Grassroot Diplomat Talks show

Grassroot Diplomat Talks

Summary: The team of diplomatic consultancy Grassroot Diplomat discuss innovative practices of diplomacy and international relations in today's modern world. Topics include leadership and self-development, networking, public diplomacy, personal branding and brand marketing, and digital diplomacy. Popular guests include: Talyn Rahman-Figueroa, Sandra Francius, Cherisse Rao, Jeannette Viens, and Linford Andrews. Find out more:

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 Everyday Sexism | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00.07.32

Sexism is deeply entrenched in society. We may not be aware that we are creating gender differentiation through our actions and behaviour but when everyone believes and acts a certain way, we grow to expect these attitudes and behaviour as the norm, whether it is right or wrong.

 Is a Diplomatic Career for you? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00.10.00

There is almost a sense of mysticism when thinking of some of the amazing activities diplomats get up to. There are a lot of common stereotypes and misconceptions on the roles that diplomats play and all the amazing things they get up to around the around. Many times, simply the very idea of travel and living on the government’s dime is enough for people wanting to pursue a diplomatic career. But is that enough?

 Adapting to Culture and Personality | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00.13.54

All diplomats are therefore expected to conduct themselves in the same way but must be able to stay flexible around how they work around cultures.

 Being “Good” at Diplomacy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00.11.58

Is there such a thing as being “good” at diplomacy? And other than breaking into war, what does “bad” diplomatic practice look like? Apparently, there are plenty of evidence to showcase this, especially through practice.

 Misconceptions of Diplomatic Immunity | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00.13.29

Diplomatic immunity has been subject to abuse by many foreign diplomats around the world. For many, diplomatic immunity is like a magic Harry Potter cloak that hides secrets and protects them from harm. But is this legal privilege necessary for the protection of diplomats in today’s modern age or is it an excuse to not pay parking fines?

 Preparing Diplomats for Brexit | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00.14.37

As the world watches Brexit unfold in Europe, marginalised members of our communities are being demonised for their religion, race and nationality. There is so much that diplomats can do to mitigate hate crimes and far-right nationalism and Grassroot Diplomat shows them how.

 Footsteps of a Government Minister | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00.15.17

Diplomats are well aware of all the intricate details that need to be established when hosting a government minister abroad. They become the priority and all other engagements are secondary to this important and high-level engagement. However have you ever wondered what happens when you become a government minister?

 Personal Branding in Diplomacy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00.04.11

Personal branding is about establishing a prescribed image so that you become recognised for something distinct. But why is this important and a highly underrated skill in international relations? Why would a personal brand be useful in the world of diplomacy, and how do you even begin to build a brand when your end goal is doing what is already prescribed to you?

 Am I Born to REALLY Change the World? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00.13.18

Think of how much of an influence you can have on one person simply by being you and the effect a person in a position of power like an Ambassador can have if they were to take on this point of view. You can change the world if you care enough.

 Ooh la la, Diplomatic Planner! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00.10.43

This podcast looks into depth about the uses and practices of the Diplomatic Planner and its accompanying project designed by Grassroot Diplomat.

 Effectiveness of Celebrity Diplomacy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:14:04

TThis episode looks at whether celebrities are qualified political characters, whether their campaigns are doing more harm than good, and whether celebrities are getting involved in diplomatic activities because of their ethical principles to contribute in solving a particular issue or solely in an attempt to self-promote.

 What is Panda Diplomacy? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00.14.52

The world experiences ‘pandamania’ each time a new panda is born or brought into their country. Pandas are much-loved by their fans and have been treasured by some of the oldest zoos in the world to conserve them from further endangerment. However, pandas are one of the hardest working diplomats in the world who bring in great sources of income and bilateral power for its home country.

 Passport Privilege and the Right to National Identity | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00.12.10

This podcast discusses the concept of passport privilege and the rights defined by our passports and ties of national identity.

 Ambassador Wonder Woman | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00.11.23

This podcast looks into the role that Wonder Woman plays as a global ambassador and the many positive attributes she shares with girls and women around the world.

 Blurred line of public diplomacy and propaganda | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00.13.09

This podcast will discuss the differences between the two and how to effectively use public diplomacy initiatives to break negative stereotypes and bring about positive change to public perception.


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