Institute for Cultural Diplomacy Programs– March 2009:
The Academy for Cultural Diplomacy
Berlin, March 2nd – 6th, 2009
The UK Meets Germany: A Forum for Young Leaders
Berlin, March 23rd – 27th, 2009
The United States Meets Germany: A Forum for Young Leaders
Berlin, March 30th – April 3rd, 2009
The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD) is pleased to announce three programs taking place in Berlin,March 2009. All programs are currently accepting applications.
The ICD is an international, not-for-profit, non-governmental organizationfocused on the theoretical and practical promotion of cultural exchange as a tool for improving international relations. To learn more about our activity, please visit: www.culturaldiplomacy.org <http://www.culturaldiplomacy.org/> .
The ICD programs have been developed to support and facilitate intercultural exchange at the grass roots, civil society and political levels. They bring together Young Leaders from across the world for an analysis of cultural diplomacy, an exploration of the relationship between their cultures, and to create a sustainable network between likeminded individuals. Following the completion of the programs, the participants are encouraged to use this network to develop their own leadership initiatives in the field of cultural diplomacy.
The follow-up initiatives are supported by the ICD through an online forum and personal consultation, and allow the ICD principals of intercultural relations based on dialogue, understanding and trust to spread much further.
The Academy for Cultural Diplomacy offers individuals of all backgrounds the opportunity to gain an introduction in, or deepen their knowledge of, the field of Cultural Diplomacy. A diverse, inter-disciplinary curriculum featuring leading figures from the public sector, private sector and civil society will stimulate discussions of the salient issues in the field of Cultural Diplomacy today. The program is designed to complement more traditional academic studies in the area, as well as accommodate individuals from a professional background.
Further info:www.culturaldiplomacy.org/index.php?en_icdacademy_introduction <http://www.culturaldiplomacy.org/index.php?en_icdacademy_introduction>
The UK Meets Germany: A Forum for Young Leaderswill comprise a series of lectures, seminars, and workshops that will look at both the historical and current relationship between the UK and Germany, and the potential of cultural exchange as a means of improving academic, economic, and political cooperation. The participants will meet with leading figures active in the German-British relationship, in both the political and cultural spheres, and will become part of a growing network between the two countries.
Further info:www.culturaldiplomacy.org/index.php?en_program_ukmg_introduction <http://www.culturaldiplomacy.org/index.php?en_program_ukmg_introduction>
The United States Meets Germany: A Forum for Young Leadersis designed with the intention of bringing together young, influential people from both sides of the Atlantic in order for them to gain insight into cultural diplomacy, exchange ideas and experiences and learn from influential players already working in the field. Participants will develop contacts on both a social and professional level, and participate in challenging discussions. The Forum will therefore produce a dynamic, informed group of Young Leaders who are aware of the potential for cultural diplomacy and have the necessary resources to organize their own initiatives.
Further info:www.culturaldiplomacy.org/index.php?en_program_usamg_introduction <http://www.culturaldiplomacy.org/index.php?en_program_usamg_introduction>