Organization for Youth Education & Development (OYED)

Art as Cultural Diplomacy: A Forum for Young Leaders (ACD)

(Berlin; February 16th - 20th, 2016)


Art as Cultural Diplomacy: A Forum for Young Leaders (ACD) is a network of students and young professionals who have an interest in exploring the field of art as a vehicle for cultural diplomacy. Participants join the forum by taking part in an ACD Weeklong Seminar, following which they are encouraged to organize their own activity in the field.

Joining the ACD Forum »

Art as Cultural Diplomacy: A Forum for Young Leaders (ACD) is open to all individuals with an interest in exploring the potential of art to serve as a vehicle for cultural diplomacy. To join the forum you must take part in one of the ACD Weeklong Seminars, which are held every 6 months.

About ACD Weeklong Seminars»

ACD Weeklong Seminars are targeted at students and young professionals with an active interest in art & music, cultural studies, international relations, political science, peace studies, and diplomacy. Weeklong Seminars are held every 6 months and consist of 4-5 day programs of lectures, seminars, and workshops, together with cultural and social activities. The Seminars aim to give the participants an insight into key perspectives on the potential for art to serve as a vehicle of cultural diplomacy, and introduce them to a network of like-minded individuals. Speakers during the seminars include individuals from the fields of politics, diplomacy, academia, culture & the arts, civil society, and the private sector.

Seminar Speakers - The speakers during the Seminar will include dignitaries and celebrated artists and leading figures and experts from cinema, art and culture, international politics, the diplomatic community and civil society from across the world.  These speakers will include high number of individuals from the ICD Advisory Board; to learn more about the ICD Advisory Board please click here.

Certificate of Attendance - All seminar participants will be awarded an official certificate of attendance upon completion of the seminar, which will also provide details of the speakers who took part in the event, and list the topics which were discussed.

If you would like to reserve a position and participate in the seminar, please click on the link below and fill out the online application form:

Participant Papers

The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy encourages research and progressive thought on the fields of culture, globalization, and international relations. As such, the ICD welcomes participants of the conference to submit relevant papers addressing topics within these fields particular to their interests and passions. Participants can submit papers written in the past for other purposes or ongoing research, or written specifically for the conference. Groups of students are also allowed to submit collaborative pieces of work.

ICD Alumni Program »

All conference participants will be invited to join the ICD alumni program. The "ICD Alumni Group" is an international network of like-minded individuals with an interest in further developing the field of cultural diplomacy through the support of intercultural relations. Participation in the group is by invitation only, and is open only to individuals who have taken part in ICD programs. (more)