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DiploNews – Issue 44 – 22 April 2002

DiploNews – Issue 44 – April 22, 2002

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New Series: DiploHandbooks – Bilateral Diplomacy by Kishan Rana

DiploProjects in launching a new series of publications on practical diplomacy, called DiploHandbooks, with Kishan Rana's Bilateral Diplomacy. The book breaks new ground in examining the role ascribed to bilateral diplomacy and its importance in international affairs today. It also covers the de facto "empowerment" of the embassy that flows from its new responsibility for relationship management. This book is a practical, hands-on guide to building and operating bilateral relations between countries. It is intended for diplomacy practitioners and for students of
international relations.

Words of appreciation: "Exceptionally valuable…both a testimonial to the changes in approaches and techniques of diplomacy in the second half of the 20th century and an instant picture of how things are right now" (Prof. Dietrich Kappeler, former professor, Graduate Institute of International
Studies, Geneva

"A timely and eloquent guide to success in what remains the fundamental building block of all international relations" (Prof. Paul Sharp, University of Minnesota).

Discussion Papers in Diplomacy

In 2002 the Netherlands Institute of International Relations "Clingendael" started bi-monthly publication of its Discussion Papers in Diplomacy. Papers, abstracts and downloads are available at www.clingendael.nl.  The twin aims of this international series are to provide scholars in the field of diplomatic studies with an opportunity to publish their work rapidly, and to distribute the papers to practitioners, academics, and those with an interest in diplomatic studies for purposes of diplomatic training and public debate. Suggestions and proposals for papers can be sent to: papersindiplomacy@clingendael.nl.

Summer Course on French as a Diplomatic Language

The University of Perpignan offers a summer course in French as a Diplomatic Language, running from August 4th to 17th, 2002. This course is intended for foreign students pursueing diplomacy, law, political science, economics, etc., and government or international organisation functionaries.
Participants who pass the final examination will receive a university diploma. The course involves 60 hours of class time on the following topics: the French language (language and nation); Institutions (working and practice of the Institutions of the 5th Republic); the French legal system (the common European foundation, French specifics, the existence of laws protecting administration, current evolution, law, instruments of economic organization); France and Europe; France and the world; and teaching French.

For more information visit their website or e-mail ue@univ-perp.fr.

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