January 2, 2018

Introduction to International Diplomacy

 
A Four-Day Seminar
for Government Officials and
International Affairs Professionals

April 9-12, 2018
Washington, DC
 

 

SUMMARY
This course introduces new diplomats from around the world, as well as other government officials and international affairs professionals in the private and nonprofit sectors, to the fundamentals of diplomatic practice and prepares them for the challenges they will face in their work. It provides an overview of the current state of international relations, as well as insight into policy-making, diplomatic protocol, the functions and management of embassies and consulates, the line between being a public official and a private citizen, immunities and other aspects of living abroad.


DAY 1

8:00 a.m. Welcome breakfast

9:00 a.m. The role of diplomacy in international relations and geopolitics

10:30 a.m. Coffee break

11:00 a.m. History and prominent case studies of international diplomacy

12:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. The national interest and the foreign-policy toolbox

3:00 p.m. Coffee break

3:30 p.m. Diplomatic immunities and the Vienna Convention

5:00 p.m. End of session

6:00 p.m. Reception


DAY 2

8:00 a.m. Breakfast

9:00 a.m. The world order and challenges to the status quo

10:30 a.m. Coffee break

11:00 a.m. The interagency process and policy-making

12:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. Behind the scenes of embassy and consulate work

3:00 p.m. Coffee break

3:30 p.m. Multilateral diplomacy and international organizations

5:00 p.m. End of session


DAY 3

8:00 a.m. Breakfast

9:00 a.m. Diplomatic reporting and writing

10:30 a.m. Coffee break

11:00 a.m. Diplomatic analysis and policy recommendations

12:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. Persuasion and negotiation

3:00 p.m. Coffee break

3:30 p.m. Diplomatic protocol and entertaining

5:00 p.m. End of session


DAY 4

8:00 a.m. Breakfast

9:00 a.m. Commercial, energy and environmental diplomacy

10:30 a.m. Coffee break

11:00 a.m. The diplomacy-defense-intelligence nexus

12:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. Public speaking and public diplomacy

3:00 p.m. Coffee break

3:30 p.m. Intercultural communication

5:00 p.m. Conclusion and presenting of certificates

6:00 p.m. Reception


 

Registration

The cost of the seminar includes all sessions, breakfast, lunch, receptions and taxes. You can register using our secure credit-card payment system below. If you’d like to pay by check or to inquire about a discount for multiple registrations from the same organization, please send us a message using the form at the bottom of this page or call us on 202-656-9828.


 

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