The art of diplomacy has evolved. In an age where 280 characters from a world leader on Twitter can give a green light to foreign military action or move markets, there is no denying that the classic notions of diplomacy no longer reflect reality. What has taken its place is a modern, multi-level, multi-faceted approach that encompasses various tools by which governments seeks t engage on numerous fronts and in numerous departments.
How will the new methods of modern diplomacy change the art of diplomacy?
The UNU Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS) will hold a Summer School on “Modern Diplomacy: Across Levels, Actors and Tracks” from 24 to 28 August 2020. This programme will be run virtually.
This Summer School will offer a unique opportunity to learn from distinguished diplomats, academics, and policymakers from the highest levels on the different facets of modern diplomacy and how they are being employed the world over to shape ideas, discussion, and the world we live in. The curriculum will comprise lectures, debates, and workshops covering prominent issues such as climate, economic and digital diplomacy, science and cultural diplomacy, and engagement on supra- and sub-national levels.
Applications are being accepted until 31 May 2020 on a first-come, first-served basis. If the capped number of participant positions is filled, no more applications will be accepted. The tuition fee for the UNU-CRIS Summer School 2020 is €1500. Some half- and full-tuition scholarships are available.
For more information, see the Summer School announcement on the UNU-CRIS website.