ENCATC Academy on Cultural Relations and Diplomacy: The Rising Role of Cities

New York City, United States

Thursday, 15 February

09:30 - 10:00

Registration, welcome and networking time

Address: NYU Torch Club, 18 Waverly Place, Upstairs

Opening words by:

10:00 - 10:30

Participant Introductions

10:30 - 11:30

Introduction to the "Rising Role of Cities in International Cultural Relations"

11:30 - 12:30

Discussions on "CREATE NYC: A Cultural Plan for All New Yorkers"

Following Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl's presentation of the plan on Wednesday, 14 February, we will hear from the following speaker and panelists. A panel will discuss the process by which the plan was put together, its operational implementation, and reactions from the community which it is intended to serve. 

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch provided at The Torch Club

13:30 - 17:00

Afternoon speakers:

17:00 - 18:00


Friday, 16 February

09:20 - 10:30

Talks and study visits on Migration & Diasporas in NYC: The Museum of Chinese in the Americas

Address: 215 Centre Street

Tour of the exhibition in the museum.

10:40 - 12:00

Talks and study visits on Migration & Diasporas in NYC: The Tenement Museum

Address: 103 Orchard Street, 2nd floor

Tour of the exhibition "Hard Times" 

*** There are 24 steps to access the exhibition and no elevators in the building ***

12:30 - 14:00

Farewell lunch & end of the academy - at participants' own expense