Founded in 1978, the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy brings together diplomats and scholars to bridge theory and practice as they explore global problems and the changing worlds of diplomatic engagement.
Yahoo! Lecture Video is Available
The video of the lecture by ISD Yahoo! Fellow Kalev Leetaru is now ready for viewing on the ISD website, see Yahoo! Fellowship. The lecture, "Big Data, Global Diplomacy and Our Digital Heartbeat, was given on November 13, 2013. This talk surveyed the reality of where we are with big data today, cutting through the hype and hyperbole to explore just how we can use big data to understand human society in ways that are directly applicable to diplomacy, governance, and global politics.
New to You? Checklist for the Future of Intelligence
In 1995, the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy published an intriguing report on necessary reforms and considerations for the United States intelligence apparatus. The work still merits analysis almost two decades later, especially at a time when the American intelligence community has come under considerable scrutiny. Written by a thirty-year veteran of the CIA, John Hollister Hedley brings to light the ways in which the United States can streamline its activities in this realm. “Checklist for the Future of Intelligence” emphasizes the opportunity to create better, cheaper, more efficient operations by providing a series of recommendations for the pertinent parties to administering the intelligence community. When contextualized in today's age, the publication helps develop ideas for managing these institutions in the future. This report is available for download as an Adobe Acrobat pdf file. — Nikhil Lakhanpal, ISD Student Intern
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