Previous Events

The ICD has recently coordinated two event series with the German Federal Agency for Civic Education and other individuals and organizations from Berlin’s civil society. 

“Wie waehlt Amerika?” (How will America vote?) constituted a series of seven events held from September to November 2008 that looked behind the scenes at the US elections. For more information on the series, please click the link on the left hand side.

From January 20th to February 28th the event series “Black History Month in Berlin” allowed the public in Berlin the opportunity to learn about and celebrate the influence of the African Diaspora in German society, and explore the challenges faced by the Diaspora Community today. More information about this series can be found under the corresponding link on the left hand side.
The Inaugeration of US President Obama. A Moment of Change? The Significance of President Obama’s Presidency for Germany and Africa
Dr. Uschi Eid, Mitglied des Deutschen Bundestages BÜNDNIS 90/DIE GRÜNEN, parlamentarische Staatssekretärin im Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung a.D.
S.E. Herr Makase Nyaphisi, Botschafter des Königreichs Lesotho
S.E. Abdul Bin Rimdap, Botschafter der Bundesrepublik Nigeria
Podium Discussion
The Inaugeration of US President Obama. A Moment of Change? The Significance of President Obama’s Presidency for the African Diaspora
Ludovic Dakossi, Kulturattaché der Botschaft von Benin
Yvonne Frazier, Opernsängerin
Jeannine Kantara, Journalistin und Mitbegründerin der Initiative Schwarzer Deutscher (ISD)
Christoph Lanz, Direktor Deutsche Welle TV
Prof. Charles Yankah, Präsident African Cultural Institute
Pastor Frank Williams, Protestant Faith Fellowship Church
Podium Discussion
Inaugeration Musical Celebration with Jazz and Rhythm & Blues
Ray Blue - Tenor/Baritone and Soprano Saxophones
Gary Wiggins - Tenor Saxophone
Reggie Moore - Piano
Nina Hill - Vocals
Max Hughes - Bass
Eddie DeJean - Drums
J.C. Drook - Guitar
23rd January – 30th June City West - Potenziale, Leitlinien, Maßnahmen
An exhibition detailing the development of Berlin’s historic City West from the Berlin Senatverwaltung für Stadtentwicklung
20th January – 28th February Black History Month in Berlin 2009
A series of 14 events exploring the influence of the African Diaspora in Germany
Event Series
26.01.2009 (15:30) What Do We Mean by Citizenship and Integration?
Franziska Giffey,  Europe-delegate of the Berlin  disctrict Neukölln, and Ercan Karakoyun,  Chairman of the Forum für Interkulturellen Dialog Berlin
27.01.2009 (11:00) Turkish Identity in the German Context
Amb. Ali Ahmet Acet, Turkish Ambassador to Germany
Tuesday, 27th January (16:00) German Citizenship and Integration
Dr. Gökçe Yurdakul, Professor of Diversity and Social Conflict, Humboldt University
Tuesday, 10th February (10:00) Cultural Diplomacy and European Integration
Dr. Uli Brückner, Jean Monnet Professor for European Studies, Stanford University in Berlin
Monday, 16th February (11:00) Slovenia’s EU Presidency and the Year of Intercultural Dialogue
Anja Fabiani, Slovenian Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Monday, 16th February (14:00) The Historic, Economic, and Political Fundamentals of the EU
Willem Noë, Directorate General Communication, European Commission
Thursday, 19th February (17:30) European Identity Explored
Karl Erik Normann, Former Swedish Ambassador and Secretary General, European Cultural Parliament
Monday, February 23rd (14:00) Leopold Sedar Senghor and Janheinz Jahn: Cultural Intermediaries
Dr. Lacina Yeo, Professor for Comparative Literature and Intercultural Education, Free University Berlin
Tuesday, February 24th (10:00) Lesotho’s Approach to Cultural Diplomacy
H.E. Makase, Ambassador of Lesotho in Berlin,