A PRACTICAL TRAINING PROGRAM FOR EARLY-CAREER PROFESSIONALS
February 2–28, 2019
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 5:30 p.m. — 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.
Our Winter Diplomatic Academy is an intensive practical training program that helps prepare early-career professionals for work in international diplomacy. It introduces them to the fundamentals of diplomatic practice and focuses on real-life aspects of work in national and local governments, embassies and consulates, international organizations and multinational businesses. The material emphasizes a skills-based and experiential-learning approach, and is not offered at colleges and universities. The program also includes career-counseling sessions. Participants receive certificates from the Academy.
Some of the most respected diplomats in recent years join other officials and experts to provide objective, non-partisan insight into policy-making and implementation, diplomatic protocol, the functions and management of embassies and consulates, public diplomacy and cross-cultural communication, immunities and other aspects of living abroad, and many other issues.
The World Order and the Nation-State System
The National and International Diplomacy Systems
Case-Studies of Diplomatic Successes and Failures
The Interagency Foreign-Policy Process
Securing and Managing Resources for Diplomacy
Diplomatic Immunities and the Vienna Convention
The Coordinating Role of the National Security Council
Managing a Diplomatic Mission
Exercise: Competing Mission Priorities
Diplomatic Advocacy and Lobbying
Diplomatic Reporting and Writing
Exercise: Writing Diplomatic Cables
Exercise: Delivering a Diplomatic Démarche
Environmental and Science Diplomacy
Exercise: Nonimmigrant Visa Interviews
The Intricacies of the U.S. Foreign Service Entrance Process
Expeditionary Diplomacy and Civilian-Military Cooperation
Public Diplomacy: Media Relations and Cultural Affairs
Exercise: Media Interviews
Public Speaking in a Diplomacy Context
Diplomatic Negotiation and Mediation
Exercise: Diplomatic Negotiation
*The agenda is subject to change as needed.
Application Process & Tuition Fee
Early-career professionals with interest in international diplomacy are eligible to apply to the Winter Diplomatic Academy. Previous coursework in political science, international relations or related fields is highly desirable, but not required.
Applications must include a completed application form and a CV or résumé and be submitted by December 15, 2018. A cover letter, explaining how the academy will help you achieve your career goals (up to 500 words), is strongly encouraged but not required.
The tuition fee for this course is $3,999.
Getting In Touch
If you have questions about the Winter Diplomatic Academy, send us a message using the form below or call us on 202-656-9828.