Ambassador Olaph Terribile is currently Malta's Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other International Organisations in Geneva. He has served as the personal secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Malta and as Director of Pr...

In November, Diplo celebrated 15 years of DiploFoundation and 25 years of research and training on Internet and diplomacy. To mark this milestone, we reflected on the role of diplomacy in the modern era, and the impact of technology and other area...
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Diplomatic privileges and immunities usually receive attention only when exceptions or abuses are reported in the news. Starting with the evolution of diplomatic privileges and immunities and ending with the question of whether the Vienna Conventi...
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Part of the Advanced Diplomatic Webinars series. Webinar recording Webinar background text Has the Internet changed our view of what is polite and what is not? In diplomacy, this question is particularly relevant. Politeness (or the lack...

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Diplo Lecturer Olaph Terribile will deliver a five‐day workshop on Protocol and Etiquette in Baku, Azerbaijan. The workshop, which takes place from 9-14 April 2012, is organised by the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy for students attending the Master o...
  9 Apr 2012

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Introduction Protocol may not be the most exciting area of international relations, but every foreign ministry maintains a protocol department. Protocol goes as far back as there have been contacts between states, with evidence of diplomatic protoco...


As times change so do customs generally. In diplomacy protocol too changes and develops, mirroring broader societal norms. This paper discusses developments in protocol and how it provides the commonly accepted norms of behaviour for the conduct of relations between states.

Modern Diplomacy. Ed J. Kurbalija (1998)
 Erik Goldstein, 1998

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Covering everything from the Order of Precedence to the proper handling of business cards, the workshop also highlighted important cultural differences that are equally applicable to both the business and the diplomatic world. Correct table settings,...
  7 Dec 2011

The workshop covered all aspects of diplomatic protocol ranging from the establishment of diplomatic relations to the organisation of state and official visits. The workshop also highlighted the importance of proper etiquette at social occasions and ...
  28 Nov 2011

The workshop was organised by the European External Action Service (EEAS) in collaboration with the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) for European External Action Service staff working in the field of diplomacy and other officials. ...
  12 Dec 2011

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