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BA, MA, PhD 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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Please find below the starting dates for all BA, MA & PhD programs:

International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the Arab World »
"The Political, Economic and Cultural Dimensions"

(Berlin; July 26th - 30th, 2016)
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International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the Arab World will focus the opportunities for cultural diplomacy in the Arab World in the framework of the current transitions and challenges. In particular, the symposium will highlight the best practices of certain counties in the Arab World of practicing cultural diplomacy to educate and to strengthen relationships between groups within their countries and to strengthen relationships between their countries and the global community. (More »)
Speakers & Delegates for the Symposium include:
Minister Farida Momand
Minister of Higher Education of Afghanistan
President José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero
President, ICD Advisory Board
Minister Hamad Bin Abdulaziz Al-Kawari
Minister of Culture, Arts & Heritage of Qatar
SG Abdelouahid Khouja
Secretary General, House of Councillors of Morocco
 Grand Mufti Selim Muça
Grand Mufti of the Muslim Community of Albania
Speaker Safet Softić
Speaker of the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia & Herzegovina
Amb. Abdulrahman Al-Khulaifi
Ambassador of the State of Qatar to Germany
Stephan Mayer (MdB)
Member of the German Parliament
Amb. Badr Abdelatty
Ambassador of Egypt to Germany
MP Naz Shah
Member of the British Parliament
MP Gulalai Noor Safi
Member of the Parliament of Afghanistan
MP Khawla Ben Aicha
Member of the National Assembly of Tunisia
SG Fadi Khalaf
Secretary General, Arab Federation of Exchanges
Dr. Mohammed Omran
Executive Chairman, the Egyptian Exchange
Rashed Al Baloushi
CEO, Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange
Samir Barhoum
Chief Editor, the Jordan Times
Ahmed Ali
Assistant Editor in Chief, The Libya Observer
Idriss Benarafa
Editor-in-Chief, The Moroccan Times
 The Hon. Hassan Diab
Former Minister of Education of Lebanon
The Hon. Nouzha Skalli
Former Minister of Solidarity, Women, Family, and Social Development of Morocco
Yasar Yakis
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey
MP Normala binti Abdul Samad​​
Member of the Parliament of Malaysia
MP Mirsad Isaković
Chair of the Gender Equality Committee of Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia & Herzegovina
MP Dhiaa N. Al-Asadi
Member of the Parliament of Iraq
Ali Ahmad Jalali           
Former Interior Minister of Afghanistan
Akhmed Tamim
Mufti of Ukraine
MP Eva Kusuma Sundari
Member of the House of Representatives of Indonesia

International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the Commonwealth 2016 »
"Cultural Diplomacy as a Means to Build Bridges between the Commonwealth and the World"

(London; August 26th - 29th, 2016)
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The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the Commonwealth will address the most important issues related to cultural diplomacy in the region, and look for methods by which cultural bridges and dialogue can be improved between the Commonwealth and the rest of the world. (More »)

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

(Paris; October 25th - 27th, 2016)
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The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the Commonwealth will address the most important issues related to cultural diplomacy in the region, and look for methods by which cultural bridges and dialogue can be improved between the Commonwealth and the rest of the world. (More »)

International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the EU »
"Cultural Diplomacy as a Tool to Bring People Together and Create a Stronger European Union"

(Brussels; October 27th - 29th, 2016)
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The International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the EU will present the importance of building cultural bridges for the benefits of EU economy, and well-being of EU citizens, while illustrating the cost-effective advantages of such programs compared to other policy alternatives. (More »)

Professional Development Program in International Relations & Cultural Diplomacy »
Certificate Program in International Relations & Cultural Diplomacy
(Berlin; July 25th - August 3rd, 2016)

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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
(Summer Session - July 25th - 30th, 2016)

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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 »)

Young Leaders' Forums »
(Forthcoming Forums for 2016)

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 2016 include:
Africa Meets Europe: A Forum for Young Leaders (AME) »
Berlin; October 6th - 9th, 2016
Cultural Diplomacy in Africa: A Forum for Young Leaders (CDA) »
Berlin; October 6th - 9th, 2016

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 »)
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Put Men at the Centre »

June 07th, 2016
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The Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy 2015 »
"Building Bridges of Peace and Reconciliation in Times of Greater Global Insecurity"
(Berlin; December 10th - 13th, 2015)

The 2015 Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy aims to present all practices that the field of cultural diplomacy has to offer to the international community for their application to try to remedy and solve growing global challenges. The conference will bring together leading politicians, religious leaders, senior academics and celebrated artists together with representatives from areas of conflict in order to establish new institutions and initiatives that will help with these challenges using the practice of cultural diplomacy together with other practices and means. (More »)
The Conference included Keynote Addresses from the Honorable Members of the ICD:
President Emil Constantinescu
President of the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy
President José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero
President, ICD Advisory Board
Hon. Hans Eichel
Minister of Finance of Germany (1999-2005)
MEP Michèle Alliot-Marie
Vice President of the ICD for the Francophone Countries
Vice President Linda Lanzillotta
Vice President of the Italian Senate
Charles Huber (MdB)
Member of the German Parliament
Lord Jack McConnell
President, Africa EU Relations Program
Hon. Lawrence Gonzi
President, ICD Program on the Mediterranean Region
Hon. Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis
President, Council for Cultural Diplomacy Studies
Judge Dragoljub Popovic
Judge, the European Court of Human Rights
Judge Vagn Joensen
President the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR)
Judge Julia Sebutinde
President, ICD Program on International Law & Human Rights
Hon. José de Faria Costa
Ombudsman of Portugal
Hon. Thuli Madonsela
Public Protector of South Africa
President Vesna Medenica
President of the Supreme Court of Montenegro