Institute for Cultural Diplomacy

The Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies (CCDS)

Professional Development Program in Global Governance & Cultural Diplomacy


Robert-Gerwig-Platz 1

Berlin, Berlin 78120


Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Professional Development Program in Global Governance & Cultural Diplomacy

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. Next program dates: May 17th - 27th, 2015. 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 Global Governance & Cultural Diplomacy is a two-week program devoted to the study of Cultural Diplomacy and Global Governance. 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 strengthening Global Governance. 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 enables participants to attend all ICD conferences, events, presentations, and other activities. 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 International Relations, Global Governance, Economics, Culture, Theology, History, Communication, Politics, Human Rights, Peace Building, Multilateral Diplomacy, Conflict Resolution, 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. 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. *** 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:

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. To apply for the Certificate Programs in Global Governance & Cultural Diplomacy, 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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