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Professor Dietrich Kappeler served as Director of the Diplomatic Studies Programme of the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva from 1993 to 1998.

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This journey through persuasion in diplomacy was initiated by Professor Kappeler’s long experience in both practicing diplomacy and in training diplomats.

The book Persuasion, the essence of diplomacy was presented to Prof.

'Persuasion is much more than the rhetoric it is often associated with. It defines us as humans.

Today, Diplo gathers to discuss “Persuasion, The Essence of Diplomacy.” I am intrigued by the conference contributions.

From the faraway days when representatives of fighting tribes tried to arrange for a truce, thereby risking their head, to


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