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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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Weeklong Seminars in Cultural Diplomacy - July Session » CCDS Calendar of Events for 2014 »

Cross Continental Cooperation Summit 2014-2015 (More »)

Cross Continental Cooperation Summit 2014-2015 »
"Unlocking Potential: Uniting the World's Leading Powers"

(Crete, London, Berlin, Seychelles, Abuja, Addis Ababa, Washington D.C. Moscow, New Delhi and Beijing; October 2014 - May 2015)

The Cross-Continental Cooperation Summit of 2014-5 will be a culmination of 10 events taking place across the globe. The events will take place in major capital cities including Crete, London, Berlin, Seychelles, Abuja, Addis Ababa, with the continents of Europe, North America, Africa and Asia playing host to the events. The Summit will focus on the potential success for improved intercultural relations in uniting the great powers of the contemporary world to better face today's global concerns. (More »)
The following Event will take place in November 2014:

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. This year’s 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. This year’s conference will focus on these boundaries and issues. (More »)
Speakers & Delegates for the Summit include:
President Vicente Fox
55th President of Mexico
President José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero
Former Prime Minister of Spain
Hon. Massimo D'Alema
Former Prime Minister of Italy
Hon. Lawrence Gonzi
Former Prime Minister of Malta
Hon. Yves Leterme
Former Prime Minister of Belgium
Hon. Lars Lokke Rasmussen
Former Prime Minister of Denmark
Hon. Nika Gilauri
Former Prime Minister of Georgia
President Amine Gemayel
Former President of Lebanon
President Živko Budimir
President of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
President Einar Kristinn Guðfinnsson
Speaker of the Parliament of Iceland
President Josip Leko
Speaker of the Croatian Parliament
President Patrick Herminie
Speaker of the National Assembly of Seychelles
Dr. Franz Josef Jung (MdB)
Former Minister of Defense of Germany
Hon. Dirk Niebel
Former German Minister for Economic Cooperation & Development
Dr. Gerhard Prätorius
Head of CSR & Sustainability, Volkswagen AG
Minister Rimantas Šadžius
Minister of Finance of Lithuania
Hon. Michael Buhl
CEO, Vienna Stock Exchange
Minister Besim Beqaj
Minister of Finance of Kosovo
Nondas Cl. Metaxas
CEO, Cyprus Stock Exchange
Dr. Fadi Khalaf
Secretary General, Arab Federation of Exchanges
Rajeeva Bandaranaike
Chief Executive Officer, Colombo Stock Exchange, Sri Lanka
Al Jardine
Celebrated American Singer, Founder Member of the "Beach Boys"
David Hasselhoff
Celbrated American Actor
Jermaine Jackson
Celebrated American Singer, Member of The Jackson 5
Prince Boris Petrović-Njegoš
Hereditary Prince of Montenegro
Prince Radu of Romania
Prince of Hohenzollern-Veringen
Emanuele Filiberto di Savoia
Prince of Venice and Piedmont
Princess Bettina Habsburg-Lothringen
Head of Human Culture History, Universal Museum Joanneum
Prince Luitpold of Bavaria
CEO of König Ludwig GmbH
Princess Tamara Laura Czartoryska
Celebrated Sportswoman & TV Personality
Hon. Jadranka Kosor
Former Prime Minister of Croatia
Amb. Mustafa Mujezinović
Former Prime Minister of the Federation of Bosnia & Herzegovina
The Hon. Iveta Radičová
Former Prime Minister of Slovakia
President Abdiweli Mohamed Ali
President of Puntland
HRH Prince Africa Zulu of Onkweni
Zulu Prince
President Tui Atua Tupua Tamase Taisi Efi
Head of State of Samoa
President Valdis Zatlers
Former President of Latvia
President Emil Constantinescu
Former President of Romania
President Ugo Mifsud Bonnici
Former President of Malta
President Arnold Rüütel
Former President of Estonia
Hon. Halldór Ásgrímsson
Former Prime Minister of Iceland
Hon. Mirko Cvetković
Former Prime Minister of Serbia

The International Symposia on Cultural Diplomacy 2014 (More »)

The International Symposia on Cultural Diplomacy 2014 »
"Applied Cultural Diplomacy: An Interdisciplinary Analysis of Best Practices & Future Strategies"

Cetinje, Madrid, Berlin, London, Copenhagen, Paris, Moscow; April - September 2014)

The International Symposia on Cultural Diplomacy is now 7 years old and has become the world's largest event series in the field of Cultural Diplomacy. The seventh Symposia will take place in 2014 and will include large-scale events that will take place in different major capital cities around the world in cooperation with governments, leading academic institutions and civil society organizations throughout the months of April - September 2014. (More »)
The following Events will take place in September 2014:

Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the Francophone Region »
"The Role of Cultural Diplomacy in the Francophone Region"

(The French National Assembly, Paris; September 22nd - 24th, 2014)

The Conference will take place over a two-day period in Paris and will be held in the French Senate. The conference is dedicated to increasing the awareness and understanding of the historical and theoretical foundations of La Francophone and the role Cultural Diplomacy can play in uniting the Francophone countries today. (More »)
Speakers for the Symposium include:
President Abdou Diouf
Secretary General of La Francophonie
Hon. Michèle Alliot-Marie
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of France
Director General Eric Revel
Director General of La Chaîne Info
Director Christian Duval
Director of Sciences-Po Aix
Hon. Laurence Parisot
Former President of MEDEF (tbc)
Sen. Gérard Larcher
5th President of the French Senate

Moscow Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy 2014 »
“Striking a Chord between the East and the West”

(Moscow; September 25th - 27th, 2014)

Moscow Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy 2014 will facilitate a discussion and exchange focusing on the tremendous value of Russian art and its contributions to culture globally, especially as an instrument to encourage greater intercultural exchange between Russia and the world , and moreover, advancing the field of Cultural Diplomacy as we celebrate Russian culture at this event. (More »)
Speakers for the Symposium include:
The Hon. Dr. Vladimir Filippov
Rector, Peoples' Friendship University of Russia
H. E. Amb. Astra Kurme
Ambassador of Latvia to the Russian Federation
Dmitri Trenin
Director, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Moscow Center
Lev Voronkov
Head of the Nordic Department, MGIMO University
Vasily Tsereteli
Director, Moscow Museum of Modern Art
Maria Morozova
Director, The Timchenko Fondation

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Cool North - Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the Nordic Countries »
"Strategies for Regional Development, Cooperation, Good Neighbor Relations"

(Copenhagen; September 8th - 9th, 2014)

The conference took place in Copenhagen and brought together experts in the fields of international relations, diplomacy, economics and the cultural and educational sectors. Specific case studies and examples of Scandinavian Cultural Diplomacy were reviewed, with particular emphasis on the ability of successful practices of Cultural Diplomacy to improve international relations. (More »)
Speakers for the Symposium included:
Minister Marianne Jelved
Minister of Culture of Denmark
SG Dagfinn Hoybråten
Secretary General, Nordic Council of Ministers
President Mogens Lykketoft
President of the Danish Parliament
Hon. Bertel Haarder
Former Danish Minister (Education, Development, Interior)
The Hon. Halldór Ásgrímsson
Former Prime Minister of Iceland
Lene Espersen
Chairman, Baltic Development Forum

The Montenegro Symposium on International Law & Human Rights »
"An Interdisciplinary Analysis of the Role of International Law in Promoting Human Rights"

(Cetinje, Montenegro; July 8th - 9th, 2014)

The Montenegro Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy & Human Rights gathered a broad range of stakeholders to both explore and analyze the Role of International Law in Promoting Human Rights". (more)
Speakers for the Symposium included:
President Filip Vujanović
President of Montenegro
President Vesna Medenica
President, Supreme Court of Montenegro
Minister Duško Marković
Minister of Justice of Montenegro
Judge Göran Lambertz
Judge, Supreme Court of Sweden
Judge Borge Dahl
Former President, Supreme Court of Denmark
Judge Fausto Pocar
Former President of the ICTY
Judge Abdulkadir Ilhani
Deputy Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Turkey
Judge Julia Sebutinde
Judge, the International Court of Justice
President Branko Hrvatin
President, Supreme court of Croatia

The Berlin International Economics Congress 2014 »
"Global Trends in Creative Economies: Green Industries, Education, Entrepreneurship and Tourism as Drivers of Sustainable Economic Growth"

(Berlin; March 5th - 7th, 2014 - Held Parallel to the Berlin International Tourism Trade Fair)

The Berlin International Economics Congress is one of the world leading global conferences combining the fields of International Economics, Nation Branding and International Relations with an interdisciplinary and multinational program. The Congress took place over 3 days and analyzed global trends in creative economies. (More »)
Speakers & Delegates for the Congress include:
Minister Dato' Seri Mohamed
Minister of Tourism and Culture of Malaysia
The Hon. Dora Bakoyannis
Former Foreign Minister of Greece
Hon. Maxime Verhagen
Former Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs
Rashed Al Baloushi
Chief Executive of Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange
Minister Tsedevdamba Oyungerel
Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Mongolia
Minister Alain St. Ange
Minister of Tourism of the Seychelles

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