This course has been developed by the Diplomatic Academy of the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office. The aim is to provide a platform for a broad discussion about diplomacy.
The course is written from a British perspective but the aim is to start a global conversation. The focus is on the practice, theory and tradecraft of diplomacy rather than foreign affairs and international policy.
The course covers diplomatic representation; digital diplomacy; women, gender and diplomacy; theories of diplomacy; leading diplomatic missions; and diplomatic tradecraft including networking and reporting.
The course is aimed at all UK government staff working on international issues, in the UK and overseas; at colleagues from other Diplomatic Academies and Ministries of Foreign Affairs worldwide; at thinktanks, academics and professionals in any sector whose work has a close relation to diplomacy; at students in fields such as diplomatic studies; and at anybody interested in the nature of a diplomatic career.