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[WebDebate #10 summary]Diplomats as Writers – Marrying the Arts and Diplomacy

Katharina Höne - 19 March 2017

In our March WebDebate, we explored the contribution of diplomats to literature and cultural heritage and also looked at how art and diplomacy can be usefully combined. We asked: What can we learn from diplomats who a...


[WebDebate #9 summary] Science diplomacy: approaches and skills for diplomats and scientists to work together effectively

Ana Andrijevic - 19 February 2017

The WebDebate on ‘Science diplomacy: approaches and skills for diplomats and scientists to work together effectively’ was organised by DiploFoundation within the framework of the International Forum on Diplomatic ...


[WebDebate #8 summary] Data diplomacy and knowledge management – key skills for the next generation of diplomats

Katharina Höne - 19 December 2016

Our December WebDebate focused on knowledge management and data diplomacy and the mind-set and skills that the next generation of diplomats needs in order to be effective in these areas. One of the key functions of di...


[WebDebate #7 summary] Gender and diplomatic training – towards better curricula and holistic approaches

Katharina Höne - 03 November 2016

Our WebDebate in November focused on the question: ‘What is needed for a curriculum on Gender and Diplomacy in diplomatic training academies?’ The debate produced the first building blocs for a curriculum and pil...


[WebDebate #6 summary] Key skills for the next generation of diplomats

Mina Mudrić - 19 October 2016

Our October WebDebate focused on the key skills that the next generation of diplomats needs in order to succeed in a changing world. While there seems to be a core and timeless skill-set for diplomats, an increasingl...


[WebDebate #5 summary] The art and science of negotiation training

Mina Mudrić - 19 September 2016

Can negotiation skills be taught? Some argue that they cannot; they are only acquired through practice. But while it is true that any skill is honed through deliberative practice, Prof. Raymond Saner, teacher of inter...


[WebDebate #4 summary] Can diplomacy be learned on-the-job only?

Mina Mudrić - 19 July 2016

Our July WebDebate focused on the question whether diplomacy could be learned through on the job training alone, and the dynamics between traditional training for diplomats and workplace learning. Our speakers, Dr ...


[WebDebate #3 summary] Is research on diplomacy relevant and useful?

Alan K. Henrikson - 19 June 2016

There is increasing interest among researchers of diplomacy in studying the field from various angles, from legal aspects and governance structures, to anthropological and cultural studies. Researchers often look at w...