The Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy in the UN

 

 

 

 

The Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy in the UN

“The Influence of New US and UN Leadership on International Relations, Economic Development, Innovation, New Markets, & Global Human Rights”

(New York City & Washington DC; January 10th – 14th, 2017)

 

Symposium Timetable

Tuesday, January 10th, 2016

 

VENUE:  United Nations Conference Room 6 (CR 6) 15:00-18:00 (hosted by Romanian Mission)

 

14:00               Registrations

 

15:00               “Responsibility and the Role of the United Nations in Today’s Interdependent World“

Introductory Speech   

Mark Donfried

(Director General, Institute for Cultural Diplomacy)

 

15:15               Keynote Speech

H.E. Amb. Ion Jinga

(Permanent Representative of Romania to the United Nations)

 

16:30               “The Role of the New UNSG in the Changing Global Landscape”

                        Keynote Speech

H.E. Amb. Odo Tevi

(Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Vanuatu to the United Nations)

 

 

17:00               H.E. Amb. Laura E. Flores H.

(Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Panama to the United Nations)

 

 

18:00               Social Program

 

 

Wednesday, January 11th, 2016

 

VENUE:  United Nations Conference Room 6 (CR 6) 15:00-18:00 (hosted by Romanian Mission)

 

10:00               Keynote Speech

Mr. Mohammed Shams Malique

(Representative of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party, President of the Citizen Movement ; Criminal Lawyer; Director of Melford Village;

 

10:15               Keynote Speech

Mr. Jacob Milton

(CEO, Legal Network International, LLC ND Tycoon Properties, Inc.)

 

10:30               “Democracy And National Elections In Bangladesh and the USA”

Keynote Speech

Prof. Dr. Shaheda Obaed

(Educationist, Retired as Director General, National Academy for Education Management)

 

11:00               Keynote Speech

The Hon. Giandomenico Picco

(Former United Nations Under Secretary General)

 

11:30               Keynote Speech

Lily Gray

(Liaison Officer, UNESCO Liaison Office to the UN)

 

12:15               “Foreign Assistance: Ineffective or Detrimental Without Cultural Awareness“

Keynote Speech

                        James L. Creighton

(Distinguished Fellow, East-West Institute)

                       

13:00               Break 

                                   

15:00               Keynote Speech

Prof. Dr. Volker Berghahn

(Seth Low Professor of History, Columbia University)

 

16:00               Keynote Speech

The Hon. Rabbi Abadie

(Chief Rabbi, Safra Synagogue)

 

16:30               “Theatre, Ritual and Building International Communities”

                        Keynote Address & Interactive Discussion                

                        David Daimond

(Director, Theatre Without  Borders)

                        Dr. Jessica Litwak

(Artistic Director, the H.E.A.T. Collective)

 

17:30               Music as Cultural Diplomacy

Speech

Heather Schmid

(Award Winning Singer & Cultural Diplomat)

 

18:00               Social Program

 

 

Thursday, January 12th, 2016

 

VENUE:  2103 RAYBURN BUILDING, United States Congress, Washington DC

 

12:30               Tour Meeting Point Entrance to US Capital Visitors Center & Orientation Film

 

1:20                 Tour of US Capital – Guided Walking Tour

 

15:00               “The Influence of New US on International Relations, Economic Development, Innovation, New Markets, & Global Human Rights”

Introductory Speech   

Mark Donfried

(Director General, Institute for Cultural Diplomacy)

 

15:15               Keynote Speech

Congressman Daniel M. Donovan Jr.

                        (United States Senator from New York)

 

Keynote Speech

Senator Lamar Alexander

(United States Senator from Tennessee)

 

Attorney Richard Hellman

(Founder, Middle East Research Center)

 

16:00               ROUNTABLE WITH MEMBERS OF THE US CONGRESS                         

18:00               Social Program

 

Friday, January 13th, 2016

 

VENUE:  United Nations Conference Room 11 (CR 11), General Assembly Building, United Nations 10:00-13:00 (hosted by Hungarian Mission)

 

10:00               Welcome Remarks

  1. E. Amb. Katalin Bogyay

(Permanent Representative of Hungary to the United Nations)

Mark C. Donfried

(Director General of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy)

 

“The Role of Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue in Peace and Security”

Panel Discussion

H.E. Ms. Cristina Gallach

(Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information)

Nihal Saad

Chief of Cabinet & Spokesperson for the  High-Representative of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations

Rev. Msgr. Tomasz Grysa

(Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations)

The Hon. Agha H. Jafri

(Secretary General, American Muslim Congress)

 

12:30-13:00    “A Conversation with H. E. Amb. Katalin Bogyay, Permanent

Representative of Hungary to the UN, President of the ICD Program on Cultural Diplomacy & The Arts”

Moderator:

Mark C. Donfried

(Director General of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy)

 

VENUE:         Permanent Mission of Hungary to the UN (227 E 52ndstreet, New York)

 (13:30-18:00)

 

13:30               Lunch Reception Hosted by Hungarian Ambassador to the United Nations

 

15:00               “Conflicts cause Poverty and Poverty can Cause Conflicts”

Keynote Speech

Dr. Amir Lakha

(Founder and Chairman, Humanitarian And Charitable One Trust)

15:30               Rehabilitate And Reintergrate For Development

Keynote Speech

Nancy Bolima

(Founder & Executive Director, HEDECS Cameroon

 

16:00               “Education as a Resource of Smart Power”

Keynote Speech

Aigerim Raimzhanova

(PHD Student of Cultural Diplomacy and International Relations, a program offered by the University of Bucharest, Romania – Faculty of Philosophy, in cooperation with the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD), Berlin)

 

16:30               Concluding Speech    

Mark Donfried

(Director General, Institute for Cultural Diplomacy)

 

18:00               Social Program

 

 

Saturday, January 14th, 2016

Day of Departure