Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Diplomats as Writers: Marrying the Arts and Diplomacy

In the WebDebate on Diplomats as Writers: Marrying the Arts and Diplomacy,  organized by DIplofoundationDr Biljana Scott and Ambassador Stefano Baldi discussed diplomats as writers and the similarities between diplomatic and poetic language. Baldi introduced his project ‘Through the Diplomatic Looking Glass’, which was motivated by the desire to learn more about diplomats who are also writers. Scott reflected on the importance of and skilful use of language. She concluded that both diplomats and writers need to have a curiosity about the world and cultivate, in Primo Levi’s words, a cheerful energy. Read the digest, and watch the recording.