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The Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies (CCDS) »
BA, MA, PhD Programs, E-Learning Programs, Certificate 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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The CCDS offers the following Programs:
BA & MA, & PhD Programs in Cultural Diplomacy » Certificate & Professional Development Programs in Cultural Diplomacy »
E-Learning Programs in Cultural Diplomacy » Weeklong Seminars in Cultural Diplomacy »

The Center for Creative Industries & Performing Arts (CCIPA) »
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 Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy 2015 (More »)

The Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy 2015 »
"Building Bridges of Peace and Reconciliation in Times of Greater Global Insecurity"
(Berlin; December 10th - 13th, 2015)

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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 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 September - October 2015:

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

(New York City; September 21st - 26th, 2015 - Held Parallel to the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly)

In an age of growing international instability, many questions are being posed about the responsibility and the role of the United Nations in today’s interdependent world. This Symposium will take the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the UN to bring an international and interdisciplinary group of practitioners of cultural diplomacy together with high level global governance representatives in order to analyze and to develop new initiatives to promote cultural understanding, global human rights & world peace within the UN. (More »)
Speakers for the Symposium include:
H.E. Amb. Katalin Bogyay
Ambassador of Hungary to the UN
President José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero
Former Prime Minister of Spain
The Hon. Bertie Ahern
Former Prime Minister of Ireland

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
(The Holy Theological School of Halki, Heybeliada-Istanbul, Turkey; December 6th - 8th, 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:
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

Reviews - 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, Brussels, Pristina; October 2014 - July 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 Event took place in 2014-15 (For the Event Reviews Please Click Here):

The Hague Summit on International Law & Human Rights »
An Interdisciplinary Analysis of the Role of International Law in Promoting Human Rights

(International Court of Justice, The Hague; February 4th-5th, 2015)

The Summit brought together legislators, members of the judiciary, representatives from global governance institutions, and stakeholders from around the world to discuss and prepare recommendations and a list of concrete activities for the future development of the international law system to support human rights globally. (More »)
Speakers for the Summit included:
Judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf
Judge, International Court of Justice
President Peter Tomka
President, the International Court of Justice
Judge Julia Sebutinde
Judge, the International Court of Justice
Judge Joyce Aluoch
Judge, International Criminal Court
Judge Christopher Greenwood
Judge, International Court of Justice
Judge Sanji Monageng
Vice President, International Criminal Court

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

The Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy 2014 »
"World without Walls 2014„: The Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

(Berlin; November 7th - 10th, 2014 - Held Parallel to the Berlin Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall")

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. The 2014 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. (More »)
Speakers for the Summit included:
President José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero
Former Prime Minister of Spain
President Vicente Fox
55th President of Mexico
Hon. Lars Lokke Rasmussen
Former Prime Minister of Denmark
Jermaine Jackson
Celebrated American Singer, Member of The Jackson 5
HRH Prince Radu of Romania
Prince of Hohenzollern-Veringen
Dr. Benjamin Barber
World Renowned Political Theorist and Author
President Vesna Medenica
President, Supreme Court of Montenegro
Judge Julia Sebutinde
Judge, the International Court of Justice
Judge Abdulkadir Ilhani
Deputy Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Turkey
Prof. Zaleha Kamaruddin
Rector, International Islamic University Malaysia
MP Dora Bakoyannis
Former Foreign Minister of Greece
Hon. Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis
Former Foreign Minister of Cyprus

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