A conference that looks at the impact of the 2008 world financial crisis on sustainable development will take place in Berlin, Germany July 25-28. The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in Africa will focus specifically on the case of Africa. According to the organizers, the conference will “offer perspectives on how cultural diplomacy policies can assist in strengthening existing and future sustainable development policies and, in particular, how cultural diplomacy practices are necessary to express and mediate the rationale behind investment in sustainable development during this challenging period.”
Symposium speakers will include representatives of international politics, academia, the diplomatic community, civil society and the private sector. A wide range of participants are welcome to apply to attend.