Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
Diplomacy and Foreign Policy

Diplomacy and Foreign Policy

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Diplomacy and Foreign Policy | An Online International Autumn School Program | A One-Month Immersive Online Certificate Training Course | November 2023 | 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 Autumn School Program

A One-Month Immersive Online Certificate Training Course on

Diplomacy and Foreign Policy

Details of the #WebPolicyLearning:
Dates: 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, November 2023
Four Consecutive Wednesday & Thursday Evenings
Time: 6 – 8 PM IST
Platform: Zoom

Course Fee: INR 10000 (inclusive of GST)
Early Bird Discounted Fee (till October 1):
For Professionals: INR 7000 | For Students: INR 5000

Additionally, Bulk Discounts can be availed for groups of more than 5 participants

Registration Form: https://forms.gle/V1mizJdRqxyeNcws8 

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Limited Scholarships are Available to select deserving candidates.
For queries, write to: learningatimpri@gmail.com


Welcome to our online training course on Diplomacy and Foreign Policy! This comprehensive program is designed to equip aspiring diplomats, policymakers, and international relations enthusiasts with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the complex world of global affairs.

In this course, you will gain a deep understanding of the principles and practices of diplomacy, international negotiation, defence and foreign policy formulation. Led by seasoned experts and practitioners in the field, the program offers a blend of theoretical insights and real-world case studies, providing you with practical insights into the dynamics of international relations.

Through interactive lectures, engaging discussions, and simulation exercises, you will enhance your critical thinking and analytical abilities, enabling you to tackle intricate diplomatic challenges with confidence. Moreover, you will explore the role of technology and globalization in shaping contemporary diplomatic practices.

Whether you aspire to serve in foreign service, work with international organizations, or simply want to broaden your understanding of global affairs, this course offers a transformative learning experience.

Join a diverse community of learners from around the world, foster valuable connections, and be part of the next generation of diplomatic leaders. Enroll now in our online training course on Diplomacy, Defence and Foreign Policy and embark on a journey of discovery and impact in the dynamic realm of international relations. Let’s together explore the art and science of diplomacy 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 Rajiv Bhatia, (IFS, Retd.), Distinguished Fellow, Gateway House; Former Director General, Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA)

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

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

Prof Sumit Ganguly, Professor, 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 Amita Batra, Professor of Economics, Centre for South Asian Studies (CSAS), School of International Studies (SIS), JNU; Former Chairperson, CSAS, SIS, JNU

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

Prof Vibhuti Patel, Visiting Distinguished Professor, IMPRI; Former Professor, TISS, Mumbai

Prof Sanjukta Bhattacharya, Retired Professor, International Relations, Jadavpur University, Kolkata

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

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


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

Program Time Structure

Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
An Online International Autumn School Program
A One-Month Immersive Online Certificate Training Course
November 2023 | IMPRI #WebPolicyLearning 
November 1, 2023 | Introduction to Diplomacy & Foreign Policy
6-6:30 pmIntroduction to the Course & Chair’s RemarksProf Swaran Singh
6:30-7:30 pmInaugural Address – Contours of Diplomacy & Foreign Policy in IndiaAmb Rajiv Bhatia
7:30-8 pmAn Overview of the Course & Participants IntroProf Swaran Singh & Dr Simi Mehta
November 2, 2023 | 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
November 8, 2023 | UN & Multilateral Diplomacy, Digital & Tech Diplomacy
6-7 pmDimensions of UN & Evolving MultilateralismProf Sanjukta Bhattacharya
7-8 pmThe Rising Digital & Tech Diplomacy & International RelationsDr Parama Sinhapalit
November 9, 2023 | Geopolitics & the New World Order
6-7 pmChina & the New World OrderProf Srikanth Kondapalli
7-8 pmGeopolitics & the Indo-PacificAmbassador Shashank
November 15, 2023 | Military Diplomacy, Conflict Resolution & Cooperation
6-7 pmIndia’s Millitary Diplomacy and the Way ForwardMajor Gen. (Dr) P K Chakravorty
7-8 pmForeign Policy, Conflict Resolution, Cooperation & BeyondProf Swaran Singh
November 16, 2023 | Economic & Trade Diplomacy & Foreign Policy
6-7 pmDimensions of Trade Policy & DiplomacyProf Amita Batra
7-8 pmEconomic Relations & Foreign PolicyProf Prabir De
November 22, 2023 | National Security, Climate Change & Feminist Foreign Policy
6-7 pmFacets of National Security: Challenges & OpportunitiesCapt Alok Bansal
7-8 pmFeminist Foreign Policy & Climate ChangeProf Vibhuti Patel
November 23, 2023 | Emerging Dimensions of Diplomacy & Foreign Policy & Careers & Interactive sessions
6-7 pmEmerging Dimensions of Diplomacy & Foreign PolicyProf Sumit Ganguly
7-8 pmConcluding Session, Careers Prospects & Interactive Feedback SessionsProf Swaran Singh & Dr Simi Mehta

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