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BA, MA, PhD Programs

The Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies is the world's leading center for the study of cultural diplomacy, offering educational opportunities ranging from distance learning courses to master's and PhD programs.
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Please find below the starting dates for all BA, MA & PhD programs:

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American Presidential Elections 2016

16:30 Public Discussion

"Salsa-Lon" - Afterwork Dance Evening »

18:00-19:00
Beginners

19:00-20:00
Advanced

20:00 Party

Private Event

Lets Dance Discofox »

19:00 Dance Workshop

20:30 Party with DJ Teddy

Ü40 Party

19:45 Open Doors

20:00 Party

"Living la Salsa" »

(RED SKY CLUB)

21:00 Dance Workshop

22:00 Party

Private Event

Film for Peace »
"The Power of Film & the Arts to Build Peace"

Berlin; February 18th - 20th, 2016
Held Parallel to the Berlin International Film Festival 2016

The conference will examine the immense transformative value that film, as well as the arts and music hold as vehicles of Cultural Diplomacy. The vision of the conference is to bring an interdisciplinary mixture of celebrated artists, high level representatives from the film industry and practitioners of Cultural Diplomacy in order to prepare an agenda for after the conclusion of the conference, which will initiate programs and initiatives that will support global peace. (More »)

Berlin Economic Forum 2016 »
"Innovative Nation Branding: Creative Economies, Sustainable Tourism & Responsible Foreign Investments"

Held Parallel to the Berlin International Tourism Trade Fair (ITB)
(International Conference, Berlin; March 9th - 13th, 2016)

The Berlin Economic Forum 2016 event will take place in Berlin for four days and will be held parallel to the International Tourism Trade Fair (ITB). The Forum aims to analyze and discuss global trends of nation branding with a particular focus on creative economies, sustainable tourism and responsible foreign investments and will demonstrate how these can be used as primary drivers for sustainable economic growth. The forum will also emphasize the use of cultural diplomacy practices in these fields and the importance of this for the success of the Nation Branding activities. (More »)

The Reykjavik Roundtable on Human Rights 2016 »
"Developing Initiatives to Implement Human Rights Legislation"

(Parliament of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland; April 27th - 29th, 2016)

“The Reykjavik Roundtable on Human Rights 2016 will review the current state of global human rights compliance and enforcement. At the Roundtable, prominent individuals from international courts, politics and academia, will discuss the role of international institutions, states, and non-state actors in preventing and halting human rights abuses. (More »)
Speakers for the Summit include:
Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíd Gunnlaugsson
Prime Minister of Iceland
President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson
President of Iceland
President Einar K. Guðfinnsson
President of the Icelandic Parliament (Althingi)

Deutsch - Syrischer Monat 2016 »
"Zelebrieren der syrischen Kultur"
(Berlin vom 1.4.2016 - 30.04.2016)

Die Lebenslagen der Flüchtlinge, die Deutschland erreichen, sind sehr unterschiedlich, gemeinsam ist ihnen jedoch meist, dass sie sich, verglichen mit ihrem gewohnten Umfeld, in einem gänzlich fremden befinden und auf deutsche Bürger treffen, bei denen wenig Bewusstsein und Verständnis für die syrische Kultur vorliegt. Mit dem Ziel des kulturellen Austausches wird das Institute for Cultural Diplomacy eine Reihe von informierenden und bildenden Veranstaltungen anbieten, in denen die syrische Kultur zelebriert werden wird. (More »)

Professional Development Program on the German-Chinese Relations »
Certificate Program on theGerman-Chinese Relations
(Berlin; April 1st - 9th, 2016)

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The Certificate Program on the German-Chinese relations is comprised of specialized courses designed to provide participants with the fundamental knowledge to understand contemporary developments between Germany and China. Apart from examining significant issues such as economic cooperation, trade, the rule of law and cooperation in civil society, the program will also look to the future for chances of expanding the German-Chinese relations beyond trade and commerce, and will examine the possible role that cultural diplomacy can play in this respect. (More »)

Young People in the Global Business »
Professional Development Program in the Global Business
(Berlin: March 9th - 18th)

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In light of the harsh global challenges, which young employees and business-minded people around the world are facing today, the ICD has put together a Professional Development Program in order to assist such individuals in overcoming these global challenges and to become successful in the professional world of work. The ICD is looking to educate and support individuals in a two-week program with the development of their budding business minds in order to enable them to overcome challenges in the business world and mold them into successful business professionals. (More »)

Artistic Cultural Diplomacy: Building Bridges through Art, Film and Music »
Certificate Program in the Implementation of Cultural Diplomacy through the Arts, Music & Cinema
Held Parallel to the Berlin International Film Festival 2016
(Berlin; February 11th - 20th, 2016)

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The Certificate Program in the Implementation of Cultural Diplomacy through the Arts, Music & Cinema is comprised of specialized courses designed to provide participants with core knowledge in the field of Cultural Diplomacy, with a special emphasis on the use of the arts, music and cinema as methods of cultural diplomacy. The program combines both theory and practical case studies from a wide variety of fields, such as international relations, diplomacy, the humanities, and culture. The program provides a thorough analysis of a diverse selection of cultural diplomacy institutions and the application of cultural diplomacy in the framework of foreign policy, domestic policy and multiculturalism. (More »)

Young Leaders' Forums »
(Forthcoming Forums for 2015)

The OYED Young Leaders´ Forums are international networks of like-minded young individuals with an interest in developing, supporting and sustaining intercultural relations. Over the past decade the OYED Young Leaders´ Forum has grown to become one of Europe's largest independent cultural exchanges Forum.
To apply for the Young Leaders´ Forums, please click Here.
Forthcoming Weeklong Seminars for 2015 include:
Africa Meets Europe: A Forum for Young Leaders (AME) »
Berlin; December 10th - 16th, 2015
Cultural Diplomacy in Africa: A Forum for Young Leaders (CDA) »
Berlin; December 10th - 16th, 2015

E-Learning Programs in Cultural Diplomacy »
Professional Development Programs in Cultural Diplomacy

List of E-Learning Programs

The Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies (CCDS) has designed 6 E-Learning Programs, which include the main fields of research and activity in cultural diplomacy. (More »)
The CCDS offers the following E-Learning Programs:
E-Learning Program in International Relations & Cultural Diplomacy »
Next Program Start: March 1st, 2016; April 1st, 2016
E-Learning Program in Global Governance & Cultural Diplomacy »
Next Program Start: March 1st, 2016; April 1st, 2016
E-Learning Program in Cultural Diplomacy, Sustainable Development & the Global Markets »
Next Program Start: March 1st, 2016; April 1st, 2016
E-Learning Program in Cultural Diplomacy & the New Media »
Next Program Start: March 1st, 2016; April 1st, 2016
E-Learning Program in Cultural Diplomacy & Conflict Zone Mediation »
Next Program Start: March 1st, 2016; April 1st, 2016
E-Learning Program in Cultural Diplomacy for Diplomats »
Next Program Start: March 1st, 2016; April 1st, 2016

The Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy 2015 »
"Building Bridges of Peace and Reconciliation in Times of Greater Global Insecurity"
(Berlin; December 10th - 13th, 2015)

The 2015 Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy aims to present all practices that the field of cultural diplomacy has to offer to the international community for their application to try to remedy and solve growing global challenges. The conference will bring together leading politicians, religious leaders, senior academics and celebrated artists together with representatives from areas of conflict in order to establish new institutions and initiatives that will help with these challenges using the practice of cultural diplomacy together with other practices and means. (More »)
The Conference included Keynote Addresses from the Honorable Members of the ICD:
President Emil Constantinescu
President of the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy
President José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero
President, ICD Advisory Board
Hon. Hans Eichel
Minister of Finance of Germany (1999-2005)
MEP Michèle Alliot-Marie
Vice President of the ICD for the Francophone Countries
Vice President Linda Lanzillotta
Vice President of the Italian Senate
Charles Huber (MdB)
Member of the German Parliament
Lord Jack McConnell
President, Africa EU Relations Program
Hon. Lawrence Gonzi
President, ICD Program on the Mediterranean Region
Hon. Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis
President, Council for Cultural Diplomacy Studies
Judge Dragoljub Popovic
Judge, the European Court of Human Rights
Judge Vagn Joensen
President the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR)
Judge Julia Sebutinde
President, ICD Program on International Law & Human Rights
Hon. José de Faria Costa
Ombudsman of Portugal
Hon. Thuli Madonsela
Public Protector of South Africa
President Vesna Medenica
President of the Supreme Court of Montenegro