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A stronger voice: How Namibian diplomatic practice is updating to the era of digitalisation

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Read also: Media release by the Namibian Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation: Namibian diplomats receive digital diplomacy virtual training from the Government of Malta and DiploFoundation Media...

Foreign Office cleaners’ strike. Diplomacy begins at home

Geoff Berridge

For those of us who study embassies, consulates and foreign ministries it is easy to forget that they could not work well, if at all, without ‘support staff’. Messengers and security staff have not gone unnotic...

Diplomatic training: combining tradition and innovation

Mina Mudrić

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...

Bright future for diplomacy and need for changes in diplomatic services

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The end of diplomacy has been pronounced many times in history. In 1850, when Lord Palmerston received the first telegraph, he exclaimed: ‘My God, this is the end of diplomacy!’ Diplomacy survived not only the inv...

Resources

2017

Room For Diplomacy: Britain’s Diplomatic Buildings Overseas 1800-2000

Mark Bertram joined the Ministry of Public Buildings and Works after reading architecture at Cambridge and remained in the civil service as architect, project manager, administrator, estate manager and – in his own words – ‘quasi diplomat’ for the next thirty y... Read more...

Room For Diplomacy: Britain's Diplomatic Buildings Overseas 1800-2000

2017

Promotion Methods in Foreign Ministries (Briefing Paper #4)

Ambassador Rana looks at promotion methods in foreign ministries around the world.... Read more...

2013

Persuasion, the Essence of Diplomacy

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

Persuasion, the Essence of Diplomacy

2013

Twitter for Diplomats

Twitter for Diplomats is not a manual, or a list of what to do or not to do. It is rather a collection of information, anecdotes, and experiences. It recounts a few episodes involving foreign ministers and ambassadors, as well as their ways of interacting with the tool... Read more...

Twitter for Diplomats

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2010

A Digital DFAT: Joining the 21st Century

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) needs to keep pace with technological advancements that could increase efficiency, improve internal and external communication, and facilitate information exchange and gathering. Without e-diplomacy DFAT will be cu... Read more...