Programme of the IV. Public Diplomacy Forum 2015

Public Diplomacy for Global Public Goods

Topic of the event

Global challenges of the 21st century ask for a more collaborative diplomacy among states and between states and a growing number of other international actors. This is especially the case for the provision of global public goods (GPGs) such as security and climate. Due to changing trade patterns and rapid changes in digital technology, public goods like knowledge and culture are becoming more contested, also in relations between China and Europe. GPGs are challenged whenever the consumption of shared resources is not balanced with the needs of the wider community.

Schedule

Wednesday, 7th October 2015

Arrival of participants

08:00 p.m. Welcome Dinner at the Restaurant 23 Wallstreet at the Hotel Park Plaza Wallstreet

 

Thursday, 8th October 2015

08:00 a.m. Departure by Bus (BVB) from the Hotel Park Plaza Wallstreet

08:30 a.m. Admission

09:00 – 10:00 a.m. Inaugural event (Room 2.6 + 2.7)

Welcoming remarks 5 min
Christian Hänel, Head of Department International Relations America and Asia,
Robert Bosch Stiftung

Welcoming remarks 5 min
Ronald Grätz, Secretary General, ifa

Welcoming remarks 5 min
Jan Melissen, Senior Research Fellow and representative of Clingendael

Welcoming remarks 5 min
Ke Yinbin, Secretary-General, Charhar Institute

Keynote speech about 30 min
On Cooperation and Global Governance
Dirk Messner, Director of the German Development Institute

10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Coffee break (Room 2.8)

Session I
“A common basis of understanding: Chinese and European positions on GPGs”
Does the public diplomacy of China, European governments and the EU reveal a common understanding of global challenges?

Is there a competition of ideas on addressing GPGs, if so in which areas and what is the scope for sharing each other’s perspectives?

Is there merit in conceiving public diplomacy for GPGs in terms of its contribution to international security?

10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Perspectives from China (20 min, 10 min q/a)
Huang Youyi: Why China’s Global Public Good is the One Belt and One Road Proposal

11:00 – 11:30 a.m. Perspectives from Europe (20 min, 10 min q/a)
Maximilian Mayer: How the Environment (Water, Atmosphere, Land) becomes a Public Good

11:30 – 12:30 p.m. Discussion in plenum incl. 5 min. case study China by Sunami Atsushi on Science Diplomacy, 5 min. case study Europe by Mikko Huotari on Regional Financial Governance

Moderator: from China Zhao Kejin

12:30 – 01:30 p.m. Lunch (Room 5.1/5.3)

Session II
“Comparative approaches: Towards public diplomacy in an international realm”
How do China and Europe present their cases for the provision of Global Public Goods in different fields (e.g. security, trade) in the international arena?

What are the similarities and differences in the ways China and Europe try to influence foreign public opinion and what instruments do they use?

How are domestic publics targeted or actively engaged in public diplomacy strategies?

How does growing interconnectedness between China and Europe in an expanding transnational realm impact on approaches towards public diplomacy?

01:30 – 02:00 p.m. Perspectives from Europe (20 min, 10 min q/a)
Ingrid d’Hooghe: China’s Public Diplomacy Strategy: the Importance of Providing Global Public Goods

02:00 – 02:30 p.m. Perspectives from China (20 min, 10 min q/a)
Yao Yao: Opportunity and Challenge: Public Diplomacy between China and Europe

02:30 – 03:30 p.m. Discussion in plenum incl. 5 min. case study China by Wang Yiwei: What Will the One
Belt and One Road Initiative Provide to GPGs? 5 min. case study Europe by Shaun Breslin: Non-Traditional Security for Who/What? Between the International, the National and the Human

Moderator: Susan Perry

03:30 p.m. Departure by bus (BVB)
Cultural programme – Sightseeing Tour

05:30 p.m. End of the Sightseeing Tour at the Robert Bosch Stiftung

05:30 – 06:30 p.m. Dinner (Room 5.1/5.3)

Public Evening event (Atrium)

06:30 p.m. Admission

07:30 – 08:00 p.m. Welcoming remarks

Christian Hänel, Head of Department International Relations America and Asia,
Robert Bosch Stiftung

Catalina Cullas, Head of Division for Cultural and Media Relations Southern Hemisphere and Cultural Heritage Preservation worldwide, Federal Foreign Office

Li Xiaosi, Minister of the Chinese Embassy in Germany

08:00 – 09:30 p.m. Public Panel Discussion
(Mis)understanding of Climate – China, India and the EU
Bharat H. Desai, Wang Yiwei, Dirk Messner
Moderation: Clare Shine
(simultaneous translation English/German)

Followed by discussion with the audience

09:30 – 10:45 p.m. Reception (Room 0.1 and Foyer)

11:00 p.m. End

11:15 p.m. Departure by bus (BVB) to the Hotel Park Plaza Wallstreet

 

Friday, 9th October 2015

08:50 a.m. Departure by bus (BVB) from the Hotel Park Plaza Wallstreet

09:15 a.m. Admission (Room 2.6 + 2.7)

Session III
“Trends in Diplomacy of China and Europe and their influence on GPG governance”
What are the opportunities and obstacles in China-Europe relations of digital diplomacy in the interest of GPGs?

How relevant is the distinction between public diplomacy and diplomacy in general, and how do China and Europe experience current change in diplomatic practice?

Is there a common understanding in China-Europe relations on the interdependence between domestic and global publics?

What is the potential of developing collaborative public diplomacy initiatives between China and Europe that aim at GPG provision, and is this influenced by relations with other big powers (the US, Russia)?

09:30 – 10:00 a.m. Perspectives from China (20 min, 10 min q/a)
Jan Melissen: Diplomacy Going Digital – An Invitation to an Emerging Debate

10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Perspectives from Europe (20 min, 10 min q/a)
Li Lina: Reflections and Suggestions for Climate Diplomacy Based on Experiences of Germany and China

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Discussion in plenum incl. 5 min. case study China by Fan Lei: Soft Public Goods and the One Belt One Road Initiative, 5 min. case study Europe by Rainer Kuhlen on the Regulation of GPGs: PDF2015_Presentation_RainerKuhlen

Moderator: Huang Youyi

11:30 – 12:00 p.m. Flash back
3 min. statements by 2 other members of the delegation of China
Chu Yilin and Yin Shengyuan and
2 other members of the delegation of Europe
Jay (Jian) Wang and Bharat H. Desai

Summarizing feedback by a speaker from China Zhao Kejin

12:00 – 01:00 p.m. Lunch (Room 5.1/5.3)

Session IV

Workshop “Berlin Consensus”

01:30 – 02:30 p.m. Separate group meetings of the Chinese and the European delegation (Room 1.1/1.2)

02:30 – 03:00 p.m. Coffee break

03:00 – 04:30 p.m. Common plenum:
Design of a common draft

Thank you and farewell by the organizers

05:00 p.m. End of the conference

05:30 p.m. Departure by bus (BVB) to the Hotel Park Plaza Wallstreet

Departure of the European speakers
Chinese Delegation: Free time for your own arrangements (except core team)

06:00 – 07:30 p.m. Meeting “Core Team” (Room 1.2)
Planning of post-Berlin

Saturday, 10th October 2015
Departure Chinese delegation

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