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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:
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Cultural Diplomacy & Religion - Forthcoming Events (More »)

HOW TO IMPLEMENT PEACE AROUND THE WORLD? »
EXCEPTIONAL MEETING OF POLITICAL & RELIGIOUS LEADERS

On the occasion of the 26th Annual Session of the Crans Montana Forum
(Brussels; June 10th - 13th, 2015)

Now more than ever, religious leaders from around the world have a key role to play to pave a new path towards peace, based on tolerance and the acceptance of the other. The diversity of opinions and the multiplicity of religious & philosophical choices are the real wealth of our modern societies and therefore it is vital that these societal assets shall not become the root causes of violence and fractures. On the occasion of the 26th Annual Session of The Crans Montana Forum, the CMF, in association with the ICD, and the participation of ISESCO, are organizing in Brussels an exceptional meeting and gathering, at the highest level, of religious leaders from all origins, to address these crucial issues. (More »)
Speakers for the Forum include:
President Marie-Louise Coleiro-Preca
President of the Republic of Malta
President Abdullah Gül
Former President of the Republic of Turkey
President José Mário Vaz
President of Guinea-Bissau
The Hon. Dominique de Villepin
Former Prime Minister, France
President Michel Kafando
Transitional President of the Republic, Burkina Faso
SG Fathallah Sijilmassi
Secretary General, Union for the Mediterranean
The Hon. Federico Mayor Zaragoza
Former Director General of UNESCO
The Hon. Pascal Lamy
Former Director General, World Trade Organization
D.G. Aldelaziz O. Altwaijri
Director General, ISESCO
SG Abbas Ali Al Naqi
Secretary General, Organisation of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries
Alain Le Roy
Secretary General, European External Action Service - EEAS
President Sali Berisha
Former President & Prime Minister of Albania
Vice Minister Aleksey Y. Meshkov
Vice Minister for Foreign & European Affairs, Russia
Minister Lahcen Haddad
Minister of Tourism, Morocco
Vice Prime Minister Didier Reynders
Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Belgium
Minister Jadranka Joksimovic
Minister of European Integration, Serbia
Grand Mufti Mustafa Ceric
Grand Mufti Emeritus, Bosnia Herzegovina
Minister Lilyana Pavlova
Minister of Regional Development & Public Works, Bulgaria

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
(Thessaloniki, Greece; October 1st - 4th, 2015)

In reimagining the role of religion as a tool for global peace and stability, the Symposium will see speakers from various disciplines - religious leaders, leading politicians, chief diplomats, and senior academics. These speakers 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:
Mayor Yiannis Boutaris
Mayor of Thessaloniki.
His All Holiness Bartholomew
Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch
Hon. Anna Diamantopoulou
Former Greek European Commissioner for Employment

Cultural Diplomacy, International Law & Human Rights - Forthcoming International Conferences 2015 (More »)

The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in Germany »
"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; May 21st - 24th, 2015)

The historic day of November 9th 2014, which marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the summer of 2015 which will mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the last world war and the establishment of the UN, represent the major transitions that have taken place globally in the development of global human rights towards a more peaceful, prosperous, equal and protected society. (More »)
Speakers for the Symposium include:
Hon. Michèle Alliot-Marie
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of France
Gitta Connemann (MdB)
Member of the German Parliament
Hon. Anna Diamantopoulou
Former Greek European Commissioner for Employment
Roderich Kiesewetter (MdB)
Member of the German Parliament
Charles Huber (MdB)
Member of the German Parliament
Marian Wendt (MdB)
Member of the German Parliament
H. E. Amb. Syed Hasan Javed
Ambassador of Pakistan to Germany
Dr. Siswo Pramono
Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Indonesia to Germany
H.E. Amb. Ranko Vilovic
Ambassador of Croatia to Germany

Kosovo Summit on International Law & Human Rights 2015 »
"The 70 Year Anniversary of the End of WW2 and the Establishment of the UN: An Interdisciplinary Review of the Development of International Law in Protecting Human Rights"

(The Supreme Court, Pristina, Kosovo; June 14th-17th, 2015)

The Kosovo Summit will bring together legislators, members of the judiciary, representatives from global governance institutions, and stakeholders from around the world to a four-day Summit that will take place in Pristina, Kosovo. Speakers and delegates of the Summit will then prepare recommendations and a list of concrete activities for the future development of the international law system to support human rights globally, which can be implemented by the participants of the conference and the global community. (More »)
Speakers for the Summit include:
Prime Minister Isa Mustafa
Prime Minister of Kosovo
President Fejzullah Hasani
President of the Supreme Court of Kosovo
President Atifete Jahjaga
President of Kosovo

Sustainable Economies & Nation Branding - Forthcoming International Conferences 2015 (More »)

Munich Economic Forum 2015 »
“Sustainable Trade, Responsible Investments, International Business”

The Forum is co-hosted by HRH Luitpold Prinz von Bayern and the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy
(Munich, Porzellanmanufaktur Nymphenburg; October 27th - 29th, 2015)

The Munich Economic Forum 2015 will be hosted in the castle of the Porzellanmanufaktur Nymphenburg in Munich and will take place from October 27th - 29th, when October 27th will be the arrival day and October 29th will be the departure day. The Forum will include delegates coming from the fields of politics, economics and culture from the public and private sectors. (More »)
Speakers for the Forum include:
Hon. Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi
Former Director General of the WTO & UNCTAD
Prince Luitpold of Bavaria
CEO of König Ludwig GmbH
 Rashed Al Baloushi
CEO, Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange

Organization for Youth Education & Development (OYED) (More »)

Young Leaders' Forums »
(Forthcoming Conferences for 2015)

The OYED Young Leaders´ Forums are international networks of like-minded young individuals with an interest in developing, supporting and sustaining intercultural relations. Over the past decade the OYED Young Leaders´ Forum has grown to become one of Europe's largest independent cultural exchanges Forum.
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Forthcoming Weeklong Seminars for 2015 include:
Cultural Diplomacy in Africa: A Forum for Young Leaders (CDA) »
Berlin; May 20th - 24th, 2015
Africa Meets Europe: A Forum for Young Leaders (AME) »
Berlin; May 20th - 24th, 2015

The Transatlantic Youth Alliance »
“Alliance of Young Leaders from America & Europe”

The main goal of the Transatlantic Youth Alliance is to strengthen transatlantic relations by formulating initiatives which encourage cooperation between European and American youth. (More »)

ICD House of Arts & Culture - Forthcoming Events (More »)

Guillermo Anderson in Berlin »
Honduras Embassy Concert Event

(ICD House of Arts & Culture; May 30th, 2015)

On May 30th, 2015, The Embassy of Honduras will hold a concert by Guillermo Anderson (World Famous Musician). As an artist, Guillermo has played an important role in Honduras bringing awareness on important issues like the protection of the environment, health and literacy. (More »)

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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

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
HRH Prince Radu of Romania
Prince of Hohenzollern-Veringen
President Tui Atua Tupua Tamase Taisi Efi
Head of State of Samoa
Hon. Lars Lokke Rasmussen
Former Prime Minister of Denmark

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:
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

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