And so to the last in this series of six blogs which have, very inadequately, tried to give a flavour of participants’ comments and suggestions as they worked their way through the online course Diplomacy in the 21st Century. Week Six was about protocol, networking and understanding other cultures – skills which very clearly cut across… Read More Week Six – Diplomatic Tradecraft
Week Five looked at the differences between “normal” and “expeditionary” diplomacy, and whether those are entirely separate things; at the challenges of running an effective diplomatic mission, from Residence hospitality to leadership skills; and at how diplomats prepare for postings. There was a lot of interest in the concept of a “tech Ambassador”. This recent article… Read More Week Five – Running a Diplomatic Mission
The fourth week of Diplomacy in the 21st Century focused on theories and models of diplomacy and international relations (IR). The week was led by Dr J Simon Rofe, Reader in Diplomatic and International Studies at SOAS University of London, who received much praise from participants for his ability to introduce complex subjects in an accessible… Read More Week Four – Why Bother with Theory?
Participants have already contributed some 1,300 comments to Week Three (Women, Gender & Diplomacy) of our online course Diplomacy in the 21st Century. The sheer volume of comments can make it hard to get more than a flavour of what people are saying, but here is an attempt at a snapshot: The most surprising fact that… Read More Week Three – Women, Gender and Diplomacy
This is an overview of some themes and helpful links which have emerged from the 1,500 plus comments which have been contributed in Week Two of Diplomacy in the 21st Century. (Diplomacy in the 21st Century is a course on FutureLearn provided by the Diplomatic Academy and the Open University. If you haven’t already joined the course, you can… Read More Week Two – Digital Diplomacy
This is an overview of themes which have emerged from participants’ comments on Week One of Diplomacy in the 21st Century. Diplomacy in the 21st Century is a course on FutureLearn provided by the Diplomatic Academy and the Open University. If you haven’t already joined the course, you can register here (course open until 10… Read More Week One – The Challenges of Representation