The IPSA-Concordia Summer Institute in Applied Diplomacy in August 2024

The IPSA-Concordia Summer Institute in Applied Diplomacy in August 2024

Publication date: Tue, 30 Jan 2024

IPSA-Concordia Summer Institute in Applied Diplomacy
19-29 August 2024, Montreal, Canada
Application deadline: 5 May 2024

Join the IPSA-Concordia Summer Institute in Applied Diplomacy, held at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada from 19-29 August 2024. 

This exciting program offers a mixture of theoretical and applied sessions on all aspects of diplomacy, along with a hands-on applied Diplomacy Lab and the opportunity to interact with some of the world’s leading experts on diplomacy from academic and policy backgrounds. The Institute is open to local and international students or young professionals, either for credit or non-credit. 

We invite all graduate students, young researchers and professionals to participate in the upcoming IPSA-Concordia Summer Institute in Applied Diplomacy.

Academic Leaders

Elizabeth Bloodgood (Concordia) and Kim Fontaine-Skronski (IPSA)

Course Outline

  • Introduction: The Evolution of Diplomacy
  • Diplomacy in International Relations Theory
  • Traditional Diplomacy – States, International Organizations
  • Changing Diplomacy – Agencies, Non-State Actors
  • International Negotiations, Past and Present
  • Digital Diplomacy
  • Municipal Diplomacy
  • Trade Negotiations
  • International Law and Norms of Diplomacy
  • Environmental Negotiations
  • Scientific Diplomacy
  • Arctic Diplomacy
  • Indigenous Diplomacy

The language of instruction is English but written assignments can be submitted in either French or English. In 2024, students registered for academic credit will be required to participate in person, while non-credit participants will attend remotely via Zoom.

Educational Field Trips

Global Affairs Canada
A field trip to Ottawa, the nation’s capital, will be organized to meet with Canadian government officials at Global Affairs Canada. Please note that this field trip is virtual.

Students will also meet leaders of the Montreal-based International Civil Aviation Organization as well as participate in networking events with diplomats and governmental officials. This field trip is only in person.

Please note that students need to be double vaccinated to participate in the field trips and be compliant with Quebec’s health guidelines.

Application Deadline

Applications are due by 5 May 2024. IPSA will offer three grants of $335.00 USD to the top student applicants who apply by this deadline (either for in-person or online applicants).

Contact Information and Questions

Questions about the IPSA-Concordia Summer Institute, and application processes, can be sent to