The Instutute for Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin is hosting an International Congress on Interdependence and Cultural Diplomacy from November 6-9th. “A World without Walls”, hosted in honor of the 20 year anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall, will bring together an international group of young leaders, political and diplomatic representatives and individuals from the private sector and civil society for a four-day program of lectures and seminars in Germany’s capital.

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During the program, participants will consider the development of international relations over the past two decades, explore the challenges and opportunities of interdependence, and look at the importance of cultural diplomacy in ensuring sustainable multilateral cooperation. The speakers at the event will be leading international figures from politics and academia, who will be able to add unique perspectives on these three issues under consideration.

A selection of already confirmed speakers can be found below:

  • Mr. Janez Janša, Former Prime Minister of Slovenia; President of the Slovenian Democratic Party
  • Mike Kenneth Moore, Former Prime Minister of New Zealand, Former Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO)
  • President Dr. Alfredo Palacio, Former President of Ecuador, Former Vice President of Ecuador
  • President Emil Constantinescu, Former President of Romania
  • President Sir James Richard Marie Mancham, Founding President of the Republic of Seychelles
  • The Hon. Alan Baird Ferguson, 22nd President of the Australian Senate
  • Minister Dr. Igor Lukšič, Minister of Education and Sport of Slovenia
  • H.E. Yaşar Yakiş, Turkish MP, Former Foreign Minister of Turkey
  • Dr. Vasile Puşcaş, Romanian Minister for European Affairs
  • Zlatko Lagumdžija, Former Chairman of the Council of Ministers and Foreign Minister of Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Ioannis Kasoulides, MEP; Former Foreign Minister, 2008 Cypriot Presidential Candidate
  • Danuta Maria Hübner, Polish MEP, Former Minister of European Affairs for Poland, Former EU Commissioner for Regional Policy
  • Dr. Erkki Tuomioja, Member of Parliament and Former Foreign Minister of Finland

Further information can be found under: www.world-without-walls.org or contact worldwithoutwalls@culturaldiplomacy.org

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