Rome at centre of international diplomacy with 2018 Festival della Diplomazia.The ninth edition of the Festival della Diplomazia will include 66 meetings, more than 120 hours of in-depth analysis, involving 70 embassies and eight universities, at diplomatic and cultural venues across Rome from 18-26 October.
The festival, the only such event in the world dedicated to diplomacy and international relations, offers a nine-day programme of seminars and meetings - many of them in English - during which the debate will focus on geopolitics and international diplomatic activity.
Under the heading What Makes The World Go Round – Are National States Still in Charge?, the ninth edition of the diplomacy festival provides an overview on the current global scenario through the testimonies and opinions of some of the greatest national and international experts.
Trita Parsi, Carla Del Ponte, Brian Klaas and Chris Langdon are among the special guests of the festival which is organised with the patronage of Italy's ministry of foreign affairs and international cooperation, the European Commission and the city of Rome.
Experts will tackle important topics such as sovereignty, climate change, migration, terrorism, protectionism and populism, highlighting the complex factors influencing new alliances and power policies, and inviting the audience to re-think the concept of globalisation itself.
The 2018 programme also features Le Linee Rosse by Federico Rampini at the Palladium Theatre in Garbatella, and the Italian premiere of the exhibition Resolution 808 by Martino Lombezzi and Jorie Horsthuis, featuring an unprecedented selection of photographs and documents relating to the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), at the Officine Fotografie in Ostiense.
For registration and full details of events see the Festival della Diplomazia website.