Persuasion, the Essence of Diplomacy –Farewell Symposium for Prof. Kappeler

12 February 2009 -

Malta

Event description

Diplo and the Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies held a Farewell Symposium for Professor Dietrich Kappeler, retiring from his 50-year career as a practitioner and teacher of diplomacy, on 12 February, 2009, in Malta. Professor Kappeler worked with Diplo’s director, Dr Jovan Kurbalija, to conceptualise and develop Diplo since its early days. Prior to his work with Diplo, Professor Kappeler was a Swiss diplomat and the founding director of three diplomatic training institutions (Kenya, Cameroon and Malta). Discussion at the symposium addressed the theme “Persuasion – The Essence of Diplomacy.” As well, we are offering a farewell discussion online. Contributions will appear online, while selected contributions may be published in 2009. Diplo and the Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies held a Farewell Symposium for Professor Dietrich Kappeler, retiring from his 50-year career as a practitioner and teacher of diplomacy, on 12 February, 2009, in Malta. Professor Kappeler worked with Diplo’s director, Dr Jovan Kurbalija, to conceptualise and develop Diplo since its early days. Prior to his work with Diplo, Professor Kappeler was a Swiss diplomat and the founding director of three diplomatic training institutions (Kenya, Cameroon and Malta). Discussion at the symposium addressed the theme “Persuasion – The Essence of Diplomacy.” As well, we are offering a farewell discussion online. Contributions will appear online, while selected contributions may be published in 2009.