SUMMER SCHOOL OF 2020 GONE DIGITAL

IMPORTANT UPDATE

As announced on the 1st of June we would decide how to move forward with the Young Diplomat Summer School 2020. The team has worked hard to explore every possibility to let the Summer School go ahead as planned on location. However, the government regulations and practical issues have seriously changed our program, for instance the visit to the Peace Palace, the ICC, meeting with NGO’s, and other events and cultural visits have been cancelled. In combination with increased expenses of the spaces for the lectures, the program was not up to the quality standard our participants are used from us.


Therefore we have decided to move the Summer School online. Offering you a careful selection of the lectures and workshops from the original program, giving you the insights and skills on Sustainable Diplomacy we promised! You can find the exact program below. This also adjusts the length of the program to 5 days with an adjustment in costs to approximately € 40,- to € 50,-. Participants will still receive the certificate to put on your CV! Those who have already applied for the Summer School only need to let us know, if they wish to join our digital program in July, before the 5th of June. 


We are not taking any new applications and hope to see you during one of our next trainings or schools.

 

 SUSTAINABLE DIPLOMACY

After last year’s success the Young Diplomat has a new Summer School! This year, due to the Covid-19 situation, it will be provided to you digitally. This 5-day course will give insights into the relationship between diplomacy and perhaps the most crucial topic of our time: sustainability. At the beginning of the week participants will be submerged in the theoretical side of diplomacy, negotiation and their relationships with the environment and sustainability while also gaining practical insights from experienced diplomats. Lecturers and workshops by, for instance, the former Dutch minister of defence prof. dr. ir. Joris Voorhoeve, international governmental advisor dr. Simon Anholt, international negotiations experts dr. Paul Meerst and founder and president of the Young Diplomat Hans van den Berg will provide a theoretical and practical basis from which the participants can develop important skills. 

Lectures will be streamed from inspiring locations and a digital tour of the highlights of The Hague, including the Peace Palace, will be given. The week concludes with a newly developed diplomatic simulation regarding the subject. Participants will represent a country or an international organisation and be expected to prepare a position, negotiate an agreement, and deal with the issues as they arise during the simulation.

 

WHAT LAST YEARS PARTICIPANTS SAID

Higly recommend this course, well organised and great learning content. Gives realistic and good experience what diplomacy is and how it is conducted. Change to speak and learn from high level professionals on the field.

My experience at the summer school of The Young Diplomat was incredible. It was a week full of cooperation, negotiation, and learning. We met with diplomats, experienced professors, officials, and citizens involved in the fields of diplomacy, justice, and human rights. For me, it was a great opportunity for networking and learning for my academic and professional career. I would absolutely recommend this summer school for future students.

We as participants of the Young Diplomat Summerschool of 2019 experienced a very intense and informative program in just 1 week! We visited key political institutions in the Hague, had many interesting lectures from real diplomats, scientists and professionals. Experienced plenty unforgetable moments, built a huge international network, gained real negotion skills and had a lot of fun. Highly recommend summerschool!

 

PROGRAM SUMMER SCHOOL OF 2020
SUSTAINABLE DIPLOMACY

Sunday 5th of July 2020

20.00 - 21.00ish

Online welcome and introductions

Zoom

Monday 6th of July 2020


10.00 - 12.00 

Opening Speech & Introductions to International Relations & Diplomacy

Prof. Dr. Ig. J.J.C. Voorhoeve (Prof. International Relations & Peacebuidling and former Dutch Minister of Defence)

Interactive Zoom webinar

13.00 - 17.00 

Introductions to International Negotiation & Diplomacy

Dr. P.W. Meerts (International Negotiation Analyst, Clingendael Institute & College of Europe)

Interactive Zoom webinar

Tuesday 7th of July

10.00 - 12.00

Towards the Grand Sustainability Transition: Global Environmental Governance and Climate Action

Prof. Dr. P.H. Pattberg (Director of the Amsterdam Sustainability Institute (ASI) and full professor of transnational environmental governance and policy)

Zoom webinar

14.00 - 16.00

Grand Strategy

Prof. Simon Anholt (Independent policy advisor to Heads of State, Hon. Professor UEA)

Zoom Lecture followed by questions

Wednesday 8th of July

10.00 - 12.00

Power & Strategies in International Diplomacy & Negotiations

H.B. van den Berg, MSc. (Erasmus University Rotterdam, Departement of Public Administration & Sociology, President of The Young Diplomat)

Interactive Zoom Workshop

Workshops by POINT (Process Of International Negotiation Training) Trainers. Each participant will be allowed to pick one workshop per time slot.

13.00 - 15.00 

Joana Matos - Deescalation of Conflict - Interactive Zoom Workshop (10 - 15 participants)

or

Dr. Tariel Sikharulidze - Introductions to Mediation - Interactive Zoom Workshop (10 - 15 participants)

or

Drs. Rob Boudewijn (Training director at Europa Instituut) - Quo Vadis Europa - Interactive Zoom Workshop (10 - 15 participants)

or

Lena Salamé (Lawyer, conflict management and mediation specialist; Trustee, Water Witness International) - Don’t kill the messenger - Interactive Zoom Workshop (10 - 15 participants)

15.30 - 18.30

Special Workshop

Dr. Mark Young (President of Rational Games, Inc.) & Joana Matos - Multilateral Refugee Crisis Simulation - Interactive Zoom Workshop (12 participants)

16.00 - 18.00

Sami Faltas - Negotiating between cultures - Interactive Zoom Workshop (10 -15 participants)

or

Frans Schram (Negotiation and Mediation trainer, POINT) - Influence, Persuasion, Argumentation - Interactive Zoom Workshop (10 - 15 participants)

or

Avi Goldstein (Founder & Director, PATHWAYS Institute for Negotiation Education) - Creative Negotiation: Key Communication and Problem-Solving Skills - Interactive Zoom Workshop (10 - 15 participants)

Thursday 9th of July

10.00 - 11.30

Panel discussion: Sustainability & Diplomacy in Practice

Leonie van der Stijl (Directorate of Inclusive Green Growth) and Sacha Oudolf (directorate Europe).

Interactive Zoom meet up

17.00 - 18.00

Developing the Rule of Law

W. van Nieuwkerk (director of the Center for International Legal Cooperation (CILC))

Interactive Zoom meet up

Friday 10th of July

10.00 - 17.00

Sustainable Diplomacy Simulation

Zoom

 

INFORMATION & APPLICATION

As a participant you will:

  • gain insights in the relationship between sustainability and diplomacy, the constraints and

    benefits of this relationship, both theoretical as practical.

  • gain valuable negotiation and diplomacy skills through a proven combination of applying

    theoretical knowledge in high end simulations.

  • develop skills for public speaking, speech writing, doing research for negotiation and reporting.

  • build an international network through the Young Diplomat community and meet with

    diplomats from different disciplines.

  • receive personalised coaching and training due to the small group design.

This is a digital alternative and will therefore take place online via Zoom

Available spots: N/A.

Tuition Fee: € 50,-.

Tuition fee includes:

  • Digital lectures and discussions.

  • Access to all reading and teaching materials digitally.

  • Certificate of participation in the digital summer school of 2020.

  • Digital tour of The Hague.

Application: Applications are closed. If you have applied please inform the Young Diplomat team via email if you want to take part in this years digital alternative or not. If you have not yet applied please let us know, via email, you are interested. If a spot opens up we will inform you and consider your application.

 

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