Master Class:

Diplomatic

Etiquette and Protocol:

Practical Aspects

March 1, 2024

On March 1, 2024, the Kyiv School of Diplomatic Arts had the pleasure of hosting a master class focused the role of etiquette and protocol in today’s diplomacy.

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Online Conference:

Universities as Actors in Combatting

Disinformation and History-Focused Propaganda

at the International Level

May 15, 2023

On May 15, the Kyiv School of Diplomatic Arts held an online conference for the universities engaged in the project “Education vs. Disinformation: Countering Fake Histories in International Politics and Propaganda”.

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Our Teaching and Training Work:

The KSDA Course:

Historical Narratives

in International Politics 

Training Program 
for Future Professionals

in Public Diplomacy

 

The Kyiv School of Diplomatic Arts offers a new course Historical Narratives in International Politics.

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Discussion Meeting:

History in Modernity: 

Ukraine, Moldova, Romania,

and Other Cases

Meeting with

Dr. Marko Shevchenko,

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
of Ukraine to the Republic of Moldova

May 12, 2023

On May 12, the Kyiv School of Diplomatic Arts had the honour to hold the meeting with Ukraine’s Ambassador to Moldova Dr. Marko Shevchenko.

The students and the faculty members of 11 Ukrainian universities availed themselves of this opportunity to learn from our distinguished guest’s experience.

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Discussion Session:

Historical Narratives

in International Relations and Diplomacy

Meeting with

Dr. Jarosław Suchoples

University of Jyväskylä (Finland)

May 4, 2023

 

On May 4, the Kyiv School of Diplomatic Arts and our partner universities had the honour to meet Dr. Jarosław Suchoples, a Polish historian and diplomat.

At present, Dr. Suchoples holds the position of Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Music, Art, and Culture Studies of the University of Jyväskylä (Finland). Prior to 2019, our guest served as the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to the Republic of Finland.

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Discussion Session:

Media Diplomacy

and Countering Disinformation

at the International Level

Discussion with

Mr. Georgiy Tykhyi

Media and Communications Adviser to the Minister
for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

April 17, 2023

On April 17, the Kyiv School of Diplomatic Arts had the pleasure to welcome Mr. Georgiy Tykhyi, Media and Communications Advisor to the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, a seasoned journalist who, among other attainments, had reported from the hottest spots on the frontline of Ukraine’s fight against Russian aggression since its onslaught in 2014.

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Discussion Series:

Diplomatic Talks:

Universities Meet Diplomats

Session with

Mr. Andriy Synelnykov,

Consul at the Embassy of Ukraine to the Republic of South Africa

April 13, 2023

The Kyiv School of Diplomatic Arts continues its series “Diplomatic Talks – Universities Meet Diplomats”.

This time our audience, including the soon-to-be diplomatists from 11 centres of higher education, had the opportunity to interview our guest – Mr. Andriy Synelnykov, the Consul at Ukraine’s Embassy to South Africa – on this country’s sociocultural characteristics and their impact on diplomatic work.

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Discussion Series:

TurkeyUkraine,

and The Black Sea Region:

The Past in the Politics of the Present

Turkish-Ukrainian Inter-University
Virtual Platform 

March 31, 2023

On March 31, the Kyiv School of Diplomatic Arts launched the online series of Ukraine-Turkey Inter-University Virtual-Platform Meetings.

The Turkish academic community was represented by the faculty and the International Relations students of the Kadir Has University in Instabul. They met their counterparts from 14 Ukrainian institutions of higher education.

The event’s purpose was to provide the younger generation of the IR scholars with an opportunity to exchange questions and answers on the matters concerning the situation in the Black Sea region and in both countries.

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Discussion Series:

Turkey:

Society, Identities,

and the Impact of Russian Propaganda

Discussion with

Dr. Yevhenia Gaber,

Centre in Modern Turkish Studies,
Atlantic Council

March 30, 2023

The Kyiv School of Diplomatic Arts had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Yevhenia Gaber – one of Ukraine’s leading experts on Turkey.

Dr. Gaber is a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and a nonresident senior fellow at the Center in Modern Turkish Studies at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (Carleton University, Canada). Previously, she served as a foreign-policy advisor to the prime minister of Ukraine, the deputy director of the Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a diplomat and a political affairs desk-officer at the Embassy of Ukraine in Ankara, and assistant professor at the International Relations Department of Odesa National Mechnikov University.

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Network Building

Citizen Jury:

Interdisciplinry Expert Meeting

International Partners’ Project

Working Towards Resilient Societies in the EaP:

Challenges and Opportunities

March 18, 2023

The Kyiv School of Diplomatic Arts had the pleasure to take part at the Interdisciplinary Expert Meeting (titled as the Meeting of Citizen Jury) within the EU-supported International Project “Working towards resilient societies in the EaP: challenges and opportunities for the policy beyond 2020”.

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Discussion Series

Ukraine-Uganda

Virtual Platform

Diplomacy and Non-Governmental Actors

in Times of War

February 28, 2023

The event was organized by the Kyiv School of Diplomatic Arts, the Representation of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Uganda and Southern Sudan, and the Makerere University, Uganda’s oldest institution of higher learning.

This meeting allowed the students and the faculty of Ukrainian educational centers to build ties with their Ugandan counterparts, as well as to exchange views, questions, and comments on a wide list of issues pertaining to Russia’s war against Ukraine, its historical roots and comprehension in Africa, the spread of Russian propaganda, the national identities and cultural traditions of both countries, the possibilities of educational collaboration between them, and the prospects for common grounds for the Ukraine-Uganda public diplomacy efforts at the level of civil society organizations.

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Discussion Series

Diplomatic Talks:

Universities Meet Diplomats

Session with

Mr. Roman Pyrih

Counsellor at the Embassy of Ukraine to Kenya

December 21, 2022

On December 21, the Kyiv School of Diplomatic Arts (KSDA) launched the series of online discussion meetings within which the students and the faculty members of Ukraine’s educational institutions, as well as young activists of the civil society organizations will be able to converse with Ukrainian and foreign diplomats. The series is a part of the KSDA’s project Civil Education vs. Disinformation: Countering Fake Histories in International Politics and Propaganda.

The guest of the first event within the said diplomatic talks was Mr. Roman Pyrih, Counsellor at the Embassy of Ukraine to Kenya. Prior to his current posting, Mr. Pyrih served at Ukraine’s diplomatic missions in Vietnam, India, and South Korea. He is an author of numerous articles on the history of diplomacy and the role of religions in international relations.

The meeting brought together the representatives of 11 Ukrainian universities located in Kyiv, Mykolaiv, Kharkiv, Nizhyn, Odesa, L’viv, Chernivtsi, Uzhhorod, and (in the case of one institution that had to be relocated due to Russia’s invasion) in Kamianets-Podilskyi.

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Book Presentation Lecture:

We Shall Be Masters:

Russian Pivots to East Asia

from Peter the Great

to Putin

Dr. Christopher Miller

Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

November 9, 2022

On November 9, 2022, the Kyiv School of Diplomatic Arts had the pleasure to host the presentation of the book by Dr. Christopher Miller We Shall Be Masters: Russian Pivots to East Asia from Peter the Great to Putin.

Dr. Miller’s work explores three centuries of Russia’s ambition to dominate over the vast expanse of Asian lands. As a track of both achievements and failures on the said course, this approach provides particularly useful food for thought with regard to the prospects of Moscow’s standing in the region, as well as of its aberrant ties with Beijing.

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Webinar Lecture

Ukraine-Poland Relations

and the Debates on

History

Dr. Łukasz Adamski

Juliusz Mieroszewski Dialogue Center, Poland

October 20, 2022

On October 20, 2022, the Kyiv School of Diplomatic Arts hosted the lecture by Dr. Łukasz Adamski, Deputy Director of the Juliusz Mieroszewski Dialogue Center (Poland).

The Lecture was focused on the those differences in the interpretations of the past that may pose a threat to the increasingly strong ties between Ukraine and Poland.

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Webinar Lecture

Myths and Misconceptions 

in the Debate on Russia

James Sherr OBE

October 6, 2022

On October 6, 2022, the Kyiv School of Diplomatic Arts had the honour to host the lecture by Mr. James Sherr OBE, Senior Fellow of the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute at the International Centre for Defence & Security in Tallinn; Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia programme at Chatham House.

The lecture’s theme was inspired by the Chatham House report “Myths and misconceptions in the debate on Russia: How they affect Western policy and what can be done”.

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Our Project

Civic Education vs. Disinformation:

 Countering

Fake Histories 

in International Politics 

and Propaganda 

Aggressive players on the international arena have always capitalized on disunity and division among bordering countries, especially if the publics of the latter may tend to disagree in the matters of collective identities, memory politics, and national histories.

Over the years, the malicious manipulative tactics in the said dimension have been consistently employed by the russian federation in its effort to destabilize the situation on the European continent. In multifold cases, the Kremlin attempted to utilize any traits of cultural (esp. interethnic) prejudices, the controversies over conflicting interpretations of historical events, and other similar discords in order to deflect the states of Eastern/Central-Eastern Europe from building a solid alliance of democratic societies.

The principal role in this geopolitical iniquity belongs to specifically targeted disinformation campaigns aimed to support legitimization-seeking (and predominantly populistic) quasi-historical discourses.

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Monitoring Practicums:

Russia’s History-Focused Propaganda

Abroad

Engaging Universities 
in Fighting Disinformation 
at the International
Level

The Kyiv School of Diplomatic Arts is conducting the series of practicums tasked with monitoring the Kremlin’s quasi-historical discourses and their circulation in different countries of the world.

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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 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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