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The Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies (CCDS) »
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 2016 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 Future of US Foreign Policy »
The Political, Economic, & Cultural Dimensions

(Berlin; November 7th - 10th, 2016)
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“The Future of US Foreign Policy” is an international conference held by the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy in association with high-profile international partners. In light of the forthcoming US presidential elections, the 2016 conference will focus on the theme “The Roles and Responsibilities of the US and Europe in the Free World”. (More »)

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

(Berlin; December 14th - 19th, 2016)
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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 will therefore focus, 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:
Hon. Supachai Panitchpakdi
Former Director General of the WTO & UNCTAD
President José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero
Former Prime Minister of Spain
President Emil Constantinescu
Former President of Romania
President Viktor Yushchenko
Former President of Ukraine
President Bujar Nishani
President of Albania
President Hamid Karzai
Former President of Afghanistan
MEP Michčle Alliot-Marie
Former French Minister for Foreign Affairs
President Atifete Jahjaga
Former President of the Republic of Kosovo
Hon. Lawrence Gonzi
Former Prime Minister of Malta
David Soul
Celebrated ActorBest known for his role as Detective Kenneth "Hutch"
Ian Gillan
Singer & Song writer with Deep Purple
Marcia Barrett
Celebrated Singer, Lead Singer of Boney M
Alberto R. Gonzales
80th United States Attorney General
Hon. Pedro Sánchez
Former Secretary General of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party
Hon. Pedro Rosselló
Former Governor of Puerto Rico
Hon. Thuli Madonsela
Public Protector of South Africa
Hon. Mmantsetsa Marope
Director, International Bureau of Education, UNESCO
Judge Julia Sebutinde
President, ICD Program on International Law & Human Rights
Hon. José de Faria Costa
Ombudsman of Portugal
Judge Dragoljub Popovic
Judge, the European Court of Human Rights
Hon. Idzet Memet
Ombudsman of the Republic of Macedonia
Prince Luitpold of Bavaria
CEO of König Ludwig GmbH
Prince Radu of Romania
Prince of Hohenzollern-Veringen
Prince Boris Petrović-Njegoš
Hereditary Prince of Montenegro
Hon. Erhard Busek
Former Vice Chancellor of Austria
Altabt Gregor Ulrich Henckel Donnersmarck
Emerited Abbot of Heiligenkreuz Abbey
Hon. Jan Figel
EU Commission  Envoy for the Promotion of Freedom of Religion
Hon. Staffan Nilsson
Former President of the EU Economic and Social Committee
Hon. Dirk Niebel
Former German Minister for Economic Cooperation
Dr. Gerhard Prätorius
Head of CSR & Sustainability, Volkswagen AG
Nondas Cl. Metaxas
CEO, Cyprus Stock Exchange
Amb. Delia Domingo Albert
Former Foreign Minister of the Philippines
Hon. Luc van den Brande
Former Minister-president of Flanders
SG Fadi Khalaf
Secretary General, Arab Federation of Stock Exchanges
Rashed Al Baloushi
CEO, Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange
Dr. Mohammed Omran
Executive Chairman, the Egyptian Stock Exchange
Hon. Anna Diamantopoulou 
Former Greek European Commissioner for Employment
Minister Lilyana Pavlova
Minister of Regional Development and Public Works of Bulgaria
Sen. Leila de Lima
Former Secretary of Justice of the Philippines
Hon. Mihai Razvan Ungureanu
Former Prime Minister of Romania
Hon. Bertie Ahern
Former Prime Minister of Ireland
Lord Jack McConnell
Former First Minister of Scotland
President Valdis Zatlers
Former President
Hon. Ján Čarnogurský
Former Prime Minister of Slovakia
President Rexhep Meidani
Former President of Albania
Hon. Mirko Cvetkovic
Former Prime Minister of Serbia
Hon. Jadranka Kosor
Former Prime Minister of Croatia
Hon. Igor Lukšić
Former Prime Minister of Montenegro
Hon. Janez Jansa
Former Prime Minister of Slovenia
Hon. Hrant Bagratyan
Former Prime Minister of Armenia
Hon. Rui Duarte BARROS
Former Prime minister of Guinea – Bissau
President Alfredo Palacio
Former President of Ecudor
Hon. Said Wilbert Musa
5th Prime Minister of Belize
Hon. Mirko Tomassoni
Former Captain Regent of San Marino
Hon. Erna Hennicot Schoepges
Former Speaker of the Parliament of Luxemburg
Hon. Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus
Amb. Katalin Bogyay
Ambassador of Hungary to the UN
Hon. Solomon Passy
President, The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria (ICD Bulgaria Branch Office)
Hon. Ögmundur Jónasson
Former Minister of Justice of Iceland
Amb. Elena Poptodorova
Former Ambassador of Bulgaria to the United States
Hon. Yasar Yakis
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey
Hon. Nouzha Skalli
Former Moroccan Minister for Family Affairs
Hon. Ali Ahmad Jalali
Former Minister of the Interior of Afghanistan

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:
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 Michčle 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
Judge Xhezair Zaganjori
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Albania
President Vesna Medenica
President of the Supreme Court of Montenegro
President Fejzullah Hasani
President of the Supreme court of Kosovo
Hon. José de Faria Costa
Ombudsman of Portugal
Hon. Thuli Madonsela
Public Protector of South Africa
MP Ögmundur Jónasson
President IPAHP, (ICD) Human Rights Program