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BA, MA, MBA PhD Programs, E-Learning Programs, Certificate 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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The CCDS offers the following Programs:
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International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the UN »
"Utilizing Cultural Diplomacy to Unite the World's Cultures before Hard Power takes the Lead"

(New York City; September 19th - 23rd, 2017)

The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy will dedicate the International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the UN 2017 to formulate new initiatives, which will strengthen international relations and encourage cooperation between diverse communities based upon values of peace, democracy, human rights and the rule of law. (More »)

International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the Arab World »
"The Political, Economic and Cultural Dimensions"

(Berlin; October 15th - 18th, 2017)
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The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the Arab World will focus on the opportunities for cultural diplomacy in the Arab World in the framework of the current transitions and challenges. (More »)

International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in Central Asia & the Caucasus »
"The Political, Economic and Cultural Dimensions"

(Berlin; November 6th - 9th, 2017)
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The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in Central Asia will focus on the opportunities for cultural diplomacy in Central Asia in the framework of the current transitions and challenges. (More »)

The Berlin International Human Rights Congress (BIHRC) »
"Human Rights and Democracy in Times of Greater Global Insecurity"

(Berlin; November 24th - 26th, 2017)

The Berlin International Human Rights Congress (BIHRC) is an international congress that will offer an interdisciplinary analysis of the fields of human rights and democracy. The event will explore developments in these areas over the past few years and will consider the key issues shaping discussions on the international level today. (More »)

The Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy 2017 »
"Promoting Global Collaboration, Unity and Peace through Cultural Diplomacy"

(Berlin; December 19th - 22nd, 2017)

The Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy is the world's leading event in the field of cultural diplomacy hosted and organized by ICD in partnership with other leading institutions at the end of each year. (More »)

Professional Development Program in International Relations & Cultural Diplomacy »
Certificate Program in International Relations & Cultural Diplomacy
(Berlin; December 14th - 22nd, 2017, 2017)

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The Certificate Program in International Relations & Cultural Diplomacy is comprised of specialized courses designed to provide participants with the fundamental knowledge needed in the field of Cultural Diplomacy and International Relations, with a particular emphasis on the application of Cultural Diplomacy in the framework of foreign policy and as practiced by the private sector and civil society. (More »)

Professional Development Program in Cultural Diplomacy »
Weeklong Seminars on Cultural Diplomacy
(Winter Session - Berlin; December 18th - 22nd, 2017)

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ICD Academy Sessions are weeklong programs that explore the role of cultural diplomacy in contemporary international relations. Each program features lectures, seminars and workshops lead by experts from the fields of international politics, diplomacy, academia, civil society, and the private sector. During their time in Berlin participants will also have the opportunity to take part in cultural and social activities and to visit institutions such as the German Foreign Office, the German Parliament, the Berlin City Hall, cultural institutions and Berlin-based embassies. (More »)

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 »)

Young Leaders' Forums »
(Forthcoming Forums for 2017)

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.
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Forthcoming Weeklong Seminars for 2017 include:
Africa Meets Europe: A Forum for Young Leaders (AME) »
Berlin; December 16th - 22nd, 2017
Cultural Diplomacy in Africa: A Forum for Young Leaders (CDA) »
Berlin; December 16th - 22nd, 2017
Pakistan Meets the USA: A Forum for Young Leaders (PMUSA) »
Washington D.C. & New York City; September 19th - 23rd, 2017
Afghanistan Meets the USA: A Forum for Young Leaders (AFMUSA) »
Washington D.C. & New York City; September 19th - 23rd, 2017

The Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy 2016 »
"Promoting Global Human Rights through Cultural Diplomacy"

(Berlin; December 14th - 19th, 2016)

The current political and security situation in many regions and countries together with the deteriorations of social norms for the use of violence, emphasizes the growing need for a greater cultural dialogue, understanding and trust in order to avoid further escalation. The 2016 Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy therefore focused, on raising awareness and support for activities that promote global human rights. (More »)
The Conference included Keynote Addresses from the Honorable Members of the ICD:
President Viktor Yushchenko
Former President of Ukraine
President Bujar Nishani
President of Albania
President Atifete Jahjaga
Former President of the Republic of Kosovo

Marek Belka    
Former Prime Minister of Poland

Hon. Pedro Sánchez
Former Secretary General of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party
Hon. Elmar Brok
Chairman of the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs
Minister Lilyana Pavlova
Minister of Regional Development and Public Works of Bulgaria
Hon. Jan Figel
EU Commission  Envoy for the Promotion of Freedom of Religion
Altabt Gregor Ulrich Henckel Donnersmarck
Emerited Abbot of Heiligenkreuz Abbey
Hon. Ján Čarnogurský
Former Prime Minister of Slovakia
Hon. Lawrence Gonzi
Former Prime Minister of Malta
President Emil Constantinescu
Former President of Romania
Hon. Mirko Cvetkovic
Former Prime Minister of Serbia
Hon. Mihai Razvan Ungureanu
Former Prime Minister of Romania
Hon. Hrant Bagratyan
Former Prime Minister of Armenia
Hon. Janez Jansa
Former Prime Minister of Slovenia
President Valdis Zatlers
Former President of Latvia
Hon. Rui Duarte BARROS
Former Prime minister of Guinea – Bissau