Professional Development Program in Cultural Diplomacy

Weeklong Seminars on Cultural Diplomacy

(Berlin; August 14th - 20th, 2017)

Conference Book

Upon completion of the conference, The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy will publish a conference book including the proceedings and activities of the conference. This book will include a number of different components:
  • Introductory Essay by ICD's Director and Advisory Board Members
  • The Conference Report and Summary
  • Conference Papers and Lectures from the Speakers
  • The Revised and Edited Participant Papers
  • Special Interviews with the Speakers and Participants
  • A Photo Gallery of the entire event including social activities and a group photo of all of the conference speakers and participants
Once published, the book will be distributed to the entire ICD Advisory Board, ICD Members and the wider global network of ICD partners around the world. This will enable a much wider audience to benefit from the conference and it will archive this historic gathering and opportunity for dialogue and exchange. This is also an opportunity for our participants and speakers to publish in a book that will be read by a very wide audience of important stakeholders involved directly and indirectly in the field of cultural diplomacy.

Participant Papers

The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy encourages academic research and analysis of issues related to the goals of our individual forums, conferences and the institute as a whole. This may include, for example, studies in the fields of  culture, international politics, economics, law, history, philosophy, peace and conflict studies, communication studies, anthropology, musicology, art history, and linguistics.

The global challenges that have emerged over the past two decades demand new approaches by international organizations, governments, sub-nation actors, and individuals. These new approaches must take into account the changing context of international relations: the impact of the technological revolution, the increasing interdependence of nation states, and the emergence of global issues such as climate change and international terrorism. In order to identify and implement successful strategies, a creative approach is needed that promotes interdisciplinary analysis and provides space for input from different levels of society in different regions of the world.

The ICD would therefore like to welcome the participants of our weeklong seminars and conferences to submit a paper they would like to be considered for delivery at their program. This may be an article written especially for purpose, or an article they have already submitted as an academic essay, or equivalent. We are also able to accept collaborative pieces of work from groups of students.

A jury of experts, including members of the ICD Advisory board and ICD staff, will then review the papers and contact you. Participant papers should be submitted to the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy no later than two weeks before the Weeklong Seminar/Conference/Event.