Political & Economic Inequalities
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The 2012 International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy & International Economics – “Political & Economic Inequalities: Bridging the Gap between Civil Society and the Public & Private Sectors”

Location: the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy, Berlin, Germany

Dates: June 20th-22nd, 2012

Symposium Agenda
The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy & International Economics will provide a forum to examine the factors contributing to economic and political inequality both on a global and a particularized scale, identify trends and propose solutions. Economic, political and cultural conditions leading to the development of the current situation will be assessed both at the national and supranational level, with a particular focus on the influence of corporations and powerful individuals, and the function of international organisations and the European Union as venues for decision-making beyond nation states. 

Symposium Speakers
The program will consist of lectures, seminars, debates and panel discussions that will feature leading figures from the media, international politics & diplomacy, academia, civil society, and the private sector.

A Selection of Speakers for Symposia include:
Alberto J. Verme
Chairman, Europe, Middle East and Africa Banking, Citibank (tbc)
The Hon. Alfred Moisiu
4th President, Republic of Albania (2002-2007)
The Hon. Dr. Alfredo Palacio
Former President, Republic of Ecuador (2005 - 2007)
Charles Davis
Vice President Strategy & NBO, Delhaize Group
Claus Fischer
Head of B2B Business, Austrian Mint
Christian Reinaudo
President of the Agfa HealthCare business group (tbc)
Christiane Nickel
Head of Section in our Fiscal Policies Division, European Central Bank
Diwakar Gupta
Managing Director & CFO of State Bank of India (tbc)
Prof. Dr. Elio Borgonovi
Professor of Economics, Bocconi University & Founding Member (EURAM), Board Member (EQUIS), Scientific Board Member (EQUAL)
Prof. Fabrizio Onida
Professor of Economics, Bocconi University
Francesco Papadia
Director General for Market Operations, European Central Bank
Prof. Franco Bruni
Professor of Economics, Bocconi University
The Hon. Frederik Willem de Klerk
Former President, Republic of South Africa (1989-1994)
Gerard Korteweg 
Senior Adviser in Directorate General Economics, European Central Bank
The Hon. Yasar Yakis
Former Foreign Minister of Turkey
Participants
Participants will include young professionals, students and academics, representatives from politics, diplomats, practitioners from the civil society and the private sector, Media representatives and other individuals with an active interest in the Program’s themes.

Participation Cost
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. The ICD is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization and the Participation Cost goes towards the cost of developing and running the program. 

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