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Summer School - Diplomacy in the 21st Century: Old Issues & New Perspectives, Bucharest, Romania

Deadline:

July 22, 2018

Disciplines:

Event Date:

July 23, 2018 - July 29, 2018

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2018 marks the EIGHT edition of an unparalleled Summer School on Diplomacy.

The UN Youth Summer School on Diplomacy is an educational programme that provides a unique space for learning and networking for students from Romania and their peers from all around the world. Here, distinguished speakers will contribute through diverse perspectives and experiences towards a better understanding of the topics covered, encouraging new thinking and inspiring debates. This year’s Summer School on Diplomacy will take place between the 23rd and 29h of July 2018 in Bucharest, Romania with the general theme Diplomacy in the 21st Century: Old Issues& New Perspectives. The project aims to deepen and consolidate knowledge on the increasing interconnectedness between issues that the international scene is faced with. This will be addressed by displaying the importance of diplomacy along with its attendant capacity for adaptation, further portraying the nature and meaning of diplomacy, and its relevance for not only policy-makers but also a wider cast of actors and set of social interactions.

The programme will comprise lectures, debates, and workshops that will discuss the various approaches concerning modern diplomacy, shifts in paradigm and the role of certain actors on the international stage. The curriculum addresses general issues and theoretical aspects of International Relations, Economics and Security aspects in an effort to offer a comprehensive and balanced analysis of the foreseeable future of today’s stance on diplomacy. It will also address topics such as diplomatic protocol, intelligence in diplomacy, negotiation and mediation, diplomacy’s emerging patterns of practice, key features of diplomacy that have remained constant or features that have changed, the rise of transnational threats and many more.

AM I ELIGIBLE TO REGISTER?

The answer is yes if you are:
– a student currently enrolled in a bachelor’smaster’s or PhD programme, recent graduate or young professional.
– you are between 18 and 30 years old.
– you are fluent in English

 THE PARTICIPATION FEES

 There are two types of participation fee from which you can choose:
– participation to the entire conference without accommodation  130 EUR 
– participation to the entire conference with accommodation 180 (student dorms)

WHAT DOES THE PARTICIPATION FEE INCLUDE?

– accommodation (if applicable) – 8 nights( the nights of 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30)
– lunches throughout the conference;
– coffee breaks and snacks throughout the conference;
– conference materials;
– certificate of participation;
– access and benefits for certain social events
*Selected participants are expected to arrange and cover their travel costs on their own. 

 UN Youth Romania is a NGO founded by students, whose main goals are to promote and encourage UN values and activities among the Romanian youth, the Romanian society, the regional and international community. In order to achieve these goals, UNYARo  organizes conferences, seminars, workshops, debates and simulations of the decision-making committees of the UN and other international institutions, such as NATO, the European Union or international courts of justice. The Association is also responsible for organizing the largest annual Model United Nations simulation in Romania – Bucharest International Student Model United Nations (BISMUN).

Originally founded as BISMUN Association in 2009 by students of the Faculty of Law, University of Bucharest, the members of the Association decided to change its name in May 2012 in order to better correlate its public identity to the extent of its objectives and activities. Currently, the Association has approximately 40 members in Bucharest and about 365 members at a national level, through its regional branches:

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