March 3, 2016: World Bank, Washington DC
“Timbuktu Renaissance: The Role of Culture in Securing Mali’s Peace and Prosperity”, Fragility, Conflict, and Violence Forum
September 28-29, 2015: Council on Foreign Relations, New York, NY
“Culture and Countering Violent Extremism.” Panel discussion introduced by Ambassador Thomas Pickering. Moderated by Ambassador Cynthia Schneider. Including Irina Bokova, Director-General UNESCO; Grete Faremo, Under-Secretary-General UNOPS; and Mrs. N’Diaye Ramatoulaye Diallo, Malian Secretary of Culture.
September 24, 2015: MidAtlantic TEDx, Washington DC
“Extremists Get why Culture Matters; Why Don’t We?”, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2RbImeUVqw.
February 2015: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Canberra, Australia
“Harnessing Culture for Peace”, Big Picture Policy Forum. See the DFAT video from Ambassador Schneider's visit: Culture, Countering Violent Extremism, and 21st Century Diplomacy
February 2015: Western Australia University, Perth, Australia
Department of Culture and Arts, cultural diplomacy workshop.
June 9 - June 11, 2014 : U.S.-Islamic World Forum, Brookings Institution, Doha, Qatar
Co-convener, Timbuktu Renaissance Action Group, http://www.brookings.edu/about/projects/islamic-world/us-islamic-world-forums
April 8, 2014: BOZAR, Brussels, EUNIC conference on Cultural Relations in External Relations,
Panelist, "The potential added value of European dimensions and strategic approaches to culture in external relations," http://cultureinexternalrelations.eu/conference/
April 6, 2014: D-CAF 2014 (Downtown Cairo Arts Festival)
Showcase: "Contemporary Middle-Eastern Art in International Perspective," featured speaker http://d-caf.org/event/view/35
March 29, 2014: TEDxYale 2014: Exploring the Footnotes
In the spirit of "ideas worth spreading," the TED organization created TEDx, a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At Yale's annual version, TEDxYale, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark discussion and connection.
March 28, 2014: Keynote Speech at University of Georgia
Ambassador Cynthia Schneider deleivered the keynote speech as part of the Emerging Scholars Symposium: “While Silent, They Speak: Art and Diplomacy.” http://caep.franklin.uga.edu/events/lecture-cynthia-schneider
July 19, 2013: World Sports Values Summit for Peace, Tokyo, Japan
“The Humanizing Power of Arts, Culture, and Sports”
June 27, 2013: Institute of Cultural Diplomacy (ICD), Washington, DC
“Culture as a Tipping Point,” (and multiple talks at ICD Berlin), http://www.culturaldiplomacy.org/academy/index.php?en_cynthia-schneider_videos)
June 10, 2013: U.S.-Islamic World Forum, Brookings Institution, Doha, Qatar
Organizer and moderator of plenary session, “Politics Demonizes, Culture Humanizes: Arts, Conflict, and Security,” http://www.brookings.edu/events/2013/06/09-2013-us-islamic-world-forum.
May 15, 2013: Lysoen Revisited: 15 Years of Human Security, Bergen, Norway
“Culture and Conflict,” http://www.uib.no/lysoenrevisited/en.
March 1, 2013: University of Oklahoma
“Arts, Culture, and International Affairs: Cultural Diplomacy Then and Now”