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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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Forthcoming International Conferences 2015 (More »)

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 will bring 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, which can be implemented by the participants of the conference and the global community. (More »)
Speakers for the Summit include:
Judge Julia Sebutinde
Judge, the International Court of Justice
President Peter Tomka
President, the International Court of Justice
MP Ögmundur Jónasson
Member of the Parliament of Iceland
Judge Joyce Aluoch
Judge, International Criminal Court
Judge Christopher Greenwood
Judge, International Court of Justice
Judge Sanji Monageng
Vice President, International Criminal Court
Judge Fausto Pocar
Former President of the ICTY
H.E. Steven van Hoogstraten
General Director, Carnegie Foundation
H.E. Hugo Hans Siblesz
Secretary General, Permanent Court of Arbitration
 H. E. Amb. Francesco Azzarello
Ambassador of Italy to the Netherlands
 H. E. Amb. Jan Gustaf Håkan Emsgård
Ambassador of Sweden to the Netherlands
 H. E. Amb. Haim Divon
Ambassador of Israel to the Netherlands
Prof. Dr.  Pauline van der Meer Mohr
President Executive Board, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Judge Daniel Nsereko
Judge, Special Tribunal for Lebanon
Registrar Philippe Couvreur
Registrar, the International Court of Justice
MEP Martina Anderson
Member of the European Parliament
MP Sharon Gesthuizen
Member of the Dutch Parliament
MP Gwenaëlle Grovonius
Member of the Parliament of Belgium

Film for Peace »
The Power of Film & the Arts to Build Peace

Held Parallel to the Berlin International Film Festival 2015
(Berlin; February 10th - 13th, 2015)

The conference will examine the immense transformative value that film, as well as the arts and music hold as vehicles of Cultural Diplomacy. The vision of the conference is to bring an interdisciplinary mixture of celebrated artists, high level representatives from the film industry and practitioners of Cultural Diplomacy in order to prepare an agenda for after the conclusion of the conference, which will initiate programs and initiatives that will support global peace. (More »)

Bulgaria Economic Forum 2015 »
"Sustainable Economies, Sustainable Technologies, Sustainable Industries"

(Sofia; April 22nd - 25th, 2015)

The Forum will present the myriad of opportunities offered by the emerging trends of sustainable economies, technologies and industries. In light of these important developments, the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy in partnership with other leading organizations initiated Bulgaria Economic Forum 2015 to further promote and support sustainable economies, technologies and industries in the 21st century. (More »)

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 is 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 »)

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

(Nicosia; May 27th - 31st, 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 »)

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

The Common EU Youth Policy Forum »
„A Call for Further EU Engagement & Support in Youth Issues„

(Berlin; February 19th - 21st, 2015)

The Common EU Youth Policy Forum will gather representatives from non-governmental organizations and civil society, experts in the areas of youth coming from the fields of politics, economics and law together with politicians, academics, young professionals and students from across the EU. The 3-Day Forum delegates will discuss the proposal for a Common EU Youth Policy Proposal 2014-24 and develop a plan for after the conclusion of the conference to establish programs and initiatives that will be implemented across the EU at the local and national levels to support the policy proposal. (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 & the Global Economy: A Forum for Young Leaders »
Berlin; March 4th - 8th, 2015
Art as Cultural Diplomacy: A Forum for Young Leaders »
Berlin; February 09th - 13th, 2015
Cultural Diplomacy in Africa: A Forum for Young Leaders (CDA) »
London; May 6th - 8th, 2015
Africa Meets Europe: A Forum for Young Leaders (AME) »
London; May 6th - 8th, 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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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
Hon. Jadranka Kosor
Former Prime Minister of Croatia
Jermaine Jackson
Celebrated American Singer, Member of The Jackson 5
The Hon. Iveta Radičová
Former Prime Minister of Slovakia

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:
Hon. Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi
Former Director General of the WTO
Hon. Dirk Niebel
Former German Minister for Economic Cooperation & Development
Hon. Yves Leterme
Secretary-General, “International IDEA”
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
Dr. Anette Bickmeyer
Vice President, Sustainability Management, EON AG
Eleonora Giada Pessina
Group Sustainability Officer, Pirelli & C. SpA
Petra Wadström
CEO, Solvatten AB

Conference Reviews 2014 - The International Symposia on Cultural Diplomacy 2014 (More »)

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

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

The Conference took place in Paris and held in the French National Assembly. The conference was 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 included:
Hon. Jacques Toubon
Former Minister of Culture of France
Hon. Michèle Alliot-Marie
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of France
Director General Eric Revel
Director General of La Chaîne Info
Christian Cappe
CEO, 2C Associés
Alexandra Vandernoot
Celebrated Belgian Actress
Prof. Raphaël Liogier
French Sociologist, Sciences Po Aix

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

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