Grassroot Diplomat Talks Podcast: Alternative Routes to Diplomacy

EPISODE #4

Synopsis

Diplomacy is one of the most misunderstood professions. Today’s international landscape is far more crowded and having purpose in the choice you make for yourself will better ground you in tough situations. We cannot afford to forget where we come from, whom we serve, and whom we represent. You can be a diplomat without officially joining the Foreign Service, a route that some governments have started to embrace. This podcast is hosted by Talyn Rahman-Figueroa.

Grassroot Diplomat Talks is the monthly podcast produced by Grassroot Diplomat, discussing the practices of diplomacy and international relations in today's modern world. Further information can be found on: www.grassrootdiplomat.org

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Show Notes

  • Go after a role in diplomacy for the cause it represents and not the potential power it could bring
  • C-level diplomatic functions varies from administration, public relations, communications, political analysis, and stakeholder engagement
  • Citizen diplomats engage with local people and share culture abroad
  • Your purpose should drive your ambition and your passion should shine through the work you do
  • Be honest with yourself and ask why does the work of diplomacy appeal to you?
  • Try living abroad in a foreign country for a year and experiment how you deal with culture shock and how quickly you adapt to society

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