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Diplomacy and Foreign Policy- Cohort 2.0

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Diplomacy and Foreign Policy- Cohort 2.0 | An Online International Spring School Program | A One-Month Immersive Online Certificate Training Course | April 2024 | IMPRI #WebPolicyLearning 

IMPRI Center for International Relations and Strategic Studies, IMPRI Impact and Policy Research Institute, New Delhi, invites you to #WebPolicyLearning

An Online International Spring School Program

A One-Month Immersive Online Certificate Training Course on

Diplomacy and Foreign Policy- Cohort 2.0

Details of the #WebPolicyLearning:
Dates: 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 and 25 April 2024
Four Consecutive Wednesday & Thursday Evenings
Time: 6 – 8 PM IST
Platform: Zoom

Course Fee: INR 10000 (inclusive of GST)
Discounted Fee: For Professionals: INR 8300 | For Students: INR 7400
Additionally, Bulk Discounts can be availed for groups of more than 5 participants
Limited seats are available for partial scholarships. Write to: learningatimpri@gmail.com

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Welcome to the second cohort of the One-Month Immersive Online Certificate Training Course on Diplomacy and Foreign Policy by the IMPRI Center for International Relations and Strategic Studies, scheduled to take place from April 3rd to April 25th, 2024. Building on the success of our inaugural cohort- Diplomacy and Foreign Policy, this program remains committed to providing a comprehensive and transformative learning experience for aspiring diplomats, policymakers, and international relations enthusiasts.

Led by seasoned experts and practitioners in the field, this course offers a unique blend of theoretical insights and real-world case studies. Participants will delve into the principles and practices of diplomacy, international negotiation, defense, and foreign policy formulation. The curriculum is designed to enhance critical thinking and analytical abilities through interactive lectures, engaging discussions, and simulation exercises, empowering participants to confidently address complex diplomatic challenges.

As we explore the ever-evolving landscape of global affairs, this course will also delve into the role of technology and globalization in shaping contemporary diplomatic practices. Whether you aspire to join foreign service, collaborate with international organizations, or simply broaden your understanding of global affairs, this program is your gateway to a deeper understanding of the art and science of diplomacy. Join us, enroll now, and be part of a diverse community of learners from around the world, ready to impact the dynamic realm of international relations. Together, let’s embark on a journey of discovery for a more interconnected world.

For Whom

  • International relations students: Students pursuing degrees in international relations, political science, or related fields can gain valuable insights into the principles and practices of diplomacy.
  • Business executives and entrepreneurs: In an increasingly globalized world, business leaders often engage in international negotiations and partnerships. A diplomacy course can help them understand cultural differences, negotiation strategies, and effective communication in international settings.
  • NGO and non-profit organization staff: Professionals working for international non-governmental organizations and non-profit organizations may find the course useful in managing relationships with foreign governments, donors, and partner organizations.
  • Journalists and media personnel: Journalists covering international affairs can benefit from understanding diplomatic processes and the complexities of international negotiations.
  • Scholars and researchers: Academics and researchers focusing on international relations, political science, or diplomacy can gain valuable insights and methodologies from the course.
  • Anyone interested in global affairs: Even individuals without specific professional interests in diplomacy can find the course fascinating if they are interested in global affairs and understanding how countries interact on the international stage.

Benefits of taking the Course

This course can offer numerous benefits to individuals, both professionally and personally. Here are some of the key advantages of enrolling in this course:

  1. Improved communication skills: Diplomacy emphasizes effective communication, negotiation, and persuasion techniques. Participants in this course can enhance their verbal and non-verbal communication skills, allowing them to navigate challenging situations with tact and diplomacy.
  2. Conflict resolution abilities: It implicitly covers conflict resolution strategies, helping individuals develop the skills to manage and resolve disputes peacefully. These skills are valuable in various contexts, from international negotiations to resolving conflicts in the workplace or personal life.
  3. Cultural understanding and sensitivity: Diplomacy involves interacting with people from different cultural backgrounds. Through a diplomacy course, participants gain a better understanding of cultural nuances and differences, which fosters cultural sensitivity and appreciation.
  4. Negotiation expertise: Diplomacy is closely linked to negotiation, and a diplomacy course equips individuals with essential negotiation skills. These skills are valuable in various settings, such as business negotiations, political agreements, and international treaties.
  5. International relations knowledge: Participants gain insights into the dynamics of international relations, learning about the roles of different countries, international organizations, and how global issues are addressed through diplomatic channels.
  6. Networking opportunities: It brings together individuals from diverse backgrounds and professions. This presents an excellent networking opportunity, allowing participants to build connections with like-minded individuals, potential collaborators, and professionals from various fields.
  7. Career advancement: For those pursuing careers in diplomacy, international relations, politics, or related fields, this course can significantly enhance their resume and increase their employability. It demonstrates a commitment to professional development and a deep interest in global affairs.
  8. Enhanced problem-solving skills: Diplomacy involves navigating complex and challenging problems. By taking this course, individuals learn how to analyze situations critically and develop innovative and pragmatic solutions.
  9. Personal growth: Diplomacy often encourage self-awareness and self-improvement. Participants may develop greater emotional intelligence, empathy, and adaptability, leading to personal growth and a more comprehensive perspective on global issues.
  10. Global perspective: This course exposes individuals to diverse viewpoints, global challenges, and the interconnectedness of the world. This broader perspective enables participants to make informed decisions and engage thoughtfully in discussions about global affairs.

Overall, this course at IMPRI tries to equip individuals with valuable skills and knowledge that are applicable in various professional and personal contexts. Whether one aims to pursue a career in international relations or simply wishes to improve their communication and negotiation abilities, a diplomacy course can be a rewarding and enriching experience.



Chair: Prof Swaran SinghProfessor and Chairperson, Centre for International Politics, Organization and Disarmament (CIPOD), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi

Ambassador Shashank, (IFS, Retd.), Former Foreign Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs, India

Ambassador Riva Ganguly Das, (IFS, Retd.), Former Secretary (East), MEA & Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh, New Delhi

Major Gen. (Dr) P K ChakravortyVSM (Retd), Strategic Thinker on Security Issues

Prof Sumit GangulyProfessor, Political Science. Director of the India Studies Program and holds the Rabindranath Tagore Chair in Indian Cultures and Civilizations at Indiana University, Bloomington.

Ambassador Partha Ray(IFS, Retd.), Former Ambassador, Indian Foreign Service, Retired Diplomat

Prof Srikanth Kondapalli, Dean, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India

Prof Meenal ShrivastavaAssociate Dean of Graduate Studies and Professor of Political Economy and Global Studies at Athabasca University, Canada

Prof Prabir DeProfessor, Research and Information Systems for Developing Countries (RIS), New Delhi

Ms Nandita Baruah, The Asia Foundation’s country representative in India (tbc)

Prof Sanjukta BhattacharyaRetired Professor, International Relations, Jadavpur University, Kolkata

Dr Parama SinhapalitAdjunct Senior Fellow, Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore

Captain Alok BansalDirector, Centre for Security & Strategy, India Foundation, New Delhi


Dr Arjun KumarDirector, IMPRI
Dr Simi Mehta, CEO & Editorial Director, IMPRI

Program Time Structure

Program Time Structure
Diplomacy and Foreign Policy – Cohort 2.0
An Online International Autumn School Program
A One-Month Immersive Online Certificate Training Course
April 2024 | IMPRI #WebPolicyLearning 
April 3, 2024 | Introduction to Diplomacy & India’s Foreign Policy
6-7 pmIntroduction to the Course & Chair’s RemarksProf Swaran Singh
7-8 pmParticipants’ intro & interactive sessionsDr Simi Mehta
April 4, 2024 | Negotiation & Problem Solving Skills, Soft Power
6-7 pmNuts and Bolts of Diplomacy: Practitioners ExperienceAmb Riva Ganguly Das
7-8 pmSoft Skills for Diplomatic PracticesAmb Partha Ray
April 10, 2024 | UN & Multilateral Diplomacy, Digital & Tech Diplomacy
6-7 pmContemporary Indian Foreign Policy & its focus on DiasporaDr Parama Sinhapalit
7-8 pmDimensions of UN & Evolving MultilateralismProf Sanjukta Bhattacharya
April 11, 2024 | Economic & Trade Diplomacy & Foreign Policy
6-7 pmEconomic Relations & Foreign PolicyProf Prabir De
7-8 pmInternational Order & DisorderProf Meenal Shrivastava
April 17, 2024 | Military Diplomacy & National Security
6-7 pmIndia’s Military Diplomacy and the Way ForwardMajor Gen. (Dr) P K Chakravorty
7-8 pmFacets of National Security: Challenges & OpportunitiesCapt Alok Bansal
April 18, 2024 | Geopolitics, China and the Indo-Pacific
6-7 pmFundamentals of Geopolitics & the Indo-PacificAmb Shashank
7-8 pmFeminist Foreign PolicyMs Nandita Baruah
April 24, 2024 | Conflict Resolution & Feminist Foreign Policy
6-7 pmConflict Resolution, Cooperation & BeyondProf Swaran Singh
7-8 pmChina & the Indian DiplomacyProf Srikanth Kondapalli
April 25, 2024 | Global Political Economy and the Evolving World Order
6-7 pmEvolving Global Order: Contemporary IssuesProf Sumit Ganguly
7-8 pmConcluding Session, Careers Prospects & Interactive Feedback SessionsProf Swaran Singh & Dr Simi Mehta

Participants List & Details

Participants List and Details
Diplomacy and Foreign Policy- Cohort 2.0
An Online International Spring School Program
A One-Month Immersive Online Certificate Training Course
April 2024 | IMPRI #WebPolicyLearning
Abhishek ChaudharyStudentAgra
Aditya Raj SinghAdvocateLegalWorking professionalNew Delhi
Ajay AwasthiSocio-political ActivistJabalpur
Ananya SharmaStudentTata Institute of Social Sciences, MumbaiDelhi
Ananya SharmaStudentTata Institute of Social Sciences, MumbaiDelhi
Aniruddha InamdarResearch FellowCentre for Health Diplomacy, Prasanna School of Public Health, Manipal Academy of Higher EducationWorking professionalBengaluru
Annanya SharmaStudentLady Shri Ram College for womenStudentDelhi
Anuraag KhaundResearch ScholarCentral University of GujaratResearcherGandhinagar
Ashish GosainSenior Research associateTransdisciplinary Research Cluster in Frugality Studies Centre for Studies in Science Policy Jawaharlal Nehru UniversityResearcherNew Delhi
Debsarang BiswasStudentAmity University KolkataStudentKolkata
Fathima Mehak AdhamResearch InternCentre for Public Policy ResearchResearch InternKochi
INDRANIL DASPhD ScholarUniversity of DelhiResearcherNew Delhi
Kishor kumar jhaStudentNoStudentSupaul
Lakshmi ChockalingamStrategy & Impact ConsultantTPXimpactWorking professionalLondon
Macklina MhagamaResearcherIndependentResearcherDar es Salaam
Maitreyee MishraManager TreasuryTata SteelStudentKolkata
Manu BhatnagarPrincipal Director, Natural Heritage DivisionINTACHWorking professionalDelhi
Ms Dipalee A. AtreAssistant ProfessorGLS University’s Faculty of Business AdministrationTeaching FacultyAhmedabad
Nalin Rajan SinghStudentPanjab UniversityStudentChandigarh
Rahul SharmaFounder DirectorGrade AceWorking professionalNoida
Reeti PrakashAssistant General ManagerO.P. Jindal Global UniversityWorking professionalSonipat
Rudraksh aanejaLaw StudentInternational Council of JuristsNew Delhi
Sanchit DhauchakStudentStudentStudentVisakhapatnam
Sarah Martin RodriguesStudentSt. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), MumbaiStudentMumbai
SheninEducational ConsultantWisdom Flower ConsultancyWorking professionalThiruvalla
Srilalitha GirijaAssociate ProfessorGITAM Deemed UniversityGITAM Deemed UniversityVisakhapatnam
Sultana Muntaz BegumBTech graduateJamia Millia IslamiaHomemakerBengaluru
Suresh CAssistant ProfessorGovernment First Grade College for Women, Holenarasipura, Karnataka.Teaching FacultyHassan, Karnataka.
Tashi DhondupProject OfficerChief Representative OfficeActivistLeh
Thulunga BasumataryExecutive DirectorNorth East Heritage Foundation (NEHF)Peace Talk Mediator, NE India Insurgents Group (NDFB, NLFB)Kokrajhar
Vahini ParameswaranStudent (5th year BA LLB(Hons))Sastra University, ThanjavurStudentThanjavur
Vaibhav kushwaha
Vaibhav kushwaha
Vaibhav shuklaStudentChatrapati sahuji maharajStudentUnnao
Vipra AroraStudentOP Jindal Global UniversityStudentSonipat
Zeba BharwaniStudentDeens Academy going to Mount Carmel CollegeStudentBengaluru

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Specimen Certificate

Inaugural Session Video:

Live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kELWDJZH50U

HQ: https://youtu.be/Kbx84QcDwcY

Previous Cohort: Diplomacy and Foreign Policy (November 2023)

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Feminist Foreign Policy: Praxis for a Peaceful and Gender Just World Order | September 2022
Emerging Dimensions of India’s Foreign Policy and Global Politics | July 2022

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03/04/2024 @ 06:00 PM to
25/04/2024 @ 08:00 PM


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