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September 24 to October W O R L D 5, L E 2007 A D E R S • Aboard Le Diamant SYMPOSIUM
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Madeleine K . Albright
W illiam J. P erry
Keynote Speakers MADELEINE K. ALBRIGHT served as the
U.S. Secretary of State from 1997 to 2001. Accomplishments during former Secretary Albright’s tenure included NATO’s successful campaign to reverse ethnic cleansing in Kosovo and the promotion of peace in the Balkans. Prior to her appointment in the State Department, she served as the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations. In 1995, she led the U.S. delegation to the UN’s Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China. From 1978 to 1981, Dr. Albright was a member of President Carter’s National Security Council and White House staff. She currently serves as the Mortara Distinguished Professor of Diplomacy at the Georgetown School of Foreign Service. WILLIAM J. PERRY served as the U.S. Secretary
of Defense from 1994 to 1997. Dr. Perry is currently the Michael and Barbara Berberian Professor at Stanford University, with a joint appointment in the School of Engineering and the Institute for International Studies. From 1988 to 1993, he co-directed Stanford’s Center for International Security and Arms Control. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Among Dr. Perry’s numerous awards are the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1997) and the Department of Defense Distinguished Service Medal (1980 and 1981). Dr. Perry has received decorations from the governments of Germany, France, Korea, Albania, Poland, Ukraine, Bahrain, Slovenia, and Hungary. MARTTI AHTISAARI served as President of the
Republic of Finland from 1994 to 2000. His postpresidential activities include negotiating Slobodan Milosevic’s acceptance of the Kosovo peace accord, chairing an independent panel on the security and safety of UN personnel in Iraq, and facilitating the peace process between the Government of Indonesia and the Free Aceh Movement. In May 2000, he was appointed by the British government to the third-party team overseeing inspections of IRA weapons dumps in Northern Ireland. He currently serves as the UN Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for the Future Status Process for Kosovo, and chairman and founding member of the Crisis Management Initiative. Mr. Ahtisaari was awarded the Fulbright Prize for International Understanding in recognition of his work as peacemaker in some of the world’s most troubled regions.
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PETER W. GALBRAITH served as U.S.
Ambassador to the Republic of Croatia from 1993 to 1998. In 1995, he negotiated the Erdut Agreement that ended the Croatia War. He co-mediated the Washington Agreement that established the Federation of Bosnia-Herzegovina and is a former senior advisor to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Currently, he is a Senior Diplomatic Fellow at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation in Washington, D.C. MISHA GLENNY is a British journalist and
specialist on Eastern and Southeastern Europe. In 1993, he won a Sony Award for his coverage of the breakup of Yugoslavia for the BBC World Service. He is the author of The Balkans: Nationalism, War
and the Great Powers, 1804–1999 (1999), The Fall of Yugoslavia (1992), and The Rebirth of History: Eastern Europe in the Age of Democracy (1990). JOHN EDWIN MROZ is president and founder of
the EastWest Institute, an independent international think and do tank. Mr. Mroz built EWI into one of the world’s preeminent non-governmental change agent institutions. He has served as an advisor to more than twenty governments and received numerous international awards for his work. He currently serves on the Council on Foreign Relations.
ur expectations for the study tour were exceeded at every level. Firsthand accounts from former heads of state, an extraordinary faculty, and the camaraderie…all came together in a fantastic travel learning experience.
—–—— John Sculley, former CEO
of Apple Computer, 2006 Symposium Participant
Dear Museum Traveler,
The inaugural World Leaders Symposium in 2006, led by such luminaries as Mikhail Gorbachev and Lech Walesa, was a remarkably successful new endeavor in educational travel. This fall, embark on another exceptional learning program on our 2007 World Leaders Symposium: Venice and the Dalmatian Coast. Join a panel of eminent speakers, among them: • Madeleine Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State • William Perry, former U.S. Secretary of Defense • Peter Galbraith, former U.S. Ambassador • Martti Ahtisaari, former President of Finland Beautiful and culturally diverse, the Balkans almost seem too exquisite a setting for some of the world’s most turbulent conflicts. Traveling along the rugged, pristine Dalmatian Coast, learn about the breakup of Yugoslavia and the Kosovo crisis in the 1990s, examining the relevance of these events on today’s delicate sociopolitical climate. Gather in Venice, Italy, to board the elegant Le Diamant and cruise through Croatia’s dramatic Kornati Islands and to Mostar, site of the recently restored Stari Most bridge. Continue to cosmopolitan Dubrovnik and witness the work of an organization building cross-border institutions that help rival ethnic clans coexist. Sail into the dramatic triple bay of Kotor, and wend along spectacular coastlines, delving into centuries of history along the way. In multicultural Sarajevo, see striking examples of mosques, synagogues, and cathedrals; then call at infamous Sniper’s Alley. In Split, relish a visit to the monumental Diocletian’s Palace, then meet with local dignitaries. Finally, spend a day on the Croatian island gem of Hvar before returning to Venice for a final session. Relish the opportunity to engage in dialogues and group sessions with distinguished statesmen who played key roles brokering peace during Yugoslavia’s breakup, along with leading academics who have closely studied the region. Visits to the actual sites of many dramatic events in this stillseldom visited part of the world enhance this rare educational travel program. Join us on this peerless exploration of complex history amid stunning landscapes.
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U. S. / VE N ICE , ITA LY Monday, September 24
CMYK Depart the U.S. on the recommended flight itinerary, or independently, for Venice. WORLD LEADERS S VE Y MNPIC OES I U M
Tuesday, September 25
Upon arrival at Venice’s Marco Polo Airport, transfer to the private island of San Clemente. Check into your room at the former Camaldolese monastery, built in the late 17th century and now an elegant five-star luxury hotel. Gather for an evening welcome reception. SAN CLEMENTE PALACE HOTEL (R)
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with an opening symposium with Dr. Perry and guest speakers. After lunch at the hotel, enjoy free time in Venice before embarking Le Diamant. LE DIAMANT (B,L,D) DAY AT SEA ABOARD L E D I A M A N T
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The day begins with lectures by Dr. Albright, Dr. Perry, and guest speakers while cruising the Adriatic CMYKSea. REVERSE Participate in afternoon discussions followed by free time and afternoon tea. Gather this evening WORLD LEADERS for the captain’s welcome reception and dinner.
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After docking in Ploce, drive to Mostar. Enjoy an overview tour of the divided city including Stari Most (the restored 16th-century bridge). After lunch, continue the educational program with Dr. Albright’s lecture and meetings with local dignitaries. Return to Ploce in the late afternoon and reboard the ship. LE DIAMANT (B,L,D)
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O PTIO N AL P RE-TRI P EXTEN SION TO VE N I CE Saturday, September 22—Tuesday, September 25
S P L IT, C ROATIA
Delve into the art, architecture, and culture of La Serenissima. From the
Tuesday, October 2
private island of San Clemente explore monumental Saint Mark’s Basilica and
O PTIO N AL P OST-TRI P EXTEN SION TO THE NETHERLA N DS
Spend the day in Split and visit the imperial Roman ruins of Emperor Diocletian’s Palace. Built as his retirement retreat, it still dominates the waterfront of Croatia’s second largest city. Continue to the Mestrovic Gallery to view the sculptural works of native son Ivan Mestrovic, which are displayed in his former residence. The educational program continues with guest speakers and meetings with local dignitaries.
Friday, October 5—Monday, October 8
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the 14th-century Doges Palace. On the second day, choose to study either the masterpieces of the Accademia Gallery or visit the synagogues and museum of the Jewish Ghetto. SAN CLEMENTE PALACE HOTEL
From the luxuriously renovated Des Indes Hotel in The Hague, visit the Peace Palace and learn about the work of the International Court of Justice and the International War Tribunal. Meet with international dignitaries, the U.S.
HVAR IS L A N D Wednesday, October 3
DUBROV N I K, CROATIA
During a morning at sea, participate in discussions with guest lecturers. After lunch on board, arrive at the island of Hvar, one of the jewels of the Adriatic known for its fields of fragrant lavender and beautiful walled city. Enjoy free time to explore the town independently before gathering for a private concert at the Franciscan Monastery.
Saturday, September 29
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Embassy staff, and enjoy specially arranged private visits in The Hague and Amsterdam. DES INDES HOTEL
The lecture program continues with Dr. Albright, Dr. Perry, and guest speakers. Enjoy a walking tour of Stari Grad (Old Town), including the Rector’s Palace, Franciscan Monastery, and the Sponza Palace and St. Onofrio Fountain. A specially arranged private folkloric performance will be held at Dubrovnik’s City Theater. In the late afternoon there will be free time for independent pursuits. LE DIAMANT (B,L,D)
DAY AT SEA / VE N IC E , ITALY Thursday, October 4
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During the final day at sea, the lecturers will host a wrap-up session and question-and-answer time. In the early evening the ship arrives in Venice; attend a farewell celebration on board with a Carnevale theme. Croatia
Sunday, September 30
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Enter the dramatic Bay of Kotor in Montenegro and glide through the triple bays surrounded by the majestic Dinaric Mountains. Attend lectures with Dr. Perry and onboard guest speakers. Upon arrival in the village of Kotor, take a walking tour within the walled enclosure. LE DIAMANT (B,L,D) DUBROV N I K, CROATIA / SARAJEVO, BOSN IA &
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Depart early this morning on a charter flight to Sarajevo and take an overview tour of the city. See the renovated Snipers’ Alley; the WWI Assassination Memorial; Gazi Husrev-Bey Mosque; Jewish Synagogue; Sarajevo Cathedral; and the Orthodox Church. Then gather with local dignitaries and guest speakers for lunch. Return in the late afternoon by charter flight to Dubrovnik and reboard the ship. LE DIAMANT (B,L,D)
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Le Diamant Le Diamant is known for intimate, gracious cruising and a high level of personal service and comfort. All staterooms offer a choice of king or twin-bed configuration, outside views, ample storage space, individually controlled air-conditioning, private bathroom, television with satellite channels, VCR, stereo, mini-bar, hair dryer, and bathrobes. Le Diamant’s 180 guests enjoy a variety of amenities including three lounges and bars; on-deck swimming pool; two open-seating restaurants; and, new to this year’s program, increased ship staff and complimentary bar service onboard.
Program Rates, per person CATEGORY E
Outside cabin with king-size bed or two singles, picture window with partially obstructed view, and bathroom with shower and half-tub. Jade Deck cabins are L-shaped with living area, four portholes, and a shower (no tub). 200 sq. ft. CATEGORY B
Outside cabin with king-size bed or two singles, large picture window, and bathroom with shower and small bathtub. 200 sq. ft. $16,995
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Outside stateroom and private veranda with deck chairs, king-size bed or two singles, sofa, and bathroom with shower and large bathtub. 226 sq. ft. plus 96 sq. ft. veranda.
Outside cabin with king-size bed or two singles, two portholes, and bathroom with shower (no tub). Picture window with obstructed view on Emeraude and Rubis Decks. 183 or 200 sq. ft.
Outside two-room suite with large picture windows, king-size bed or two singles, and bathroom with shower and small tub. Lounge with sofas, desk, and second bathroom with shower. 400 sq. ft.
Outside cabin with king-size bed or two singles, large picture window, and bathoom with shower and small bathtub. 200 sq. ft.
SUN DECK E E
Outside cabin with king-size bed or two singles, two portholes, and bathroom with shower (no tub). 183 sq. ft.
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Airfare is not included in the program rates.
Included One night at the San Clemente Hotel and nine nights aboard Le Diamant • Meals as indicated in the itinerary • Complimentary alcoholic beverages and bottled water throughout • All on-tour transportation • Charter flight between Dubrovnik and Sarajevo • Comprehensive program of shore excursions and special events • Gratuities to guides, porters, and ship’s crew • Port dues and embarkation taxes • Transfers and baggage handling between airports, piers, and hotels for those arriving/departing Venice between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. • Complete packet of pre-departure information including suggested reading list and luggage tags Not Included International and domestic airfare • Passport and visa fees • Immunization costs • Airport security fees imposed by the government or airline • Meals and beverages, including alcohol and wine, not speciﬁed as included • Accident, baggage and cancellation insurance • Excess baggage charges • Personal items such as laundry, telephone, room service, fax, and email PROGRAM RATES
Venice and the
CMYK Dalmatian Coast WORLD LEADERS SYMPOSIUM
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Dalmatian Coast CMYK
September 24 to O ctober 5, 20 07 WORLD LEADERS
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D iscover the living history o f the bal kans with
CMYK REVERSEK. TYPE Madeleine Albright Former U.S. Secretary of State
WORLD LEADERS SYMPOSIUM
William J. Perry
Former U.S. Secretary of Defense
Former President of the Republic of Finland
CMYK REVERSE Peter W. Galbraith WORLD LEADERS SYMPOSIUM
Former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Croatia
Award-winning journalist and author
John Edwin Mroz
Founder of the EastWest Institute
This extraordinary symposium offers another exceptional learning opportunity, as former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and forme...