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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 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 »)
The Conference include Keynote Addresses from the Honorable Members of the ICD:
President Bujar Nishani
Former President of Albania
President Tarja Halonen
Former President of Finland
The Hon. Yves Leterme
Former Prime Minister of Belgium; Secretary-General, IDEA
Minister Lilyana Pavlova
Minister for the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of EU 2018
The Hon. Reinhold Lopatka
Chairman, the Parliamentary Club of the Austrian People's Party
The Hon. Erato Kozakou-Markoullis
Former Foreign Minister of Cyprus
The Hon. Roberta Anastase
President of the Chamber of Deputies of Romania
The Hon. Gert Weisskirchen
Former Senior Member of the German Parliament
The Hon. Erna Hennicot Schoepges
Former President of the Chamber of Deputies of Luxemburg
The Hon. Mmantsetsa Marope
Director of the Unesco International Bureau of Education
The Hon. Ögmundur Jónasson
Former Senior Minister of Iceland
MP Oudekki Loone
Meber of the Parliament of Estonia
The Hon. Rashed Al Baloushi
Chief Executive, Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange
The Hon. Nouzha Skalli
Former Minister of Solidarity, Women, Family, and Social Development of Morocco
Amb. Ali Ahmad Jalali
Ambassador of Afghanistan to Germany; Former Minister of the Interior
The Hon. Hans Köchler
President of the International Progress Organization
The Hon. Kristiina Ojuland
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia
The Hon. Erhard Busek
Former Vice Chancellor of Austria
The Hon. Cyril Svoboda Former Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic MP Barbi Pilvre
Meber of the Parliament of Estonia
Rector Dragan Domazet Rector, Belgrade Metropolitan University; Former Minister of Education
The Hon. Rui Duarte Barros Former Prime minister of Guinea-Bissau The Hon. Hrant Bagratyan Former Prime minister of Armenia MEP Alojz Peterle
Member of the EU Parliament; Former Prime Minister of Slovenia

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

(NYC & Washington D.C; January 29th - February 2nd, 2018)

The Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy in the UN will take place in New York City and Washington D.C. The conference will be hosted in the UN building and at a number of important political, historic, and cultural locations across the cities. (More »)

The Artistic Cultural Diplomacy Forum 2018 »
"Building Cultural Bridges through Art, Film and Music"

(Berlin; February 21st - 23rd, 2018)
Held Parallel to the Berlin Film Festival 2018

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"The Artistic Cultural Diplomacy Forum 2018" is an international conference taking place in Berlin from February 21st – 23rd, 2017 to explore the potential for art and music to provide a neutral platform for cultural exchange. (More »)

Berlin Investments & Business Forum 2018 »
"Sustainable Economies & Responsible Investments"

(International Conference, Berlin; March 7th - 11th, 2018)
Held Parallel to the Berlin Tourism Fair ITB

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The Forum serves as a platform for delegates to grow their Business, meet potential business partners and investors and advance their career. The event is designed to give Insights on current opportunities in various sectors of the Business World, to inspire and engage delegates with speakers and other stakeholders and to transform into a “Growth in Action”. (More »)

Cultural Diplomacy in the Commonwealth 2018 »
"Cultural Diplomacy as a Means to Build Bridges between the Commonwealth & the World"

London; April 16th - 20th, 2018
(Held Parallel to the Commonwealth Heads of State Summit 2018)

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The Academy for Cultural Diplomacy has therefore created the conference in order to build on the past experience of the commonwealth in order 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 within the Commonwealth of Nations. (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

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The Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies (CCDS) has designed the E-Learning Programs, which include the main fields of research and activity in cultural diplomacy. (More »)
The CCDS offers the following E-Learning Programs:
  • International Relations & Cultural Diplomacy - Specialization on Governments & Parliaments
  • Global Governance & Cultural Diplomacy - Specialization on Global Governance Institutions
  • Cultural Diplomacy for Diplomats - Specialization on Governments
  • Cultural Diplomacy, Sustainable Development & the Global Markets - Specialization on Economic Global Institutions & Corporations
  • Cultural Diplomacy & Conflict Zone Mediation - Specialization on Governments & NGOs

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 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