What Diplomats Really Do


This TED Talk was specially selected to support lessons from Chapter 1 "Skills for a Changing World" of the Diplomatic Planner, as part of supplementary learning and development to help you contextualise the wider work of diplomacy and international relations. 

Alexander Karagiannis

Alexander Karagiannis


Alex discusses the structure of diplomacy, the difficulties in dealing with sovereign powers, and the cultural barriers that often arise.


Alexander Karagiannis has spent his entire career with the State Department in over a dozen positions including the Political-Military Officer in Turkey, the Director of the Office of UK, and the Political Chief in London.