Our Teaching Work:
Courses in Diplomatic Arts
(Current and Upcoming)
Clusters and Tailor-Made
The world of diplomacy and international relations has never failed to stay a highly demanding place. Customarily, we expect its dwellers to display the brightest schooling, especially when it comes to the gargantuan multifariousness of human cultures and societies.
The conventional system of higher learning, however, is not particularly poised to produce entirely accomplished and unarguably au courant diplomatists.
In consequence, the very individuals aspiring to master the glorious diplomatic profession (in any of its contemporary manifestations) are to make their own journey towards perfection – that is to become what one of the greatest diplomats of the past, the illustrious François de Callières (1645-1717), defined as ‘the enlightened and assiduous negotiator‘.
To assist those who feel the calling for diplomacy or other occupations in international dimension, the Kyiv School of Diplomatic Arts offers a number of course clusters and tailor-made courses.
Diplomacy and Literature:
The Round-Table Series
In his most celebrated work, the Guide to Diplomatic Practice, Sir Ernest Satow (1843-1929), a great authority in conceptualizing Diplomacy, gave a very elegant description of the qualities he saw as indispensable for a diplomat.
“A mind trained by the study of the best literature, and by that of history” – is a phrase in Satow’s most thoughtful check-list one cannot ignore.
The Kyiv School of Diplomatic Arts has chosen the cited formula as the main theme for a round table series we are happy to carry out alongside our other activities.
and Public Diplomacy:
for Future Peacebuilders
The Kyiv School of Diplomatic Arts, munificently supported by the Black Sea Trust of the German Marshall Fund (USA) and the Robert Bosch Stiftung (Germany), had the honour to host a splendidly insightful colloquy that confederated a group of eminent scholars and diplomatists with a very diverse international audience.
The purpose of this two-day gathering was to launch a series of further collaboration-oriented symposia on the following matters:
- How the studies pertaining to intercultural communication and public diplomacy should evolve in order to meet the challenges of today’s world?
- What is the best place for such instruction in the higher education curriculum?
- What agenda for intercultural communication and public diplomacy should define the post-university training of early career professionals in diplomatic service and other fields of international interactions?
- How the schooling in question may encompass both theoretical and cases-based knowledge regarding cultural heritage, identities, and mentalities, as well as national minorities, indigenous peoples, and diasporas?
Intercultural Diplomacy, National Communities, and Higher Learning:
Networking for Effective Education
of Future Peacebuilders
Eastern Europe (especially the region of the Black Sea) is a multinational, multiethnic, and multicultural area. Mutual understanding among its nations and ethnic entities is absolutely paramount for peace and stability in this part of the world.
We believe that the representatives of Ukraine’s national minorities and indigenous peoples may play a key role in the cultural bridge-building among the region’s communities. In equal measure, they can be resourceful contributors to the resolution of the ongoing conflicts and to the institutional integration of our country with the commonwealth of transatlantic democracies.
Professional Opportunities in International Relations:
The Seminar Series
A thorough dialogue with Ukraine’s young people
on careers in international relations and diplomacy
is one of our School’s
The realm of international relations is a universe of various professional opportunities. In order to comprehend this expanse and to find a right path in it, students need to start shaping their future careers from the earliest stages of university education.