January 2, 2018

Introduction to International Diplomacy

 

 

A SEMINAR FOR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS PROFESSIONALS

March 4-8, 2019
Washington, DC
 

Overview

This comprehensive course introduces government officials and international affairs professionals from the nonprofit and private sectors to the fundamentals of diplomatic practice. It provides insight into the national and international diplomacy systems, policy-making and implementation, diplomatic protocol, the functions and management of embassies and consulates, the line between being a public official and a private citizen, immunities, diplomatic writing and speaking and much more. The course is a highly interactive experience, with role-playing and simulation exercises. It is taught by some of the most respected career diplomats in recent years. Participants receive certificates for completing the academy’s Certification Level 1.


DAY 1

9:00 a.m. The National and International Diplomacy Systems

11:00 a.m. Case-Studies of Diplomatic Successes and Failures

12:30 p.m. Lunch Break

1:30 p.m. The Interagency Foreign-Policy Process

3:30 p.m. Securing and Managing Resources for Diplomacy

5:00 p.m. End of Session


DAY 2

9:00 a.m. Managing a Diplomatic Mission

11:00 a.m. Exercise: Competing Mission Priorities

12:30 p.m. Lunch Break

1:30 p.m. Political Tradecraft

3:30 p.m. Economic Tradecraft

5:00 p.m. End of Session


DAY 3

9:00 a.m. Diplomatic Advocacy and Lobbying

11:00 a.m. Diplomatic Reporting and Writing

12:30 p.m. Lunch Break

1:30 p.m. Environmental and Science Diplomacy

3:30 p.m. Commercial and Business Diplomacy

5:00 p.m. End of Session


DAY 4

9:00 a.m. Consular Affairs

11:00 a.m. Crisis-Management Abroad

12:30 p.m. Lunch Break

1:30 p.m. Expeditionary Diplomacy and Civilian-Military Cooperation

3:30 p.m. Public Diplomacy

5:00 p.m. End of Session


DAY 5

9:00 a.m. Public Speaking in a Diplomacy Context

11:00 a.m. Cross-Cultural Communication

12:30 p.m. Lunch Break

1:30 p.m. Diplomatic Negotiation and Mediation

3:30 p.m. Exercise: Diplomatic Negotiation

5:00 p.m. Conclusion and Presenting of Certificates

*The schedule is subject to change as circumstances demand.


 

Cost & Registration

 

To begin the registration process, please fill out the form below. The tuition fee for the seminar is $2,599 for government and nonprofit employees, and $3,599 for private-sector participants. We will contact you regarding payment arrangements separately.


 

Get in Touch

 
If you have questions about this course, please fill out the form below or call us on 202-656-9828.