Academy for Cultural Diplomacy

About the Academy

Introduction

The Academy for Cultural Diplomacy serves as the academic department within the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy with the aims of developing and raising awareness of the theory and practice of cultural diplomacy and related fields (such as human rights, international law, creative industries, and the performing arts) by governments and non-state actors, as well as to explore new strategies for the strengthening of intercultural relations and promoting global peace.

Areas of particular academic focus of the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy include intercultural relations, global governance and politics, sustainable economies & creative industries, international law & human rights, and culinary innovation & excellence.

The Academy organizes the following forms of activity:

International Conference

International Conferences »

The Academy organizes a number of international conferences, which take place throughout the year and around the world. The international conferences provide an opportunity for larger audiences to actively participate and engage in lectures, debates, and discussions featuring high profile figures from the fields of international politics, diplomacy, culture, academia, and the private sector. The events have an inclusive participation policy and are open to individuals from all academic, cultural, and professional backgrounds
Research Projects

Cultural Diplomacy Research »

The Academy for Cultural Diplomacy is conducting ongoing research activity in the field of cultural diplomacy in order to benefit the public with access to information about the field of cultural diplomacy from a historical point of view up until the most recent current developments in the field. This activity includes the following:
Thematic Projects

Thematic Programs »

Thematic Programs are programs focused on specific political, cultural, or economic issues, or which concentrate on a particular geographical region or area. The Thematic Programs focus on the implementation and utility of Cultural Diplomacy as a tool to promote cooperation and understanding in a number of areas. Each Thematic Program includes a variety of activities based on a particular theme, ranging from International Conferences and Global Events to Interactive Panel Discussions, and Exhibitions.
BA, MA, PhD Programs, E-Learning Programs, Certificate Programs

The Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies (CCDS) »

The Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies is the world’s leading center for the study of cultural diplomacy, offering educational opportunities ranging from week-long seminars for undergraduate students and interested professionals to master’s and doctoral programs for graduates pursuing careers in academia, diplomacy, government and/or the private sector dedicated either wholly or in part to the field of cultural diplomacy. The educational programs of the Academy, offered in partnership with leading universities and institutions, allow students to analyze, research and experience cultural diplomacy in theory and in practice.

The Center for International Law & Human Rights (CILHR) »

The Center for International Law & Human Rights (CILHR) is a leading institute for the study of international law, human rights and cultural diplomacy. Four different categories of education programs on International Law and Human Rights are offered: graduate degree programs, e-learning courses, professional development programs (certificate programs) and study abroad (credit programs) dedicated either fully or in part to the field of International Law and Human Rights.

The Center for Creative Industries & Performing Arts (CCIPA) »

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. The CCIPA aims to generate world leaders and pioneers in the Creative Industries and the Performing Arts through new and innovative educational opportunities. Five different categories of education programs on Creative Industries and Performing Arts are offered: graduate degree programs, e-learning courses, professional development programs (certificate programs), weeklong seminars, and study abroad.

The Center for Culinary Innovation & Excellence (CCIE) »

The Center for Culinary Innovation & Excellence (CCIE) is a leading institute for the study of culinary tradition and innovation, gastronomy, and cultural diplomacy cuisine. Three different categories of educational programs on culinary innovation and excellence are offered: professional degree programs, e-learning courses, professional development programs (certificate programs). In addition the CCIE provides advisory services to governmental and diplomatic institutions regarding important culinary issues or events.