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The Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies (CCDS) »
BA, MA, MBA & 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, MBA & PhD programs:

Professional Development Program in International Relations & Cultural Diplomacy »
Certificate Program in International Relations & Cultural Diplomacy
(Berlin; December 12th - 22nd, 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
(Winter Session - December 12th - 18th, 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 »)

The Rise of Africa 2016 »
"Cultural Diplomacy and the Afro German Relations"

(Berlin; October 6th - 9th, 2016)

The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy has initiated the Rise of Africa 2016 conference in order to strengthen the economic and cultural bridges between Germany and Africa with the ultimate goal of fostering further cultural, business, investment and tourism exchange between Africa and Germany. (More »)

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

(London; October 12th - 14th, 2016)
Held Parallel to the 60th BFI London Film Festival 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 »)

EU-Turkish Week 2016 »
"EU-Turkish Relations: The political, Economic & Cultural Dimensions"

(Berlin; International Conference; October 24th - 28th, 2016)

EU-Turkish Week 2016 is a weeklong international conference that was created in order to strengthen relations between EU, Germany and Turkey, and to explore the future of its political, economic and cultural dimensions. In addition, EU-Turkish Week 2016 aims to raise awareness amongst the German public of the history and development of the German-Turkish community. (More »)

Bucharest Peace Summit »
"Promoting Peace through Interfaith and Intercultural Dialogue"

(Bucharest; November 17th + 20th, 2016)

The latest terror attacks in Europe, the ongoing conflicts in the Middle East and a growing political and economic instability of global magnitude create an imminent threat for global peace. From analyzing the entities behind these growing terror attacks, the way they are being executed as well as the reasons behind the escalation of the events, the urgent need for intense interreligious and intercultural dialogue is underlined in order to ease these prominent threats. (More »)

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

(Berlin; July 26th - 30th, 2016)

International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the Arab World focused on the opportunities for cultural diplomacy in the Arab World in the framework of the current transitions and challenges. In particular, the symposiumwill highlighted 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 included:
Dirk Niebel
Former German Minister of Economic Cooperation & Development
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
SG Harald Kindermann
Secretary General, German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)
Philipp Lengsfeld (MdB)
Member of the German Parliament
SG Abdelouahid Khouja
Secretary General, House of Councillors of Morocco
Amb. Gunter Mulack  
Executive Director, German Orient Institute in Berlin
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
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

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

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