2 September 2022
School of Modern Diplomacyonline course
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 – backroom handshakes between decades-long counterparts with a tinge of cigar in the air – no longer reflect reality.
What has taken its place is a modern, multi-level and multi-faceted approach that encompasses all the tools of the international and interconnected global sphere. Effective diplomacy now relies on the ability of a government to engage on numerous fronts and in numerous departments.
This programme, organised by UNU-CRIS and Vienna School of International Studies and in collaboration with the Department of Foreign Affairs of Flanders, Ghent University and the Brussels School of Governance (BSoG/VUB), aims to present the most comprehensive, in-depth analysis of and training in modern diplomacy, gaining insights from practitioners, academics and policymakers at the forefront of their fields and operating at 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.
How will the new methods of modern diplomacy change the art of it? Educate and prepare yourself for this new age of diplomacy at the School of Modern Diplomacy.
"I liked the general organisation by the UNU-CRIS team, and most importantly the high calibre of experts who lectured during the school. Even the selection process of the participants was well thought-out, consisting of a vast array of professionals from all walks of life, and a true representation of the world."
- an alumnus of the School of Modern Diplomacy
Diplomats, academics, policymakers.
To provide an understanding of the various elements of modern diplomacy, directly from those shaping and studying it.
EUR 1000: A non-refundable deposit of €250 is required within two weeks of acceptance.
Full payment must be made within four weeks of receiving the acceptance confirmation email.
Both the deposit and the remainder of the fee can be paid together.
Alumni of previous UNU-CRIS Summer Programmes (2019/2020/2021), students from Ghent University, the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, any United Nations University education programme, and the College of Europe are entitled to a €150 discount on the full tuition fee.
Discounts are offered for groups - for more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
There are a strictly limited number of excellence and equal opportunity scholarships available.