ISPD in Dubai

From 7th to 10th of January 2013, ISPD was in Dubai organizing the training in Protocol, Media Relations and Public Speaking in cooperation with Dubai Government Human Resources Department.

Graduation Ceremony 2012 at the ISPD

It has been a great honour to host the Graduation Ceremony of our Master’s and Postgraduate Degree Students of the 2011 Academic Year at the ISPD yesterday. The academic achievements and the impressive results obtained by the students were celebrated by ISPD staff, lecturers and all the guests invited. In the first part of the 

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Quality Higher Education in Europe

The Bologna Process, which led to the establishment of an “European Higher Education Area”, made it also necessary that institutions providing degree programmes in this continent develop a culture of  quality. Otherwise, there was danger that University education in Europe was not recognized (and trusted) worldwide. But, not only recognition led to promote quality in 

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Soft Diplomacy Brief

We live in a globalized society where being professional is no longer only about performance, but as well about the perspective of that performance in the public spectrum. People are the most important asset in a company, an embassy or any other institution. We passed from a people Era to an IT Era and we 

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Flag Ceremony as a symbol of resistance

The first Monday of each month, the government of Timor-Leste, represented by its Ministry of Foreign Affairs or MNEC – Ministerio dos Negocios Estrangeiros e Cooperação – as they usually call it, swear the flag with their best suit, their best tie and uniquely well dressed for the 35 degrees at 7.30 am like on the 

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The Skill of Associations and Links

For a majority of people, the term protocol is associated with red carpet, VIP’s, personalities, official visits or set of rules that are non-negotiable. Likewise, diplomacy is associated to diplomats, embassies, privileges or negotiation. This is more or less the cliché I had in mind when I first started to collaborate with ISPD 3 years 

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Soft Diplomacy Brief

Currently in a capacity building mission in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and cooperation of Timor-Leste, I can tell you that the common position of international Relations worldwide engenders that the foundations of soft diplomacy skills and protocol must be integrated into our global daily lives. It is not only a “European Art” but a 

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ISPD News

Soft diplomacy is a key element of our academic programmes and therefore it is appropriate that our first main article in this blog starts with a brief on this matter. Other members of the ISPD teaching staff will also be regularly contributing to the blog by writing articles of interest to our readers and friends. I use 

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Summer School 2012

In keeping with its traditions, The International School of Protocol and Diplomacy (ISPD) is proud to announce that it is holding its “2012 Summer School Programme” from 10 to 13 July 2012 at its headquarters in Brussels, based on similar courses that it held with success in the past years. The two guest lecturers for 

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