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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Diplomacy isn't Dead After All

Board Member Vanessa Thevathasan offers a quarterly summary of Grassroot Diplomat's latest activities and innovations for January - April 2017.

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New Podcast: Diplomacy in the Private Sector

Latest podcast discussing the freedom to innovate more fluidly as a diplomat working in the private sector.

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How to Work for a Government You Don’t Agree With

Here are our top tips for civil servants on how to work for a government you don't agree with.

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Diplomatic Career Coaching has the Answer to Everything

Nurhannani Fazlur Rahman took a chance and joined the Diplomatic Development Training at Grassroot Diplomat. Here is her experience during this 3-month programme.

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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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A Platform for Business, a Platform for Success

Karen Lumley MP won the Grassroot Diplomat Honouree for her work on local business. See why the judges chose her as our new Grassroot Diplomat role model.

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7 Ways How Sports is a Tool for Social Change

Sara Rahim (United Nations Advisory Councillor) provides top 7 tips on how sports is a tool for social change as a form of diplomatic strategy.

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New Podcast: Limitations to Joining the Diplomatic Foreign Service

What if you consciously steered yourself for a career in diplomacy, only to decide that it was better to influence from the outside?

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Naheed Farid: The Heroic Politician

“Running for office in Afghanistan as a woman is seriously dangerous and difficult,” says Farid, who like many from her generation, were forced to drop out of school under the oppressive Taliban regime.

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Home Away from Home for Ex-Pat Romanians

he Embassy of Romania in the UK has shown great leadership in serving its ex-pat community in Britain. Here is why they were awarded the Grassroot Diplomat Honouree.

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Emmanuel Stockbroekx: Olympic Star of Europe

A recently-made Olympic star, Belgian-born Emmanuel Stockbroekx recently brought home a silver medal from winning the hockey finals at the Rio Olympic Games in 2016, proudly titled “Man of the Game”.

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The Queen of Flights and Tourism

Welcoming our newest cohort, Jamaican High Commissioner Aloun Ndombet-Assamba won the 2016 Policy Driver Award for her lobbying efforts in reforming the Air Passenger Duty.

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The Biggest Disappointment of My Diplomatic Career

Talyn Rahman-Figueroa, CEO of Grassroot Diplomat, reflects on the biggest diplomatic failure that was the breaking point in her career.

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