Egyptian Diplomatic Club presentation of *Through the Diplomatic Looking Glass*

04 February 2010 -

Cairo

Event description

The Egyptian Diplomatic Club, in cooperation with the Italian Embassy in Cairo, hosted a presentation and panel discussion of the book *Through the Diplomatic Looking Glass: Books published by Italian diplomats since 1946*, by Pasquale Baldocci and Stefano Baldi, a Diplo faculty member. This volume, published by Diplo in cooperation with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is the first in the series “Diplomats as Writers”. During the event, Dr Mostafa El Feky, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Egyptian Parliament, suggested that in contemporary international relations, culture has become the true indicator of the international ranking of each country. Therefore, diplomats should extend the domain of their work to include publications and creative works of art in general. The Italian Ambassador to Egypt, Mr Claudio Pacifico, commended the initiative of the Egyptian Diplomatic Club to host an event presenting the literary works of Italian diplomats, and suggested that a similar symposium be organized in Rome to present the creative works of Egyptian diplomats. Counselor Amr Aljowaily, member of the Board of Directors and President of the Social Committee that presided over the event (and a Diplo faculty member) announced that he is preparing a book on the writings of Egyptian diplomats. He invited authors in that domain to take part by providing data about their publications, and proposed that this should be done in cooperation with DiploFoundation. The Egyptian Diplomatic Club, in cooperation with the Italian Embassy in Cairo, hosted a presentation and panel discussion of the book *Through the Diplomatic Looking Glass: Books published by Italian diplomats since 1946*, by Pasquale Baldocci and Stefano Baldi, a Diplo faculty member. This volume, published by Diplo in cooperation with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is the first in the series “Diplomats as Writers”. During the event, Dr Mostafa El Feky, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Egyptian Parliament, suggested that in contemporary international relations, culture has become the true indicator of the international ranking of each country. Therefore, diplomats should extend the domain of their work to include publications and creative works of art in general. The Italian Ambassador to Egypt, Mr Claudio Pacifico, commended the initiative of the Egyptian Diplomatic Club to host an event presenting the literary works of Italian diplomats, and suggested that a similar symposium be organized in Rome to present the creative works of Egyptian diplomats. Counselor Amr Aljowaily, member of the Board of Directors and President of the Social Committee that presided over the event (and a Diplo faculty member) announced that he is preparing a book on the writings of Egyptian diplomats. He invited authors in that domain to take part by providing data about their publications, and proposed that this should be done in cooperation with DiploFoundation.