New Podcast: Where are you REALLY from? Exclusive DNA Reveal

Curiosity about one’s race and ethnicity breaks all sorts of diplomatic niceties and sometimes offends.

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New Podcast: 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.

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Staring Protocol Right in the Face

Talyn Rahman-Figueroa, CEO of Grassroot Diplomat, shares a time when the Board made her stomach tremble.

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New Podcast: Women in Diplomacy

Women have to try a lot harder to be successful for half the reward and that is the reality of patriarchy.

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Women in Diplomacy in Need of Bolder Leadership

Talyn Rahman-Figueroa discusses her recently published book on “Women in Diplomacy” in light of leadership of female global leaders in today's complex world.

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New Podcast: Video Game Diplomacy from Street Fighter to Overwatch

Having a real country feature in a game is a tool of soft power diplomacy that can influence how players see and engage with the country

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9 Arts of International Communication

Spinning narratives is an important skill for diplomats, so why bother writing something that will never be read only because you were told to write it.

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New Podcast: Food Diplomacy is Served

Can food really be a catalyst for connection and change at an international level?

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Is Traditional Diplomacy Redundant Against the Work of International Relations?

Talyn Rahman-Figueroa opens questions about the differences between diplomacy and international relations in our modern age. 

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7 Ways to Protect your National Identity from an Abusive or Embarrassing Government

National identity can sometimes be as fragile as glass when a country is disgraced by its leaders and frowned upon by the international community

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New Podcast: National Versus Ethnic Loyalty in Diplomacy

Is nationality skin deep or just a matter of what you look like on the surface?

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Albert Poggio: The Star of Gibraltar

A look into why Albert Poggio, the UK Representative of Gibraltar, became a grassroot diplomat in 2015.

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Having Your Nationality Stolen by a Madman

Talyn Rahman-Figueroa reflects on the actions and global repercussions of a Head of State gone rogue.

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Renaissance Man: George Freeman MP Reinventing Business in Britain's Countrysides

Seeking to revolutionise mainstream politics, George Freeman MP gave up his business career to challenge politics and return power to the people, then became a grassroot diplomat.

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Frank Field MP Demonstrates Climate Change Entrepreneurship in Parliament

Frank Field MP is something of an oddity around Westminster and a perfect grassroot diplomat.

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11 Surprising Strategies in Building Confidence for African Investment

Not enough is being done by governments to support entrepreneurs looking to disrupt the African market currently dominated by China.

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Baroness Kidron on the Edge of Madness

Baroness Beeban Kidron OBE recently became a grassroot diplomat for her fresh and innovative approach to educating young people on a smorgasbord of cultures and issues.

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New Podcast: Alternative Routes to Diplomacy

We cannot afford to forget where we come from, whom we serve, and whom we represent.

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Girl, You're Going Rogue!

Talyn Rahman-Figueroa, CEO of Grassroot Diplomat, shares a story on when a civil servant called her actions and motives as "rogue".

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I’m Breaking Protocol, So Don’t Call Me “Miss”

I want to let you know that I’m going to be communicating with you a little differently from now on. No gimmicks, no faceless company spiel, or anonymous boring newsletters.

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