Moscow Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy “Culture and Heritage”
Moscow Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy “Culture and Heritage: the Strengthening of the Relations between East and West” (Moscow; September 25th - 27th, 2014) The Symposium is Co-organized and Co-hosted by: The Peoples' Friendship University of Russia and the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy Russian culture and its history are sources of national pride for many Russians at home and abroad, and their importance in the field of Cultural Diplomacy cannot be undervalued in the scope of their contribution to the field of cultural exchange. Russia’s many contributions to the world of literature, art, dance, and music have been influential and have long provided a vital meeting point for scholars, artists and people from all walks of life to share the joy of experiencing art. There is not a single country which has not been touched by Russia’s cultural influence that continues to be a meaningful interchange for discussion and celebration between the Russian people and those of other nationalities. Cultural Diplomacy, the building of bridges through the sharing of art and culture, has never been more vital for Russia and the Global Community. Moscow Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy 2014 will facilitate a discussion and exchange focusing on the tremendous value of Russian culture and art and its contributions to culture globally, especially as an instrument to encourage greater intercultural exchange between Russia and the world , and moreover, advancing the field of Cultural Diplomacy as we celebrate Russian culture at this event. Symposium Speakers •The Hon. Dr. Vladimir Filippov (Rector, Peoples' Friendship University of Russia) •Prof. Aleksey L. Nikolov (Managing Director, RT) •Vasily Tsereteli (Director, Moscow Museum of Modern Art) •Maria Morozova (Director, the Timchenko Fondation) •Prof. Dr. A.B. Manoilo (Professor, Department of Political Science MSU Lomonosov) •Prof. Dr. Alexander O. Naumov (Associate Professor, Department of Political Science , MSU Lomonosov)
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