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3/10/2014 9:58:26 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
The Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies (CCDS) is the world's leading center for the study of Cultural Diplomacy offering diverse educational opportunities. Four different categories of education programs are offered: Graduate Degree Programs in Cultural Diplomacy, E-learning courses in cultural diplomacy, Professional Development Programs (Certificate Programs) and Study Abroad Credit Programs - dedicated either fully or in part to the field of Cultural Diplomacy.
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3/10/2014 10:06:00 AM
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BA Program in Political Science & Cultural Diplomacy
The BA Program in Political Science is offered by the University of Bucharest in partnership with the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy.
(Berlin; Program Start for Summer Semester: June 2nd, 2014; Berlin; Program Start for Fall Semester: October 1st, 2014)

To apply, please click http://www.culturaldiplomacy.de...

Program Curriculum

The program curriculum consists of a total of 6 semesters. The first semester of the program takes place in Berlin at the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy and the remaining 5 semesters take place in Bucharest at the University of Bucharest. This undergraduate degree provides students with a comprehensive interdisciplinary education and, in particular, prepares students for careers in the field of politics and international relations. This BA degree qualifies students for all careers which a BA in political science would qualify them for and, in addition, students obtain the unique skillset of cultural diplomacy, which greatly strengthens the student's educational experience as well as their professional portfolio.

In the framework of the interdisciplinary studies, a special emphasis is given to cultural diplomacy and its contemporary application in the public sector, private sector and civil society. Parallel to the studies, students participate in the professional development program of the ICD in order to gain professional experience, relationships and contacts, and to develop their careers simultaneously to the BA.
The program is designed to provide a comprehensive and interdisciplinary background in Political Science, International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy, using a historical and case study approach. The program addresses contemporary political science and international issues, with classroom seminars supplemented by lectures at the university as well as: briefings and visits to at international and non-governmental organizations, educational events, conferences, tours, and meetings with foreign officials, which are further incorporated into the curriculum.

Students will meet with leading experts working in international organizations, governments, embassies, and academic institutions, and will engage with specialists in the areas of Philosophy, Politics, International Relations, Human Rights, Culture, Peace Building, Multilateral Diplomacy, Conflict Resolution, Development, and Economics.

The program provides students with a theoretical and practical experience for both academic and professional development. It allows students to create a solid professional network and form a concrete foundation for future academic and professional career choices. On a practical level, the program prepares students for engagement in the international arena, civil society, politics, governmental organizations and international economic organizations.

The general structure of the program is available below:

Semester 1 (30 Credits)
(Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies; Berlin, Germany)

The first semester in Berlin begins with a Preliminary Studies and Orientation component to prepare students for their academic graduate program. The priority of the curriculum for the first semester is to provide students with a solid foundation and understanding of the history of Cultural Diplomacy, the contemporary practice of Cultural Diplomacy and the future applications of Cultural Diplomacy.

Mandatory Courses for Semester One are:
"The History and Evolution of the Field of Cultural Diplomacy
"International Case Studies of Cultural Diplomacy
"Future Trends in International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy
"Elective Courses for Semester One (two of which each student must select), include:
"Nation Branding and Unilateral Cultural Diplomacy
"Contemporary German Foreign Policy
"International Organizations
"European Politics
"Professional Development
"(Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies; Berlin, Germany)

During the first semester and parallel to the four semesters of studies, students will undertake a professional development and training program at the Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies, through which each student will be able to apply in practice what they learned in theory in the first semester. The professional development will provide students with valuable professional experience and contacts in the fields that they plan to work in after the MA and can greatly improve students' chances of acquiring their preferred career.

Semester 2 (30 Credits)
(University of Bucharest; Bucharest, Romania)
During Semester two, students will begin their coursework in the BA and take the courses listed below:

Mandatory Courses for Semester Two include:
"Introduction to Political Science
"History of Political Thought I
"Politics and Society in Modern Europe
"Introduction to Political Communication
"Government and Politics in Romania, in the 19th and 20th centuries
"Academic Writing
"Computer Skills 1
"English for Political Science I
"Pedagogical Counseling I
"Elective Courses for Semester Two include:
"Physical Education 1
"Semester 3 (30 Credits)
"(University of Bucharest; Bucharest, Romania)

During semester three Students will take the courses listed below.

Mandatory Courses for Semester three are:
"The Romanian Political System
"History of Political Thought, II
"Politics and Society in 20th Century Europe
"Introduction to the Study of International Relations
"Political Sociology
"Political Regime of the EU
"Computer Skills 2
"English for Political Science 2
"Pedagogical Counseling 2
"Elective Courses for Semester Three include:
"Physical Education 2
"Semester 4 (30 Credits)
"(University of Bucharest; Bucharest, Romania)

For more information on the course list please visit :
http://www.culturaldiplomacy.org...

Scholarship

Scholarships, equaling up to 10% deduction of tuition costs are available for students based on educational excellence and/ or financial need. Although each scholarship request will be evaluated on an individual basis, students are expected to have an above-average grade point of 4.5 (of 5.0) in order to qualify for a grant. The Financial Aid application is a two-step process; Students interested in applying for a scholarship are required to submit their initial aid application request as soon as they have formally applied to the program, completed the first step of the application, and have been accepted into the program. Scholarships are then determined for the second and 4th semesters.

Next Program for 2014
The next programs for 2014 will take place in the following locations and dates:
"The first semester will take place in Berlin between the dates of June 2nd - July 31st, 2014
"The second semester will take place in Bucharest between the dates of October 01st, 2014 - December 19th, 2014
* Parallel to the studies, students participate in the professional development program of the ICD

The deadline for admissions is April 15th, 2014. Students who have submitted their applications in full by April 15th, 2014 will be eligible for an interview. Applicants will be notified of the admission committee's decision within a period of 7 days following the interview.

* Current undergraduate students (who are due to graduate in the summer of 2014) are able to submit an application and participate in the pre-enrollment process, by submitting a confirmation of their current studies and their transcripts.

For more information please click http://www.culturaldiplomacy.org...
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3/10/2014 10:06:38 AM
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The Degree is offered by The International Telematic University UNINETTUNO in partnership with the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy.
(Berlin; Start: Fall Semester - Berlin, February 28th, 2014)
To apply, please click http://www.culturaldiplomacy.de...

Operating under a joint partnership, The International Telematic University UNINETTUNO and the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy are the first institutions to offer a Master of Arts degree program that will educate students from around the world in several academic disciplines related to International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy.

Program Curriculum
The Online MA Program in International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy is four semesters in duration and consists of an overall total of 120 ECTS credits. The curriculum is designed to include a mixture of video-lessons, seminars, exercises, conferences, as well as tutoring and research activities. The Online MA is divided into sixteen modules comprising both mandatory and elected subjects. For each module, a coordinator, a professor (communicating via video-lectures), and a tutorial professor (communicating interactively via the web-platform and other medium) is provided to students in order to teach each subject in a thorough and comprehensive manner. The students play an active role in their studies and interact with all of the above listed individuals due to the flexible and interactive nature of studying online. In the course of their studies, the students receive guidance via an online tutoring system, which equips them with the necessary tools for successful studies.

The use of a WEB macro-area platform known as the Didactic Cyberspace is available for all students. The Didactic Cyberspace platform aids individual learning and development as students can access useful and important information simultaneously via a single platform. The platform is for Professors, Tutors and Students and consists of three sections:

"Materials, which constitute the course contents
"Distance Tutoring
"The virtual classroom, known as the Island of Knowledge on Second Life

Main Benefits of the Program
The main benefits of the Online MA program are:

"The program offers students a core curriculum of International Relations, which will prepare the student for a vast array of career opportunities across the world.
"Students will have access to an expert faculty with experience in international politics and diplomacy, and will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to work in a complex global order.
"Students will obtain an expertise in cultural diplomacy which is currently a rare yet rapidly increasing and important field within the public sector, private sector and civil society.
Students of this program will be significantly advantaged in the political arena against students who simply obtain an MA in international relations.
"During the "Professional Training" semester of the MA students will be able to create and implement their own programs of cultural diplomacy and experience how the knowledge they have gained can be effectively applied in the professional world. This also provides the relevant professional experience and contacts that can assist students in preparing for their future careers.
"Graduates will discover that the curriculum and faculty prepare them for evolving careers in academia and all public and private international sectors.
"Access to all ICD events and programs around the world, providing students with access to prominent experts in the field.

Accreditation

The Master's Degree is awarded by The International Telematic University UNINETTUNO, which is recognized as a fully accredited institution of higher education with the right to award university degrees.

The International Telematic University UNINETTUNO is part of the Bologna Process set in place by the European Commission, and uses the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) to award degrees. Credits obtained through our MA program are equivalent to those of courses at universities in all other 30+ signatory countries. Students will earn 30 credits per semester during the MA program, a total of 120 credits upon completion.

Dates & Deadlines:
"The first semester will take place between the dates of February 28th - May 9th, 2014
"The second semester will take place between the dates of June 8th - August 15th, 2014
"The third semester will start on October 01st - December 19th, 2014
"The forth semester will start on February 16th - May 8th, 2015

The deadline for admissions is April 15th, 2014. Students who have submitted their applications in full by April 15th, 2014 will be eligible for an interview. Applicants will be notified of the admission committee's decision within a period of 7 days following the interview.

* Current undergraduate students (who are due to graduate in the summer of 2014) are able to submit an application and participate in the pre-enrollment process, by submitting a confirmation of their current studies and their transcripts.

Program Cost
The required tuition fee for the Online MA in International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy is "12,000 for the full program ("6,000 per academic Year).

Scholarships & Financial Aid
Scholarships, equaling up to 50% deduction of tuition costs are available for students based on educational excellence and/ or financial need. Although each scholarship request will be evaluated on an individual basis, students are expected to have an above-average grade point of 4.5 (of 5.0) in order to qualify for a grant. The Financial Aid application is a two-step process; Students interested in applying for a scholarship are required to submit their initial aid application request as soon as they have formally applied to the program, completed the first step of the application, and have been accepted into the program.

Scholarships are then determined for the third semester.

For more information please click
http://www.culturaldiplomacy.org...

For further enquiries please contact us at: info at culturaldiplomacy.org
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3/10/2014 10:07:49 AM
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MA Program in International Economics & Cultural Diplomacy
The Degree is offered by the Babes-Bolyai University in partnership with the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy
(Berlin; Start: Fall Semester - Berlin, October 1st, 2014)
To apply, please click http://www.culturaldiplomacy.de...

The MA Degree in International Economics & Cultural Diplomacy is offered by the Babes-Bolyai University in partnership with the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy.

Program Curriculum

The program consists of 120 ECTS credits in total and has duration of four semesters, which take place in Berlin, Germany and Cluj, Romania. The first two semesters of the program are hosted by the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin and the third and the forth semesters are hosted by the Babes-Bolyai University.

The degree focuses on several academic disciplines related to International Relations, International Economics, and Global Politics, with a particular emphasis on cultural diplomacy and its historical and contemporary application in the public sector, private sector and civil society. The degree prepares students for careers in diverse fields, such as the field of international relations, the humanities, business, the financial sector, politics and culture, with a special focus on Cultural Diplomacy institutions and the application of Cultural Diplomacy in the framework of foreign policy and international economics.

Benefits of the Program

"The program offers students a core curriculum in international relations and international business education, preparing the future leaders of tomorrow for the leadership, marketing, and strategic skills they will need to build careers in economics or business.
"Students will have access to an expert Faculty with experience in international economics and diplomacy, and will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in a changing global order.
"Students will obtain an expertise in Cultural Diplomacy, currently an underutilized but increasingly significant business and international relations tool.
"The curriculum and Faculty prepare graduates for careers in academia, economic governance, advocacy, international relations and all branches of the international private sector.
"Students will be uniquely situated to create and implement their own programs of Corporate Cultural Diplomacy.
"The program will allow students to study with distinguished and renowned faculties from around the world, enabling contacts with experts in organizations affiliated with international business and economics.
"Students of this program will be significantly advantaged in the economics arena compared to students who simply obtain an MA in International Economics or International Affairs.
"During the "Professional Training" semester of the MA, students will be able to create and implement their own programs of Cultural Diplomacy.
"Graduates will discover that the curriculum and faculty prepare them for evolving careers in academia, business, finance, and all public and private international sectors.

Accreditation

The Master"s Degree is awarded by Babe#1;-Bolyai University, which is recognized as a fully accredited institution of higher education with the right to award university degrees. Babe#1;-Bolyai University is part of the Bologna Process set in place by the European Commission, and uses the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) to award degrees. Credits obtained through our MA program are equivalent to those of courses at universities in all other 30+ signatory countries.

Scholarship

Scholarships, equaling up to 10% deduction of tuition costs are available for students based on educational excellence and/ or financial need. Although each scholarship request will be evaluated on an individual basis, students are expected to have an above-average grade point of 4.5 (of 5.0) in order to qualify for a grant. The Financial Aid application is a two-step process; Students interested in applying for a scholarship are required to submit their initial aid application request as soon as they have formally applied to the program, completed the first step of the application, and have been accepted into the program. Scholarships are then determined for the second and 4th semesters.

Dates & Deadlines:

The Semesters of the Academic Year 2014/2015 will take place in the following locations and dates:

"The first semester will take place in Berlin between the dates of October 01st - December 19th, 2014
"The second semester will take place in Berlin between the dates of February 17th - May 9th, 2015
"The third semester will take place in Cluj between the dates of October01st, 2015 - December 19th, 2015
"The forth semester will take place in Cluj between the dates of February 16th - May 8th, 2015

The deadline for admissions is April 15th, 2014. Students who have submitted their applications in full by April 15th, 2014 will be eligible for an interview. Applicants will be notified of the admission committee's decision within a period of 7 days following the interview.

* Current undergraduate students (who are due to graduate in the summer of 2014) are able to submit an application and participate in the pre-enrollment process, by submitting a confirmation of their current studies and their transcripts.

Program Cost

The required tuition fee for the MA in International Economics and Cultural Diplomacy is 12,000 Euros for the full program (6,000 Euros per Academic Year).

For more information please click http://www.ma-internationaleconomics.de...

For further enquiries please contact us at: info at culturaldiplomacy.org
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3/10/2014 10:08:11 AM
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MA Program Global Governance & Cultural Diplomacy
The Degree is offered by the University of Siena in partnership with the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy
(2 Semesters, 60 ECTS Credits;
Program Start for Summer Semester: June 2nd, 2014
Program Start for Fall Semester: October 2nd, 2014)
To apply, please click http://www.culturaldiplomacy.de...

The Degree is offered by the University of Siena in partnership with the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy. By studying cultural diplomacy in tandem with global governance, students will gain a deep comprehension of this innovative, emerging academic field, which is gradually taking on a greater level of importance and relevance in the contemporary global arena.

Program Curriculum

The MA in Global Governance and Cultural Diplomacy is a yearlong program spread over three semesters.
"The first semester is spent in Berlin, at the ICD Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies. The main priority of the curriculum for the first semester is to provide students with a solid foundation and understanding of the history and contemporary practice of Cultural Diplomacy, as well as future applications of the field.
"The second semester of the program will begin at the University of Siena. The primary focuses of the curriculum for the second semester are the essential theories, practices, and institutions in the fields of International Relations and Global Governance. Students will attend four modular classes and will be assessed based on class participation and the completion of term papers.
"The second semester will be followed by a professional development semester, the aim of which is to assist students in their future careers.

Main Benefits of the Program

The main benefits of this MA program are:
"A core curriculum of global governance and Cultural Diplomacy courses, taught from an inter-disciplinary approach encompassing political, economic, social and cultural influences on the two emerging fields.
"Access to an expert faculty with vast experience in international politics, diplomacy and economics, allowing students to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to work in a complex global environment.
"The opportunity to obtain expertise in Cultural Diplomacy and global governance, both rapidly growing and increasingly important fields within the public sector, private sector and civil society.
"An exclusive and specific program that will provide significant advantages to students in the political arena compared to students who obtain a broader MA in International Relations.
"During the "Professional Development" segment of the MA, students will be able to create and implement their own programs of Cultural Diplomacy and global governance, and experience how the knowledge they have gained can be effectively applied in the professional world. This also provides the relevant professional experience and contacts that can assist students in preparing for their future careers.
"Access to all ICD events and programs around the world, providing students with access to prominent experts in the field including various Heads of State, Ministers, and CEOs.
"The high quality of the curriculum and faculty provided by the Centre for Cultural Diplomacy Studies will provide appropriate preparation for students" evolving careers in academia as well as in the international, public and private sectors.
"All MA students are invited to support and participate in ICD conferences and events throughout the course of their studies. This provides experience and contacts that will prove quite valuable in the professional development of the students.

Accreditation

The Master"s Degree is awarded by the University of Siena, which is recognized as a fully accredited institution of higher education with the right to award university degrees. The University of Siena is part of the Bologna Process set in place by the European Commission, and uses the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) to award degrees. Credits obtained through our MA program are equivalent to those of courses at universities in all other 30+ signatory countries.. Upon Completion of the Program students will earn 60 credits.

Scholarship

Scholarships, equaling up to 10% deduction of tuition costs are available for students based on educational excellence and/ or financial need. Although each scholarship request will be evaluated on an individual basis, students are expected to have an above-average grade point of 4.5 (of 5.0) in order to qualify for a grant. The Financial Aid application is a two-step process; Students interested in applying for a scholarship are required to submit their initial aid application request as soon as they have formally applied to the program, completed the first step of the application, and have been accepted into the program. Scholarships are then determined for the second and 4th semesters.

Dates & Deadlines
For Program Start in Spring Semester: June 2nd, 2014:
The Program will take place in the following locations and dates:
"The first semester will take place in Berlin between the dates of June 2nd - July 31st, 2014
"The Professional Development Training Program will take place either between the dates of August 1st - September 30th, 2014
"The second semester will take place in Siena between the dates of October 1st - December 19th, 2014

For Program Start in Fall Semester: October 2nd, 2014:
The Program will take place in the following locations and dates:
"The first semester will take place in Berlin between the dates of October 01st - December 19th, 2014
"The second semester will take place in Siena between the dates of February 28th - May 19th, 2015
"The Professional Development Training Program will take place after the completion of the second semester

The deadline for admissions is April 15th, 2014. Students who have submitted their applications in full by April 15th, 2014 will be eligible for an interview. Applicants will be notified of the admission committee's decision within a period of 7 days following the interview.

* Current undergraduate students (who are due to graduate in the winter of 2014) are able to submit an application and participate in the pre-enrollment process, by submitting a confirmation of their current studies and their transcripts.

Program Cost

The required tuition fee for the MA in Global Governance and Cultural Diplomacy is "9,000 for the full program.

For more information please click http://www.ma-globalization.de...
For further enquiries please contact us at: info at culturaldiplomacy.org
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3/10/2014 10:09:46 AM
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MA Program Globalization & Cultural Diplomacy

The Degree is offered by the University of Bucharest in partnership with the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy
(Berlin; Program Start for Summer Semester: June 2nd, 2014
Berlin; Program Start for Fall Semester: October 1st, 2014)
To apply, please click http://www.culturaldiplomacy.de...

The Degree is offered by the University of Bucharest in partnership with the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy. By studying cultural diplomacy in tandem with globalization, students will gain a deep comprehension of this innovative, emerging academic field, which is gradually taking on a greater level of importance and relevance in the contemporary global arena.

Program Curriculum

The MA program follows the conventional university structure of a two-year course divided into four different semesters. Students are offered an array of optional courses to accompany mandatory courses, work experience opportunities and the final thesis. During the first year the first semester will consist of three mandatory modules and two optional as the second semester will consist of the professional development program and 2 elective courses, whilst in the second year students will continue to the University of Bucharest in Romania for the 3rd Semester and the 4th Semester- the Thesis. Part of the 4th Semester could be completed from distance as well, as the students will produce a final thesis on a related topic of choice. At the end of the forth semesters, the students will be then required to defend their Thesis at the University of Bucharest in Romania.

Main benefits of the Program

"A core curriculum of International Relations and Globalization courses, necessary for the successful preparation for a wide range of potential career opportunities around the world.
"Access to an expert faculty with vast experience in international politics, diplomacy and economics, allowing students to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to work in a complex global environment.
"The opportunity to obtain expertise in Cultural Diplomacy, a rapidly emerging and increasingly important field within the public sector, private sector and civil society.
"An exclusive and specific program that will provide significant advantages to students in the political arena compared to students who obtain a broader MA in International Relations.
"During the "Professional Development" semester of the MA, students will be able to create and implement their own programs of Cultural Diplomacy and experience how the knowledge they have gained can be effectively applied in the professional world. This also provides the relevant professional experience and contacts that can assist students in preparing for their future careers.
"Access to all ICD events and programs around the world, providing students with access to prominent experts in the field including various Heads of State, Ministers, and CEOs.
"The high quality of the curriculum and faculty provided by the Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies will provide appropriate preparation for students" evolving careers in academia as well as in the international, public and private sectors.
"All MA students are invited to support and participate in ICD conferences and events throughout the course of their studies. This provides experience and contacts that will prove quite valuable in the professional development of the students.

Accreditation

The Master"s Degree is awarded by the University of Bucharest, which is recognized as a fully accredited institution of higher education with the right to award university degrees. The University of Bucharest is part of the Bologna Process set in place by the European Commission, and uses the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) to award degrees. As part of the Bologna Process, credits obtained through our MA program are equivalent to those of courses at universities in all other 30+ signatory countries. The amount of credits needed in order to obtain a Master"s Degree range from 90-120. Students will earn 30 credits per semester during our MA program, for a total of 120 credits upon completion.
Scholarship

Scholarships, equaling up to 10% deduction of tuition costs are available for students based on educational excellence and/ or financial need. Although each scholarship request will be evaluated on an individual basis, students are expected to have an above-average grade point of 4.5 (of 5.0) in order to qualify for a grant. The Financial Aid application is a two-step process; Students interested in applying for a scholarship are required to submit their initial aid application request as soon as they have formally applied to the program, completed the first step of the application, and have been accepted into the program. Scholarships are then determined for the second and 4th semesters.

Dates & Deadlines

The next programs for 2014 will take place in the following locations and dates:
"The first semester will take place in Berlin between the dates of June 2nd - July 31st, 2014
"The second semester will take place in Berlin between the dates of August 1st - September 30th, 2014
"The third semester will take place in Bucharest between the dates of October01st, 2014 - December 19th, 2014
"The forth semester will take place in Bucharest between the dates of February 16th - May 8th, 2015

The deadline for admissions is April 15th, 2014. Students who have submitted their applications in full by April 15th, 2014 will be eligible for an interview. Applicants will be notified of the admission committee's decision within a period of 7 days following the interview.

* Current undergraduate students (who are due to graduate in the summer of 2014) are able to submit an application and participate in the pre-enrollment process, by submitting a confirmation of their current studies and their transcripts.

Program Cost
The required tuition fee for the MA in Globalization and Cultural Diplomacy is "12,000 for the full program ("3,000 per semester).

For more information please click http://www.ma-globalization.de...

For further enquiries please contact us at: info at culturaldiplomacy.org
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3/10/2014 10:10:10 AM
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MA Program in Analytic Philosophy & Cultural Diplomacy
The MA Program in Analytic Philosophy with a Concentration in Cultural Diplomacy is offered by the University of Bucharest in partnership with the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy.
(Berlin; Program Start for Summer Semester: June 2nd, 2014
Berlin; Program Start for Fall Semester: October 1st, 2014)
To apply, please click http://www.culturaldiplomacy.de...

Program Curriculum

The program curriculum consists of a total of 4 semesters. The first semester of the program takes place in Berlin at the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy and the remaining 3 semesters take place Bucharest at the University of Bucharest. The degree consists of 120 ECTS credits and provides students with an expertise in analytic philosophy and cultural diplomacy, preparing them for careers in the field of the humanities, academia, politics, international relations and beyond.

In the academic framework of the curriculum of the studies in philosophy, a special emphasis is given to cultural diplomacy and its contemporary application in the public sector, private sector and civil society. Parallel to the studies, students participate in the professional development program of the ICD in order to gain professional experience, relationships and contacts, and to develop their careers simultaneously to the MA.

Benefits of the Program

The program is designed to provide a comprehensive foundation in Philosophy and Cultural Diplomacy, using a historical and case study approach. The curriculum offers an in-depth perspective over the contemporary issues and topics in the field of analytic philosophy, including the following: epistemology, philosophic logics, the philosophy of language, and the philosophy of mind. The program consists of classroom seminars supplemented by lectures at the university as well as: briefings and visits to at international and non-governmental organizations, educational events, conferences, tours, and meetings with foreign officials, which are further incorporated into the curriculum.

Students will meet with leading experts working in international organizations, governments, embassies, and academic institutions, and will engage with specialists in the areas of Philosophy, Politics, International Relations, Human Rights, Culture, Peace Building, Multilateral Diplomacy, Conflict Resolution, Development, and Economics.

The program provides students with theoretical and practical experience for both academic and professional development. It allows students to create a solid professional network and form a concrete foundation for many future academic and professional career choices.

On a practical level, the program prepares students for engagement in philosophy, the humanities, academia, the international arena, civil society, politics, governmental organizations and international economic organizations.

The general structure of the program is available below:

Semester 1 (30 Credits)
(Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies; Berlin, Germany)

The priority of the curriculum for the first semester is to provide students with a comprehensive foundation and understanding of the history of Cultural Diplomacy, the contemporary practice of Cultural Diplomacy and the future applications of Cultural Diplomacy.

Mandatory Courses for Semester One are:

"The History and Evolution of the Field of Cultural Diplomacy
"International Case Studies of Cultural Diplomacy
"Future Trends in International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy
"Elective Courses for Semester One (two of which each student must select), include:
"Nation Branding and Unilateral Cultural Diplomacy
"Contemporary German Foreign Policy
"International Organizations
"European Politics
"Professional Development
"(Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies; Berlin, Germany)

During the first semester and parallel to the four semesters of studies, students will undertake a professional development and training program at the Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies, through which each student will be able to apply in practice what they learned in theory in the first semester. The professional development will provide students with valuable professional experience and contacts in the fields that they plan to work in after the MA and can greatly improve students' chances of acquiring their preferred career.

Semester 2 (30 Credits)
(University of Bucharest; Bucharest, Romania)
During Semester two, students will begin their coursework in Analytic Philosophy and take the courses listed below.
Mandatory Courses for Semester Two include:
"The Origins of Analytic Philosophy
"Philosophical Logic
"Ontology

Semester 3 (30 Credits)
(University of Bucharest; Bucharest, Romania)
During three three Students will continue their coursework in Analytic Philosophy and take the courses listed below.
Mandatory Courses for Semester three are:
"Epistemology
"The Philosophy of Mind
"Philosophy of Language
"Semester 4 (30 Credits)
"(University of Bucharest; Bucharest, Romania)

Following three semesters of academic study, students will be qualified to write an in-depth analysis, in the form of a final thesis, on a topic of their choice related to the theme of the program. In addition to writing the Master's dissertation, students will be required to take two courses, one "The Disseration Seminar," which will guide them in the completion of their thesis.

Mandatory Courses for Semester Four are:
"Metaethics
"The Dissertation Seminar

Scholarship

Scholarships, equaling up to 10% deduction of tuition costs are available for students based on educational excellence and/ or financial need. Although each scholarship request will be evaluated on an individual basis, students are expected to have an above-average grade point of 4.5 (of 5.0) in order to qualify for a grant. The Financial Aid application is a two-step process; Students interested in applying for a scholarship are required to submit their initial aid application request as soon as they have formally applied to the program, completed the first step of the application, and have been accepted into the program. Scholarships are then determined for the second and 4th semesters.

Dates & Deadlines:

The next programs for 2014 will take place in the following locations and dates:
"The first semester will take place in Berlin between the dates of June 2nd - July 31st, 2014
"The second semester will take place in Bucharest between the dates of October01st, 2014 - December 19th, 2014
"The third & the forth semester will take place in Bucharest between the dates of February 16th - May 8th, 2015
* Parallel to the studies, students participate in the professional development program of the ICD

Summer Semester
Program Start: June 2nd, 2014
Admissions Dates
The deadline for admissions is April 15th, 2014. Students who have submitted their applications in full by April 15th, 2014 will be eligible for an interview. Applicants will be notified of the admission committee's decision within a period of 7 days following the interview.

* Current undergraduate students (who are due to graduate in the summer of 2014) are able to submit an application and participate in the pre-enrolment process, by submitting a confirmation of their current studies and their transcripts.

Enrollment Day
The semester will start on June 2nd, 2014 (Enrolment day) and will end on July 31st, 2014. Lectures begin on June 3rd, 2014

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3/10/2014 10:10:29 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
MA Program in International Relation & Cultural Diplomacy
(2 Semesters, 60 ECTS Credits;
Program Start for Summer Semester: June 2nd, 2014
Program Start for Fall Semester: October 2nd, 2014)
To apply, please click http://www.culturaldiplomacy.de...

Program Curriculum

The program consists of 60 ECTS credits in total and has duration of two semesters, which take place in Berlin, Germany and Siena, Italy and a Professional Development Training Program, designed individually for each student. The first semester of the program is hosted by the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin and the second semester is hosted by the University of Siena.

The degree focuses on several academic disciplines related to International Relations, International Economics, and Global Politics, with a particular emphasis on Cultural Diplomacy and its historical and contemporary application in the public sector, private sector and civil society. The degree prepares students for careers in diverse fields, such as the field of international relations, the humanities, politics, and culture, with a special focus on cultural diplomacy institutions and the application of Cultural Diplomacy in the framework of foreign policy and international economics

The degree prepares students for careers in a number of diverse fields, such as the field of international relations, the humanities, politics, and culture, with a special focus upon the application of Cultural Diplomacy in the framework of global governance and global politics.

Dates of Next Programs for 2014
For Program Start in Spring Semester: June 2nd, 2014:
The Program will take place in the following locations and dates:
"The first semester will take place in Berlin between the dates of June 2nd - July 31st, 2014
"The Professional Development Training Program will take place either between the dates of August 1st - September 30th, 2014
"The second semester will take place in Siena between the dates of October 1st - December 19th, 2014
For Program Start in Fall Semester: October 2nd, 2014:
The Program will take place in the following locations and dates:
"The first semester will take place in Berlin between the dates of October 01st - December 19th, 2014
"The second semester will take place in Siena between the dates of February 28th - May 19th, 2015
"The Professional Development Training Program will take place after the completion of the second semester

The general structure of the program is available below:
Semester 1 (30 Credits)
(Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies; Berlin, Germany)
The first semester in Berlin begins with a Preliminary Studies & Orientation component to prepare students for their academic graduate program. The main priority of the curriculum for the first semester is to provide students with a solid foundation and understanding of the history and contemporary practice of Cultural Diplomacy, as well as future applications of the field.

Mandatory Courses:
"The History and Evolution of the Field of Cultural Diplomacy
"International Case Studies of Cultural Diplomacy
"Future Trends in International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy
"Elective Courses for Semester One (two of which each student must select), include:
"Nation Branding and Unilateral Cultural Diplomacy
"Contemporary German Foreign Policy
"International Organizations
"European Politics
"Models of Cultural Diplomacy
"Soft Power, Hard Power, and Smart Power
"Cultural Diplomacy in Conflict Zones

Semester 2 (30 Credits)
(University of Siena; Siena, Italy)

Students will begin their academic studies at the University of Siena during the second semester of the program. The primary focuses of the curriculum for the second semester are the essential theories, practices, and institutions in the fields of International Relations and Global Governance. Students will attend four modular classes and will be assessed based on class participation and the completion of term papers.

Mandatory Courses:
"Negotiations and Intercultural Relations
"Theories of International Relations
"Cultural Diplomacy: Power, Influence, and Reputation
"Elective Courses for Semester Three, two of which each student must select, include:
"Idiosyncrasy and Foreign Policy Decision-Making
"Global Economic Governance
"Cultural Diplomacy and Crisis Management
"Globalization and Cultural Diplomatic Strategy
"Geo-culture: National and Regional Bran

Professional Development Training Program

The Professional Development Training Program provides students with the opportunity to apply in practice what they learn in theory in their studies. The program is of 7 weeks in duration and is to be completed after the conclusion of the first or the second semester of studies. The program may be scheduled in the period either immediately following the first semester (before the second semester) or following the second semester either in Berlin or in the location of the student's choice (however under the supervision of the student's professional advisors at the ICD).

Scholarship

Scholarships, equaling up to 10% deduction of tuition costs are available for students based on educational excellence and/ or financial need. Although each scholarship request will be evaluated on an individual basis, students are expected to have an above-average grade point of 4.5 (of 5.0) in order to qualify for a grant. The Financial Aid application is a two-step process; Students interested in applying for a scholarship are required to submit their initial aid application request as soon as they have formally applied to the program, completed the first step of the application, and have been accepted into the program. Scholarships are then determined for the second and 4th semesters.

Dates & Deadlines:

Summer Semester
"Program Start: June 2nd, 2014
Admissions Dates
"The deadline for admissions is April 15th, 2014. Students who have submitted their applications in full by April 15th, 2014 will be eligible for an interview. Applicants will be notified of the admission committee's decision within a period of 7 days following the interview.
* Current undergraduate students (who are due to graduate in the winter of 2014) are able to submit an application and participate in the pre-enrolment process, by submitting a confirmation of their current studies and their transcripts.
Enrollment Day
The semester will start on June 2nd, 2014 (Enrolment day) and will end on July 31st, 2014. Lectures begin on June 3rd, 2014

For more information please click
http://www.culturaldiplomacy.org...
For further enquiries please contact us at: info at culturaldiplomacy.org
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3/10/2014 10:11:37 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
MA Program in International Relations & Cultural Diplomacy

The Degree is offered by the Babes-Bolyai University in partnership with the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy
(Berlin; Start: Fall Semester - Berlin, October 1st, 2014)
To apply, please click http://www.culturaldiplomacy.de...

The MA Degree in International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy is offered by the Babes-Bolyai University in partnership with the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy.

Program Curriculum

The program consists of 120 ECTS credits in total and has a duration of four semesters, which take place in both Berlin, Germany and Cluj, Romania. The first two semesters of the program are hosted by the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin and the third and the forth semesters are hosted by the Babes-Bolyai University.

The degree focuses on several academic disciplines related to International Relations, International Economics, and Global Politics, with a particular emphasis on Cultural Diplomacy and its historical and contemporary application in the public sector, private sector and civil society. The degree prepares students for careers in diverse fields, such as the field of international relations, the humanities, politics, and culture, with a special focus on cultural diplomacy institutions and the application of Cultural Diplomacy in the framework of foreign policy and international economics.

Main Benefits of the Program

The main benefits of this MA program are:
"The program offers students a core curriculum of International Relations, which will prepare the student for a vast array of career opportunities across the world.
"Students will have access to an expert faculty with experience in international politics and diplomacy, and will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to work in a complex global order.
"Students will obtain an expertise in cultural diplomacy which is currently a rare yet rapidly increasing and important field within the public sector, private sector and civil society.
"Students of this program will be significantly advantaged in the political arena against students who simply obtain an MA in international relations.
"During the "Professional Training" semester of the MA students will be able to create and implement their own programs of cultural diplomacy and experience how the knowledge they have gained can be effectively applied in the professional world. This also provides the relevant professional experience and contacts that can assist students in preparing for their future careers.
"Graduates will discover that the curriculum and faculty prepare them for evolving careers in academia and all public and private international sectors.
"Access to all ICD events and programs around the world, providing students with access to prominent experts in the field including various Heads of State, Ministers, and CEOs.

Accreditation

The Master"s Degree is awarded by Babe#1;-Bolyai University, which is recognized as a fully accredited institution of higher education with the right to award university degrees. Babe#1;-Bolyai University is part of the Bologna Process set in place by the European Commission, and uses the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) to award degrees. Credits obtained through our MA program are equivalent to those of courses at universities in all other 30+ signatory countries. Students will earn 30 credits per semester during our MA program, for a total of 120 credits upon completion.

Scholarship

Scholarships, equaling up to 10% deduction of tuition costs are available for students based on educational excellence and/ or financial need. Although each scholarship request will be evaluated on an individual basis, students are expected to have an above-average grade point of 4.5 (of 5.0) in order to qualify for a grant. The Financial Aid application is a two-step process; Students interested in applying for a scholarship are required to submit their initial aid application request as soon as they have formally applied to the program, completed the first step of the application, and have been accepted into the program. Scholarships are then determined for the second and 4th semesters.

Dates & Deadlines:

The Semesters of the Academic Year 2014/2015 will take place in the following locations and dates:

"The first semester will take place in Berlin between the dates of October 01st - December 19th, 2014
"The second semester will take place in Berlin between the dates of February 17th - May 9th, 2015
"The third semester will take place in Cluj between the dates of October01st, 2015 - December 19th, 2015
"The forth semester will take place in Cluj between the dates of February 16th - May 8th, 2015

The deadline for admissions is April 15th, 2014. Students who have submitted their applications in full by April 15th, 2014 will be eligible for an interview. Applicants will be notified of the admission committee's decision within a period of 7 days following the interview.

* Current undergraduate students (who are due to graduate in the summer of 2014) are able to submit an application and participate in the pre-enrollment process, by submitting a confirmation of their current studies and their transcripts.

Program Cost

The required tuition fee for the MA in International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy is "12,000 for the full program ("6,000 per academic Year).

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5/9/2014 3:58:50 AM
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The deadline for fall semester admissions is June 25th, 2014. Students who have submitted their applications in full by June 25th, 2014 will be eligible for an interview. Applicants will be notified of the admission committee's decision within a period of 7 days following the interview.