46th meeting of the Deans and Directors of Diplomatic Academies
and Institutes of International Relations,
September 2019, Geneva, Switzerland

Programme

16:00 – 17:00 Registration
17:30 – 18:00 Tour of the UN Palais de Nations: Arts and History
18:00 – 19:15 The skills, knowledge, and talents needed by multilateral diplomats in 2030: Views from heads of international organisations
Venue: Council Chamber at the Palace des Nations
19:30 – 21:00 Welcome reception
Venue: Restaurant des Délégués, Palais des Nations
08:30 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 09:30 Welcome remarks by IFDT co-chairs and representatives of host organisations
09:30 – 10:15 Keynote address: Diplomacy in different shapes and roles
10:15 – 10:45 Coffee break
Opening of IFDT Bazaar
10:45 – 12:15 Diplomacy in the digital age: How to train diplomats to negotiate cybersecurity, e-commerce, AI, and other aspects of emerging digital geopolitics
12:15 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:00 Inclusive diplomacy: Partnerships and networks with business, academia, and civil society
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 – 17:00 The future of diplomacy: Collective intelligence and foresight at work
19:00 – 22:00 Gala dinner
Venue: Hôtel Beau-Rivage
09:00 – 10:30 Innovative learning: Methodologies for diplomats, policymakers, leaders, and decision makers
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
IFDT Bazaar
11:00 – 12:15 Multilateral diplomacy: Training, knowledge, and skills
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch at the WMO
14:15 – 15:30 Science diplomacy: A practical approach and a training needs assessment
15:30 – 15:45 Coffee break
15:45 – 16:45 Diplomacy and the transformation of work: Is diplomacy safe from robots? Will it be enhanced by them? What does AI mean for the work of the diplomat? Is there a training impact?
16:45 – 17:00 Closing remarks
TBC Visit to Museum Bodmer
Sightseeing tour
Wine tasting

Organizers