IPDS Introduction

The Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies (IPDS) is a premier think tank based in Islamabad, Pakistan, dedicated to fostering global peace, security, and diplomatic engagement. Founded with the vision of advancing understanding and cooperation in international relations, IPDS operates at the intersection of rigorous research, policy innovation, and strategic partnerships.

Our mission is to promote peace and diplomacy through comprehensive education, impactful research, and effective policy advocacy. By addressing critical global challenges and promoting dialogue, IPDS seeks to empower individuals and communities with the knowledge and tools necessary to resolve conflicts and build sustainable, peaceful societies.

At IPDS, we are committed to upholding the highest standards of integrity and excellence. Our work is driven by a deep understanding of international relations, foreign policy, and diplomacy and is guided by our core values of collaboration, innovation, and inclusivity. Our dedicated efforts aim to influence policy, educate the public and officials, and foster meaningful partnerships that enhance Pakistan’s role in the global arena.

The Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies (IPDS) champions peace and diplomacy through rigorous research, comprehensive education, policy innovation, and strategic partnerships. By fostering dialogue, educating the public and officials, and offering actionable recommendations to policymakers in Pakistan and beyond, we aim to empower individuals and communities with the knowledge and tools to resolve conflicts and create sustainable, peaceful societies.

To become a catalyst for advancing peace, diplomacy, and sustainable development through cutting-edge research, impactful policy advocacy, and collaborative partnerships, we aim to foster a world where conflicts are resolved through dialogue and mutual understanding.

Integrity: Upholding the highest ethical standards in all our endeavors.

Excellence: Committing to the highest quality in research, education, and policy advocacy.

Collaboration: Building strong partnerships to amplify our impact.

Innovation: Continuously pursuing groundbreaking solutions to the world’s most complex challenges

Inclusivity: Promote diverse perspectives and inclusive dialogue.

Meticulous Research:

  • Conduct in-depth studies on international relations, foreign policy, diplomacy, peace, conflict and security studies
  • Publish daily briefs and insights on international affairs
  • Publish in-depth research papers, policy briefs, and reports to inform policymakers, academics, and the public about the latest updates
  • Analyze global and regional conflicts, peace processes, and diplomatic efforts.

Comprehensive Education:

  • Offer educational programs, workshops, and seminars on peace and diplomatic studies.
  • Develop curricula and training modules for students, professionals, and policymakers.
  • Facilitate capacity-building initiatives to empower individuals and communities with conflict resolution skills.

Policy Innovation:

  • Formulate innovative policy recommendations to tackle current and emerging global challenges.
  • Engage with policymakers to advocate for effective and sustainable policy solutions.
  • Monitor and evaluate the impact of policies on peace and security.
    Strategic Partnerships:
  • Build and nurture partnerships with national and international organizations, think tanks, and academic institutions.
  • Collaborate on joint research projects, conferences, and events.
  • Create networks and platforms for dialogue and knowledge exchange among stakeholders.

Public Engagement:

  • Educate the public on peace and diplomacy through outreach programs, lectures, and media engagement.
  • Organize forums, panel discussions, and conferences to facilitate dialogue and share insights.
  • Promote awareness and understanding of global peace and diplomatic efforts.

Policy Recommendations and Advocacy:

  • Provide actionable recommendations to policymakers in Pakistan and beyond.
  • Engage in advocacy to influence policy decisions and promote peace and security.
  • Collaborate with government agencies, NGOs, and international bodies to implement policy recommendations.

The Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies (IPDS) champions peace and diplomacy through rigorous research, comprehensive education, policy innovation, and strategic partnerships. By fostering dialogue, educating the public and officials, and offering actionable recommendations to policymakers in Pakistan and beyond, we aim to empower individuals and communities with the knowledge and tools to resolve conflicts and create sustainable, peaceful societies.

To become a catalyst for advancing peace, diplomacy, and sustainable development through cutting-edge research, impactful policy advocacy, and collaborative partnerships, we aim to foster a world where conflicts are resolved through dialogue and mutual understanding.

Integrity: Upholding the highest ethical standards in all our endeavors.

Excellence: Committing to the highest quality in research, education, and policy advocacy.

Collaboration: Building strong partnerships to amplify our impact.

Innovation: Continuously pursuing groundbreaking solutions to the world’s most complex challenges

Inclusivity: Promote diverse perspectives and inclusive dialogue.

Meticulous Research:

  • Conduct in-depth studies on international relations, foreign policy, diplomacy, peace, conflict and security studies
  • Publish daily briefs and insights on international affairs
  • Publish in-depth research papers, policy briefs, and reports to inform policymakers, academics, and the public about the latest updates
  • Analyze global and regional conflicts, peace processes, and diplomatic efforts.

Comprehensive Education:

  • Offer educational programs, workshops, and seminars on peace and diplomatic studies.
  • Develop curricula and training modules for students, professionals, and policymakers.
  • Facilitate capacity-building initiatives to empower individuals and communities with conflict resolution skills.

Policy Innovation:

  • Formulate innovative policy recommendations to tackle current and emerging global challenges.
  • Engage with policymakers to advocate for effective and sustainable policy solutions.
  • Monitor and evaluate the impact of policies on peace and security.
    Strategic Partnerships:
  • Build and nurture partnerships with national and international organizations, think tanks, and academic institutions.
  • Collaborate on joint research projects, conferences, and events.
  • Create networks and platforms for dialogue and knowledge exchange among stakeholders.

Public Engagement:

  • Educate the public on peace and diplomacy through outreach programs, lectures, and media engagement.
  • Organize forums, panel discussions, and conferences to facilitate dialogue and share insights.
  • Promote awareness and understanding of global peace and diplomatic efforts.

Policy Recommendations and Advocacy:

  • Provide actionable recommendations to policymakers in Pakistan and beyond.
  • Engage in advocacy to influence policy decisions and promote peace and security.
  • Collaborate with government agencies, NGOs, and international bodies to implement policy recommendations.

Our History

Charting the Past, Pioneering the Future

2024

Published “China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: A Decade of Transformation across Pakistan: Regional Impacts and Progress” (2024)

2024
2021
2021
  • Published Directory of Think Tanks in Pakistan 2nd ed.
  • Published Directory of Diplomatic Missions in Pakistan 2nd ed.
2020
  • Established Global Women Insight
  • Launched Journal of Peace and Diplomacy under the Diplomatic Insight Publishers
2020
2019
2019
  • Established Centre for Eurasia and Central Asian Studies
  • Launched the Diploma Course on Contemporary Diplomacy and International Relations
  • Published Directory of Diplomatic Missions in Pakistan 1st ed.
2018

Established Centre for Belt and Road and China Studies

2018
2017
2017

Established the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Studies Centre

2016
  • Launched the International Young Diplomats School (IYDS)
  • Established Pakistan Shanghai Cooperation Friendship Initiative Cooperation Forum (PSCOFF)
2016
2015
2015
  • Established Centre for Women Peace and Leadership
  • Launched the Emerging Young Women Leaders Congress (EYWLC)
  • Published Directory of Think Tanks in Pakistan 1st ed.
IPDS Established and launched

Foundation Stone signed by Prof. Johan Galtung Father of Peace Studies

2013
Reaching Our Goals

With Our Partners / Vision for Future

Our outstanding international and national partner organisations and higher education institutions across Pakistan and around the globe
manifest their strong belief on our firm commitment towards creating innovative research, training programs , advocacy frameworks, and modules in the fields of
peace, development, leadership and diplomatic studies. If you would like to partner with us, then reach out to us with confidence.

Our Achievements

20+

20+

Countries

International OutReach

50+

50+

Alliances

Higher Education Institutions in Pakistan 

30

30

Years+Combined

Our Combined Experience

Ranked Partners

Top Ranked Partners

Projects, Centers & Courses

IYDS

IYDS

SCO Studies Centre

SCO Studies Centre

Online Courses and Certifications

Online Courses and Certifications

Centre for Women Peace and Leadership

Centre for Women Peace and Leadership

Centre for BRI and China Studies

Centre for BRI and China Studies

Strategies for Struggling Students

Strategies for Struggling Students

Why IPDS, Our OutReach

Reputation and Expertise:

IPDS is a renowned think tank in diplomacy, peace, and leadership studies. It collaborates with national and international partners, including prestigious universities, to showcase its expertise and credibility.

Quality Education and Training:

IPDS offers programs and courses in contemporary diplomacy, international relations, and peacebuilding, conducted by current and former ambassadors, diplomats, and experts, providing valuable insights and practical learning experiences.

Networking Opportunities:

IPDS programs and events provide opportunities to network with diplomats, government officials, academics, and practitioners, fostering collaborations, career opportunities, and knowledge exchange.

Global Perspective:

IPDS engages with international partners and organizations, offering participants a global view on diplomatic issues, peacebuilding, and international relations, broadening their understanding of global challenges and solutions.

Impactful Initiatives:

IPDS promotes women’s leadership, youth empowerment, and sustainable peace through various projects and initiatives, allowing participants to contribute to meaningful efforts with a positive societal impact.

Certifications

GLOBAL MINDSET SKILLS

Certification: ProtocolToday Academy, Hague, the Netherlands.

A cosmopolitan outlook: understanding of global systems, global value chains, cultures, values, political and economic systems in other countries.

Mindfulness skills: understanding of cultural diversity, communication, and building relationships with people from different cultures and backgrounds.

Live Sessions

Live Sessions

Netherlands Certifications

Netherlands Certifications

Classes on Zoom

Classes on Zoom

Executives & Professionals Participants

Executives & Professionals Participants

Upcoming Events

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Muhammad Asif Noor

Muhammad Asif Noor is CEO of Diplomatic Insight Group of Companies and is an exceptional leader with a remarkable record of establishing and nurturing influential connections at the highest echelons of government and civil society in Pakistan and across the region, especially in the Central Asia Republics, Caucasus Region and Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.

With a diverse background in business, media and academia, he has honed his expertise over two decades, creating a network that spans the globe. As the visionary CEO of the Diplomatic Insight Group (DIG), Asif Noor has earned a reputation for his innovative thinking and outstanding leadership. He offers invaluable services, including expert analysis, research, and outreach, empowering governments, media outlets, research institutions, and trade organizations to make well-informed decisions. His focus extends beyond the Central Asia and South Asia regions,reaching across the region.

Recognized for his unwavering commitment to strengthening the ties between Pakistan and the Central Asian Republics, Asif Noor has gained the utmost acknowledgment from governments and institutions in the region. DIG comprises five prestigious entities, including Belt and Road Consultants Pvt Ltd, a prominent trading company; Nirvana Merchants Pvt Ltd, and the Global Business Alliance, a vast network of chambers, business entities and executives, the Diplomatic Insight, a leading Public Diplomacy Magazine; the Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies, a prominent Public Diplomacy Think Tank; Global News Pakistan, a multilingual News Agency.

The remarkable contributions of Mr. Noor have been celebrated through numerous accolades, underscoring his significant impact. He has been honored with the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Communications Award from the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China to Pakistan and China Economic Net (CEN).

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of Uzbekistan gave him the prestigious Public Diplomat Award, recognizing his pivotal role. Additionally, NEXT Federation New Zealand presented him with the Hurricane Lamp Top Award for Policy Coordination, highlighting his exceptional skills. He also received Appreciation and Recognition Awards/Letters from many Diplomatic Missions.

Asif Noor is an acclaimed author and publisher, regularly lending his expertise to various Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Embassies, national and international media outlets. His contributions cover many subjects, including foreign policy and security issues, making him a sought-after authority.

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Farhat Asif

As an accomplished researcher, strategist, businesswoman, and publisher with 15 years of experience in the field, Dr. Farhat Asif has established herself as a specialized writer, analyst, and business consultant for individuals, private and public institutions seeking to convert their ideas into words, networks, and trust into profits in South Asia, Central Asia, Eurasia (SCO Region), and the Middle East.

Dr. Farhat Asif’s expertise in foreign policy, diplomacy, international relations, strategic communication, political risk analysis, and corporate intelligence has earned her numerous professional accolades. She holds a Ph.D. in international relations with a focus on diplomacy, strategic security, and business insights, particularly concerning the countries in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Region (SCO).

With a strong background in insightful and clear research based on exclusive information and data, content analysis, strategic communications, and extensive networks at the national, regional, and global scales, Dr. Farhat Asif offers a range of services to her clients.

Her cross-cutting understanding of international relations, diplomacy, leadership, strategic communications, and security, combined with her gender equality activism, has enabled her to campaign for women’s participation in decision-making as well.

Dr. Farhat Asif serves on various companies’ advisory boards, supporting them in their work and outreach.

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Our Progression

Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies envisions as Higher Education Institution to provide executive trainings for the next generation of outstanding Leaders, Diplomats and Peace Builders.
Public Diplomacy
95
Technology Knowledge
80
Professionalism
95
Learning Skills
90
Webinars
85