Sunday 10th, May - from 9am to 1pm

Diplomacy and Negotiation: the art of making one's will count.

Negotiation is ubiquitous within diplomatic relationships between states, in fact, it has vital importance in determining the future of populations and states. This scientific discipline is considered as an art, and it is clear that to be a successful negotiator very specific abilities and skills are required.

This workshop aims to provide the tools and theoretical foundations of this discipline and which are necessary to successfully conclude a high level negotiation without forgetting the pragmatism that characterizes diplomatic relations.  For this reason, we propose simulations of international disputes between states that have historically occurred. The diplomatic negotiations will be led by an eminent member of the U.S. diplomatic agency, Professor and former executive Emilio Iodice.

The workshop is divided into three stages:

  1. A frontal lecture given by an expert in the field in which the foundations of negotiation and mediation are identified and analyzed.

  2. Start and development of the practical experience of diplomatic negotiation in which the participants will be actively involved while being divided by themes and roles.

  3. Exposure of the dynamics of the dispute and the consequent solution found by the mediators and final intervention of the expert who will present the real cases, their development and outcomes.

Rhetoric and Public Speaking

The aim of this workshop is to give the students the opportunity to improve their oratory and persuasive skills. In fact, we strongly believe that these abilities  are a pillar for those who are willing to pursue the political career or to take over a role for whom these communicative skills are a fundamental ingredient.   

 

The workshop will be divided into three parts:

  1. In the first, theoretical part, the students will learn the most useful strategies in the art of oratory, by improving their self-confidence and communicative skills, (even by using the techniques of theater). In this step they will also learn to choose the appropriate media for many different types of interlocutors (slides, videos, images, objects, etc.).

  2. Secondly, the participants will be divided into different groups, each of which must formulate a communication strategy for a hypothetical election campaign. The various groups will have to follow a list of requirements - previously drafted in part one. No matter what ideologies and proposals, what political faction they will represent, the success of their group will be given on how much they will meet the criteria of the list. However, their proposals will be defined by the event organizers and then handed to them. Their task is, in fact, to shape an effective election campaign.

  3. During the third part, the groups will present their proposals and parties, they will answer the questions of the opponents, and at the end they will have to vote. The winning group will be defined both by the elections and the score - defined by the list of requirements - that will be assigned by the speaker of the Workshop.

Simulation of the European Parliament 

Themes previously chosen by each participant:

  • Proposal of a law related to the environmental issue (NEW CO2 emissions reduction, abolition of disposable plastic...).

  • Common legislation on feminicide.

  • Proposals for legislation on economic and fiscal matters (regulation of financial policies in European territory);

  • Common policies on defence and international cooperation: discussion and revision of the Atlantic Alliance in order to improve the treaties that regulate the matter.

 

In this way the students will have the opportunity to experience the several tasks of the Parliament by confronting the different documents and approaches needed within the specialized committees.

 

Political Communication during COVID-19

"Europe must ensure that there is a reception policy, an immigration policy. A Europe that does not decide is a Europe that moves away from its citizens." [...] "We need rules that humanize the global mechanisms, this can only be done by Europe. It's already doing it a bit, but it's necessary to improve the situation".

These are the words pronounced by the President of the European Parliament David Sassoli, these have pushed us to realize this workshop aimed at experimenting the dynamics that characterize the Council of the European Union. it has a significative role for what concernes legislative and budgetary matters and it is crucial in the approval of the guidelines of the European Commission. Moreover, it has the power to revise treaties, take delicate institutional decisions and is often a fundamental mean of mediation.

 

The Convention of Dublin was conceived in 1990 as the document launching the harmonisation of the right of asylum throughout Europe. However, although it is the only treaty governing asylum policy, it differs from its original objective. Indeed, because of the discrepancies the treaty produces for what concerns the guaranteed rights, it is strongly criticised by associations such as the UNHCR, or the European Council for Refugees and Exiles (ECRE). In order to reform it and overcome the divisions between the states, the cohesion and cooperation of each Member of the European Council is highly required. 

 

For these reasons, participants will have to draw up and present their positions on amending the Treaty.

These should not only be linked to both political values, but they should especially represent effective solutions to the challenges concerning migration flows. The main objectives of their proposals should be:

  • horizontal coordination of each Member State's migration policies;

  • overcoming the contradictions of the Treaty concerning the cooperation of member states and the European Union's united response to the challenges posed by the migration crisis.

Tech-Rel

The aim of this event is to make our Hikma Summit of International Relations an event that goes further than international relations and diplomacy, In fact, with this workshop, we would like to create the optimal situation that allows the students interested in this specific field to get to know several working and practical opportunities. We believe that the broad knowledge and information that our projects aim to encourage can contribute to developing a concrete and passionate life project in which curiosity about the world is in harmony with the skills and responsibilities that a purely professional context requires.

Career day will offer several meetings in which the students will get to know the various disciplinary and professional opportunities that the job market propose both to students with a degree, and to these who are still studying for a Degree related to International Politics. Several opportunities will be presented, such as think tanks, ong, political institutions, academic institutions and manu more formative and professional experiences. 

The structure of Career Day is described below: 

During the first two hours, the experts will deepen the dynamics to get into the world of work and the ways to reach specific roles and goals. For example, ONG representatives, members of international institutions, political scientists, researchers, think tank components, etc... will introduce the students to the opportunities in their field of work and suggest them the right steps to break through in that specific sector.

In the last two hours, students who will apply, will have the chance to participate to one of the presentations of the different carreers, Every career presentation will be provided with a specific corner where you will find illustrations and different materials, both digital and printed.

The Institute of International Affairs (IAI) will take part to the Summit, and they will have a permanent stand in the Campus green space. In fact, the presence of IAI members is fundamental not only to explore the possibility to make a carreer in this kind of think tanks, but also to promote between the students an approach to international politic based on dialogue and inspired by high values such as peace and cooperation.

Sessualità e diritti LGBTQI+ nel mondo”

The aim of this event is to make our Hikma Summit of International Relations an event that goes further than international relations and diplomacy, In fact, with this workshop, we would like to create the optimal situation that allows the students interested in this specific field to get to know several working and practical opportunities. We believe that the broad knowledge and information that our projects aim to encourage can contribute to developing a concrete and passionate life project in which curiosity about the world is in harmony with the skills and responsibilities that a purely professional context requires.

Career day will offer several meetings in which the students will get to know the various disciplinary and professional opportunities that the job market propose both to students with a degree, and to these who are still studying for a Degree related to International Politics. Several opportunities will be presented, such as think tanks, ong, political institutions, academic institutions and manu more formative and professional experiences. 

The structure of Career Day is described below: 

During the first two hours, the experts will deepen the dynamics to get into the world of work and the ways to reach specific roles and goals. For example, ONG representatives, members of international institutions, political scientists, researchers, think tank components, etc... will introduce the students to the opportunities in their field of work and suggest them the right steps to break through in that specific sector.

In the last two hours, students who will apply, will have the chance to participate to one of the presentations of the different carreers, Every career presentation will be provided with a specific corner where you will find illustrations and different materials, both digital and printed.

The Institute of International Affairs (IAI) will take part to the Summit, and they will have a permanent stand in the Campus green space. In fact, the presence of IAI members is fundamental not only to explore the possibility to make a carreer in this kind of think tanks, but also to promote between the students an approach to international politic based on dialogue and inspired by high values such as peace and cooperation.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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