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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:
BA & MA, & PhD Programs in Cultural Diplomacy » Certificate & Professional Development Programs in Cultural Diplomacy »
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MA Programs in Creative Industries

The Center for Creative Industries & Performing Arts (CCIPA) is a leading institute for the study of the Creative Industries, Performing Arts and Cultural Diplomacy. Combining theoretical studies with practical and professional application covering all elements of the creative industries. (More »)
The CCIPA offers the following Programs and Events:
MA Programs in Cultural Diplomacy and Creative Industries » The International Symposium on Creative Industries, Culinary Innovation and Performing Arts »

The International Symposia on Cultural Diplomacy 2015 (More »)

The International Symposia on Cultural Diplomacy 2015 »
"The 70th Anniversary of the End of WW2 and the Establishment of the UN: Developing Initiatives to Promote Cultural Understanding, Global Human Rights & World Peace"

(Berlin, London, New York, Thessaloniki; May - October, 2015)

The International Symposia on Cultural Diplomacy is a 10-year project taking place from 2008-2017 focusing on the development and promotion of the field of cultural diplomacy and conducted by the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy in cooperation with global governance organizations, national governments, international corporations and leading academic institutions. The 8th Symposia will take place in 2015 and will include large scale events that will take place in different major capital cities around the world throughout the months of May-October, 2015. (More »)
The following Events will take place during May - October 2015:

International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the Commonwealth 2015 »
"The 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of the UN: Developing Initiatives to Promote Cultural Understanding, Global Human Rights & World Peace within the Commonwealth"

(London; July 22nd - 24th, 2015)

The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the Commonwealth 2015 will analyze the relations between the UN and the Commonwealth and how the UN has historically supported positive developments in the Commonwealth over the past decades as well as how the UN can further support the development of the Commonwealth In addition, best practices and successful of cultural diplomacy experiences from the Commonwealth will be analyzed in order to implement them globally. (More »)
Speakers for the Symposium include:
Hon. Lawrence Gonzi
Former Prime Minister of Malta
Rt. Hon. Lord Jack McConnell
Former First Minister of Scotland
Hon. Bertie Ahern
Former Prime Minister of Ireland
MP Keith Vaz
Member of the British Parliament
Rt. Hon. Lord David Triesman
Member of the House of Lords
Rt. Hon. Lord Michael Bates
Minister of State, Home Office, UK
Rt. Hon. Lord Frank Judd
Member of the British Parliament
Sir Simon Hughes (MP)
Member of the British Parliament
MP Jim Fitzpatrick
Member of the British Parliament
MP Chris Bryant
Member of the British Parliament
MP Mark Pritchard
Member of the British Parliament
MP Stephen Gethins
Member of the British Parliament
 Amb. Andris Teikmanis
Ambassador of Latvia to the UK
 Amb. Ivan Romero Martinez
Ambassador of Honduras to the UK
Amb. Diego Gómez Pickering
Ambassador of Mexico to the United Kingdom
Rt. Hon. Lord Chris Holmes
Member of the House of Lords
 Sir James Mancham
Former President of the Seychelles
Rt. Hon. Baroness Judith Jollly
Member of the House of Lords
Rt. Hon. Lord Swraj Paul
Member of the House of Lords
Hon. Natalie Louise Bennett
Leader of the Green Party
 Hon. Agbéyomé Kodjo
Former Prime Minister of Togo
The Rt. Hon. Baroness Elizabeth Berridge
Member of the House of Lords
The Rt. Hon. Baroness Jenny Randerson
Member of the House of Lords
Prof. Deborah Bull
Director, Culture at King's College, London
H. E. Amb. Carlos dos Santos
High Commissioner of Mozambique to the UK
MP Bill Wiggin
Member of the British Parliament
MP Mark Pritchard
Member of the British Parliament

The International Symposium on Creative Industries, Culinary Innovation and Performing Arts »
"Benefits, Uses and Contributions to Global Politics, Diplomacy, Sustainable Economics and Multiculturalism"

(Berlin; July 28th - August 1st, 2015)

The "International Symposium on Creative Industries, Culinary Innovation and Performing Arts" will be a 5-day symposium, which will take place in Berlin and will hosted in the new ICD House of Arts & Culture. The Symposium will bring together experts and professionals from the fields of creative industries, culinary and performing arts in order to discuss, perform and present the many benefits, uses and contributions of creative industries, culinary innovation and performing arts through a mixture of dynamic presentations, performances, demonstrations, workshops and interactive discussions. (More »)

Iceland Summit on International Law & Human Rights 2015 »
"Developing Initiatives to Implement Human Rights Legislation"

(Parliament of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland; October 8th - 10th, 2015)

The Iceland Summit on International Law & Human Rights 2015 will review the current situation with regards to human right laws and their implementations in order developing initiatives to implement human rights legislation after the conclusion of the conference. The Summit will include keynote addresses, panel discussions, plenary sessions and social activities. Speakers and delegates of the Summit will also prepare recommendations and a list of concrete activities for the future development of the international law system to support human rights globally, which can be implemented by the participants of the conference and the global community. (More »)
Speakers for the Summit include:
Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíd Gunnlaugsson
Prime Minister of Iceland
President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson
President of Iceland
President Einar K. Guðfinnsson
President of the Icelandic Parliament (Althingi)

Thessaloniki Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy & Religion »
"Extending the Olive Branch: Peace through Interfaith Dialogue"

The Symposium is under the Presence & Patronage of His All Holiness Bartholomew, Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch
(Thessaloniki, Greece; October 1st - 4th, 2015)

The Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy & Religion will aim to foster mutual understanding through interfaith dialogue in the spirit of securing a more peaceful and stable world. This momentous occasion will spotlight the significance of religious exchange through open dialogue and peaceful accord in the hopes of finding a common ground that unites rather than unbinds the world religions. In reimagining the role of religion as a tool for global peace and stability, the Symposium will see delegates from various disciplines, which will engage in discussions where the opportunity to hear their various impressions and thoughts on the issues and the strategies they think are viable to resolve systemic problems in order to achieve lasting peace will be presented. (More »)
The Symposium will include Keynote Addresses from the Honorable:
Mayor Yiannis Boutaris
Mayor of the City of Thessaloniki
His All Holiness Bartholomew
Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch
Commissioner (Ret.) Anna Diamantopoulou
Former Greek European Commissioner for Employment

Cross Continental Cooperation Summit 2014-2015 (More »)

Cross Continental Cooperation Summit 2014-2015 »
"Unlocking Potential: Uniting the World's Leading Powers to Promote Sustainable Economies, Global Human Rights and World Peace"

(London, Berlin, Bucharest, The Hague, Moscow, Pristina, Podgorica, Yerevan, Munich; October 2014 - October 2015)

The Cross-Continental Cooperation Summit of 2014-5 will be a culmination of 30 events taking place across the globe. The events will take place in major capital cities including London, Berlin, Bucharest, The Hague, Moscow, Sofia, Nicosia, Podgorica, and Thessaloniki 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 Events will take place in 2015:

Munich Economic Forum 2015 »
“Sustainable Trade, Responsible Investments, International Business”

The Forum is co-hosted by HRH Luitpold Prinz von Bayern and the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy
(Munich, Porzellanmanufaktur Nymphenburg; October 27th - 29th, 2015)

The Munich Economic Forum 2015 will be hosted in the castle of the Porzellanmanufaktur Nymphenburg in Munich and will take place from October 27th - 29th, when October 27th will be the arrival day and October 29th will be the departure day. The Forum will include delegates coming from the fields of politics, economics and culture from the public and private sectors. (More »)
Speakers for the Forum include:
Hon. Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi
Former Director General of the WTO & UNCTAD
Prince Luitpold of Bavaria
CEO of König Ludwig GmbH
 Rashed Al Baloushi
CEO, Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange
The following Event took place in November 2014 (For the Event Reviews Please Click Here):

Berlin Economic Forum 2014-24 »
"Sustainable Economies, Sustainable Technologies, Sustainable Industries"

(Berlin; November 8th - 12th, 2014)

The Berlin Economic Forum 2014-24 is one of the world leading global conferences combining the fields of International Economics, and International Relations with an interdisciplinary and multinational program. The Congress took place over 4 days and analyzed issues related to Sustainable Economies, Sustainable Technologies, and Sustainable Industries. (More »)
Speakers & Delegates for the Forum included:
Hon. Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi
Former Director General of the WTO
Hon. Dirk Niebel
Former German Minister for Economic Cooperation & Development
Hon. Yves Leterme
Secretary-General, “International IDEA”
Rashid Bin Ali Al-Mansoori
CEO, Qatar Stock Exchange
Carlo Mazzi
Chairman, Prada S.p.A.
Rashed Al Baloushi
Chief Executive of Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange
Christian Leitz
Head, Corporate Responsibility Management, UBS AG
Bernhard Schwager
Head, Sustainability Office, Robert Bosch GmbH
Dr. Gerhard Prätorius
Head of CSR & Sustainability, Volkswagen AG

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