The Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies (IPDS) and Riphah Institute of Public Policy at Riphah International University offer a diploma course on “Contemporary Diplomacy and International Relations.” This hybrid course is designed to equip foreign diplomats, embassy staff, development agencies, businesspersons, policy practitioners, parliamentarians, journalists, and lawyers with the unique insights and skills needed to navigate the changing dimensions of 21st-century diplomacy.
The course is taught by current and former diplomats and distinguished experts in the field of international relations. The curriculum covers a wide range of topics, including data diplomacy, internet governance, public diplomacy, environment diplomacy, parliamentary diplomacy, development diplomacy, science diplomacy, military diplomacy, diplomacy and cooperation, cultural diplomacy, peace and security, writing and editing skills, report writing techniques, critical thinking skills, and thematic webinars.
This three-month course includes classes on weekends and flexible timings, allowing participants to balance their professional commitments with their education. The course is practically oriented and provides opportunities to develop knowledge and skills through interaction with diplomats and actors of international relations. The assessment of the course comprises practically-oriented assignments, presentations, briefing papers, individual and group research projects, and case studies.
The diploma course assists diplomats and international relations professionals through the theoretical and practical building blocks of diplomacy with a focus on contemporary issues and challenges. Join this course to gain the skills and knowledge needed to navigate the complex and rapidly evolving field of international relations.