Donate

Help us to

continue our work

by donating now!

Membership

Become a Member
of UPF-UK.
Annual Subscription
is only £30!

FOLLOW US

PicasaTwitterYoutubeWordpressFacebook

Upcoming Events

Introduction to the Universal Peace Federation

November 2017
S M T W T F S
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 1 2

Peace and Development

Print

Cultural Diplomacy and the Commonwealth

ICD

You are cordially invited to an annual conference on Cultural Diplomacy and the Commonwealth in London. The conference will be in 43 Lancaster Gate, London, W2 3NA. Amid a wide range of presentations, there will be a panel on ‘Radicalisation in the Commonwealth’ and themes such as ‘Post-Brexit Significance of the Commonwealth to the UK’ and the Celebration of Black History Month. A number of other prominent speakers and commentators will be participating. Humphrey Hawksley will make a presentation ‘Democracy, War and Leadership’ 

 

This will continue a series of events by UPF and ICD. For more information on the conference follow this link, Institute ofICD and UPF conference Cultural Diplomacy ( http://ow.ly/FHlo304U2v9 )

      ------------------------------------------------------------------

Universal Peace Federation (UPF) and Institute of Cultural Diplomacy (ICD) Conference

Cultural Diplomacy in the Commonwealth 2016
"Cultural Diplomacy as a Means to Build Bridges between the Commonwealth and the World"
(London; October 12th - 14th, 2016) 
Held Parallel to the 60th BFI London Film Festival 2016) 

Conference Venue:

43 Lancaster Gate, London, W2 3NA

 

We would like to invite you to next week's conference on Cultural Diplomacy in the Commonwealth 2016. We look forward to seeing 

you during Wednesday, October 12th afternoon, 13th during the daytime, and October 14th morning.


You are cordially invited to an annual conference on Cultural Diplomacy and the Commonwealth in London. The conference will be in 43 Lancaster Gate, London, W2 3NA. Amid a wide range of presentations, there will be a panel on ‘Radicalisation in the Commonwealth’ and themes such as ‘Post-Brexit Significance of the Commonwealth to the UK’ and the Celebration of Black History Month. A number of other prominent speakers and commentators will be participating.

The Commonwealth is an intergovernmental organization of 53 member states, which covers almost a quarter of the world’s entire land area and serves as an influential regional player in global political, economic and cultural affairs. The Commonwealth has a rich and diverse experience of best practices in cultural diplomacy and, for this reason, serves as a good organization in which to hold an International Symposium. In addition, the Commonwealth constitutes a global community where all members have an equal voice regardless of their size and population. Such a community, with its shared values and history, is the ideal forum for fostering mutual understanding and cooperation through cultural exchange and open dialogue. 

The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy has therefore created the International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the ICD UPF ConferenceCommonwealth in order to build on this past experience and to formulate new initiatives, which will strengthen international relations and encourage cooperation between diverse communities based upon values of peace, democracy, human rights and the rule of law within the Commonwealth of Nations. 

The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the Commonwealth will address the most important issues related to cultural diplomacy in the region, and look for methods by which cultural bridges and dialogue can be improved between the Commonwealth and the rest of the world.

We look forward to meet you at the upcoming conference. 

Yours sincerely,


Robin Marsh
Secretary General 
Universal Peace Federation (UPF) - UK
Mobile: 07956210768 
Office: 02072620985
www.uk.upf.org @ukUPF This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
UPF is an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the 
Economic and Social Council of the United Nations

 2015 ICD and UPF Conference - Sir James Mancham

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016  

43 Lancaster Gate, London, W2 3NA

 

 

 

11:00               Registrations

 

 

 

12:00               “Cultural Diplomacy as a Means to Build Bridges between the Commonwealth and the World “

 

Introductory Speech

 

Mark Donfried (Director General, Institute for Cultural Diplomacy)

 

 

 

13:00               “Striving for Universal Peace by Building Bridges Within the Commonwealth and the Wider World”

 

                        Keynote Address

 

Robin Marsh

 

Secretary General, Universal Peace Federation -UK             

 

 

 

14:00               “The Impact of Amateur Music Groups on their Communities”

 

                        Keynote Address

 

Barbara Eifler          

 

(Executive Director, Making Music)

 

Xenia Davis   

 

(Youth Engagement Manager, Making Music)

 

 

 

15:00               Break

 

 

 

 

 

 15:30               Keynote Address

 

Professor Chauhdry Shafique MBE

 

Countering Radicalisation Through Interfaith Work (A Case Study Example From High Wycombe and its partnership links with Pakistan)

 

(Founding Chairman, The Council for Christian and Muslim Relations in High Wycombe)

 

 

 

 

 

16:15               “Arabic Learning and the Beginning of European Universities”

 

Keynote Address

 

Prof. Charles Burnett

 

(Professor of the History of Islamic Influences in Europe, the Warburg Institute, London)

 

 

 

17:00               “Cultural Diplomacy from The African Perspective as a Panacea for Peace and Development“

 

Keynote Address

 

HRM Oba Dokun Thomson

 

(His Royal Majesty the Oloni of Eti-Oni, State of Osun, Nigeria      .          

 

 

Ms. Adaeze Ekwueme

 

"The role of cultural diplomacy in Africa's rural transformation and sustainable development"

 

Miss Adaeze Udo Ekwueme is a Nigerian author and destination brand consultant. She is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Eti-Oni Development Group (EDG), a community development organisation aimed at transforming the rural town of Eti-Oni in South West Nigeria into a model smart town through the efficient positioning of the town’s rich natural resources including cocoa. She has written and presented papers on destination branding for academic journals and professional bodies.

 

                                 

 

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

                                   

10:00               “Education in Arts and Culture: An Essential Preparation for Life and an Economic Imperative”

Keynote Address

Natalie Bennett

(Former Head of the Green Party of the England and Wales)

 

Significance of the Commonwealth in Post Brexit Britain

Keynote Address

Jonathan Fryer: 

Jonathan Fryer is a British writer, journalist, broadcaster, lecturer and Liberal Democrat politician. He was the LibDem candidate for the constituency of Poplar and Limehouse in the 2010 general election.  Vice Chairman of London4Europe, the London branch of the cross-party European Movement. He is the former Chairman of the London Liberal Democrats and Vice Chair of Liberals International

 

 

11:00               “Cultural Diplomacy in the Commonwealth: The Soft Power Within”

Keynote Address

H. E. Amb. Euripides Evriviades

(High Commissioner of the Republic of Cyprus to the United Kingdom)

 

12:00               ‘Democracy, War and Leadership’

Keynote Address

Humphrey Hawksley

Journalist, Author and Commentator

 

13:00               Lunch

 

14:30               Keynote Address

Dr. David Rogers

Director, the Kingston Writing School, Kingston University                       

                                   

15:15               “Towards a Principled Basis for International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy in the Commonwealth and the Wider World”

Keynote Address

Mark Brann

Former Secretary General, Universal Peace Federation Europe,  Member of the Board of Universal Peace Federation - UK

                        

Sheikh Ramzy

 

 

16:00               Break

 

 

16:30               Interactive Panel Discussion 

Anti-Radicalisation in the Commonwealth

Moderator: Sheikh Ramzy

(Imam, Director of Iqra Islamic institute, Peace Ambassador for Universal Peace Federation)                   

 

 

Velma McClymont

17:30               “Black History Month as an Example of Cultural 

Diplomacy”

Keynote Address

Dr. Velma McClymont

(Writer/former Director of the Caribbean and African Learning and Heritage Centre, London)

 

Black History Month

                             Tony Tobunko Fernandez 

                             Tony Tokunbo Eteka Fernandez is an                                                                    International Award Winner, Published Author,                                              Motivational Speaker, MC and Youth                                                                    Empowerment Consultant. He is also The CEO of                                            AFRICA4U and from time to time An                                                                    International Broadcaster. He has promoted                                                    Black History Month activities for many years.

 

Cultural Diplomacy and Black History Month

Henri-Pierre Koubaka

 

 

Celebration of Black History Month

 

 

Friday, October 14th, 2016

 

10:00               Keynote Address

Tony Langford

(Co-Founder, Kinetica Museum)

 

10:45               “Octopus and Oyster: the Political and Cultural Economy of Stored-Value Tickets in Hong Kong and London

Keynote Address

William Arthurs       

(Editor, CityCity)                  

 

11:15               Break

 

John Subbiah: Professional Citar Performer, Taught by Ravi Shanker, Performs in St Martins in the Field   

 

11:45               “Building an Identity within Commonwealth:  Cultural-Political Debate and the Legislative Action of UK for Cultural Heritage Management”          

Keynote Address

Prof. Andrea Ragusa           

(Associate Professor of Contemporary History in the Department of International and Political Sciences at the University of Siena)  

 

12:30               “Issues in the Formation of EU Identity”  

Keynote Address

Aigerim Raimzhanova

(PHD Student with Concentration in Cultural Diplomacy and International Relations,  the University of Bucharest, Romania – Faculty of Philosophy, in cooperation with the ICD Academy for Cultural Diplomacy)    

 

13:15               Keynote Address

Tony Haynes 

(Artistic Director & Co-Founder, Grand Union Orchestra)

 

 

14:00               Conclusion