The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy 2010


The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy is held annually in Berlin by the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy. The event brings together renowned figures from international politics and academia to speak to an interdisciplinary audience including diplomatic and political representatives, scholars and academics, students and young professionals, and other interested stakeholders from across the world.

The International Symposium 2010 will focus on the relationship between culture, international relations, and globalization through a program of lectures, panel discussions, debates, and cultural activities. It will be split into three complimentary parts. The program will begin by looking in greater detail at “culture” and “identity” and how these terms are used and understood today. The second part of the program will build on these components by considering the role that culture plays in contemporary international relations and the process of globalization. During these three days the concepts of “cultural diplomacy” and “soft power” will also be explored in more detail. The final part of the program will apply these discussions to one of the key issues that will determine global politics over the coming years – "Afghanistan and stability in Central Asia".

Niveau d’intervention géographique

  • International
  • Local
  • National
  • Régional
  • Sous-régional


  • Promouvoir une connaissance mutuelle de la diversité culturelle, ethnique, linguistique, religieuse
  • Construire un cadre de valeurs communes
  • Renforcer l'éducation de qualité et le développement de compétences interculturelles
  • Favoriser le dialogue au service du développement durable

Pays bénéficiaire (s) / Groupes cibles

  • europe
  • Central Asia
  • Young People (Students and Young Professionals)
  • Civil society practitioners
  • Immigrant communities

Principaux partenaires

-The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
-The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria

Nom de l’organisation / Entité responsable principale

The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy

23/05/2010 - 30/05/2010