Our 21st Century Diplomacy research programme explores what great diplomacy looks like and what makes for a great diplomat, in terms of the skills they need and how to train them.
EDA Reflection provides 5 tips for successful diplomats
In this EDA reflection, Ambassador Yasser Elnaggar, former Deputy Minister of Investment, and former Deputy Minister of Planning and Administrative Reform of Egypt, highlights some key lessons from his experience in the diplomatic field, from taking calculated risks to staying true to yourself.
Please note that EDA’s research outputs do not necessarily represent the views of the EDA or the UAE government but seek to address issues that foreign-policy experts and practitioners both in the UAE and worldwide will find informative and relevant.
10 Habits of Effective Diplomats
Baroness Cathy Ashton, Former EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
This EDA Reflection discusses the ten habits of effective diplomats, from seeking knowledge and pursuing collaboration to showing good judgment and being humble.
What Makes a Good Diplomat?
Tom Fletcher, EDA Advisor and Omar Al Bitar, EDA Vice President
This EDA Reflection looks at what diplomats throughout history have seen as the essential elements of the craft, from patience and courage, to tact and creativity. Drawing on this, it sets out how the EDA will aim to develop Capable, Influential and Ethical diplomats, ready for the challenges of the 21st century.
Economic Diplomacy: The Core of New International Affairs
Speaker: Paulo Portas, Former Deputy Prime Minister of Portugal
18 May 2016
UAE's Role in Multilateral Issues
Speaker: Lana Nusseibeh, Permanent Representative of the UAE to the United Nations
28 April 2016