International Futures (IF)

Modern Diplomacy: Towards global domestic policy
International Futures is the first programme offered by Training for International Diplomats which is targeted both at diplomats and at young leaders with an international focus. This programme brings diplomats face-to-face with young leaders from governments and think tanks from the new global players Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico and South Africa.
Together they spend an intensive two weeks exploring both the opportunities and the challenges for diplomacy in the age of globalisation whilst discussing the role of global governance in today’s world – beyond the boundaries of traditional foreign policy.

Responsibility in the world – responsibility for humanity
International Futures aims to promote the development of a global community of shared responsibility. Guided by four strategic themes – preparing for the future, geopolitics, global economic policy and peace policy – the programme provides an introduction to 21st-century diplomacy. Using practice-orientated and interactive methods, participants take a diplomatic journey around the world, analysing and discussing case studies from the four continents represented in the programme.
The fact that the seminars and workshops are planned and run jointly by academics and practitioners ensures a variety of perspectives and methods. Informative visits and practical modules as well as continuous support from the programme director, a former German ambassador, allow participants to jointly draw up strategies to resolve global challenges.


INTERNATIONAL FUTURES is conducted by the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) within the Federal Foreign Office as part of the Managing Global Governance programme, which is organized by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the German Development Institute (DIE).