The Art of Diplomacy in the 21st Century: : Contemporary Challenges to an Ancient Profession

Talk

WHEN March 16, 2014
6:30-8pm WHERE Intercontinental Hotel Auditorium, Abu Dhabi WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Open to the Public

Diplomacy, one of the prime human techniques to manage relations between politically organized groups, has undergone a profound transformation in the past few decades, due in large part to the information revolution, globalization, and the increased relevance of new non-state actors in international affairs. Does traditional diplomacy still matter in today’s world? How do diplomats and governments react to these changes? What skills are required to be a competent diplomat in the 21st century? With a special focus on the UAE, this lecture explores how concepts of public diplomacy and soft power have steadily gained significance in international relations.

Image: NYU Photo Bureau: Bob Handelman

Simultaneous Arabic translation will be provided.

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