The Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies
BA, MA, MBA & PhD Programs
Our BA, MA & PhD ProgramsIt is our pleasure to introduce you to our BA, MA & PhD programs in International Relations; Global Governance; Euro-Mediterranean Studies; European Studies; International Economics & Business; and Business Administrations with Specialization on Cultural Diplomacy.
We at the Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies, have worked intensively to design innovative BA, MA & PhD programs that provide a unique approach to international relations, global economics, intercultural relations, globalization, global governance, art and culture. We believe that the traditional academic components of a degree in these fields must adapt to our rapidly changing world. To that end, our approach to contemporary global affairs and economics focuses on issues such as cultural diplomacy, soft power, human rights, fair trade, sustainability and environmental issues which play increasingly important roles.
The programs are pioneering, unique and innovative in their content and approach and offer a professional development semester in cultural diplomacy and related fields. For students with an interest in foreign policy, international affairs, cultural diplomacy, political science, or international economics, the programs provide a platform from which students can gain hands-on experience and high-level knowledge and relationships; equipping students with the tools to launch their career even before the completion of their studies.
Concept and Scope of the DegreesIn the 21st century, bilateral and multilateral relations have assumed a greater importance than at any time in history before; International cooperation has therefore become imperative in maintaining and improving economic, political, and social environments worldwide. These concerns pervade almost all areas of human activity and high level issues that foreign policy makers address increasingly affect the ordinary lives of people around the world.
These developments have significantly increased interest in the study of International Cooperation & Cultural Diplomacy and concurrently have created a crucial need for professionals who understand and have experience with these subjects. In addition, the diminishing power of the individual nation state, combined with the international nature of modern issues like global politics, economics, human rights, global health, climate change, international terrorism, etc., now demand interdisciplinary academic instruction and experience.
Expertise in one field alone no longer guarantees professional success and it is therefore vital that those aspiring to work in the fields of international relations and diplomacy have an advanced understanding of a number of interconnected relevant disciplines, including but not limited to International Politics, International Economics, Diplomacy, Culture, Philosophy and History. University programs striving to provide students and young leaders with the fundamental understanding and practical skills necessary for careers in international affairs must now to adjust their programs accordingly to include commerce, development, and culture as topics of study.
The CCDS Graduate Programs, which operate under a joint partnership between the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy and leading universities, offer unique educational programs that educate students from around the world in the above mentioned academic disciplines related to International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy. The programs go beyond the traditional International Relations-based approach to globalization, while considering the role of Cultural Diplomacy and interdependence in a multipolar world.
Key Objectives of the ProgramsSome of the key objectives of the degrees offered by the CCDS in partnership with its university partners can be found below:
Key Benefits of the ProgramsThe degrees offered by the CCDS in partnership with its university partners are distinct in offering many key benefits. Some of the key benefits can be found below: