The History of Diplomatic Immunity
L. S. Frey and M. L. Frey
Ohio State University Press, 1999

The International Forum on Diplomatic Training [IFDT] was established in 1972, as a yearly Meeting of Deans and Directors of Diplomatic Academies and Institutes of International Relations, at the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna. Its co-chairs are the Director of that Academy and the Director of the Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, Washington DC.

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In our last WebDebate on Diplomats as Writers: Marrying the Arts and Diplomacy, Dr Biljana Scott and Ambassador Stefano Baldi discussed diplomats as writers and the similarities between diplomatic and poetic language. Baldi introduced his project ‘Through the Diplomatic Looking Glass’, which was motivated by the desire to learn more about diplomats who are also writers. Scott reflected on the importance of and skilful use of language. She concluded that both diplomats and writers need to have a curiosity about the world and cultivate, in Primo Levi’s words, a cheerful energy.

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Photos from 43rd meeting of the IFDT, Canberra, Australia

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