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The 2012 International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy
(Berlin, Geneva, Washington D.C., June 1st - June 29th, 2012)
In the year 2011, the international community witnessed historical events that changed the political landscape of the globe, ranging from the Arab Spring, to the “Occupy Wall Street Movement” and other protest movements around the globe. These transitions and protests were all facilitated and supported by the use of modern technology and the social media. These events represent, each in their own specific context, the people’s will for a change, whether it is political, economic or social and their unified demand for more equality and justice.
The events were each highlighted by the possibility for the people to better organize themselves and express their will through the social media, allowing them to gather millions of supporters around them within a very short period of time. When one compares these transitions to similar historical events, one can see that such changes have traditionally taken many years, rather than days, however once they do occur, they are sustainable and broad changes that are not then reversed.
The ICD therefore decided to focus the 2012 International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy on this common goal of the public for more equality in the political, economic and social spheres. The Symposium will be divided into four main themes and will be hosted in three major international cities, which were chosen due to their relevancy to the theme of the conference. The Symposium will analyze the current global situation as well as future trends, strategies and the potential to counter political, social and economic inequality in the world.
We are accepting applications for the following events:
(To apply please visit: http://www.culturaldiplomacy.org/index.php?Application-Forms )
The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy 2012 – “Social & Cultural Inequality: Innovative Strategies to Promote Access to Human Rights and Equalize Globalization” (Berlin, June 1st - 4th, 2012) www.icd-internationalsymposium.org
The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in Geneva 2012 – "Cultural Diplomacy & Sustainable Development" (Geneva, June 13-15th, 2012) www.icd-international-symposium-geneva.org
The 2012 International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy & International Economics – "Political & Economic Inequalities: Bridging the Gap between Civil Society and the Public & Private Sectors" (Berlin, June 20th - 22nd, 2012) www.iscdie.org
The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the USA 2012– "Cultural Diplomacy, National Security and Global Risks: The Use of CD to Bridge the Gap between Civil Society and the Public & Private Sectors in an Age of Digital Diplomacy" (Washington D.C, June 26th - 28th, 2012) www.icd-international-symposium-usa.org