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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 CCDS offers the following Programs:
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Weeklong Seminars in Cultural Diplomacy - July Session » CCDS Calendar of Events for 2013-2014 »

Cross Continental Cooperation Summit 2014-2015 (More »)

Cross Continental Cooperation Summit 2014-2015 »
"Unlocking Potential: Uniting the World's Leading Powers"

(Crete, London, Berlin, Seychelles, Abuja, Addis Ababa, Washington D.C. Moscow, New Delhi; October 2014 - March 2015)

The Cross-Continental Cooperation Summit of 2014-5 will be a culmination of 10 events taking place across the globe. The events will take place in major capital cities including Crete, London, Berlin, Seychelles, Abuja, Addis Ababa, with the continents of Europe, North America, Africa and Asia playing host to the events. The Summit will focus on the potential success for improved intercultural relations in uniting the great powers of the contemporary world to better face today's global concerns. (More »)
The following Event will take place in November 2014:

World without Walls 2014 »
"The Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall"

The Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy 2014
(Crete, London, Berlin, Seychelles, Abuja, Addis Ababa, Washington D.C. Moscow, New Delhi; October 2014 - March 2015)

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. This year’s 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. This year’s conference will focus on these boundaries and issues. (More »)
Speakers & Delegates for the Summit include:
President Atifete Jahjaga
President of the Republic of Kosovo
President Hamid Karzai
President of Afghanistan
President Živko Budimir
President of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
President Abdiweli Mohamed Ali
President of Puntland
President José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero
Former Prime Minister of Spain
President Tui Atua Tupua Tamase Taisi Efi
Head of State of Samoa
Prince Boris Petrović-Njegoš
Hereditary Prince of Montenegro
David Hasselhoff
Celbrated American Actor
Emanuele Filiberto di Savoia
Prince of Venice and Piedmont
Robert Vaughn
Celebrated American Actor
Al Jardine
Celebrated American Singer, Founder Member of the "Beach Boys"
Jermaine Jackson
Celebrated American Singer, Member of The Jackson 5
President Vicente Fox
55th President of Mexico
The Hon. Iveta Radičová
Former Prime Minister of Slovakia
Hon. Nika Gilauri
Former Prime Minister of Georgia
Hon. Rui Duarte Barros
Former Prime Minister of Guinea-Bissau
Amb. Mustafa Mujezinović
Former Prime Minister of the Federation of Bosnia & Herzegovina
Hon. Lawrence Gonzi
Former Prime Minister of Malta
Hon. Jadranka Kosor
Former Prime Minister of Croatia
President Adnan Badran
Former Prime Minister of Jordan
Hon. Agbéyomé Kodjo
Former Prime Minister of Togo

The International Symposia on Cultural Diplomacy 2014 (More »)

The International Symposia on Cultural Diplomacy 2014 »
"Applied Cultural Diplomacy: An Interdisciplinary Analysis of Best Practices & Future Strategies"

Cetinje, Madrid, Berlin, London, Copenhagen, Seoul, Paris, Moscow; April - September 2014)

The International Symposia on Cultural Diplomacy is now 7 years old and has become the world's largest event series in the field of Cultural Diplomacy. The seventh Symposia will take place in 2014 and will include large-scale events that will take place in different major capital cities around the world in cooperation with governments, leading academic institutions and civil society organizations throughout the months of April - September 2014. (More »)
The following Events will take place in September 2014:

Cool North - Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the Nordic Countries »
"Strategies for Regional Development, Cooperation, Good Neighbor Relations"

(Copenhagen; September 8th - 9th, 2014)

The conference will take place in Copenhagen and will bring together experts in the fields of international relations, diplomacy, economics and the cultural and educational sectors. Specific case studies and examples of Scandinavian Cultural Diplomacy will be reviewed, with particular emphasis on the ability of successful practices of Cultural Diplomacy to improve international relations. (More »)
Speakers for the Symposium include:
Minister Marianne Jelved
Minister of Culture of Denmark
SG Dagfinn Hoybråten
Secretary General, Nordic Council of Ministers
President Mogens Lykketoft
President of the Danish Parliament
Hon. Bertel Haarder
Former Danish Minister (Education, Development, Interior)
The Hon. Halldór Ásgrímsson
Former Prime Minister of Iceland
Lene Espersen
Chairman, Baltic Development Forum

Seoul Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy & Religion »
"World Alliance of Religions: Inter-Faith Dialogue & International Political Discussion towards World Peace"

(Peace Summit; Seoul, South Korea; September 17th - 19th, 2014)

The Symposium will employ thorough examinations and in-depth analyses of past and present occurrences of conflict in order to propose solutions and explore the use and potential of inter-faith dialogue to promote discourse with the ultimate goal of world peace promotion. (More »)
Speakers for the Symposium include:
President Alfredo Palacio
Former President of Ecuador
President Emil Constantinescu
Former President of Romania
President Álvaro Colom Caballeros
Former President of Guatemala
President Stjepan Mesić
Former President of Croatia
President Abel Pacheco
Former President of Costa Rica
President Armando Calderón Sol
Former President of El Salvador

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

(The French Senate, Paris; September 22nd - 24th, 2014)

The Conference will take place over a two-day period in Paris and will be held in the French Senate. The conference is dedicated to increasing the awareness and understanding of the historical and theoretical foundations of La Francophonie and the role Cultural Diplomacy can play in uniting the Francophone countries today. (More »)
Speakers for the Symposium include:
President Abdou Diouf
Secretary General of La Francophonie
Hon. Michèle Alliot-Marie
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of France
Director General Eric Revel
Director General of La Chaîne Info
Director Christian Duval
Director of Sciences-Po Aix
Hon. Laurence Parisot
Former President of MEDEF (tbc)
Sen. Gérard Larcher
5th President of the French Senate

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International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy & Religion 2014 »
"The Promotion of World Peace through Inter-Faith Dialogue"

(Rome, Italy; March 31st - April 3rd, 2014)

The International Symposium on Religion & Cultural Diplomacy focused on "The Promotion of World Peace through Interfaith Dialogue & the Unity of Faiths" and highlight the importance of religious interchange as a vehicle for World Peace. The Symposium united religious and spiritual leaders together with politicians, diplomats, and academics in order to create cultural platforms for dialogue between nation states and religious leaders. (More »)
Speakers & Delegates for the Symposium include:
Hon. Franco Frattini
Former Foreign Minister of Italy
Sen. Linda Lanzillotta
Vice President of the Italian Senate
President Angelo Farrugia
Speaker of the Parliament of Malta
Mufti dr. Aziz ef. Hasanović
President of Meshihat of Islamic Community in Croatia
Archbishop Ignazio Sanna
Archbishop of Oristano, Italy
H.E Husein ef. Kavazovic
Grand Mufti of Bosnia & Herzegovina

The Berlin International Economics Congress 2014 »
"Global Trends in Creative Economies: Green Industries, Education, Entrepreneurship and Tourism as Drivers of Sustainable Economic Growth"

(Berlin; March 5th - 7th, 2014 - Held Parallel to the Berlin International Tourism Trade Fair)

The Berlin International Economics Congress is one of the world leading global conferences combining the fields of International Economics, Nation Branding and International Relations with an interdisciplinary and multinational program. The Congress took place over 3 days and analyzed global trends in creative economies. (More »)
Speakers & Delegates for the Congress include:
Minister Dato' Seri Mohamed
Minister of Tourism and Culture of Malaysia
The Hon. Dora Bakoyannis
Former Foreign Minister of Greece
Hon. Maxime Verhagen
Former Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs
Rashed Al Baloushi
Chief Executive of Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange
Minister Tsedevdamba Oyungerel
Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Mongolia
Minister Alain St. Ange
Minister of Tourism of the Seychelles

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