Cultural Diplomacy in East Asia: A Forum for Young Leaders (CDEA)
“Ancient Methods in a New World: Building Bridges between Young People in Asia & Worldwide”

The Next CDEA Weeklong Seminar will be held in Berlin, from March 3rd - 7th, 2014

Welcome to Cultural Diplomacy in East Asia: A Forum for Young Leaders (CDEA)

Cultural Diplomacy in East Asia: A Forum for Young Leaders (CDEA) is a network of students and young professionals who have an interest in exploring and strengthening relations with East Asia and between East Asia and the rest of the world. Participants join the forum by taking part in a CDEA Weeklong Seminar, following which they are encouraged to conduct their own research and organize their own activity in the field. ICD Weeklong Seminars are targeted at students and young professionals with an active interest in the East Asian region.

About CDEA Weeklong Seminars »

Weeklong Seminars are held every 4-6 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 East-Asian Relationships, introduce them to a network of like-minded individuals, and allow them to explore the cultural landscape of the city of Berlin. Speakers during the seminars include individuals from the fields of politics, diplomacy, academia, culture & the arts, civil society, and the private sector. Once individuals have taken part in a CDEA Weeklong Seminar and joined the forum, they become a part of the ICD's network, which facilitates communication between like-minded individuals across the world.

Once they have joined the CDEA Forum, members are supported by the ICD in organizing leadership initiatives and conducting academic research whilst they are also invited to join the ICD Online Forum - enabling them to share information and communicate with likeminded individuals across the world.

Joining the Forum »

Cultural Diplomacy in East Asia: A Forum for Young Leaders (CDEA) is open to all individuals with an interest in exploring and strengthening the role that cultural diplomacy plays within the region. To join the forum you must take part in one of the CDEA Weeklong Seminars, which will be held every 4-6 months.

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

Weeklong Seminar Agenda

(Berlin; March 3rd - 7th, 2014)

In addition to looking in greater detail at the history and development of cultural diplomacy, the next CDA Weeklong Seminar will focus on the following theme:

"Ancient Methods in a New World: Building Bridges between Young People in Asia & Worldwide"