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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 2017 Conferences

In the framework of the curriculum in the Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies - BA, MA, MBA and PhD students are offered to participate in the conferences of the CCDS 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 the 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 2017 »
"Promoting Global Collaboration, Unity and Peace through Cultural Diplomacy"

(Berlin; December 19th - 22nd, 2017)

The Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy is the world's leading event in the field of cultural diplomacy hosted and organized by ICD in partnership with other leading institutions at the end of each year. (More »)
The Conference include Keynote Addresses from the Honorable Members of the ICD:
President Bujar Nishani
Former President of Albania
President Tarja Halonen
Former President of Finland
The Hon. Yves Leterme
Former Prime Minister of Belgium; Secretary-General, IDEA
Minister Lilyana Pavlova
Minister for the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of EU 2018
The Hon. Reinhold Lopatka
Chairman, the Parliamentary Club of the Austrian People's Party
The Hon. Erato Kozakou-Markoullis
Former Foreign Minister of Cyprus
The Hon. Roberta Anastase
President of the Chamber of Deputies of Romania
The Hon. Gert Weisskirchen
Former Senior Member of the German Parliament
The Hon. Erna Hennicot Schoepges
Former President of the Chamber of Deputies of Luxemburg
The Hon. Mmantsetsa Marope
Director of the Unesco International Bureau of Education
The Hon. Ögmundur Jónasson
Former Senior Minister of Iceland
MP Oudekki Loone
Meber of the Parliament of Estonia
The Hon. Rashed Al Baloushi
Chief Executive, Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange
The Hon. Nouzha Skalli
Former Minister of Solidarity, Women, Family, and Social Development of Morocco
Amb. Ali Ahmad Jalali
Ambassador of Afghanistan to Germany; Former Minister of the Interior
The Hon. Hans Köchler
President of the International Progress Organization
The Hon. Kristiina Ojuland
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia
The Hon. Erhard Busek
Former Vice Chancellor of Austria
The Hon. Cyril Svoboda Former Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic MP Barbi Pilvre
Meber of the Parliament of Estonia
Rector Dragan Domazet Rector, Belgrade Metropolitan University; Former Minister of Education
The Hon. Rui Duarte Barros Former Prime minister of Guinea-Bissau The Hon. Hrant Bagratyan Former Prime minister of Armenia MEP Alojz Peterle
Member of the EU Parliament; Former Prime Minister of Slovenia

The Artistic Cultural Diplomacy Forum 2018 »
"Building Cultural Bridges through Art, Film and Music"

(Berlin; February 21st - 23rd, 2018)
Held Parallel to the Berlin Film Festival 2018

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"The Artistic Cultural Diplomacy Forum 2018" is an international conference taking place in Berlin from February 21st – 23rd, 2017 to explore the potential for art and music to provide a neutral platform for cultural exchange. (More »)

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

(International Conference, Berlin; March 7th - 11th, 2018)
Held Parallel to the Berlin Tourism Fair ITB

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The Forum serves as a platform for delegates to grow their Business, meet potential business partners and investors and advance their career. The event is designed to give Insights on current opportunities in various sectors of the Business World, to inspire and engage delegates with speakers and other stakeholders and to transform into a “Growth in Action”. (More »)

The Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy 2016 »
"Promoting Global Human Rights through Cultural Diplomacy"

(Berlin; December 14th - 19th, 2016)

The current political and security situation in many regions and countries together with the deteriorations of social norms for the use of violence, emphasizes the growing need for a greater cultural dialogue, understanding and trust in order to avoid further escalation. The 2016 Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy therefore focused, on raising awareness and support for activities that promote global human rights. (More »)
The Conference included Keynote Addresses from the Honorable Members of the ICD:
President Viktor Yushchenko
Former President of Ukraine
President Bujar Nishani
President of Albania
President Atifete Jahjaga
Former President of the Republic of Kosovo

Marek Belka    
Former Prime Minister of Poland

Hon. Pedro Sánchez
Former Secretary General of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party
Hon. Elmar Brok
Chairman of the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs
Minister Lilyana Pavlova
Minister of Regional Development and Public Works of Bulgaria
Hon. Jan Figel
EU Commission  Envoy for the Promotion of Freedom of Religion
Altabt Gregor Ulrich Henckel Donnersmarck
Emerited Abbot of Heiligenkreuz Abbey
Hon. Ján Čarnogurský
Former Prime Minister of Slovakia
Hon. Lawrence Gonzi
Former Prime Minister of Malta
President Emil Constantinescu
Former President of Romania
Hon. Mirko Cvetkovic
Former Prime Minister of Serbia
Hon. Mihai Razvan Ungureanu
Former Prime Minister of Romania
Hon. Hrant Bagratyan
Former Prime Minister of Armenia
Hon. Janez Jansa
Former Prime Minister of Slovenia
President Valdis Zatlers
Former President of Latvia
Hon. Rui Duarte BARROS
Former Prime minister of Guinea – Bissau