College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences > Academics > Applied Diplomacy
Deepening Collaboration Among Governmental and Non-Governmental Diplomatic ActorsOctober 15-16, 2020 | Free and Open to the Public
In their collaborative volume Transprofessional Diplomacy, Costas M. Constantinou, Noé Cornago and Fiona McConnell crafted a name to describe the reality of how diplomacy is currently practiced. For while nation-state diplomatic representatives continue the vital work of practicing diplomacy as it has been traditionally understood, diplomatic actors today also include businesspeople, scientists, artists, educators, religious leaders, social workers, community organizers and activists. As we confront multiple challenges–including the rise of nationalism, racial and economic inequality, the fear of religious and ethnic difference and the manner in which all these phenomena have been amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic–the need for a deeper level of cooperation among all practitioners of diplomacy has never been greater. This conference/webinar will explore the different strategies being proposed and employed by practitioners and scholars of diplomacy to promote such transprofessional cooperation.
The practice of diplomacy in the 21st Century requires new and creative responses to the complex nature of bridge building, community formation and conflict resolution.
The Grace School of Applied Diplomacy at DePaul prepares students for diplomacy careers not only in the foreign service, but in their work as business people, scientists, artists, community organizers, activists, clergy and educators. Because here,
diplomacy is truly
We offer innovative
graduate degree programs in Applied Diplomacy that are designed to train a new generation of diplomats. Our curriculum is multidisciplinary, deeply rooted in an ethic of collaboration and designed to serve the needs of bridge builders across multiple boundaries of difference.
Choose from ten concentration options, covering traditional approaches to the practice of diplomacy as well as cutting edge developments in the field.
Six concentrations offer rich professional development opportunities and open pathways to dynamic, meaningful careers.
Our faculty are leading scholars and dynamic teachers drawn from diverse, complementary fields across the liberal arts and social sciences.
Our students benefit from a rich array of study abroad and domestic study away trips, internships, and engagements with professional and citizen diplomats in residence at the Grace School.
The Grace School of Applied Diplomacy’s Practitioners in Residence The School’s Practitioners in Residence program fosters innovative partnerships between professional and citizen diplomats and DePaul faculty and students. Lecture series, classroom engagement, and collaborative projects will foster public dialogue about diplomatic practice and offer powerful examples of the variety of ways that individuals do this work.