Foreign Ministries: Adaptation to a Changing World

14 June 2007 - 15 June 2007

Bangkok, Thailand

Hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Royal Kingdom of Thailand, this conference builds on previous two-day Ministries of Foreign Affairs conference organised by Diplo in May 2006, in Geneva. Foreign ministries are located at the interstice of a complex transformation in the external and domestic environment in world affairs, with the entry of new actors, state and private, expanded dialogue arenas, subject plurality and evolution in diplomatic methods. In many countries, the foreign policy process is undergoing reform. An exchange of experiences and knowledge sharing among professional diplomats, scholars and academics is of demonstrated utility. Hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Royal Kingdom of Thailand, this conference builds on previous two-day Ministries of Foreign Affairs conference organised by Diplo in May 2006, in Geneva. Foreign ministries are located at the interstice of a complex transformation in the external and domestic environment in world affairs, with the entry of new actors, state and private, expanded dialogue arenas, subject plurality and evolution in diplomatic methods. In many countries, the foreign policy process is undergoing reform. An exchange of experiences and knowledge sharing among professional diplomats, scholars and academics is of demonstrated utility.