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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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Weeklong Seminars in Cultural Diplomacy - July Session » CCDS Calendar of Events for 2014 »

Cross Continental Cooperation Summit 2014-2015 (More »)

Cross Continental Cooperation Summit 2014-2015 »
"Unlocking Potential: Uniting the World's Leading Powers"

(Crete, London, Berlin, Seychelles, Abuja, Addis Ababa, Washington D.C. Moscow, New Delhi; October 2014 - March 2015)

The Cross-Continental Cooperation Summit of 2014-5 will be a culmination of 10 events taking place across the globe. The events will take place in major capital cities including Crete, London, Berlin, Seychelles, Abuja, Addis Ababa, 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 will take place in November 2014:

Bucharest Summit on Cross Continental Cooperation »
„25 Years since the Fall of Communism in Central and Eastern Europe: Looking Back, Looking Forward”

(Bucharest; November 19th - 21st, 2014)

The Bucharest Summit on Cross Continental Cooperation will be held in the framework of the 25th Anniversary for the Fall of Communism. This year’s conference is titled „25 Years Since the Fall of Communism in Central and Eastern Europe: Looking Back, Looking Forward” to emphasize the great changes that took place in the wake of the fall of communism and to symbolize the many political, economic and cultural boundaries that still exist in today’s society. (More »)
Speakers & Delegates for the Conference include:
Prime Minister Victor Ponta
Prime Minister of Romania
President Emil Constantinescu
Former President of Romania
President Lech Walesa
Former President of Poland
President Leonid Kuchma
Former President of Ukraine
President Boris Tadić
Former President of Serbia
President Viktor Yushchenko
Former President of Ukraine
President Rudolf Schuster
Former President of Slovakia
President Hans-Gert Pöttering
Chairman, Konrad Adenauer Foundation
Dr. Alexander Likhotal
President of Green Cross International
President Stjepan Mesić
Former President of Croatia
President Petăr Stoianov
Former President of Bulgaria
President Zhelyu Zhelev
Former President of Bulgaria
President Sali Berisha
Former President of Albania
President Rexhep Meidani
Former President of Albania
President Petru Lucinschi
Former President of Moldova

Conference Reviews 2014 - Cross Continental Cooperation Summit 2014-2015 (More »)

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 & Delegates for the Summit included:
President José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero
Former Prime Minister of Spain
President Vicente Fox
55th President of Mexico
Hon. Massimo D'Alema
Former Prime Minister of Italy
Judge Julia Sebutinde
Judge, the International Court of Justice
President Tui Atua Tupua Tamase Taisi Efi
Head of State of Samoa
Dr. Benjamin Barber
World Renowned Political Theorist and Author
Prof. Zaleha Kamaruddin
Rector, International Islamic University Malaysia
HRH Prince Radu of Romania
Prince of Hohenzollern-Veringen
Hon. Lars Lokke Rasmussen
Former Prime Minister of Denmark
Hon. Jadranka Kosor
Former Prime Minister of Croatia
Jermaine Jackson
Celebrated American Singer, Member of The Jackson 5
The Hon. Iveta Radičová
Former Prime Minister of Slovakia
President Vesna Medenica
President, Supreme Court of Montenegro
MP Dora Bakoyannis
Former Foreign Minister of Greece
Judge Abdulkadir Ilhani
Deputy Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Turkey

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”
Nondas Cl. Metaxas
CEO, Cyprus Stock Exchange
Rashid Bin Ali Al-Mansoori
CEO, Qatar Stock Exchange
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
Dr. Anette Bickmeyer
Vice President, Sustainability Management, EON AG
Eleonora Giada Pessina
Group Sustainability Officer, Pirelli & C. SpA
Carina Geber-Teir
Chief Communications Officer, OP-Pohjola Group
Minister Ali Hassan Bahdon
Minister of Communication of Djibouti
Mirjam Ernst
Sustainability Manager at Volksbank AG, Austria
Petra Wadström
CEO, Solvatten AB

Conference Reviews - The International Symposia on Cultural Diplomacy 2014 (More »)

The International Symposia on Cultural Diplomacy 2014 »
"Applied Cultural Diplomacy: An Interdisciplinary Analysis of Best Practices & Future Strategies"

(Cetinje, Madrid, Berlin, London, Copenhagen, Paris, Moscow; April - September 2014)

The International Symposia on Cultural Diplomacy is now 7 years old and has become the world's largest event series in the field of Cultural Diplomacy. The seventh Symposia took place in 2014 and included large-scale events that took place in different major capital cities around the world in cooperation with governments, leading academic institutions and civil society organizations throughout the months of April - September 2014. (More »)
The following Event took place in September 2014:

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

(The French National Assembly, Paris; September 22nd, 2014)

The International Symposia on Cultural Diplomacy is now 7 years old and has become the world's largest event series in the field of Cultural Diplomacy. The seventh Symposia will take place in 2014 and will include large-scale events that will take place in different major capital cities around the world in cooperation with governments, leading academic institutions and civil society organizations throughout the months of April - September 2014. (More »)
Speakers for the Symposium include:
Hon. Jacques Toubon
Former Minister of Culture of France
Hon. Michèle Alliot-Marie
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of France
Director General Eric Revel
Director General of La Chaîne Info
Christian Cappe
CEO, 2C Associés
Alexandra Vandernoot
Celebrated Belgian Actress
Prof. Raphaël Liogier
French Sociologist, Sciences Po Aix

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