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The Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies, UNITAR (UN Institute for Training and Research) and the Furtwangen University offer academic programs in Cultural Diplomacy ranging from distance learning courses to master's and PhD programs.
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Forthcoming Conferences of the CCDS

MA & PhD Students of the Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies Participation in the ICD International Conferences
Participation in 2024 Conferences

In the framework of the curriculum MA and PhD students are offered to participate free of charge in the conferences of the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy 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 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:

Berlin Economic Forum 2023 »
"Sustainable Business & Responsible Investments"

(Berlin; March 6th - 10th, 2023)

Speakers for the Forum included (among others) the following dignitaries:
Abdulla Shahid
(Minister of Foreign Affairs of Maldives)
Vera Kamtukule
(Minister of Tourism of Malawi)
Shakhwan Abdullah Ahmad Dalawi
(Vice President of the Iraqi Federal Parliament)
Joël Randriamandranto
(Minister of Tourism of Madagascar)
Dato’ Sri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah
(Minister of Culture of Malaysia)
Nqobizitha Mangaliso Ndlovu
(Minister of Environment, Climate, Tourism & Hospitality Industry of Zimbabwe)

The World Forum on Democracy & Peace 2023 »
"Growing Threats for Democracy Around the World"

(Berlin; February 15th - 18th, 2023)

Speakers for the Forum included (among others) the following dignitaries:
Dalia Grybauskaitė
President of Lithuania (2009-19)
François Fillon
Prime Minister of France (2007-12)
Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca
President of Malta (2014-19)
Sahra Wagenknecht
Member of the German Parliament
Peer Steinbrück
Chancellor-Candidate of the Social Democratic Party (2013)
María Elena Agüero
Secretary General of the Club de Madrid
Sophia Voultepsi
Deputy Minister of Migration & Asylum of Greece
Pedro Silva Pereira
Vice-President of the European Parliament
Michèle Alliot-Marie
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of France
Moncef Marzouki
President of Tunisia 2011-14
Mohammad Hanif Atmar
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan
Hassan Diab
Prime Minister of Lebanon 2020-21
Gjorge Ivanov
President of North Macedonia (2009-19)
Hans Köchler
President of the International Progress Organization (IPO)
Emil Constantinescu
President of Romania 1996-2000
Eva-Maria Liimets
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia
Denitsa Dimitrova Simeonova
Chairperson of the Committee on EU Affairs of Bulgaria
Pernille Weiss
Member of the European Parliament for Denmark
Kremena Milenova Kuneva
Member of the Bulgarian National Assembly
Salima Belhaj
Member of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands
Lina Lopes
Member of the Assembly of Portugal

Berlin Wall 30 - From the Divided to the City of Freedom »
The 30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Wall

(Berlin; November 6th - 10th, 2019)

The Summit included Keynote Addresses from the following Honourable speakers:
Andreas Kiefer
(Secretary General, Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, Council of Europe)
Borut Pahor
President of the Republic of Slovenia
Emil Boc
Mayor of Cluj-Napoca; Former Prime minister of Romania
Ferenc Gyurcsány
Former Prime Minister of Hungary
Guy Verhofstadt
Former Prime Minister of Belgium
Jan Vapaavuori
Mayor of Helsinki, Finland
Laurent Ngon Baba
President of the National Assembly, Republic of Central Africa
Luca Jahier
President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
Lord Pickles
United Kingdom Special Envoy for Post-Holocaust Issues
Maria Joao Rodrigues
President of the Foundation for European Progressive Studies
Mukhisa Kituyi
Secretary-General, UN Conference on Trade & Development, UNCTAD
Naheed Nenshi
Mayor of Calgary, Canada
Rita Kieber-Beck
Former Foreign Affairs Minister of Liechtenstein
Thomas Silberhorn
State Secretary, German Ministry of Defense
Roza Otunbayeva
Former President of Kyrgyzstan
Vojko Obersnel
Mayor of Rijeka, Croatia
Wilmot Collins
Mayor of Helen, USA

Zaza Tavadze
President of the Constitutional Court of Georgia

The Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy 2018 »
"Utilizing Cultural Diplomacy to Foster Democracy, Advance International Law and Back Global Human Rights"

(Berlin; December 13th - 16th, 2018)

Speakers for the Forum included (among others) the following dignitaries:
Brian Cowen
Former Prime Minister of Ireland
Klaus Wowereit
Former Mayor of Berlin
Hakima El Haite
President, Liberal International
Artur Mas i Gavarró
Former President of Catalonia
Elsa Artadi i Vila
Minister of the Presidency, Catalonia
José Montilla Aguilera
Former President of Catalonia

Berlin Economic Forum 2018 »
"Sustainable Economies & Responsible Investments"

(International Conference, Berlin; March 6th - 11th, 2018)
Held Parallel to the Berlin Tourism Fair ITB

Speakers for the Forum included (among others) the following dignitaries:
The Hon. Gordon Brown
Former Prime Minister of the UK
The Hon. Irina Bokova
Former Director-General of UNESCO
The Hon. Brian Cowen
Former Prime Minister of Ireland
The Hon. Matti Vanhanen
Former Prime Minister of Finland
The Hon. Aleqa Hammond
Former Prime Minister of Greenland
President John Agyekum Kufuor
Former President of Ghana