Our Training Work:

Building

the Public Diplomacy

Curriculum:

Seminars for University Educators

To see itself through the travails and miscommunications of today’s geopolitics, Ukraine requires its very own corps of tip-top professionals in public diplomacy.

The training of such experts is impossible without the cohort of dedicated educators well-equipped with the knowledge of the most efficient teaching approaches.

With the aforementioned argument in mind, the Kyiv School of Diplomatic Arts conducts a new 2021-2022 instruction program for the faculty members of Ukrainian universities.

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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.

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Our Research Theme:

References to ‘Historical Justice’ in International Relations,

Or, History in/for/as Politics

Dmytro Ishchenko

In 2014, Russia occupied Crimea, and that unexpected usurpation revealed a great deal of enduringly baffling challenges for international law. Their long list includes the policy of praising a blatant land-grab as ‘the restoration of historical fairness’. In the shadow of such rhetoric, we may wonder how the existing system of multilateral diplomacy is to withstand this peculiar style of legitimization.

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Our Project:

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.

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Our Project:

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.

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On the History of Diplomacy,

Or, Ukrainians in the Cobweb of International Affairs:

Gregoire d’Orlik

and France’s Foreign Policy

in the 18th Century

Dmytro Ishchenko

 

In the current travails of Eastern Europe, Ukraine (just as any other polity endeavoring to defend its interests) is bound to rely on the finesse of her Diplomatic Service. And that makes the history of the aforementioned institution a fitting subject for at least a brief review. Continue reading

 

On the History of Diplomacy,

Or, Ukrainians in the Cobweb of International Affairs:

The Escapades of the 17th Century

Dmytro Ishchenko

 

The events of the last few years made the world increasingly aware of what can be deemed as ‘the Matter of Ukraine’.

From the perspective of sometimes toffee-nosed historians, the aforementioned phenomenon comes as no surprise at all. The country in question (these dignified scholars would say) always turned out to be in the very thick of international showdowns. Such involvement entailed devious diplomacy, elaborate intrigues, as well as daring undertakings suitable for the best of historical fiction.

Alexander Dumas, Sir Walter Scott, or other masters of the genre, however, touched upon Ukrainian affairs only briefly – but this neglect that was hardly intentional. A great deal of Eastern Europe’s past still rests in the shadows of time, and it is our audacious intention to do something about it.         

Today’s column will reveal a couple of those multilateral diplomatic schemes in which Ukrainians of the early modern era played their peculiar part. 

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Our Project:

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
priorities.

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.

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