The ICD Academy for Cultural Diplomacy
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The ICD Academy organises Weeklong Sessions which are taking place in Berlin throughout the year. Each Academy Session will explore the history and development of the field of cultural diplomacy and will provide a platform for discussions on a diverse range of related issues including immigration and integration, language and identity, citizenship, and the role of civil society in building bridges between cultural communities.
The September Session of the ICD Academy for Cultural Diplomacy “Assessing the Societal, Political and Economic Benefits of Arts & Culture” (Berlin, 7th – 12th September)
In addition to looking at the history and development of the field of cultural diplomacy and its contemporary application across the world, the forthcoming Academy Session will focus on the societal, economic, and political benefits of arts and culture. In particular, it will consider how artistic and other cultural initiatives can support foreign policy objectives, strengthen cross-cultural understanding, and improve tourism and foreign investment. Participants of the forthcoming September Session of the ICD Academy for Cultural Diplomacy will take part in the forthcoming international conference: “The Language of Art & Music”. Participants will also visit: “Floodwall - Telling the stories of Hurricane Katrina in Berlin” an exhibition that highlights the power of art to cross cultural and national borders