E-Learning Program in Global Governance & Cultural Diplomacy

Specialization on Global Governance Institutions (Including the UN, the EU, and the African Union)

Program Overview

Program Overview

Specialization on Global Governance Institutions (Including the UN, the EU, and the African Union)

The program focuses on Cultural Diplomacy as practiced by global governance institutions and international organizations. Cultural Diplomacy's role in global governance is to improve the ways in which the diversity of cultures can properly understand each other and to facilitate cooperation more effectively at the political, economic and cultural levels. 

Students who analyze these relationships will gain a key understanding of how a system of mutual exchange can be pivotal in strengthening the relationships between governments and societies. This program analyzes the practice of Cultural Diplomacy at the multilateral level by examining specific case studies of global governance organizations and international organizations.

Structure & Methodology

The program is 8 weeks long in duration, consisting of video lectures alongside weekly readings and are all taught in English. Throughout their studies, students will have daily access to the CCDS faculty and will be provided with close guidance. Telephone conversations will be arranged with a faculty advisor throughout the duration of the program, in order to offer advice and guidance to students. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be required to write a 10 page final paper, which needs to be completed within 3 months, and upon which the course grade will be based. However, extensions for all deadlines are possible in order to maintain flexibility with students' professional or other obligations meaning that students can pace themselves according to their preferences. 


The program is includes a total of 7 courses. Three of the courses are mandatory (consistent with all of the E-Learning programs) and 4 courses are elective and can be chosen from a selection of 7 additional courses, which are specifically designed for the thematic focus of the program.

The list below includes a list of mandatory and elective courses for program:

Mandatory Courses

Students of the program must take all courses listed below:
  • A1 - The History and Development of Cultural Diplomacy
  • A2 - Case Studies in Cultural Diplomacy
  • A3 - Future Trends & Applied Cultural Diplomacy

Elective Courses

Below you will find a list of the elective courses for the Program; 7 courses are offered. Students need to choose 4 courses; however students are welcome to take all 7 courses if they wish.

The list of elective courses for each of the programs is as follows:

  • Cultural Diplomacy and Global Governance Institutions
  • Cultural Diplomacy in the United Nations
  • Cultural Diplomacy in the European Union
  • Cultural Diplomacy in the African Union
  • The Global Economy, Cultural Diplomacy and Sustainable Development
  • Cultural Diplomacy and International Law
  • Cultural Diplomacy, Nation Branding and International Economics