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Pandemic boost for video-conferencing?

Geoff Berridge

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, it has been announced that the second round of face-to-face talks on the UK’s new relationship with the EU, due to take place in London next week with the arrival of an EU deleg...

[WebDebate #28 summary] Humanising immigration

Andrijana Gavrilovic

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 Georg...

Economic Diplomacy as Impetus for Domestic Reforms

Ryan Gener

Can diplomacy be utilised by a state for its own domestic economic reforms? I attempt to answer this rather unconventional question – particularly focusing on the Philippine context – in my Master in Contemporary ...

Intercultural communication and logical fallacies

Biljana Scott

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 ins...

Training and courses

Bilateral Diplomacy

Starting 25 Jul 22

Cybersecurity

Starting 11 Oct 21

21st Century Diplomacy

Starting 09 May 22

Events

Start of contemporary diplomacy courses

05 Oct 20 - 05 Oct 20

Online

July 2020 online courses

20 Jul 20 -

Online

July online courses

22 Jul 19 23 Jul 18 24 Jul 17 -

Online

Summer online courses

21 Jul 14 -

Online

Summer 2013 online courses

22 Jul 13 -

Online

Panel on “Diplomacy 2.0”

28 Feb 13 -

Switzerland

Resources

2011

The Counter-Revolution in Diplomacy, and Other Essays

This book brings together for the first time a large collection of essays (including three new ones) of a leading writer on diplomacy. They challenge the fashionable view that the novel features of contemporary diplomacy are its most important, and use new historical r... Read more...

2012

21st Century Diplomacy: A practitioner’s guide

Kishan Rana is a man of lengthy and varied experience in the Indian Foreign Service, ending his career as ambassador to Germany. Since then he has spent many years as a globe-trotting trainer of junior diplomats on behalf of DiploFoundation. Few people, therefore, are ... Read more...

2002

The New Diplomacy

Shaun Riordan was a British diplomat for 16 years before resigning in 2000 to take up private consultancy work and journalism in Spain, where he had ended his diplomatic career as political officer in the embassy. He has written a conceptually flawed, often vague, some... Read more...