Innovations in Diplomacy and International Relations



Not all leaders are the same and it is especially true for the diplomatic community who are largely seen as ‘silent’ parties of society. Every year, Grassroot Diplomat opens up the souls of politicians and diplomats to discover who within the realm of international relations truly serve the people’s interest.  In this podcast, Sandra Francius and Talyn Rahman-Figueroa discuss behind-the-scenes innovation that test politicians and diplomats at a competitive level.  

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:


  • Personal stories of shocking meetings with diplomats and politicians who want an award without merit
  • Behind the scenes look at the exciting world of award ceremonies
  • Why some diplomats win accolades over others
  • Like in any industry, government officials need to be reminded of why they joined to serve the public in the first place
  • An insight into how government role models are selected from a massive longlist of high quality candidates
  • What happens if officials are involved in scandals?
  • Take a look at previous winners and nominees of the Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Award and consider who will vote for next year