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Academic Programs in Cultural Diplomacy »
MA & PhD Programs, E-Learning Programs, Certificate 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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The Annual World News Media Forum 2022 »
“The Growing Threats for Democracy & Freedom of Speech”

(Berlin; November 8th - 10th, 2022)

The Annual World News Media Forum 2022 will therefore focus on analysing and raising awareness for activities that promote global peace, stability and prosperity. (More »)

Young Leaders' Forums »
(Forthcoming Seminars for 2022)

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 2022 include:

Professional Development Program in International Relations & 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 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 »)

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

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 »)

The Berlin-Bonn-Road-Initiative »

The Berlin-Bonn-Road-Initiative was founded by the academy for cultural diplomacy in partnership with leading organisations in order to develop an economic bridge between the East and West of Europe going through the middle of Germany. (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 »)

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

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

(International Conference, Berlin; March 6th - 11th, 2018)
Held Parallel to the Berlin Tourism Fair ITB

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:
The Hon. Gordon Brown
Former Prime Minister of the UK
The Hon. Irina Bokova
Former Director-General of UNESCO
The Hon. Brian Cowen
Former Prime Minister of Ireland
The Hon. Matti Vanhanen
Former Prime Minister of Finland
The Hon. Aleqa Hammond
Former Prime Minister of Greenland
President John Agyekum Kufuor
Former President of Ghana
President Rosen Plevneliev
Former President of Bulgaria
SG Béatrice Wertli
Secretary General of the CVP Switzerland Party
Chief Mir Ghazanfar Ali Khan
Governor of Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
The Hon. Mmantsetsa Marope
Director, International Bureau of Education, UNESCO
The Hon. Erna Hennicot Schoepges 
Former Speaker of the Parliament of Luxembourg
Minister Nikolina Angelkova
Minister of Tourism of the Republic of Bulgaria