Our March WebDebate explored conflicting narratives on immigration and delved into the challenges and opportunities of intercultural relations in the context of diplomatic practice. We were joined by Ms Ifigenia Georgiadou (Hellenic Culture Centre, G...
 13 Mar 2019

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This blog is the first in a series in which I explore intercultural communication (ICC) through the lens of logical fallacies, linking each fallacy to a current trend or event. I have chosen fallacies in the first instance because, as their name sugg...
 12 Jun 2018

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Many teachers use global literature to teach cultural and moral sensitivity and a global understanding of peace and wars. Yet the use of Arab and Jewish literature by teachers in the formation of attitudes is still vague. Noddings (2005, p. 132) r...
 22 May 2018

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Mr Patrick Borg has been working for Diplo in Malta for over 12 years. He has been involved in Diplo’s Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme, Diplo's MA programme, and our online courses. Patrick holds a BA (Hons) and a Master's in Internat...

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Diplomatic means can transform the smallness of a state into an asset when promoting national and international interests. This course examines the manner in which small states conduct their diplomacy to pursue their foreign policy objectives, and...

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Public diplomacy is a hot topic today, yet only a decade ago, it was a very specialised term. There is a new transparency in the interactions between governments and countries in the international system, influenced by such factors as the democrat...

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Earn an accredited Master’s degree without taking time off work. The Master/Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy guides working diplomats and international relations professionals through the theoretical and practical building blocks of ...

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Diplomacy in the 21st century is more proactive, multidirectional, and innovative than ever before. Our world is increasingly interconnected, as demonstrated by the domestic impact of external issues. New subjects crowd the international agenda. A...
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Internet governance (IG) may be more important to you than you realise. Have you been reading and worrying about cybersecurity threats? Does online surveillance concern you and your colleagues? These are important IG issues. Learning more about IG...

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E-diplomacy walks the line between continuity and change in our digital era. Diplomatic activities are increasingly supported by Internet and digital tools, and other information and communications technologies (ICTs). Diplomats rely on the Intern...

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In recent years, consular and diaspora diplomacy have both emerged as important areas in diplomatic studies; governments are becoming more citizen-centric. Consular diplomacy has gained prominence in many foreign ministries, a dramatic turnaround...

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Diplomatic training has been transformed by technology: diplomats now have access to vast amounts of information and resources, and diplomatic training can be conducted online. Other aspects, such as new approaches in knowledge management and the ran...
 5 May 2016

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We’re proud to announce a new series of WebDebates, aimed at discussing key topics related to the future of diplomacy. The era of connectivity brings about many challenges for diplomacy. How relevant is the diplomatic service? What changes can ...
 1 Apr 2016

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It was gratifying that such a banal theme seemed to resonate with so many, to the point we had over 100 registered for the Webinar. My thanks to all of you. And my apologies if I did not respond to all the points made. In the following, please find m...
 2 Feb 2015

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The Economist of 31 August 2013 carried a rare short report on the institution of the honorary consul. It read: 'Honorary consuls - abooming trade', (with the subheading, 'Foreign ministries employ ever more amateur...
 30 Sep 2013

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"Diplomats have to be curious", says Stefano Baldi in this interview. Stefano has been experimenting with web tools and social media for over 15 years, selecting those which he finds useful and integrating them into his work as a diplomat. ...
 7 Aug 2013

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Let’s bring out the big questions: Should climate change negotiations be organised according to the “one state one vote” principle? This time between Christmas and New Year is called “in between the years” in Germany. I...
 29 Dec 2012

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