Cultural Diplomacy News (More »)

Academy for Cultural Diplomacy (More »)

The Academy for Cultural Diplomacy Studies »
BA, MA, & PhD Programs, E-Learning Programs, Certificate Programs

The Academy for Cultural Diplomacy serves as the academic department within the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy with the aims of developing and raising awareness of the theory and practice of cultural diplomacy and related fields (such as human rights, international law, creative industries, and the performing arts) by governments and non-state actors, as well as to explore new strategies for the strengthening of intercultural relations and promoting global peace.
To apply for the academy programs, please click HERE
The Academy offers the following Programs:
BA & MA, & PhD Programs in Cultural Diplomacy » MA Programs in Creative Industries »
E-Learning Programs in Cultural Diplomacy » Certificate & Professional Development Programs in Cultural Diplomacy »
International Conferences » Weeklong Seminars in Cultural Diplomacy »

Cultural Diplomacy, Creative Industries and Performing Arts - Forthcoming International Conferences 2015 (More »)

The International Symposium on Creative Industries, Culinary Innovation and Performing Arts »
"Benefits, Uses and Contributions to Global Politics, Diplomacy, Sustainable Economics and Multiculturalism"

(Berlin; July 28th - August 1st, 2015)

The "International Symposium on Creative Industries, Culinary Innovation and Performing Arts" will be a 5-day symposium, which will take place in Berlin and will hosted in the new ICD House of Arts & Culture. The Symposium will bring together experts and professionals from the fields of creative industries, culinary and performing arts in order to discuss, perform and present the many benefits, uses and contributions of creative industries, culinary innovation and performing arts through a mixture of dynamic presentations, performances, demonstrations, workshops and interactive discussions. (More »)
Guest of honor for the Symposium includes the Hon. Carlo Mazzi; Chairperson and Executive Director of Prada

Autogrill.10 – Ten Years of Sustainability »
Looking at the Future of Business & Sustainability: Opportunities and Developments

(Milan; September 16th - 19th, 2015)

The forum, which will take place on September 17 at Palazzo Reale in the city center of Milan, will consist of lectures, presentations and workshops, interactive sessions and social activities held by experts within the field. The event will present the myriad of opportunities offered by the emerging trends of sustainable economies, technologies and industries. (More »)

Armenia Economic Forum 2015 »
"International Business & Responsible Investments in the Caucasus & Central Asia"

(Yerevan; October 14th-16th, 2015)

The Armenia Economic Forum 2015 will be hosted in the Government House of Armenia in Yerevan. The Forum will include delegates coming from the fields of politics, economics and culture from the public and private sectors. The Forum will include keynote addresses, panel discussions, debates, excursions and cultural and social activities in order to facilitate networking opportunities for the speakers and delegates. (More »)

Cultural Diplomacy, Human Rights, Religion & Global Peace - Forthcoming Events (More »)

International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the UN »
"The 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of the UN: Developing Initiatives to Promote Cultural Understanding, Global Human Rights & World Peace"

(New York City; September 21st - 26th, 2015 - Held Parallel to the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly)

In an age of growing international instability, many questions are being posed about the responsibility and the role of the United Nations in today’s interdependent world. This Symposium will take the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the UN to bring an international and interdisciplinary group of practitioners of cultural diplomacy together with high level global governance representatives in order to analyze and to develop new initiatives to promote cultural understanding, global human rights & world peace within the UN. (More »)

Thessaloniki Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy & Religion »
"Extending the Olive Branch: Peace through Interfaith Dialogue"

The Symposium is under the Presence & Patronage of His All Holiness Bartholomew, Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch
(Thessaloniki, Greece; October 1st - 4th, 2015)

The Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy & Religion will aim to foster mutual understanding through interfaith dialogue in the spirit of securing a more peaceful and stable world. This momentous occasion will spotlight the significance of religious exchange through open dialogue and peaceful accord in the hopes of finding a common ground that unites rather than unbinds the world religions. In reimagining the role of religion as a tool for global peace and stability, the Symposium will see delegates from various disciplines, which will engage in discussions where the opportunity to hear their various impressions and thoughts on the issues and the strategies they think are viable to resolve systemic problems in order to achieve lasting peace will be presented. (More »)
The Symposium will include Keynote Addresses from the Honorable:
Mayor Yiannis Boutaris
Mayor of the City of Thessaloniki
His All Holiness Bartholomew
Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch
Commissioner (Ret.) Anna Diamantopoulou
Former Greek European Commissioner for Employment

Iceland Summit on International Law & Human Rights 2015 »
"Developing Initiatives to Implement Human Rights Legislation"

(Parliament of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland; October 8th - 10th, 2015)

The Iceland Summit on International Law & Human Rights 2015 will review the current situation with regards to human right laws and their implementations in order developing initiatives to implement human rights legislation after the conclusion of the conference. The Summit will include keynote addresses, panel discussions, plenary sessions and social activities. Speakers and delegates of the Summit will also prepare recommendations and a list of concrete activities for the future development of the international law system to support human rights globally, which can be implemented by the participants of the conference and the global community. (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)

Youth Education & Development (More »)

The Annual Summit on Youth in the United Nations »
"The 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of the UN: Developing Youth Initiatives to Promote Sustainable Economies, Cultural Understanding, and Global Human Rights"

(New York City; September 21st - 26th, 2015 – Held Parallel to the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly)

The Annual Summit on Youth in the United Nations will bring together an interdisciplinary group of experts, activists and youth in order to develop initiatives driven by the youth to promote sustainable economies, intercultural understanding and global human rights. The summit will include a variety of lectures, interactive discussions, presentations, workshops and social activities that will support the summit agenda. (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:
Cultural Diplomacy & the Global Economy: A Forum for Young Leaders »
Berlin; September 23rd - 27th, 2015
The United States Meets Europe: A Forum for Young Leaders (USAME) »
NYC; September 21st - 26th, 2015
Africa Meets Europe: A Forum for Young Leaders (AME) »
Berlin; August 25th - 29th, 2015
Cultural Diplomacy in Africa: A Forum for Young Leaders (CDA) »
Berlin; August 25th - 29th, 2015

Conference reviews (More »)

The Hague Summit on International Law & Human Rights »
An Interdisciplinary Analysis of the Role of International Law in Promoting Human Rights

(International Court of Justice, The Hague; February 4th-5th, 2015)

The Summit brought together legislators, members of the judiciary, representatives from global governance institutions, and stakeholders from around the world to discuss and prepare recommendations and a list of concrete activities for the future development of the international law system to support human rights globally. (More »)
Speakers for the Summit included:
Judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf
Judge, International Court of Justice
President Peter Tomka
President, the International Court of Justice
Judge Julia Sebutinde
Judge, the International Court of Justice
Judge Joyce Aluoch
Judge, International Criminal Court
Judge Christopher Greenwood
Judge, International Court of Justice
Judge Sanji Monageng
Vice President, International Criminal Court

The Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy 2014 »
"World without Walls 2014„: The Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

(Berlin; November 7th - 10th, 2014 - Held Parallel to the Berlin Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall")

The Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy is the world’s leading event within its field and traditionally hosted and organized by the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy and other leading organisations from around the world at the end of the calendar year. The 2014 conference is titled „World Without Walls„ to emphasize the great changes that took place in the wake of the fall of the Berlin Wall and to symbolize the many political, economic and cultural walls that still exist in today’s society. (More »)
Speakers & Delegates for the Summit included:
President José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero
Former Prime Minister of Spain
President Vicente Fox
55th President of Mexico
Hon. Massimo D'Alema
Former Prime Minister of Italy
HRH Prince Radu of Romania
Prince of Hohenzollern-Veringen
President Tui Atua Tupua Tamase Taisi Efi
Head of State of Samoa
Hon. Lars Lokke Rasmussen
Former Prime Minister of Denmark

Berlin Economic Forum 2014-24 »
"Sustainable Economies, Sustainable Technologies, Sustainable Industries"

(Berlin; November 8th - 12th, 2014)

The Berlin Economic Forum 2014-24 is one of the world leading global conferences combining the fields of International Economics, and International Relations with an interdisciplinary and multinational program. The Congress took place over 4 days and analyzed issues related to Sustainable Economies, Sustainable Technologies, and Sustainable Industries. (More »)
Speakers & Delegates for the Forum included:
Rashid Bin Ali Al-Mansoori
CEO, Qatar Stock Exchange
Carlo Mazzi
Chairman, Prada S.p.A.
Rashed Al Baloushi
Chief Executive of Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange
Christian Leitz
Head, Corporate Responsibility Management, UBS AG
Bernhard Schwager
Head, Sustainability Office, Robert Bosch GmbH
Dr. Gerhard Prätorius
Head of CSR & Sustainability, Volkswagen AG

ICD Newsletter (Subscribe »)

Berlin & Germany (More »)

ICD News 

Human Rights Initiatives (More »)

Perspectives on Cultural Diplomacy (More »)