The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (http://www.culturaldiplomacy.org) would like to highlight three Weeklong Seminars taking place in Berlin during Spring 2009, as detailed above. Each Seminar will bring together young leaders interested in the relationship in question for a five-day program of lectures, workshops, group discussions and cultural excursions featuring leading figures from the fields of politics, the arts, academia, media, and business.

ICD Spring Seminars 2009, Berlin

Europe Meets Russia: A Forum for Young Leaders(April 28th May 2nd)
Scandinavia Meets Germany: A Forum for Young Leaders(May 31st June 5th)
Europe Meets Latin America: A Forum for Young Leaders(May 26th 31st)

The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (www.culturaldiplomacy.org) is currently accepting applications for the Weeklong Seminars outlined above, all of which will take place in Berlin during Spring 2009.

Who can apply?

The Seminars are open to applications from current students and young professionals with an active interest in the relationship in focus.

What will the Weeklong Seminars involve?

The programs for the Weeklong Seminars will consist of lectures, seminars, workshops, and cultural activities in and around Berlin. The participants will meet with leading figures from the political, diplomatic, academic and civil society spheres to discuss the relationship in question and consider how it can be supported through organised cultural exchange.

What are the aims of the Weeklong Seminars?

The Seminars aim to inform the participants about the field of Cultural Diplomacy and its importance today, raise awareness of key issues in the relationship in focus, create a network between the Seminar participants, and give the participants creative ideas and support for future initiatives.

What happens after the Seminars?

After completing the Weeklong Seminars the participants become members of the respective Forum. They are then supported by the ICD in conducting research, in organising and developing leadership initiatives, and are invited to join the ICD Online Forum where they can network with the other Young Leaders from around the world.

More information about the Seminars, including brochures, timetables, and the online application forms, can be found under the following url:

http://www.culturaldiplomacy.org/index.php?en_forum

For questions relating to the Seminars, please use the following links or email addresses:

Europe Meets Russia: A Forum for Young Leaders(April 28th May 2nd)

emr@culturaldiplomacy.org

Scandinavia Meets Germany: A Forum for Young Leaders(May 31st June 5st)

smg@culturaldiplomacy.org

Europe Meets Latin America: A Forum for Young Leaders(May 26th 31st)

emla@culturaldiplomacy.org

We look forward to seeing you in Berlin.

With kind regards,

Mark Donfried

Director & Founder

The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy