Posts tagged National Identity
New Podcast: Food Diplomacy is Served

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

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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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What's in a Name?

Why did changing the name of a terrorist group become so significant to the community? Here is the story why Rehman Chishti MP won the Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Award. 

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Workplace Discrimination in Diplomacy

Highlights of how discriminatory practices exist within the diplomatic structure.

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The Uncertain Storm: Fear and Loathing in Brexitland

Consultant Joseph Henry reveals public perceptions on the ground as Brexit unfolds in the UK.

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Why You Are Lucky To Be You

Talyn Rahman-Figueroa, CEO of Grassroot Diplomat, looks into a fascinating level of discrimination one can be born with. See what she means in her latest Founder's blog.

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Hail the Diversity Champion Councillor Sanchia Alasia

Councillor Sanchia Alasia, policy winner for the 2014 Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Award, was chosen for her work on equality and diversity. Successfully winning her position in May 2010 by unseating BNP member Robert Bailey, Cllr Alasia become the youngest woman on the council. Now, as part of the Labour Black Women’s network, Cllr Alasia mentors women as well as pointing them to shadowing opportunities, so that they can learn more about how to get involved in local politics and public life. 

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Baroness Blood Tackling Northern Ireland's Deeply Rooted Segregation

Baroness Blood, the first woman from Northern Ireland to be offered a life peerage and seat in the House of Lords, was also the first winner of the Social Driver Award. Her work on integrating education in Northern Ireland is an important one, working tirelessly to fundraise for the initiative that has permeated Northern Ireland since the start of ‘The Troubles’.

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Councillor Sanchia Alasia Nominated for Equality and Diversity Agenda

Labour Councillor Ms Sanchia Alasia has been shortlisted under the Policy Driver category for the 2nd Annual Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Award. The councillor has been nominated for pushing for equality and diversity throughout her career.

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Labour Mobility within the European Union

Grassroot Diplomat meets with Deputy Head of Mission Dariusz Laska in identifying the benefits of free movement of labour in the European Union.

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Diplomatic Loyalties

Former British Ambassador Charles Crawford highlighted how "the double agent who did the most damage to British intelligence operations was George Blake, another person with ambiguous private loyalties: his mother was Dutch, his father a naturalised British subject of Turkish/Jewish origin. Blake ruthlessly betrayed dozens of agents who were working for the UK against the Soviet Union, many of whom were believed to have been executed. 

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Look out, Foreign Policy! Here comes Talyn!

“Imagine this. You are a diplomat representing your birth country, but your heritage lies with two other states from your parents and you are married to a non-native national. You are proud of your heritage, you love your family, and you are a strong supporter of the country you declared yourself to. One day, your country starts a fight with your partner’s country, and you have to lead the negotiations which may split the country, create political refugees, and potentially turn to war. Where does your loyalty lie?

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