The 2012 Cultural Bridges Conference in Germany
“Multiculturalism, the 2012 Global Debate: Strengthening Intercultural Relations”
Berlin, November 7th - 9th, 2012
(Held parallel to “23rd Anniversary to the fall of the Berlin Wall”)
Introduction – “Multiculturalism, the 2012 Global Debate”
The process of globalization is consistently increasing the speed of the development of multicultural societies, and multiculturalism itself is becoming the way of the contemporary world. As a prominent example, contemporary Germany consists of a diverse multicultural landscape of individuals whose origins stem from every continent of the world. Many countries such as France, Belgium, Netherlands, Spain, Italy, the UK, USA, Australia, Canada and other countries are constantly engaging with active multiculturalism policies which are continually being amended and reinvented.
The 2012 Cultural Bridges Conference in Germany will offer a wide diversity of perspectives on the issue of intercultural relations internationally with particular focus on Germany. The Conference will create and provide a proposal document that will be presented to the international community on how to overcome the challenges in the process of multiculturalism, and will offer best practices to achieve a successful and harmonic multicultural society. In additional the conference will examine different examples and best practices of Cultural Diplomacy that might be applied in different contexts.
23rd Anniversary to the Fall of the Berlin
The Conference will be held parallel to the “23rd Anniversary to the fall of the Berlin Wall” and the participants will be able to take part in the official ceremony and events, which will be a unique opportunity to learn more about the history and contemporary context of German unity.
Participation in the conference is open to governmental & diplomatic officials, academics & scholars, economists, journalists, artists, civil society practitioners, private sector representatives, young professionals and students as well as other interested individuals from across the world.
The speakers during the conference will include leading figures and experts from international politics (including head of states and ministers), academia, the diplomatic community, civil society, and the private sector. These speakers will include a number of individuals from the ICD Advisory Board.
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.
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