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BA, MA, MBA 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 Berlin International Human Rights Congress (BIHRC) »
"Human Rights and Democracy in Times of Greater Global Insecurity"

(Berlin; November 24th - 26th, 2017)

The Berlin International Human Rights Congress (BIHRC) is an international congress that will offer an interdisciplinary analysis of the fields of human rights and democracy. The event will explore developments in these areas over the past few years and will consider the key issues shaping discussions on the international level today. (More »)

The Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy 2017 »
"Promoting Global Collaboration, Unity and Peace through Cultural Diplomacy"

(Berlin; December 19th - 22nd, 2017)

The Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy is the world's leading event in the field of cultural diplomacy hosted and organized by ICD in partnership with other leading institutions at the end of each year. (More »)
The Conference include Keynote Addresses from the Honorable Members of the ICD:
Amb. Katalin Bogyay Ambassador of Hungary to the UN President Tarja Halonen
Former President of Finland
The Hon. Erna Hennicot Schoepges Former President of the Chamber of Deputies of Luxemburg
Minister Lilyana Pavlova Minister for the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of EU 2018 The Hon. Reinhold Lopatka Chairman, the Parliamentary Club of the Austrian People's Party The Hon. Erato Kozakou-Markoullis Former Foreign Minister of Cyprus
The Hon. Mmantsetsa Marope
Director of the Unesco International Bureau of Education
The Hon. Dora Bakoyannis
Former Mayor of Athens
MEP Baroness Nosheena Mobarik
Member of the European Parliament
The Hon. Roberta Anastase
President of the Chamber of Deputies of Romania
The Hon. Gert Weisskirchen Former Senior Member of the German Parliament The Hon. Jadranka Kosor
Former Prime Min ister of Croatia
The Hon. Julia Bonk Former Member of the German Parliament MP Pauline Latham
Member of the British Parliament
MP Oudekki Loone
Meber of the Parliament of Estonia
The Hon. Thuli Madonsela
Former Public Protector of South Africa
MP Inguna Sudraba
Member of the Parliament of Latvia
MP Barbi Pilvre
Meber of the Parliament of Estonia
The Hon. Rashed Al Baloushi Chief Executive, Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange The Hon. Nouzha Skalli Former Minister of Solidarity, Women, Family, and Social Development of Morocco Amb. Ali Ahmad Jalali Ambassador of Afghanistan to Germany; Former Minister of the Interior
The Hon. Hans Köchler President of the International Progress Organization Luitpold Prinz von Bayern Member of the House of Wittelsbach The Hon. Erhard Busek Former Vice Chancellor of Austria
The Hon. Cyril Svoboda Former Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic MEP Eva Maydell
Member of the European Parliament
Rector Dragan Domazet Rector, Belgrade Metropolitan University; Former Minister of Education
The Hon. Rui Duarte Barros Former Prime minister of Guinea-Bissau The Hon. Hrant Bagratyan Former Prime minister of Armenia MEP Alojz Peterle
Member of the EU Parliament; Former Prime Minister of Slovenia

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

(NYC & Washington D.C; January 22nd - 26th, 2018)

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 »)

The Artistic Cultural Diplomacy Forum 2018 »
"Building Cultural Bridges through Art, Film and Music"

(Berlin; February 21st - 23rd, 2018)
Held Parallel to the Berlin Film Festival 2018

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"The Artistic Cultural Diplomacy Forum 2018" is an international conference taking place in Berlin from February 21st – 23rd, 2017 to explore the potential for art and music to provide a neutral platform for cultural exchange. (More »)

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

(International Conference, Berlin; March 7th - 11th, 2018)
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The Forum serves as a platform for delegates to grow their Business, meet potential business partners and investors and advance their career. The event is designed to give Insights on current opportunities in various sectors of the Business World, to inspire and engage delegates with speakers and other stakeholders and to transform into a “Growth in Action”. (More »)

Professional Development Program in International Relations & Cultural Diplomacy »
Certificate Program in International Relations & Cultural Diplomacy
(Berlin; December 14th - 22nd, 2017, 2017)

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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 »)

Professional Development Program in Cultural Diplomacy »
Weeklong Seminars on Cultural Diplomacy
(Winter Session - Berlin; December 18th - 22nd, 2017)

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ICD Academy Sessions are weeklong programs that explore the role of cultural diplomacy in contemporary international relations. Each program features lectures, seminars and workshops lead by experts from the fields of international politics, diplomacy, academia, civil society, and the private sector. During their time in Berlin participants will also have the opportunity to take part in cultural and social activities and to visit institutions such as the German Foreign Office, the German Parliament, the Berlin City Hall, cultural institutions and Berlin-based embassies. (More »)

E-Learning Programs in Cultural Diplomacy »
Professional Development Programs in Cultural Diplomacy

List of E-Learning Programs

The Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies (CCDS) has designed 6 E-Learning Programs, which include the main fields of research and activity in cultural diplomacy. (More »)

Young Leaders' Forums »
(Forthcoming Forums for 2017)

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 2017 include:
Africa Meets Europe: A Forum for Young Leaders (AME) »
Berlin; December 16th - 22nd, 2017
Cultural Diplomacy in Africa: A Forum for Young Leaders (CDA) »
Berlin; December 16th - 22nd, 2017
Pakistan Meets the USA: A Forum for Young Leaders (PMUSA) »
Washington D.C. & New York City; September 19th - 23rd, 2017
Afghanistan Meets the USA: A Forum for Young Leaders (AFMUSA) »
Washington D.C. & New York City; September 19th - 23rd, 2017