - 19th, 2012)

ankara-conference.org

The Ankara Conference on Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution stands out as the ICD's effort to impact the international system at its most sensitive and efficient level: conflict resolution and peacebuilding, taking the Mediterranean as the focus of our study. Culture can have an extremely strong impact on societies, and should be taken into account as a factor in change and new developments in the international system. Reflecting on the role of cultural diplomacy as a tool for conflict resolution, but also in empowering the Mediterranean countries at a global scale, will be the main goal of this conference.

Since the classical era through to Ottoman rule, as well as the French and British mandates, the successive empires have had a huge influence on the region thus creating a common cultural background.  But they have also initiated tensions with very high conflict potential (e.g. drafting borders). This ambiguous situation explains both the need for institutional cooperation in the region (Arab League, Barcelona Process and European Neighbourhood Policy) as well as the obstacles that stand in the way of further integration (as demonstrated by the failure of the Union for the Mediterranean). Moreover, change is taking place – evidenced by the Arab Spring or the rise of Turkey as a new regional power – creating a higher risk for conflict, or a new chance for peace. The aim of this conference is to reassess the intimate cultural ties that link the Mediterranean countries together, and consequently the potential for conflict resolution.

To apply please visit:

http://www.culturaldiplomacy.org/gphr/i … cationform

We are also accepting applications for the following events:

(For the complete ICD Calendar 2012 click here)

    The International Conference on Cultural Diplomacy & the UN (New York & Washington D.C., February 21st – 24th, 2012) un-culturaldiplomacy-conference.org
    The Berlin International Freedom of Expression Forum (Berlin, February 28th – March 2nd, 2012) berlin-forum.org
    The Berlin International Economics Congress 2012 (Berlin, March 7th – 10th, 2012) biec.de
    The Power of Africa (Paris, March 13th – 16th, 2012) the-power-of-africa.org
    The Arts Diplomacy Festival 2012 (Berlin, March 22nd – 25th, 2012) icd-languageofartandmusic.org

    The Ankara Conference on Peacebuilding & Conflict Resolution (April 17th - 19th, 2012) ankara-conference.org
    The ICD Young Leaders Forums 2012 ylf-conference.org



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