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Master & PhD Programs, E-Learning Programs, Professional Development Programs

The Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies and the Furtwangen University offer academic programs in Cultural Diplomacy ranging from distance learning courses to master's and PhD programs.
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Young Leaders' Forums »
(Forthcoming Seminars for 2023)

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 2023 include:

Professional Development Program in Cultural Diplomacy »
Certificate Program in International Relations & Cultural Diplomacy

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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. (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 Center for Global Health Studies (CGHS) »
Learn more about our the Center for Global Health Studies

The Center for Global Health Studies (CGHS) aims to raise awareness on global health issues including potential threats to Global Health. (More »)

Afghanistan Relief Plan (ARP) »

The Afghanistan Relief Plan (ARP) understands that in an increasingly conflicted world, in which countries and regions are unable to solve long term disputes on their own, it is becoming crucially important to discover and actively support relief plans for the regions in new forms and ways. (More »)

The World Forum on Democracy & Peace 2023 »
"Growing Threats for Democracy Around the World"

(Berlin; February 15th - 18th, 2023)

The Forum aims to analyze and debate global trends of nation branding with a particular focus on sustainable business, tourism and responsible foreign investments and will demonstrate how these can be used as primary drivers for economic growth. (More »)
Speakers for the Forum included (among others) the following dignitaries:
Dalia Grybauskaitė
President of Lithuania (2009-19)
François Fillon
Prime Minister of France (2007-12)
Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca
President of Malta (2014-19)
Sahra Wagenknecht
Member of the German Parliament
Peer Steinbrück
Chancellor-Candidate of the Social Democratic Party (2013)
María Elena Agüero
Secretary General of the Club de Madrid
Sophia Voultepsi
Deputy Minister of Migration & Asylum of Greece
Pedro Silva Pereira
Vice-President of the European Parliament
Michèle Alliot-Marie
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of France
Moncef Marzouki
President of Tunisia 2011-14
Mohammad Hanif Atmar
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan
Hassan Diab
Prime Minister of Lebanon 2020-21
Gjorge Ivanov
President of North Macedonia (2009-19)
Hans Köchler
President of the International Progress Organization (IPO)
Emil Constantinescu
President of Romania 1996-2000
Eva-Maria Liimets
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia
Denitsa Dimitrova Simeonova
Chairperson of the Committee on EU Affairs of Bulgaria
Pernille Weiss
Member of the European Parliament for Denmark
Kremena Milenova Kuneva
Member of the Bulgarian National Assembly
Salima Belhaj
Member of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands
Lina Lopes
Member of the Assembly of Portugal

Berlin Wall 30 - From the Divided to the City of Freedom »
The 30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Wall

(Berlin; November 6th - 10th, 2019)

The summit brought together world leaders to Berlin from all corners of the world to celebrate The 30th Anniversary for the Fall of the Wall and to promote global peace in our interdependent world. (More »)
The Summit included Keynote Addresses from the following Honourable speakers:
Andreas Kiefer
(Secretary General, Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, Council of Europe)
Borut Pahor
President of the Republic of Slovenia
Emil Boc
Mayor of Cluj-Napoca; Former Prime minister of Romania
Ferenc Gyurcsány
Former Prime Minister of Hungary
Guy Verhofstadt
Former Prime Minister of Belgium
Jan Vapaavuori
Mayor of Helsinki, Finland
Laurent Ngon Baba
President of the National Assembly, Republic of Central Africa
Luca Jahier
President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
Lord Pickles
United Kingdom Special Envoy for Post-Holocaust Issues
Maria Joao Rodrigues
President of the Foundation for European Progressive Studies
Mukhisa Kituyi
Secretary-General, UN Conference on Trade & Development, UNCTAD
Naheed Nenshi
Mayor of Calgary, Canada
Rita Kieber-Beck
Former Foreign Affairs Minister of Liechtenstein
Thomas Silberhorn
State Secretary, German Ministry of Defense
Roza Otunbayeva
Former President of Kyrgyzstan
Vojko Obersnel
Mayor of Rijeka, Croatia
Wilmot Collins
Mayor of Helen, USA

Zaza Tavadze
President of the Constitutional Court of Georgia

Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy 2018 »
"Utilizing Cultural Diplomacy to Foster Democracy, Advance International Law and Back Global Human Rights"

(Berlin; December 13th - 16th, 2018)

The Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy is the world's leading event in the field of cultural diplomacy hosted and is organized annually at the end of each year by the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy in partnership with other leading institutions (More »)
Speakers for the Forum included (among others) the following dignitaries:
Brian Cowen
Former Prime Minister of Ireland
Klaus Wowereit
Former Mayor of Berlin
Hakima El Haite
President, Liberal International
Artur Mas i Gavarró
Former President of Catalonia
Elsa Artadi i Vila
Minister of the Presidency, Catalonia
José Montilla Aguilera
Former President of Catalonia