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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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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; October 2014 - March 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 Events 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 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
Hon. Lars Lokke Rasmussen
Former Prime Minister of Denmark
President Tui Atua Tupua Tamase Taisi Efi
Head of State of Samoa
President Živko Budimir
President of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Prince Boris Petrović-Njegoš
Hereditary Prince of Montenegro
HRH Prince Radu of Romania
Prince of Hohenzollern-Veringen
Emanuele Filiberto di Savoia
Prince of Venice and Piedmont
Hon. Jadranka Kosor
Former Prime Minister of Croatia
Marcia Barrett
Lead Singer of Boney M
The Hon. Iveta Radičová
Former Prime Minister of Slovakia

Berlin Economic Forum 2014-24 »
"Sustainable Economies, Sustainable Technologies, Sustainable Industries"

(Berlin; November 6th - 8th, 2014)

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 Forum include:
Hon. Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi
Former Director General of the WTO
Hon. Dirk Niebel
Former German Minister for Economic Cooperation & Development
Hon. Yves Leterme
Former Deputy Secretary General, OECD
Minister Rimantas Šadžius
Minister of Finance of Lithuania
Secretary Cesar V. Purisima
Secretary of the Philippine Department of Finance
Minister Besim Beqaj
Minister of Finance of Kosovo
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
Nondas Cl. Metaxas
CEO, Cyprus Stock Exchange
Dr. Fadi Khalaf
Secretary General, Arab Federation of Exchanges
Rashed Al Baloushi
Chief Executive of Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange

Bucharest Summit on Cross Continental Cooperation »
„25 Years since the Fall of Communism in Central and Eastern Europe: Looking Back, Looking Forward”

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

The Bucharest Summit on Cross Continental Cooperation will be held in the framework of the 25th Anniversary for the Fall of Communism. This year’s conference is titled „25 Years Since the Fall of Communism 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 include:
President Lech Walesa
Former President of Poland
President Emil Constantinescu
Former President of Romania
Prime Minister Victor Ponta
Prime Minister of Romania
President Viktor Yushchenko
Former President of Ukraine
President Boris Tadić
Former President of Serbia
President Leonid Kuchma
Former President of Ukraine
President Zhelyu Zhelev
Former President of Bulgaria
President Petăr Stoianov
Former President of Bulgaria
President Stjepan Mesić
Former President of Croatia
President Sali Berisha
Former President of Albania
President Rexhep Meidani
Former President of Albania
President Petru Lucinschi
Former President of Moldova

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Conference Reviews 2014 - 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 took place in 2014 and included large-scale events that took 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 took place during April - September 2014:

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

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

The Moscow Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy 2014 facilitated a discussion and exchange focused on the tremendous value of Russian art and its contributions to culture globally. (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

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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