(Berlin, February 13th-17th, 2013)
ICD Academy Sessions are weeklong programs that explore the role of cultural diplomacy in contemporary international relations. Each program features lectures, seminars and workshops lead by experts from the fields of international politics, diplomacy, academia, civil society, and the private sector. During their time in Berlin participants will also have the opportunity to take part in cultural and social activities and to visit institutions such as the German Foreign Office, the German Parliament, the Berlin City Hall, cultural institutions and Berlin-based embassies.
The ICD Academy was established to allow individuals of all academic and professional backgrounds the opportunity to learn more about the subject of cultural diplomacy. In recognition of the growing interdependence of individual nation states, and the increasing role of non-governmental organizations in international affairs, the importance of cross-cultural exchange based on dialogue, understanding, and trust is under ever more focus. Each Academy Session will therefore seek to explore the history and development of cultural diplomacy, with a particular focus on the state-sponsored cultural diplomacy, and then to evaluate the development of the concept and its application by different actors across the world today.
The Academy Session timetables are designed to allow participants the opportunity to discuss salient issues with experts from the field, whilst providing a framework for group discussions amongst each other. Further information about the academy methodology, speakers and locations as well as the application form, can be accessed using the links on the left hand side.
Each Academy Session will bring together an interdisciplinary group of individuals from across the world. The program is open to applications from governmental and diplomatic officials, civil society practitioners, young professionals, students and scholars, private sector representatives, journalists, and other interested stakeholders from across the world.
During the weeklong program the participants will have opportunities to network amongst each other, with the speakers, as well as with ICD Advisory Board Members and partners. Academy Session participants become part of a growing international network of people from across the world with different fields of interest and levels of experience who share a commitment to intercultural exchange. Participants will be able to remain in touch with each other through the ICD Networks.
Certificate of Attendance
All academy participants will be awarded an official certificate of attendance upon completion of the program, which will provide details of the speakers who took part and the topics discussed. Each certificate will be signed by members of the ICD's Advisory Board.
Speakers during the Academy Sessions include experts from the fields of politics, diplomacy, civil society, academia, and the private sector.
To apply please visit: http://www.culturaldiplomacy.de/index.php?en_application-form_academy-seminars
For more information please visit: http://www.culturaldiplomacy.org/academy/index.php?en_academy