Volunteers as co-creators of new initiative.

For a host of reasons including the digital revolution, democratization, and globalization, decision-making about public diplomacy is moving away from government into society.

Diplomacy is no longer the preserve of elites but increasingly is shared by non-state actors (NGO, businesses, and others).

Our aim is to attract motivated and highly qualified volunteers for our projects throughout the developing world.

Public diplomacy ecosystem

We form global alliances with professors, students, nonprofits, and dedicated professionals to spread public diplomacy-relevant data, information, ideas, and research to further the study of teaching.

Who we are?

INSTITUT DE DIPLOMATIE PUBLIQUE / INSTITUTO DE DIPLOMACIA PUBLICA is an independent community-based, volunteer-driven internationally operating membership organization registered in the United Kingdom under the provisions of the Companies Act 2006, dedicated to facilitating the global exchange of information and knowledge in the field of public diplomacy.

Number in UK Register: 12623951.

This Platform (www. Publicdiplomacy. online} is a service of the Institut de diplomatie publique, transformed from the earlier social media network.

Since the Platform was formed in 2012, we have grown in size and influence.

We are thankful and proud to have such a diverse community coming together helping us shape the future of public diplomacy.

Our core purpose is to advance the field of public diplomacy science, by bringing academics at all stages of their career together from across the world to share ideas, publish research and grow networks.

Our Impact

Meet Our Experts, Members, and Observers (+5000 on July 1, 2021)

Doctorate degree holders | Doctoral Candidates

How we work?

We do not receive monetary donations for our programs but depend strictly on our community's voluntary support.

Membership is free and we don’t demand any contribution for membership, neither in time or money.

We are self-supporting through our own volunteer work because the Institute is a fellowship of members who share free results of their research, knowledge, skills, experience, and hope with each other that they may solve our common problems and help others.

The Institute is not allied with any political organization and does not wish to engage in any political, religious, or government controversy. We are not a conflict-oriented community, we don't focus on change through appeals to authority (i.e., pressuring established power structures for desired changes), we don't create alternative systems outside of established power structures. Our members join together to determine needs, plan ways of meeting and mobilize the necessary resource within the democratic system of value.

How to get involved?

All members work together to set our priorities, goals, objectives, and strategies and are organized into Working Groups and UNESCO IPL PUBLIC DIPLOMACY E-TEAM that concentrate on the most important initiatives identified by the Institut.

What we do?

We provide a direct channel of interaction among cultural activists, media, IGOs and NGOs, academics, and others seeking to advance the field of international virtual exchange (internet-based, cross-national communication and collaboration) in the following field:

Science diplomacy

Cultural diplomacy Economic diplomacy

Health diplomacy Municipal diplomacy

Humanitarian diplomacy

Environmental diplomacy Sports diplomacy

Water diplomacy.

Institut de diplomatie publique does not carry out its own original research- this work is carried out on a voluntary basis by members of the institute. However, can be said the Institute stimulates research in public diplomacy science by preparing comprehensive assessment reports reviewing the latest public diplomacy science, as well as a number of special reports on particular topics. These reports are prepared by teams of relevant researchers - members of the Institute.

Most of our members conduct independent multidisciplinary evidence-based research in the field of public diplomacy, with a particular focus on countries with limited economic resources and, based on that research, the Institute provides practical recommendations that advance the goal to secure a more open and safe international system.

Through our balanced public diplomacy programs and publications, the Institute encourages citizens to participate in the cultural and policy process.

We support objective research, analysis, and reports, as well as organizing international conferences on salient issues in international relations, global economy, culture, human rights.

We develop and support innovative approaches to international relations, such as our concept of Public Diplomacy.

Most existing concepts define Public Diplomacy as a set of techniques, methods, and practical measures developed, and implemented, by external relations bodies, and/or other authorized State bodies, supporting the main Diplomatic activities of the State, by broadcasting samples of national culture to a foreign audience.

Institute is developing its own concept of Public Diplomacy.

Unlike other concepts, we believe that Public Diplomacy is not, and should not be, an instrument of Foreign Policy of any State.

This is the main, and fundamentally important, feature of the Institute.

To achieve this, the Institute depends on your support as volunteers.

We appeal to volunteers to help us so we can deliver high-quality training especially to countries in special situations.

Lecturer volunteering

The Institute is looking for freelance scholars/teachers/professors who are interested to help us with establishing new faculties or curriculums based on distance education in any field of their specialty.

Our goal is to provide free of charge education for Africa, Asia and less privileged migrants around the world, therefore the Institute needs voluntary scholars who are willing to teach and mentor people from the developing nations, and through this way helping the poor nations develop through academic knowledge and skill.

If you are a Ph.D. candidate or intending to be a candidate, you may use this opportunity of volunteer lecturing as an internship project.

Please note that filling this form doesn't imply any commitment from your side to participate as a lecturer, you can voluntarily choose if and when to commit to any lecture.

You may direct informal inquiries to: Dr. O.Weretelnik (info@institut.uk)

Please quote 'Inquiry: Lecturer" in the subject line.

Creating a network of worldwide academics, including a new type of professor, scientists, allied sister nonprofits, graduate and PhD students, college seniors, new media artists, engineers, creative and tech writers, CS/IT , HR professionals,journalists, nonprofit managers, project and program managers ...... all fiercely welcome !

Volunteer professor

The Institut values volunteer professors as important partners in research and education.

They play a significant role in the mission to transform public diplomacy.

Volunteer professors are community volunteers who conduct research in various areas.

The appointment constitutes a valuable way to utilize a volunteer’s interest on a non-salaried, voluntary basis in the areas of teaching and research.

Appointees must contribute significantly to Institut programs.

The appointments are not used for political or honorary purposes.

Appointees in this series must contribute annually by participating in teaching and research.

Volunteer professor appointments receive no compensation.

An advanced degree is required.

Other skills may include policy expertise, significant public service, community leadership and collaborative research. Based on experience, volunteer clinical faculty are appointed at the rank of instructor, assistant, associate or full professor.