Thirteen University of Malta students from 10 countries – Canada, Kenya, Malta, Nigeria, Seychelles, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe – were invited to the new Faculty of Arts library by the Dean of the Faculty, Professor Dominic Fenech. The students are currently attending a 10-day workshop as part of their Master/Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy programme.
At the Faculty’s new library Professor Fenech conducted a seminar, during which there was a lively participation by the students, on the theme ‘The Mediterranean: a place for civilizations to meet or to clash?’
The Master /Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy, run by DiploFoundation, is a unique online programme of study which starts with a mandatory 10-day workshop in Malta. Dr Alex Sceberras Trigona, co-founder of DiploFoundation and Ambassador to the WTO, launched the course with a key-note speech on ’21st century diplomacy – normative, patriotic or just making do?’ The workshop focuses on diplomatic practices such as negotiations, public speaking, e-diplomacy, language and diplomacy and Internet governance among others. The workshop is led by speakers who are expert practitioners in their field; the objective of each session focuses on simulations and hands-on exercises.
Following the workshop, participants continue their studies online, via an online e-platform developed by DiploFoundation.