SYMPOSIA & CONFERENCES
Interaction is an essential part of the diplomatic studies programmes that I have designed and developed. Students interact with and learn from each other; as well, they interact with and learn from academics, politicians and professional diplomats who are working in the field.
Note - Hearder is from "Ambassadors and Public Diplomacy" session (Transformational Public Diplomacy:
Shaping the Future of International Relations Symposium), May 2008.
Cross-Fertalisation of Ideas
The most effective cross-fertalisation has been occurring during a series of symposia built around relevant themes under the titles: Diplomacy Beyond 2000 and Diplomacy in the 21st Century. I believe these events have been highly effective in drawing attention to the many issues that confront diplomatic missions on a day to day basis.
Diplomacy in the 21st Century - Symposia
Under my leadership, the Diplomatic Academy regularly organised international symposia for the benefit of members of the London Diplomatic Corps, directors of diplomatic training and students of diplomacy and international relations. Each theme has been challenging and far-reaching and has given the participants an opportunity to network and exchange ideas and experience. Students played an important role in the planning, organisation and implementation of the symposia which have attracted senior government officials, heads of diplomatic missions and decision-makers from all over the world. These include:
Transformational Public Diplomacy: Shaping the Future of International Relations - April 29th - May 1st, 2008
The International Dimensions of European Values - May 1, 2007
Others in the series include:
Conferences - Participation
I have participated in and contributed to numerous International Conferences and Symposia, all over the world.
Below are a list of the most recent.
January 12, 2012 - London, UK
Professor Nabil Ayad acted as an external examiner for a PhD thesis on : Music as Cultural Diplomacy: A Personal Journey Using Improvisation as a Creative Tool, Department of Arts and Humanities, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
November 2011 - Breukelen,The Netherlands
Professor Nabil Ayad acted as an external examiner for a PhD thesis on: The Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment in the Middle East and North Africa Region , Nyenrode Business University. The Netherlands.
November 24-25, 2011 - Lisbon, Portugal
Professor Nabil Ayad attended "Towards Education and Technological approaches to. Implement Sustainability: The role of Universities on Better Life. Indicators" - the 4th General Assembly of the Euro-Mediterranean University together with the TETIS 2011 Conference organized by University of Lisbon and Euro-Mediterrian University in Slovenia.
September, 2011 - Boston, USA
39th Annual Meeting of the International Forum on Diplomatic Training, held at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
Professor Nabil Ayad, Director of the London Academy of Diplomacy, University of East Anglia, London Campus gave a presentation entitled: "Diplomacy of Transitional Justice"
June, 2011 - Dubrovnik, Croatia
Professor Nabil Ayad, Director of the London Academy of Diplomacy, University of East Anglia, London Campus gave a presentation entitled: The Role of Diplomacy in Bridging the Cultural Gap at the 14th CEI DUBROVNIK DIPLOMATIC FORUM ON ‘EU and Its Neighbours: Prospects and Challenges’
March 16th-19th, 2011 - Monreal, Canada
Professor Nabil Ayad attended the Annual Convention of the Internatinal Studies Association - Global Governance: Political Authority in Transition. Chaired the panel on Diplomatic Training.
October 24th , 2010 - Rome, Italy
Professor Nabil Ayad, Director of the London Academy of Diplomacy, was the Keynote speaker at the Round Table session on Teaching and Learning Diplomacy on 24th October 2010 as part of the one week Rome Diplomatic Festival.
February 17-20, 2010 - New Orleans, USA
INTERNATIONAL STUDIES ASSOCIATIONS’ 51st ANNUAL CONVENTION
THEORY VS. POLICY? CONNECTING SCHOLARS AND PRACTITIONERS
November 23-24, 2009 - Sousse University
The Union for the Mediterranean: Cultural Platform& Institutional Construction (November 23-24, 2009) Sousse University
September 11-13, 2009 - Vienna, Austria
The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) 7th Global Strategic Review, on the theme “The New Geopolitics” (September 11-13, 2009) Geneva.
June 3, 2009 - London, UK
Event sponsored by Society Outreach '
(June 3, 2009) House of Lords, London
May 7-9, 2009 - Dubrovnik, Croatia
12th CEI DUBROVNIK DIPLOMATIC FORUM‘Modern European Diplomacy and Diplomatic Training’ (7-9 May 2009) Dubrovnik, Croatia
6-7 April, 2009 - Washington, DC USA
Carnegie International Nonproliferation Conference, "The Nuclear Order—Build or Break," (6-7 April 2009) Washington DC
June 23-24, 2008 London, UK
Participation in the World Public Relations Conference & Festival Website, themed "The Public Benefit of Public Relations”, which took place in London on 23-24 June 2008. The conference was organised by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations to celebrate the 60th anniversary of CIPR Public Relations Centre.
June 4-6, 2008 - London, UK
Participated in the Defence Image and Reputation Management Conference which was organised by Marcus Evans www.marcusevans.com , 4th-6th June 2008, London .
May 5-9, 2008 - London, UK
I participated in the Diplomatic Week on: Preparing Leaders for the Changing World which was organised by Link University in Rome in Conjunction with the Diplomatic Academy of London , University of Westminster , 5th-9th May 2008 .
I gave presentations on the following topics : Dynamics of Diplomacy, Diplomacy of the XXI Century: challenges and limitations, Global Threats in the information age, The Role of Intelligence in the Formulation of Foreign Policy, and Assessing Performance and Outcomes in Diplomacy.
April 25th, 2008 - Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
I gave a presentation on Image Projection and Reputation Management in the Middle East at the Centre for International Governance and Innovation www.cigionline.org , Waterloo, Canada , 25th April 2008
April 17-19, 2008, Dubrovnik , Croatia.
I participated in the annual conference of the Central European Initiative (CEI) Diplomatic Forum on: Diplomatic Training and Regional Co-operation .
I gave a presentation on: Defence Diplomacy.
March 26-29, 2008 San Francisco,USA
I participated in the 49th Annual ISA Convention which was held in San Francisco , CA 26th - 29th March 2008 . The theme of the convention was : Bridging Multiple Divides .I acted as a discussant for the following panel : Using Public Diplomacy to Communicate in the Age of the 'War on Terror.'
February 26-27, 2008 - Rabat, Morocco
I participated in a seminar on Quality in Universities in the Euromed Area which was held in Rabat, 26-27 of February 2008. I gave a paper on : Experiences and Good Practices in the Field of Quality Systems of Euromed Universities – University of Westminster – A Case Study.
I was elected Chairman of the European Universities Group within the EPUF – EuroMed Permanent University Forum ( EPUF)