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Institute for Cultural DiplomacyCall for Applications
The Berlin International Economics Congress (BIEC)
 An Interdisciplinary Analysis of the Roles of Global Politics & Civil Society in International Economics
(Berlin, 4th - 7th February 2010)
Dear friends and colleagues,
I am writing to announce the dates of the forthcoming major congress being held by the Institute forCultural Diplomacy taking place in February 2010. We appreciate your support and assistance inspreading the word about this great opportunity and would be grateful if you could forward thisinformation on to any individuals who you feel may be interested in attending this program.
The BIEC
(www.biec.de) will take place in Berlin from 4th - 7th February 2010 and will provide aforum for leading figures from across the world in economics, politics, civil society, the private sectorand academia to discuss different perspectives on the recent financial crisis and the internationaleconomy. The event will seek to produce policy recommendations that take into account the diverserange of actors and stakeholders in the field.
The following issues will be addressed and explored:
 
The New Economic World Order & International Relations
(Focus: Russia, China, India, Brazil, South Africa, and Indonesia)
Moving Beyond Copenhagen: Bridging International Economics and ClimateChange
(Focus: The Copenhagen Conference, Economic Dimensions of Climate Change, theRole of Civil Society, Green Technologies)
The Global Financial Crisis
(Focus: Causes, Impact, Protectionism and the Challenges Ahead; Case studies of Iceland,Dubai, Latvia, Hungary, and the US)
Corporate Social Responsibility and Socially Responsible Investment
(Focus: Multinational Corporations in Africa, Latin America and Asia, the Triple Bottom Line,Business Ethics, CSR Rating Indices)
Traditional Industries in the Information Age
(Focus: Real Estate, Tourism, Car and Aircraft Industries, and Agriculture)
Ethics in Aid and Trade: Incentives and Impacts
(Focus: Ethical Trading Initiatives, Fair-trade, Ethical Consumerism, The Role of NGOs)
We are privileged to include as speakers many distinguished experts from the fields of international politics, economists, diplomacy, the private sector and civil society.
Confirmed speakers include:
Alfred Sant
, Former Prime Minister of Malta;
Anneli Jäätenmakli
, Former Prime Minister of Finland;
Bendtsen Bendt
, MEP, Former Deputy Prime Minister of Denmark;
Corinne Dominique MargueriteLepage
, Former French Minister of the Environment;
Dr. Erhard Busek
, Former Vice-Chancellor of Austria;
François-Xavier de Donnea
, Former Mayor of the City of Brussels;
Gerassimos D. Arsenis
,Former Minister of Economics of Greece;
Guido de Marco
, Former President of the United NationsGeneral Assembly, Former President of Malta;
Dr. Jacques F. Poos
, Former Deputy Prime Minister of Luxembourg, Former Minister of Finance and of Foreign Affairs;
Katherine Marshall
, Senior Advisorfor the World Bank, Visiting Professor Georgetown University;
Kurt Bodewig
, Former German Ministerof Transport, Building and Urban Affairs;
Mart Laar
, Former Minister of Estonia;
Prof Rupert Scholz
,Former Minister of Defense of Germany;
Dr. Susan George
, President of the Board of TNI andhonorary president of ATTAC-France;
Sven Giegold
, MEP, Germany, Co-founder of Attac;
VolkerHauff 
, Former German Minister for Research and Technology, Former German Minister of Transport
Further information about the program can be found at:
 www.biec.deWe are also involved with a number of other interesting projects to take place later this year. For moreinformation about our activity as a whole, please visit the website:www.culturaldiplomacy.org 

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