"A World without Walls: An International Congress on Interdependence and Cultural Diplomacy"

The ICD House, Berlin, 06th – 09th November 2009

We are hosting a major international congress from November 6-9th. “A World without Walls, hosted in honor of the 20 year anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall, will bring together an international group of young leaders, political and diplomatic representatives and individuals from the private sector and civil society for a four-day program of lectures and seminars in Germany’s capital. During the program, participants will consider the development of international relations over the past two decades, explore the challenges and opportunities of interdependence, and look at the importance of cultural diplomacy in ensuring sustainable multilateral cooperation. The speakers at the event will be leading international figures from politics and academia, who will be able to add unique perspectives on these three issues under consideration.

Further information can be found under: www.world-without-walls.org , to apply click here: http://www.culturaldiplomacy.org/academy/index.php?en_www_application-form

We are privileged to include many distinguished experts, ambassadors, professors and diplomats as speakers. A selection of our already confirmed speakers can be found below:

Mr. Janez Janša, Former Prime Minister of Slovenia; President of the Slovenian Democratic Party
Mike Kenneth Moore, Former Prime Minister of New Zealand, Former Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO)
President Dr. Alfredo Palacio, Former President of Ecuador, Former Vice President of Ecuador
President Emil Constantinescu, Former President of Romania
President Sir James Richard Marie Mancham, Founding President of the Republic of Seychelles
The Hon. Alan Baird Ferguson, 22nd President of the Australian Senate
Minister Dr. Igor Lukšič, Minister of Education and Sport of Slovenia
H.E. Yaşar Yakiş, Turkish MP, Former Foreign Minister of Turkey
Dr. Vasile Puşcaş, Romanian Minister for European Affairs
Zlatko Lagumdžija, Former Chairman of the Council of Ministers and Foreign Minister of Bosnia-Herzegovina
Ioannis Kasoulides, MEP; Former Foreign Minister, 2008 Cypriot Presidential Candidate
Danuta Maria Hübner, Polish MEP, Former Minister of European Affairs for Poland, Former EU Commissioner for Regional Policy
Dr. Erkki Tuomioja, Member of Parliament and Former Foreign Minister of Finland

For any additional information please contact us at worldwithoutwalls@culturaldiplomacy.org

Mark C. Donfried
Director & Founder
Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD)
Keithstr. 14, 10787 Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49/(0)30 2360 7680
Fax: +49/(0)30 2360 768 11

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