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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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Artistic Cultural Diplomacy: Building Bridges through Art, Film and Music »
Certificate Program in the Implementation of Cultural Diplomacy through the Arts, Music & Cinema
(Berlin; May 10th - 20th, 2016)

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The Certificate Program in the Implementation of Cultural Diplomacy through the Arts, Music & Cinema is comprised of specialized courses designed to provide participants with core knowledge in the field of Cultural Diplomacy, with a special emphasis on the use of the arts, music and cinema as methods of cultural diplomacy. The program combines both theory and practical case studies from a wide variety of fields, such as international relations, diplomacy, the humanities, and culture. The program provides a thorough analysis of a diverse selection of cultural diplomacy institutions and the application of cultural diplomacy in the framework of foreign policy, domestic policy and multiculturalism. (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 »)

Disintegration and Integration in Central-Eastern Europe »
"Borders, Identities, Communities: The Road to Reconciliation and Partnership in Central and Eastern Europe"

(Berlin; April 14th - 15th, 2016)

The end of Europe’s division in 1989 marked the beginning of a new Europe, which was to be achieved through integration. The conference “Disintegration and Integration in Central-Eastern Europe” will focus on the integration process of east and central Europe in the framework of the transitions and challenges having taken place since 1989. (More »)

International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in Romania »
"Higher Education in the Field of Cultural Diplomacy"

(Bucharest, May 6th - 7th, 2016)

The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in Romania will address important issues related to cultural diplomacy in the region, with a specific focus on higher education in the field of cultural diplomacy. Higher Education has proven to be one of the most significant vehicles for cultural diplomacy for centuries and it has enabled generations of students across the world to benefit from international experiences in the framework of educational exchange programs and studying abroad as well to academically learn the necessary tools needed in order to apply cultural diplomacy. (More »)

The Reykjavik Roundtable on Human Rights 2016 »
"Developing Initiatives to Implement Human Rights Legislation"

(Parliament of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland; April 27th - 29th, 2016)

“The Reykjavik Roundtable on Human Rights 2016 will review the current state of global human rights compliance and enforcement. At the Roundtable, prominent individuals from international courts, politics and academia, will discuss the role of international institutions, states, and non-state actors in preventing and halting human rights abuses. (More »)
Speakers for the Summit include:
Prime Minister Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson
Prime Minister of Iceland
President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson
President of Iceland
President Einar K. Guðfinnsson
President of the Icelandic Parliament (Althingi)

The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in Germany »
"The Time is Now: Utilising Cultural Diplomacy to Unite the World's Cultures Before Hard Power takes the Lead"

(Berlin; May 12th - 15th, 2016
Held Parallel to the Berlin Carnival of Cultures)

The 2016 International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in Germany will take place in Berlin from May 12th - 15th, 2016 and will be held parallel to the Berlin Carnival of Cultures. (More »)

International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the UN »
"Utilising Cultural Diplomacy to Unite the World's Cultures Before Hard Power takes the Lead"

(New York City; May 26th - 30th, 2016)

The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy will dedicate the International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the UN 2016 to build on this past experience 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. (More »)

International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the EU »
"Cultural Diplomacy as a Tool to Bring People Together and Create a Stronger European Union"

(Brussels; July 13th - 15th, 2016)

The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the EU will present the importance of building cultural bridges for the benefits of EU economy, and well-being of EU citizens, while illustrating the cost-effective advantages of such programs compared to other policy alternatives. (More »)

Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the Francophone Region »
"The Role of Cultural Diplomacy in the Francophone Region"

(Paris; September 27th - 29th, 2016)

The conference is dedicated to increasing the awareness and understanding of the historical and theoretical foundations of La Francophone and the role Cultural Diplomacy can play in uniting the Francophone countries today. (More »)

International Symposium on Cultural and Religious Diplomacy »
War and Peace in the Religions of the Mediterranean: "Religions as Catalysts for Peaceful Coexistence"

The Symposium is under the Presence & Patronage of His All Holiness Bartholomew, Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch
(İstanbul Turkey; December 6th - 8th, 2015)

The conference will bring together academics experts, religious leaders, politicians and businessmen from all over the world, will approach and elucidate the impact of the religious factor on the current discussion concerning religious terrorism, radicalization and re-shaping of the global religious and cultural map. (More »)
The Symposium will include Keynote Addresses from the Honorable:
President José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero
Former Prime Minister of Spain
His All Holiness Bartholomew
Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch
Commissioner (Ret.) Anna Diamantopoulou
Former Greek European Commissioner for Employment

The Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy 2015 »
"Building Bridges of Peace and Reconciliation in Times of Greater Global Insecurity"
(Berlin; December 10th - 13th, 2015)

The 2015 Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy aims to present all practices that the field of cultural diplomacy has to offer to the international community for their application to try to remedy and solve growing global challenges. The conference will bring together leading politicians, religious leaders, senior academics and celebrated artists together with representatives from areas of conflict in order to establish new institutions and initiatives that will help with these challenges using the practice of cultural diplomacy together with other practices and means. (More »)
The Conference included Keynote Addresses from the Honorable Members of the ICD:
President Emil Constantinescu
President of the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy
President José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero
President, ICD Advisory Board
Hon. Hans Eichel
Minister of Finance of Germany (1999-2005)
MEP Michèle Alliot-Marie
Vice President of the ICD for the Francophone Countries
Vice President Linda Lanzillotta
Vice President of the Italian Senate
Charles Huber (MdB)
Member of the German Parliament
Lord Jack McConnell
President, Africa EU Relations Program
Hon. Lawrence Gonzi
President, ICD Program on the Mediterranean Region
Hon. Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis
President, Council for Cultural Diplomacy Studies
Judge Dragoljub Popovic
Judge, the European Court of Human Rights
Judge Vagn Joensen
President the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR)
Judge Julia Sebutinde
President, ICD Program on International Law & Human Rights
Hon. José de Faria Costa
Ombudsman of Portugal
Hon. Thuli Madonsela
Public Protector of South Africa
President Vesna Medenica
President of the Supreme Court of Montenegro