Diplo’sDiplomats as Writers initiative draws inspiration from the work of Amb. Stefano Baldi, Italian diplomat and Diplo faculty member, andAmb. Pasquale Baldocci, in preparing a bibliography of books published by Italian diplomats, publi...

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We all know that language changes over time, but we rarely have the chance to watch it mutate in real time, and few of us could have imagined that it would change as fast as it has in the last few weeks. From the coinage of new words (social distanci...
 2 Apr 2020

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This workshop promotes intercultural awareness as a means of avoiding interpersonal misunderstandings. It focuses on particular forms of diversity, from the different communicative styles that characterise individuals in all cultures (the rational, e...
  19 Mar 2019

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Diplo offers five postgraduate-level online courses starting the week of 8 October 2018: Language and Diplomacy Development Diplomacy Consular and Diaspora Diplomacy Economic Diplomacy Cybersecurity For more information on each cou...
  8 Oct 2018

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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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Dr Biljana Scott was trained as a linguist (BA in Chinese, M.Phil and D.Phil in Linguistics, University of Oxford). She is a Senior Lecturer in Language and Diplomacy at DiploFoundation and an associate of the Chinese Institute atOxford Univers...

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Can poetry help diplomacy? A joke, surely! Poetry and diplomacy are worlds apart and have nothing in common other than using language as a medium. Diplomacy is devoid of poetry unless, that is, we count the alliteration in President Trump’s ‘fire and...
 9 Sep 2017

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Diplo offers five postgraduate-level online courses starting the week of 9 October 2017: Language and Diplomacy Development Diplomacy Consular and Diaspora Diplomacy Economic Diplomacy Cybersecurity For more information on each cou...
  9 Oct 2017

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We negotiate all the time in both personal and professional capacities. To improve the outcomes and achieve our goals, it is vital to reflect on the process of negotiation and develop meaningful mindsets, strategies, and tools. This practical, int...

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What makes one set of words more convincing than another, and how can language best be put to work in the service of diplomacy, international relations, business, and all other aspects of contemporary life? How do digital communication channels affec...
 23 Mar 2017

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A heightened awareness of how others speak, and the skill to identify what went well and what could have gone better, help improve our own speaking styles. Using presentations as a medium of delivery – impromptu, extemporaneous, manuscript, and memor...
  21 Apr 2017

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In our March WebDebate, we explored the contribution of diplomats to literature and cultural heritage and also looked at how art and diplomacy can be usefully combined. We asked: What can we learn from diplomats who also engage in the arts? What role...
 14 Mar 2017

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Implicit communication in the digital era 30 March 2017 | 16:00-17:30 CEST | WMO Building, De Mello Auditorium The Internet is often seen as an accelerator of communication: messages can be sent and received instantly. Yet with brevit...
  30 Mar 2017

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Diplomacy and the power of the unsaid 1.5-day Workshop | 29 - 30 March 2017 This workshop focuses on the unsaid in diplomatic communication. Its primary objective is to alert participants to the power and particularities of ...
  29 Mar 2017

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In our WebDebate, on Tuesday, 7th March at 12:00 UTC (13:00 CET),we aim to explore the contribution of diplomats to literature and cultural heritage and to look at how art and diplomacy can be usefully combined. What can we learn from diplomats...
  7 Mar 2017

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This workshop promotes language awareness as a means of improving the skills of opinion shapers. Its primary objective is to alert participants to the power and particularities of implicit communication. This is an area of interaction that has largel...
  16 Dec 2016

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Table of contents Categorising cultures Lewis categorisation High context and low context Ambiguity Other categorisations Improving intercultural communication Cultural diplomacy Translation and interpretation T...

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Table of contents Why is language important to diplomacy? Speech act theory Persuasion and rhetoric Analysing rhetorics Repetition Association Composition Omission Diversion Confusion War propaga...

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