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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

Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy in the UN »
"Promoting Global Collaboration, Unity and Peace through Cultural Diplomacy"

(Washington D.C., February 26th - 27th & NYC, February 28th - March 1st, 2018)
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The Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy in the UN will take place in New York City and Washington D.C. The conference will be hosted in the UN building and at a number of important political, historic, and cultural locations across the cities. (More »)
Speakers for the Conference include:
Sen. George J. Mitchell
Former USA Special Envoy for Middle East Peace
Secretary Chuck Hagel
24th United States Secretary of Defense
The Hon. Alberto Gonzales
80th United States Attorney General
The Hon. Miomir Zuzul
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Croatia
The Hon. Bertie Ahern
Former Prime Minister of Ireland
The Hon. Charlotte Beers
Former Under Secretary of State of the United States
Amb. Edward Yakobe Sawerengera
Ambassador of Malawi to the USA
Amb. Karin Olofsdotter
Ambassador of Sweden to the USA

Amb. Pjer Šimunović  
Ambassador of Croatia to the USA

The African Development Forum 2018 »
"Sustainable Economies & Responsible Investments"

(Berlin; March 6th - 9th, 2018)
Held Parallel to the Berlin Tourism Fair ITB

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The forum will highlight best practices of countries in Africa of implementing successful sustainable development strategies and it aims to create new initiatives, which will strengthen African development in specific countries and for the continent as a whole. (More »)
Speakers for the Conference include:
President Olusegun Obasanjo
Former President of Nigeria
President Joyce Banda
Former President of Malawi
The Hon. Thabo Mbeki
Former Prime Minister of South Africa
President John Agyekum Kufuor
Former President of Ghana
The Hon. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (tbc)
Former Chair of the African Union Commission
Hon. Rui Duarte Barros
Former Prime minister of Guinea – Bissau

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

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

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The Forum aims to analyze and debate global trends of nation branding with a particular focus on sustainable business, tourism and responsible foreign investments and will demonstrate how these can be used as primary drivers for economic growth. (More »)
Speakers for the Forum include (among others) the following dignitaries:
The Hon Gordon Brown
Former Prime Minister of the UK
President François Hollande
Former President of France
The Hon. Irina Bokova
Former Director-General of UNESCO
The Hon. Fredrik Reinfeldt
Former Prime Minister of Sweden
President Hamid Karzai
Former President of Afghanistan
The Hon. Jan Peter Balkenende
Former Prime Minister of the Netherlands

The Barcelona Summit on Cross Continental Cooperation »
"Enhancing Cross & Trans Continental Cooperation"

(Barcelona; March 22th - 25th, 2018)

The Catalan dispute highlighted in the latest regional election, in December 21st, 2017 demonstrated once more the urgent need for ongoing constructive dialogue in order to achieve and maintain lasting cross regional cooperation. (More »)
Speakers for the Forum include (among others) the following dignitaries:
MEP Nigel Farage
Member of the European Parliament
The Hon. President Artur Mas i Gavarró
Former President of Catalonia
The Hon. Joan Laporta i Estruch (tbc)
Former President of FC Barcelona
Sen. José Ramón Bauzá Díaz
Former President, Balearic Islands; Member of the Spanish Senate
Antonio Caño Barranco
Director, El País
Sen. Manuel Guillermo Altava Lavall
Member of the Spanish Senate
MP José Juan Díaz Trillo
President; Spanish Parliament Climate Change Commission
Josep Cuní i Llaudet
Celebrated Catalan Journalist
The Hon. Erna Hennicot Schoepges
Vice President, ICD Advisory Board

Cultural Diplomacy in the Commonwealth 2018 »
"Cultural Diplomacy as a Means to Build Bridges between the Commonwealth & the World"

London; April 16th - 20th, 2018
(Held Parallel to the Commonwealth Heads of State Summit 2018)

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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 »)

Cultural Diplomacy in the EU 2018 »
"EU Cultural Diplomacy in Practice: Building Cultural Bridges within EU States and with the Global Community"

Brussels; June 27th - 29th, 2018
(Held Parallel to the European Council Meeting)

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Cultural Diplomacy in the EU 2018 will demonstrate the importance of building cultural bridges for the benefits of EU economy, and well-being of EU citizens, while illustrating the cost-effective advantages of such programs compared to other policy alternatives. The conference will also campaign for new programs, increased budgets and greater governmental attention of the unique opportunities practicing cultural diplomacy can bring. (More »)