Members of the Ph.D. Council advise, update and inform our committees on urgent and relevant matters.
96 % of our Doctor/Ph.D. members have a doctoral degree from an accredited institution.
Our Council is comprised of distinguished analysts, academics, public diplomats from all over the globe.
In a global environment marked by complexity, polarization, and short-term and siloed thinking, there is a need for interdisciplinary approaches to create a sustainable future. We seek diversity in professional backgrounds, skills, and employment history that is why the Institut aims to draw at least 45 percent of the Doctoral/ Ph.D. members from professional backgrounds other than the public diplomacy field.
These scientists provide the expertise necessary to incorporate knowledge in a particular field into a wide variety of public diplomacy problems (e.g., healthcare, HR, and education).
Our Members are direct decision-makers over the strategy and activities of the network and can also stand for the Board of Directors or occupy Country Director/Representative positions.
Our members are known for providing high-quality services, engage in actions for continuous development, improvement of our network, have a high level of expertise in relevant fields for the other members of the Institut, are committed to the General principles and Ethical code, underpinning the Concept of administration of our network.
As of 1st October 2021, Institut de diplomatie Publique has 307 Doctor/Ph.D. Members.
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How to get involved?
The Institut focuses on digital contribution and collaboration covering key global transformations.
The Institute relies on our members to govern the organisation, plan its long-term strategy and enable the Institute to operate as the professional body for public diplomats.
Our members develop and maintain our curriculum, design and deliver examinations, audit our CPD, support our training courses, and in many more ways help us deliver on our statutory duties.
Members are encouraged to share their own research and analysis, organize around specific discussions or initiatives, and engage with existing projects, events and research.
In general, two teams are involved in the working group: UNESCO IPL PUBLIC DIPLOMACY E-TEAM and a Stakeholder team. The PD team is responsible for gathering the Stakeholder team’s needs, formulating the problem into the science domain, and building an a model to solve the problem. The Stakeholder team often has deep expertise and domain knowledge in a particular field, and is responsible for helping the PD team to understand the real-world problem, providing guidance, and verifying and consuming the final model result. The PD team has two main roles, the scientist and the strategic consultant. Scientists build and evaluate models. The strategic consultants shepherd the project and keep up the communication between the two teams. On the Stakeholder team are the domain experts, scientists, developers and business experts. Domain experts are the subject matter experts in the problem domain that the PD team is trying to help solve. Although scientists exist on the Stakeholder teams, their role is the project is to maintain the solution that is built by the PD team. Stakeholder team scientists tend to be more specialized to their specific business domain then the scientists on the PD team. Developers are responsible for helping package solutions into service. Finally, the business expert is a management role that oversees an entire line of business that would be represented by multiple domain experts. An aggregated view of how the roles are sorted and related to the PD development lifecycle is presented in Figure 1.