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The Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies (CCDS) »
BA, MA, PhD Programs

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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Please find below the starting dates for all BA, MA & PhD programs:

Professional Development Program in International Relations & Cultural Diplomacy »
Certificate Program in International Relations & Cultural Diplomacy
(Berlin; July 25th - August 3rd, 2016)

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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 »)

Professional Development Program in Cultural Diplomacy »
Weeklong Seminars on Cultural Diplomacy
(Summer Session - July 25th - 30th, 2016)

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ICD Academy Sessions are weeklong programs that explore the role of cultural diplomacy in contemporary international relations. Each program features lectures, seminars and workshops lead by experts from the fields of international politics, diplomacy, academia, civil society, and the private sector. During their time in Berlin participants will also have the opportunity to take part in cultural and social activities and to visit institutions such as the German Foreign Office, the German Parliament, the Berlin City Hall, cultural institutions and Berlin-based embassies. (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 »)

International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the Arab World »
"The Political, Economic and Cultural Dimensions"

(Berlin; July 26th - 30th, 2016)
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International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the Arab World will focus the opportunities for cultural diplomacy in the Arab World in the framework of the current transitions and challenges. In particular, the symposium will highlight the best practices of certain counties in the Arab World of practicing cultural diplomacy to educate and to strengthen relationships between groups within their countries and to strengthen relationships between their countries and the global community. (More »)
Speakers & Delegates for the Symposium include:
Minister Farida Momand
Minister of Higher Education of Afghanistan
President Emil Constantinescu
President, Academy for Cultural Diplomacy
H.E. Dr. Hamad Bin Abdulaziz Al-Kawari
Minister; Qatar’s candidate for the position of Director General of UNESCO; Adviser at the Amiri Diwan
Stephan Mayer (MdB)
Member of the German Parliament
Joachim Pfeiffer (MdB)
Member of the German Parliament
Philipp Lengsfeld (MdB)
Member of the German Parliament
Amb. Gunter Mulack  
Executive Director, German Orient Institute in Berlin
Dirk Niebel
Former German Minister of Economic Cooperation & Development
SG Harald Kindermann
Secretary General, German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)
SG Abdelouahid Khouja
Secretary General, House of Councillors of Morocco
 Grand Mufti Selim Muça
Grand Mufti of the Muslim Community of Albania
Speaker Safet Softić
Speaker of the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia & Herzegovina
Samir Barhoum
Chief Editor, the Jordan Times
Faisal J. Abbas
Editor-in-Chief of Al Arabiya English
Idriss Benarafa
Editor-in-Chief, The Moroccan Times
H. E. Amb. Jauhar Saleem
Ambassador of Pakistan to Germany
Amb. Mohamed Kazem
Deputy Assistant Foreign Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt for a Culture of Dialogue
Amb. Badr Abdelatty
Ambassador of Egypt to Germany
SG Fadi Khalaf
Secretary General, Arab Federation of Exchanges
MP Mirsad Isaković
Chair of the Gender Equality Committee of Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia & Herzegovina
Rashed Al Baloushi
CEO, Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange
 Hassan Diab
Former Minister of Education of Lebanon
Prof. Ulrich Brueckner
Academic Director, Academy for Cultural Diplomacy
Yasar Yakis
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey

Mohammed Abubaker Al Ghasani
Deputy Chairman of Majlis A'shura Council of Oman

MP Zuraida binti Kamaruddin
Member of the Parliament of Malaysia

MP Dhiaa N. Al-Asadi
Member of the Parliament of Iraq

International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the Commonwealth 2016 »
"Cultural Diplomacy as a Means to Build Bridges between the Commonwealth and the World"

(London; August 26th - 29th, 2016)
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The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the Commonwealth will address the most important issues related to cultural diplomacy in the region, and look for methods by which cultural bridges and dialogue can be improved between the Commonwealth and the rest of the world. (More »)

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

(Paris; October 25th - 27th, 2016)
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The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the Commonwealth will address the most important issues related to cultural diplomacy in the region, and look for methods by which cultural bridges and dialogue can be improved between the Commonwealth and the rest of the world. (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; October 27th - 29th, 2016)
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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 »)

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