Institute for Cultural Diplomacy

The Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies (CCDS)

Professional Development Program in Cultural Diplomacy, Sustainable Development & the Global Markets


Robert-Gerwig-Platz 1

Berlin, Berlin 78120


Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Professional Development Program in Cultural Diplomacy, Sustainable Development & the Global Markets

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Certificate Program in Cultural Diplomacy, Sustainable Development & the Global Markets is comprised of specialized courses designed to provide participants with the fundamental knowledge needed in the field of Cultural Diplomacy and International Economics, with a particular emphasis on the role of Cultural Diplomacy in the economic policies of Nation States; the encouragement of sustainable tourism; the use of Cultural Diplomacy in the development of national brands; the international dimension of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Socially Responsible Investment (SRI); and the global economics and Environmental Responsibility. In particular the program provides a thorough background in the practice of Cultural Diplomacy in international trade, nation branding, tourism, the engagement of international corporations & business, fostering entrepreneurship and building cultural economic bridges between nations and groups of nations. Next program dates: March 4th - 14th, 2015. *** Program Structure, Methodology & Curriculum » The Certificate Program in Cultural Diplomacy, Sustainable Development & the Global Markets is a two-week program devoted to the study of Cultural Diplomacy, Sustainable Development & the Global Markets. 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 to strengthen development and 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. Participants will meet with leading experts working in international organizations, embassies, development institutions, religious institutions, research centers, and academic institutions, and will engage with specialists in the areas of International Relations & Economics, Culture, Theology, History, Communication, Politics, Human Rights, Peace Building, Multilateral Diplomacy, Conflict Resolution, and Development. *** Curriculum 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. 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. *** Sustainable Network » During the weeklong program the participants will have opportunities to network amongst each other, with the speakers, as well as with ICD Advisory Board Members and partners. Academy Session participants become part of a growing international network of people from across the world with different fields of interest and levels of experience who share a commitment to intercultural exchange. Participants will be able to remain in touch with each other through the ICD Networks. *** 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 Certificate 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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International Financial Aid: No

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