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The 2012 International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy & Human Rights

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The 2012 International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy & Human Rights: “Social & Cultural Inequality: Innovative Strategies to Promote Access to Human Rights and Equalize Globalization”

Location: the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy, Berlin, Germany

Dates: June 1st - 4th, 2012

Symposium Agenda

The 2012 International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin will focus on analysing the current global situation and will offer innovative strategies to promote greater access to human rights and to equalize the process of globalization, while using the practice of cultural diplomacy as a tool to enhance these processes.

Symposium Speakers

The speakers during the conference will include leading figures and experts from international politics, academia, the diplomatic community, civil society and the private sector, from across the world. These speakers will include a number of individuals from the ICD Advisory Board.

A Selection of Speakers for Symposia include:

  • Dr. Alberto Iglesias Garzón
  • Economist, Member of Parliament (Izquierda Unida), Spain,
  • Instituto de derechos humanos Bartolomé de las Casas-Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

  • Bernard M Ngoepe
  • President, The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights

  • Catherine Casey
  • West Africa Manager, Acumen Fund

  • David Smith
  • Africa Correspondent, The Guardian

  • Elsa Stamatopoulou
  • Professor, Columbia University & Former Director of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, New York Office

  • Hassan Shire Sheikh
  • Coordinator of the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project

  • Jacqui Hunt
  • Director, Equality Now, London Office

  • Justice Augustino S. L. Ramadhani
  • Chief Justice of the United Republic of Tanzania

  • Katlijn Malfliet
  • Professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Leuven

  • Seyran Ates
  • German Lawyer and Author

  • Steven Shapiro
  • Legal Director of the American Civil Liberties Union

  • Prof. Dr. Surya P. Subedi O.B.E.
  • Professor of International Law, University of Leeds, UN Special Rapporteur for Cambodia


Participants will include young professionals, students and academics, representatives from politics, diplomats, practitioners from the civil society and the private sector, Media representatives and other individuals with an active interest in the Program’s themes.

Participation Cost

The participation cost for the program is 195 Euros. If offered a place in the program, applicants are then required to transfer the participation cost to reserve their position. The ICD is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization and the Participation Cost goes towards the cost of developing and running the program.

For more information please visit: icd-internationalsymposium (dot) org

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