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Programme Structure

This unique program involves a combination of online courses, in-presence intensive module in Rome and a final project work involvding leading academic and experts coordinated by Prof. Raffaele Marchetti, Full Professor of International Relations, Luiss Guido Carli.

The Master is structured in the following three mandatory phases:

Phase 1: Online (February-June 2022) (24 ECTS)

Managed by UNITAR, this phase involves the completion of the following online courses on multilateral diplomacy:

  • International Diplomacy: Theory and Practice (self-paced)
  • Public Diplomacy in a Multilateral World (self-paced)
  • Conference Diplomacy, and Drafting Resolutions
  • Negotiation Skills and Techniques
  • Effective Writing in Multilateral Diplomacy
  • Diplomatic Protocol and Etiquette
  • Digital Diplomacy
  • Stakeholder Engagement and Coordination

Each module will involve a final evaluation.  

Phase 2: Intensive in Presence School of Government – Luiss Guido Carli Rome (July 2022) (30 ECTS)

Organised by Luiss School of Government, selected diplomats will be attending a mandatory three weeks intensive program in Rome focusing on:

  • World Politics and G2G Diplomacy
  • Italy, Europe and Africa: Current and Future Policy Developments
  • Artificial Intelligence and Digital Policies
  • Business Innovation and Economic Growth
  • Energy Policies and Management
  • Circular Economy: Policies and Approaches
  • Cybersecurity
  • Food Security and Sustainability
  • City Diplomacy
  • Leadership and Negotiation
  • Public Speaking

Students will be asked to complete a set of topics related progressive tests whose successful completion will lead to the awarding of 30 ECTS.

Phase 3: Final Project Work (August-October 2022) (6 ECTS)

Selected participants will complete a 10.000 words project work in a topic identified at the end of Rome-module. Each project work will examine a specific case study identified by the candidate. The project work will be completed at home office of the candidate under the digital supervision of an instructor identified by UNITAR and Luiss School of Government.