Institute for Cultural Diplomacy

The Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies (CCDS)

Professional Development Program in Cultural Diplomacy & Conflict Zone Mediation


Robert-Gerwig-Platz 1

Berlin, Berlin 78120


Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Certificate Program in Cultural Diplomacy & Conflict Zone Mediation

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Certificate Program in Global Governance & Cultural Diplomacy is comprised of specialized courses designed to provide participants with a substantial knowledge of Cultural Diplomacy as practiced by global governance institutions and international organizations around the world. A particular emphasis of the program is Cultural Diplomacy's role in global governance to improve the ways in which the diversity of cultures can properly understand each other and to facilitate cooperation more effectively at the political, economic and cultural levels. The program provides analysis of the practice of Cultural Diplomacy at the multilateral level by examining specific case studies of global governance organizations and international organizations. *** Program Structure, Methodology & Curriculum The Certificate Program in Cultural Diplomacy & Conflict Zone Mediation is a two-week program devoted to the study of Cultural Diplomacy and Conflict Zone Mediation. The Program consists of lectures, seminars, workshops, social activities and special events. The program provides a thorough background in Cultural Diplomacy, using a historical and case study approach, while further accentuating the role and potential of Cultural Diplomacy in conflict resolution and mediation, with the end goal of strengthening international relations. The program addresses contemporary international issues, with classroom lectures and seminars supplemented by lectures and briefings at international and non-governmental organizations; educational events, conferences, tours, and meetings with foreign officials are further incorporated into the curriculum. In addition, the program allows participants the opportunity to attend all ICD conferences, events, presentations, and other activities. Next program dates: May 17th - 27th, 2015. Participants will meet with leading experts working in international organizations, embassies, religious institutions, research centers, and academic institutions, and will engage with specialists in the areas of Conflict Resolution, Reconciliation, International Relations & Economics, Culture, Theology, History, Communication, Politics, Human Rights, Peace Building, Multilateral Diplomacy, and Development. *** Curriculum Lectures & Seminars Lectures and seminars will include an interdisciplinary mixture of the relevant topics to the field of cultural diplomacy and international relations taught by leading experts and practitioners in the field. Workshops The Certificate Program workshops are a blend of interactive academic studies and practical training, which will assist participants in the development of their professional skills. Workshops will explore and analyze the following topics: -Workshop: Strategies for State Multiculturalism, Integration, and Cultural Diplomacy in a Conflict Zone -Soft Power, Hard Power, and Smart Power Strategies for Conflict Mediation and Within Conflict Zones -Debate: Intervention of Global Governance Institutions in Conflict Zones - Resolving the Intervention Dilemma -Sports Cultural Diplomacy as a Tool for Reconciliation in Conflict Zones -Case Study Workshop: Cultural Diplomacy in Reconciliation Processes - The Gacaca Courts in Rwanda -Facilitation of Religion in the Promotion of Mediation Procedures -Role-play Simulation: "Cultural Diplomacy in Conflict Zones" -Case Study Workshop: Cultural Diplomacy in Conflict Zones Past & Present *** Program Locations Based primarily in the ICD House in Berlin, the program sessions will be hosted in addition, at a number of leading political, historic, and cultural venues across the city. *** Program Participants Participation in the program is open to governmental & diplomatic officials, academics, artists, journalists, civil society practitioners, private sector representatives, young professionals and students as well as other interested individuals from across the world. *** Contact Us For further information about the program, please contact us at:


All participants will be awarded an official certificate of attendance upon completion of the program, which will provide details of the speakers who took part and the topics discussed. Each certificate will be signed by members of the ICD's Advisory Board.

International Student Requirements:

To apply for the Program, individuals should ensure that an online application form is submitted to the ICD (the online application can be found on the ICD's website).

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Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

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