International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the USA "US Cultural Diplomacy in Practice: Building Cultural Bridges to Strengthen the Relationships between America and the Global Community"

The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy 2014 in the USA will present the importance of building cultural bridges for the benefits of US national security, economy, and well-being of American citizens, while illustrating the cost-effective advantages of such programs compared to other policy alternatives. The Symposium will bring together leading politicians, legislators, representatives of the public sector and civil society as well as representatives from the international community to initiate joint-programs that will increase the volume of US engagement in cultural diplomacy. The Symposium will campaign for new programs, increased budgets and greater governmental attention of the unique opportunities practicing cultural diplomacy can bring. The Symposium will also publish a report based on the speeches and suggestions from all speakers and participants, which will be delivered to the US Congress, US Government policy and decision-makers as well as to the international community.