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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 prog
Location:
Berlin, Germany
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Graduate
Term:
Spring Semester, Summer

Program Overview

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 starting date: Berlin, July 28th - August 8th, 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.

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.

The program for each certificate program will therefore be interdisciplinary and contain the following components: Lectures A range of lectures will be held by experts from the fields of politics, diplomacy, academia, civil society, and the private sector. These components will inform the participants about key perspectives related to the history and development of cultural diplomacy and its contemporary application by different actors, as well as other issues specific to each certificate program. Seminars Experts from the field will give presentations based on their work or academic area of focus, following which participants have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss issues with the speakers in more detail. Workshops Participants will take part in structured group discussions on salient issues related to the themes of the certificate program, providing them with an opportunity to share their personal experiences and perspectives. Panel Discussions In addition to the seminars and workshops, participants will be asked to adopt positions and take part in panel discussions on actual & controversial issues. Visits & Excursions While based at the ICD House of Arts & Culture, each certificate program visits a number of other institutions across Berlin during the program. Social & Cultural Activities Each certificate program will include social and cultural activities for the participants. These components give participants the opportunity to see a different side to the city of Berlin, help to provide a more informal environment for the participants to get to know each other, and allow the participants to see cultural exchange initiatives that are already being organized. Experience from the Field - Meet the Experts The certificate programs are designed to encourage and support discussions amongst the participants, whilst involving experts from the field to provide stimulation for discussions and offer informed perspectives on the topics concerned. Participants will have the opportunity to meet with prominent figures from politics, academia, civil society, culture & the arts, and the private sector.
Cost:
The tuition fee for the Certificate Program in Global Governance & Cultural Diplomacy is €525. This fee includes: academic program components, participation in all ICD International Conferences & Events, cultural excursions, social activities, public transportation in Berlin, and ICD services.

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