October 18, 2017
in Arts & Life, Life – The Midweek Magazine
Cultural diplomacy-oriented public institutions and organisations drawn from 10 countries, including Nigeria, will converge on Istanbul, Turkey, for an international conference tomorrow at the Marmara University, Rectorate Building, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey.
The conference, which has as theme, The role of public Diplomacy in Bringing Conflicted Communities Together is organised by YunusEmre Institute Cultural Diplomacy Academy and Global Public Diplomacy Network (GPDNet).
It is the fourth General Assembly of GPDNetwork chaired by Yunus Emre Institute President, Prof. SerefAtes. It will run from October 19 to 22.
Keynote speaker is Ibrahim Kalýn. Other speakers include Brigitte Nacos of Columbia University, Luis Palma Castillo of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile, BekirKarlýðaof Alliance of Civilisations and Neville Bolt of King’s College, London.
There will be a panel discussion that will focus on The future of the public diplomacy and the role of public diplomacy in conflict
prevention featuring Ýbrahim Kalýn Brigitte Nacos, Luis Palma Castillo, BekirKarlýða and Neville Bolt as panelists while MelihBarut is moderator.
A statement by the organisers said the conference and discussions will be followed by a Cultural Diplomacy Academy Interactive Learning Lab on Strategic planning for non-profit organisations. The objective of the interactive learning lab, the statement said, is to ‘broaden our visions by learning from each other’s experiences on the way to redesigning process of GPDNet vision 2030.’
GPDNetwork was founded in Korea in October 2014 with the aim of enabling knowledge exchange in theoretical and practical fields and making bilateral or multilateral projects between cultural and diplomacy institutions across the world. Nigeria’s delegation will be led by National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO).
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