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The Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies 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 International Conferences of the CCDS

MA & PhD Students of the Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies Participation in the ICD International Conferences
Participation in 2022-23 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 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 brought together world leaders to Berlin from all corners of the world to celebrate The 30th Anniversary for the Fall of the Wall and to promote global peace in our interdependent world. (More »)
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)

The Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy is the world's leading event in the field of cultural diplomacy hosted and is organized annually at the end of each year by the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy in partnership with other leading institutions (More »)
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

The Forum aims to analyze and debate 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. (More »)
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
President Rosen Plevneliev
Former President of Bulgaria
SG Béatrice Wertli
Secretary General of the CVP Switzerland Party
Chief Mir Ghazanfar Ali Khan
Governor of Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
The Hon. Mmantsetsa Marope
Director, International Bureau of Education, UNESCO
The Hon. Erna Hennicot Schoepges 
Former Speaker of the Parliament of Luxembourg
Minister Nikolina Angelkova
Minister of Tourism of the Republic of Bulgaria
The Hon. Nika Gilauri
Former Prime Minister of Georgia
President Valdis Zatlers
Former President of Latvia
The Hon. Zlatko Lagumdzija
Former Prime Minister of B&H
The Hon. Hrant Bagratyan
Former Prime Minister of Armenia
Minister Ahmed bin Nasser Al Mahrizi
Minister of Tourism of the Sultanate of Oman
The Hon. Hamat Bah
Minister of Tourism of Gambia

The Hon. Rui Duarte Barros
Former Prime Minister of Guinea Bissau

Mr. Gaorekwe Gaorekwe
Director - Brand Botswana (National Portfolio)
Mr. Moemedi Mokgosi
Executive Director, Brand Botswana
Dr. Muhammad Abdul Mazid
Former Chairman, Chittagong Stock Exchange
Mr. Nondas Cl. Metaxas
Former CEO, Cyprus Stock Exchange
Mr. Ivan Takev
Executive Director of the Bulgarian Stock Exchange
Mr. Moremi Marwa
Chief Executive Officer, Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange, Tanzania
Hon. Staffan Nilsson
Former President of the EU Economic and Social Committee
Mr. Milan Božić, CEO
Banja Luka Stock Exchange