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IntroductionThe Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies (CCDS) is the world’s leading center for the study of Cultural Diplomacy offering educational opportunities. Our education programs are provided along 4 lines: Graduate Degree Programs in Cultural Diplomacy – MA and PhD, E-learning courses with certificates, Certificate Programs and Study Abroad Credit Programs dedicated either wholly or in part to the field of Cultural Diplomacy.
The objectives of the CCDS are to extend current research, programs, and practices in the field of Cultural Diplomacy and create a platform to promote and sustain inter-cultural dialogue at all levels. The CCDS is committed to the promotion of the development of applied diplomacy studies, as well as excellence in the advancement and research in the rapidly evolving field of Cultural Diplomacy. The CCDS offers an education that goes beyond the basic International Relations approach to globalization, and considers the role of Cultural Diplomacy and interdependence in a multi-polar world.
Our ProgramsThe Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies, offers educational and academic programs in partnership with leading universities and institutions from around the world, which allows students to explore, to analyze and to experience cultural diplomacy both in theory and practice at the local and international levels. The CCDS focuses above all on exploring the balancing between hard and soft power, the process of globalization in an interdependent world, multiculturalism, intercultural dialogue & exchange and the ability for culturally based initiatives to further mutual understanding and in turn to foster global peace and stability.
The programs offer high levels of leadership and provide students the skills to shape their future leadership roles, while addressing the critical issues challenging the world today. The programs provide advanced knowledge and analytical tools for the study and practice of cultural diplomacy and the potential that it has in shaping international policies and global strategies.
The Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies offers the following Programs: