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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, MBA & MA Programs » PhD Programs »
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Professional Development Program in International Relations & Cultural Diplomacy »
Certificate Program in International Relations & Cultural Diplomacy

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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 »)

E-Learning Programs in Cultural Diplomacy »
Professional Development Programs in Cultural Diplomacy

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The Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies (CCDS) has designed the E-Learning Programs, which include the main fields of research and activity in cultural diplomacy. (More »)
The CCDS offers the following E-Learning Programs:
  • International Relations & Cultural Diplomacy - Specialization on Governments & Parliaments
  • Global Governance & Cultural Diplomacy - Specialization on Global Governance Institutions
  • Cultural Diplomacy for Diplomats - Specialization on Governments
  • Cultural Diplomacy, Sustainable Development & the Global Markets - Specialization on Economic Global Institutions & Corporations
  • Cultural Diplomacy & Conflict Zone Mediation - Specialization on Governments & NGOs

The Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy 2018 »
"Utilizing Cultural Diplomacy to Foster Democracy, Advance International Law and Back Global Human Rights"

(Berlin; December 13th - 16th, 2018)
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The Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy is the world's leading event in the field of cultural diplomacy hosted and is organized annually at the end of each year by the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy in partnership with other leading institutions. This year´s conference will take place in both New York City (November 2018) and Berlin (December 2018). (More »)

Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy in the Commonwealth »
"Cultural Diplomacy as a Means to Build Bridges between the Commonwealth & the World"

London & Oxford; January 22nd - 25th, 2019
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The Academy for Cultural Diplomacy has therefore created the conference in order to build on the past experience of the commonwealth 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 within the Commonwealth of Nations. (More »)

The Artistic Cultural Diplomacy Forum 2019 »
"Building Cultural Bridges through Art, Film and Music"

(Berlin; February 13th - 16th, 2019)
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"The Artistic Cultural Diplomacy Forum" is an international annual conference taking place in Berlin to explore the potential for art and music to provide a neutral platform for cultural exchange. (More »)

The African Development Forum 2019 »
"Sustainable Economies & Responsible Investments"

(International Conference, Berlin; March 6th - 8th, 2019)
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The African Development Forum 2019 will focus on the opportunities for development in Africa in the framework of the current transitions and challenges. The forum will highlight best practices of countries in Africa of implementing successful sustainable development strategies. (More »)

Berlin Wall 30 - From the Divided to the City of Freedom »
The 30th Anniversary for the Fall of the Wall

(Berlin; November 7th - 10th, 2019)
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On the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, as the eyes of the world fall upon Germany’s capital once again, the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy will celebrate the 30th anniversary for the fall of the Berlin wall. (More »)

Improving the Interfaith and Inter-Civilizational Dialogue to Cooperation »
(International Conference; Berlin November 19th, 2018)

The Conference aimed to improve of interfaith and inter-civilizational dialogue to cooperation, promoting the preservation of religious tolerance traditions, propagation of cultural and moral values (More »)
Speakers for the Event included (among others) the following Dignitaries:
Abdulaziz Al Tweijiri
General Director of ISESCO
Sheikh-ul-islam Allahshukur Pashazade
Chairman of the Caucasus Muslims Board
Fahad Abualnasr
Director General of KAICIID
Khaled Akasheh
Head of Department of Dialogue with Islam, Vatican
His Beatitude Theodoros II
Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and all Africa
Albir Krqanov
Mufti of Moscow, Head of the Spiritual Council of the Muslims of Russia

The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in 2018 »
"Cultural Diplomacy, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding"

(Berlin; May 17th - 20th, 2018 - Held Parallel to the Berlin Carnival of Cultures)

By creating an effective platform for global dialogue and facilitating engagement with key global decision-makers, the symposium aimed to foster greater global trust and understanding, and facilitate new creative and innovative ways to solve the issues which affect the peace and prosperity of the whole world today. (More »)
Speakers for the Summit included (among others) the following Dignitaries:
President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson
Former Prisdent of Iceland
President Micheline Calmy-Rey
Former President of Switzerland
The Hon. Fredrik Reinfeldt
Former Prime Minister of Sweden

Berlin Economic Forum 2018 »
"Sustainable Economies & Responsible Investments"

(International Conference, Berlin; March 6th - 11th, 2018)
Held Parallel to the Berlin Tourism Fair ITB

The Forum aimed to analyze and debate global trends of nation branding with a particular focus on sustainable business, tourism and responsible foreign investments and to demonstrate how these can be used as primary drivers for economic growth. (More »)
Speakers for the Forum included (among others) the following dignitaries:
President John Agyekum Kufuor
Former President of Ghana
The Hon Gordon Brown
Former Prime Minister of the UK
The Hon. Irina Bokova
Former Director-General of UNESCO
The Hon. Matti Vanhanen
Former Prime Minister of Finland
The Hon. Aleqa Hammond
Former Prime Minister of Greenland
The Hon. Brian Cowen
Former Prime Minister of Ireland