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DiploNews – Issue 179 – 19 April 2011

DiploNews – Issue 179 – April 19,

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Summer Courses

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Apply by 23 May for University of Malta accredited courses or by 20 June for Diplo Certificate Courses. For further information or to apply, click on the titles of the courses above, or visit our courses website. Register early to reserve your place!

I found it [the course on Diplomatic Law: Privileges and Immunities] very useful, constructive and also practical towards my line of work. As a diplomat, it gave me an understanding of the essential components and awareness of the entire armoury a diplomat possesses through privileges and immunities under the VCDR.
–Luciano Fonoti, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Samoa

Diplo at the Guggenheim Forum Discussion

Last week, Biljana Scott, senior lecturer on language and diplomacy at DiploFoundation, participated in an online forum discussion on the theme ‘Found in Translation,’ organised by the Guggenheim Museum in New York. The Guggenheim Forum discussion, entitled ‘Word for Word,’ took place at the Guggenheim Forum between 11 and15 April, with a live session on 14 April. The discussions explored the differences between languages and the way technology is improving translation. However, will perfect translation ever be possible? Read the wrap-up to the conversation at Guggenheim Forum.

Books on Diplomacy in April

As we know that diplomats have little time to fit reading and study into their schedules, we hope that a monthly review of new publications may assist in choosing some of the most relevant. This month we focus on the core of diplomatic work: the career diplomat.

Harry W. Kopp and Charles A. Gillespie. Career Diplomacy: Life and Work in the U.S. Foreign Service. Georgetown University Press, 2011.

The book, in its second edition, provides insight into the workings of the United States foreign service. Beyond its detailed account of the service, it offers an interesting comparison with other services and, for those not working in the area of diplomacy, it will provide insights into the inner workings of the service. The book has four divisions: the instruction, the profession, the career, and the future foreign service. Both authors were foreign service officers and added the results of more than a hundred interviews to their own experience to create a full account. For more information, please see the Georgetown University Press website.

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