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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 Berlin International Human Rights Congress (BIHRC) »
"Human Rights and Democracy in Times of Greater Global Insecurity"

(Berlin; November 24th - 26th, 2017)

The Berlin International Human Rights Congress (BIHRC) is an international congress that will offer an interdisciplinary analysis of the fields of human rights and democracy. The event will explore developments in these areas over the past few years and will consider the key issues shaping discussions on the international level today. (More »)

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:
Amb. Katalin Bogyay Ambassador of Hungary to the UN President Tarja Halonen
Former President of Finland
The Hon. Erna Hennicot Schoepges Former President of the Chamber of Deputies of Luxemburg
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. Mmantsetsa Marope
Director of the Unesco International Bureau of Education
The Hon. Dora Bakoyannis
Former Mayor of Athens
MEP Baroness Nosheena Mobarik
Member of the European Parliament
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. Jadranka Kosor
Former Prime Min ister of Croatia
The Hon. Julia Bonk Former Member of the German Parliament MP Pauline Latham
Member of the British Parliament
MP Oudekki Loone
Meber of the Parliament of Estonia
The Hon. Thuli Madonsela
Former Public Protector of South Africa
MP Inguna Sudraba
Member of the Parliament of Latvia
MP Barbi Pilvre
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 Luitpold Prinz von Bayern Member of the House of Wittelsbach The Hon. Erhard Busek Former Vice Chancellor of Austria
The Hon. Cyril Svoboda Former Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic MEP Eva Maydell
Member of the European Parliament
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 »)

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