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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 CCDS offers the following Programs:
BA, MBA & MA Programs » PhD Programs »
Certificate & Professional Development Programs » E-Learning Programs »

Forthcoming International Conferences of the CCDS

BA, MA, MBA & PhD Students of the Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies Participation in the ICD International Conferences
Participation in 2018-19 Conferences

In the framework of the curriculum BA, MA, MBA and PhD students are offered to participate free of charge in the conferences of the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy taking place in Berlin and other cities around the world - in order to enable additional professional experience and to enhance their studies with current real world examples of cultural diplomacy. During the conferences, students are invited to conduct interviews with prominent speakers, assist in the moderation of the conferences, and participate in bilateral meetings with the prominent speakers & delegates.
Students will participate in the following events:

The Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy 2018 »
"Utilizing Cultural Diplomacy to Foster Democracy, Advance International Law and Back Global Human Rights"

(Berlin; December 13th - 16th, 2018)
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The Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy is the world's leading event in the field of cultural diplomacy hosted and is organized annually at the end of each year by the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy in partnership with other leading institutions. This year´s conference will take place in both New York City (November 2018) and Berlin (December 2018). (More »)

The Artistic Cultural Diplomacy Forum 2019 »
"Building Cultural Bridges through Art, Film and Music"

(Berlin; February 13th - 16th, 2019)
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"The Artistic Cultural Diplomacy Forum" is an international annual conference taking place in Berlin to explore the potential for art and music to provide a neutral platform for cultural exchange. (More »)

Berlin Economic Forum 2019 »
"Sustainable Business & Responsible Investments"

(International Conference, Berlin; March 6th - 10th, 2019)
Held Parallel to the Berlin Tourism Fair ITB

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The next events of the project will take place in Berlin from March 6th-10th, 2019 with a focus on African Development (see www.african-development-forum.org ). The forum will continue as from March 8th with discussion on the forum themes from a global perspective. (More »)

The African Development Forum 2019 »
"Sustainable Economies & Responsible Investments"

(International Conference, Berlin; March 6th - 8th, 2019)
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The African Development Forum 2019 will focus on the opportunities for development in Africa in the framework of the current transitions and challenges. The forum will highlight best practices of countries in Africa of implementing successful sustainable development strategies. (More »)

Berlin Wall 30 - From the Divided to the City of Freedom »
The 30th Anniversary for the Fall of the Wall

(Berlin; November 7th - 10th, 2019)
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On the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, as the eyes of the world fall upon Germany’s capital once again, the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy will celebrate the 30th anniversary for the fall of the Berlin wall. (More »)

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

(International Conference, Berlin; March 6th - 11th, 2018)
Held Parallel to the Berlin Tourism Fair ITB

The Forum aims to analyze and debate global trends of nation branding with a particular focus on sustainable business, tourism and responsible foreign investments and will demonstrate how these can be used as primary drivers for economic growth. (More »)
Speakers for the Forum included (among others) the following dignitaries:
The Hon. Gordon Brown
Former Prime Minister of the UK
The Hon. Irina Bokova
Former Director-General of UNESCO
The Hon. Brian Cowen
Former Prime Minister of Ireland
The Hon. Matti Vanhanen
Former Prime Minister of Finland
The Hon. Aleqa Hammond
Former Prime Minister of Greenland
President John Agyekum Kufuor
Former President of Ghana
President Rosen Plevneliev
Former President of Bulgaria
SG Béatrice Wertli
Secretary General of the CVP Switzerland Party
Chief Mir Ghazanfar Ali Khan
Governor of Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
The Hon. Mmantsetsa Marope
Director, International Bureau of Education, UNESCO
The Hon. Erna Hennicot Schoepges 
Former Speaker of the Parliament of Luxembourg
Minister Nikolina Angelkova
Minister of Tourism of the Republic of Bulgaria
The Hon. Nika Gilauri
Former Prime Minister of Georgia
President Valdis Zatlers
Former President of Latvia
The Hon. Zlatko Lagumdzija
Former Prime Minister of B&H
The Hon. Hrant Bagratyan
Former Prime Minister of Armenia
Minister Ahmed bin Nasser Al Mahrizi
Minister of Tourism of the Sultanate of Oman
The Hon. Hamat Bah
Minister of Tourism of Gambia

The Hon. Rui Duarte Barros
Former Prime Minister of Guinea Bissau

Mr. Gaorekwe Gaorekwe
Director - Brand Botswana (National Portfolio)
Mr. Moemedi Mokgosi
Executive Director, Brand Botswana
Dr. Muhammad Abdul Mazid
Former Chairman, Chittagong Stock Exchange
Mr. Nondas Cl. Metaxas
Former CEO, Cyprus Stock Exchange
Mr. Ivan Takev
Executive Director of the Bulgarian Stock Exchange
Mr. Moremi Marwa
Chief Executive Officer, Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange, Tanzania
Hon. Staffan Nilsson
Former President of the EU Economic and Social Committee
Mr. Milan Božić, CEO
Banja Luka Stock Exchange