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BA, MA, PhD Programs, E-Learning Programs, Certificate Programs

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 & MA Programs in Cultural Diplomacy » PhD Program in Cultural Diplomacy »
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Weeklong Seminars in Cultural Diplomacy » CCDS Calendar of Events for 2015 »

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

Cyprus Economic Forum 2015 »
„Sustainable Tourism, Responsible Investments, International Business„

(Nicosia; May 27th - 30th, 2015)

The Forum will bring together an interdisciplinary mix of governmental officials, senior diplomats, economists and academics together with representatives from the business sector. The forum will serve as a framework to enable public-private partnerships and Business-to-Business opportunities to increase the magnitude and the scope of activities of tourism, investments and business both in Cyprus and in the Mediterranean. (More »)
Speakers for the Forum include:
Minister Yiorgos Lakkotrypis
Minister of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism of Cyprus
Minister Ioannis Kasoulidis
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus
 Minister Costas Kadis
Minister of Education and Culture of Cyprus
Nondas Cl. Metaxas
CEO, Cyprus Stock Exchange
Minister Harris Georgiades
Minister of Finance of Cyprus
Hon. Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis
Former Foreign Minister of Cyprus
Hon. Lawrence Gonzi
Former Prime Minister of Malta
 President José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero
Former Prime Minister of Spain
Hon. Mirko Cvetković
Former Prime Minister of Serbia

Artur Fischer
CEO, Berlin Stock Exchange, Börse Berlin
Rashed Al Baloushi
CEO, Abu Dhabi Securities
Exchange
 Mohammed Omran
Chairman, Egyptian Stock Exchange
Konstantin Globenko
Executive Director, PRISCO
 Antonio Catalán Díaz
President AC Hotels; Founder NH Hotels
 Silvio De Girolamo
Group Chief Internal Audit & CSR Officer, Autogrill
 Sumayya Hassan-Athmani
CEO, National Oil Corporation of Kenya
Hon. Anna Diamantopoulou
Former Greek European Commissioner for Employment
 Charity Chanda Lumpa
Managing Director, Airtel Zambia
 MP Cristina Bargero
Member of Parliament of Italy
 MEP Eva Kaili
Member of the European Parliament
Sen. Joëlle Garriaud-Maylam
Member of the French Senate
 The Hon. Mihai Răzvan Ungureanu
Former Prime Minister of Romania
Hon. Theodoros Pangalos
Former Deputy Prime Minister of Greece
 The Hon. Jaume Bartumeu Cassany
Former Prime Minister of Andorra
MEP Urmas Paet
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia
Hon. Kalonzo Musyoka
Former Vice President of Kenya
Speaker Abdulla Maseeh Mohamed
Speaker of the Parliament of the Maldives
Angelos Loizou
Chairman of the Cyprus Tourism Organization (CTO)
President Nicos Peristianis
President of the Council of the University of Nicosia, Cyprus
Hon. Nuno Vieira e Brito
Secretary of State for Food & Agribusiness of Portugal

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; June 6th-9th, 2015)

The Munich Economic Forum 2015 will be hosted in the castle of the Porzellanmanufaktur Nymphenburg in Munich and will take place from June 6th-9th, when June 6th will be the arrival day and June 9th 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

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
Judge Julia Sebutinde
Judge, the International Court of Justice
Hon. Anna Diamantopoulou
Former Greek European Commissioner for Employment

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

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

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.
To join the Young Leaders´ Forums, please click Here.
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 »)

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Berlin Economic Forum »
Creative Economies, Sustainable Tourism & Foreign Investments

Held Parallel to the Berlin International Tourism Trade Fair (ITB)
(International Conference, Berlin; March 4th - 7th, 2015)

The vision of the conference was to bring an interdisciplinary mixture of representatives from the public sector, private sector and civil society as well as practitioners of Cultural Diplomacy in order to prepare an agenda for after the conclusion of the conference, which will initiate programs and projects that will support sustainable economic growth at the national and international levels. (More »)
Speakers for the Forum included:
Minister Navin Dissanayake
Minister of Tourism and Sports of Sri Lanka
Minister Darko Lorencin
Minister of Tourism of Croatia
Minister Stéphanie Balmir Villedrouin
Minister of Tourism and Creative Industries of Haiti

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 in Bucharest »
„25 Years since the Fall of the Berlin Wall in Central and Eastern Europe: Looking Back, Looking Forward„

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

The Cooperation was held in the framework of the 25th Anniversary for the Fall of the Berlin Wall. This year’s conference is titled „25 Years Since the Fall of the Berlin Wall 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 included:
President Lech Walesa
Former President of Poland
President Hans-Gert Pöttering
Chairman, Konrad Adenauer Foundation
President Viktor Yushchenko
Former President of Ukraine
President Boris Tadić
Former President of Serbia
President Sali Berisha
Former President of Albania
President Petru Lucinschi
Former President of Moldova

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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