Breakout Session: The Power of Diplomacy
Date & Time
Friday, June 16, 2023, 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

As the world faces a moment of escalating and compounding ‘poly-crisis’, herein lies the importance of diplomacy – a stable and independent guiding institution that forms the basis of shared values in which actors can find a mutual understanding and build interstate relations. Linkage Diplomacy, New Public Diplomacy, Water, Health, and Energy Diplomacy, have become not only a tool for foreign alliances but essential to facing the growing list of intersecting challenges that all societies face together today. Join this wide-reaching open forum on the ‘future of diplomacy’ and all the caveats and challenges within that search. What critical interpersonal practices do we miss when diplomacy moves online? How does the use of diplomatic tools and cooperation mechanisms prevent, mitigate, and resolve tensions related to resource and other challenges in shared spaces?