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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 »
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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 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 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 »)
Speakers for the Conference include:
Marcia Barrett
Lead Singer of Boney M
Jermaine Jackson
Celebrated American Singer
Anggun Cipta Sasmi
Celebrated Indonesian Singer
Prof. Dr. Karl P. Donfried »
Director of Studies - Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies (CCDS)
The Hon. Erna Hennicot-Schoepges »
Vice President of the ICD Advisory Board
The Hon. Dr. Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis »
Vice President on the Council for CD Studies
Amb. Delia Domingo Albert
Former Foreign Minister of the Philippines
The Hon. Gert Weisskirchen
Former Senior Member of the German Parliament
Hedva Ser
UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador and Special Envoy for Cultural Diplomacy

The African Development Forum 2018 »
"Sustainable Economies & Responsible Investments"

(Berlin; March 6th - 9th, 2018)
Held Parallel to the Berlin Tourism Fair ITB

The African Development Forum 2018 will focus on the opportunities for development in Africa in the framework of the current transitions and challenges. The forum will highlight the best practices of countries in Africa of implementing successful sustainable development and aims to formulate new initiatives, which will strengthen African development. (More »)
Speakers for the Conference include:
President Olusegun Obasanjo
Former President of Nigeria
President Joyce Banda
Former President of Malawi
The Hon. Thabo Mbeki
Former Prime Minister of South Africa
President John Agyekum Kufuor
Former President of Ghana
The Hon. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (tbc)
Former Chair of the African Union Commission
Hon. Rui Duarte Barros
Former Prime minister of Guinea – Bissau

Berlin Economic Forum 20188 »
"Sustainable Economies & Responsible Investments"

(International Conference, Berlin; March 9th - 11th, 2018)
Held Parallel to the Berlin Tourism Fair ITB

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The Berlin Economic Forum 2018 will be held parallel to the International Tourism Trade Fair (ITB). The Forum aims to analyze and discuss 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. The forum will also emphasize the use of cultural diplomacy practices in these fields and the importance of this use for the success of the Nation Branding activities. (More »)
Speakers for the Forum include (among others) the following ICD Advisory Board Members & Dignitaries:
The Hon. Fredrik Reinfeldt
Former Prime Minister of Sweden
The Hon. Irina Bokova
Former Director-General of UNESCO
The Hon. Tony Abott
Former Prime Minister of Australia
The Hon. Kevin Rudd
Former Prime Minister of Australia
The Hon. Supachai Panitchpakdi
7th Director-General of the WTO; 9th Secretary-General of the UNCTAD
The Hon. Jan Peter Balkenende
Former Prime Minister of the Netherlands

Cultural Diplomacy in the Commonwealth 2018 »
"Cultural Diplomacy as a Means to Build Bridges between the Commonwealth & the World"

London; April 16th - 20th, 2018
(Held Parallel to the Commonwealth Heads of State Summit 2018)

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The Academy for Cultural Diplomacy has therefore created the conference in order to build on the past experience of the commonwealth in order to formulate new initiatives, which will strengthen international relations and encourage cooperation between diverse communities based upon values of peace, democracy, human rights and the rule of law within the Commonwealth of Nations. (More »)

Cultural Diplomacy in the EU 2018 »
"EU Cultural Diplomacy in Practice: Building Cultural Bridges within EU States and with the Global Community"

Brussels; June 27th - 29th, 2018
(Held Parallel to the European Council Meeting)

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Cultural Diplomacy in the EU 2018 will demonstrate the importance of building cultural bridges for the benefits of EU economy, and well-being of EU citizens, while illustrating the cost-effective advantages of such programs compared to other policy alternatives. The conference will also campaign for new programs, increased budgets and greater governmental attention of the unique opportunities practicing cultural diplomacy can bring. (More »)