What is diplomacy for?

Join Ambassador Johan Verbeke in conversation with Prof. Dr. Cailin Mackenzie 7 December 2022 2.30-4.30 pm Brussels Press Club 95 rue Froissart Join us to hear from Johan Verbeke, former Ambassador of Belgium and  Special Representative of the UN Secretary General. This eminent diplomat’s final postings as Ambassador were in New York, where he represented …

War and Peace Thematic Lunch 1 December

Join Ambassador, Dr. Len Ishmael, Global Affairs Advisor of the BDA, for lunch and De Warande and hear her speak on the Russia-Ukraine war. More info and registration: https://www.dewarande.be/index.php/activiteiten/activiteit/oorlog-vrede-themalunch-met-len-ishmael-brussels-diplomatic-academy

Energy Transition Diplomacy – where next?

Energy Transition Diplomacy – addressing shortcomings of the external dimension of European Energy and Climate Policies with Amb. Dr Urban Rusnák Join the Brussels Diplomatic Academy and the Belgian Branch of the International Law Association in conversation with Amb. Dr Urban Rusnák as he discusses how, despite all its efforts and regulations adopted over the …

BDA evening classes – last chance to join!

Holders of Belgian degrees can still join the BDA Postgraduate programmes! Follow a full programme or pick a few classes to suit your needs, our evening classes are perfect for professional development. Classes are getting underway so apply now! Further information can be found in our downloadable flyers, and via email.

Students chatting at the Graduation ceremony held at the Brussels Parliament

Still time to apply for a place at the BDA!

Apply now There is still time to apply for a place on one of our Postgraduate Programmes which start on the 1st of September – follow a full programme or hand pick courses to suit your needs. Are you interested in economic diplomacy or international business, or even both? The Brussels Diplomatic Academy postgraduate programmes …

War in Europe: Sanctions and the Financial Architecture

War in Europe Sanctions & the Global Financial Architecture The BDA is pleased to invite you to an in-person event at the PRESS CLUB, Brussels, on May 16, 2022. 17-19.00 Speaker Mr. Bernard Siman, Head Financial Diplomacy & Fintech Brussels Diplomatic Academy Host Dr. Len Ishmael Global Affairs BDA. Senior Fellow Policy Center for the …

War in Europe – Sanctions and Effects

War in Europe Sanctions & Effects on the Global Economy, Business & Multilateral Institutions The BDA is pleased to invite you to an in-person event at the PRESS CLUB, Brussels, on April 26, 2022, 17.00-19.00 Speaker Mr. Kevin Verbelen Company Lawyer & Expert International trade Agoria and Head International Organisations Expert Group of the Brussels …

Follow courses in diplomacy this February and March!

In February and March the BDA offers courses in Diplomatic Law, Diplomatic Protocol and Etiquette as well as Country, Region and City Branding. Classes are all in the evenings or on Saturday mornings and are ideally suited for people who are working. Successful completion of each course results in the awarding of a postgraduate certificate …

BDA signs Memorandum of Understanding with the Energy Charter Secretariat

The BDA is pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Energy Charter Secretariat. The BDA is looking forward to the start of this collaboration on a variety of activities with another organisation that embraces the importance of dialogue and cooperation between diplomacy and business.  

Launch of BDA Currents!

The Brussels Diplomatic Academy and academic publishing house ASP cordially invite you to the online launch of the first issue of The BDA Currents. The BDA Currents is an annual report on wider geopolitical factors affecting the world of economic diplomacy, issued by the Brussels Diplomatic Academy. The first volume scrutinizes the impact of the …

Celebrating India @75 – India: A Global Actor in the Geopolitical Arena

On Tuesday 11 May, join the Embassy of India, the Brussels Diplomatic Academy, the Policy Center for the New South and our guests to hear from H.E. Mr. Santosh Jha, Ambassador of India to Belgium, Luxembourg and the EU in this wide-ranging Webinar on the topic “India: A Global Actor in the Geopolitical Arena.” This …

Webinar with Bashir Siman OBE

Breakeven Oil Prices, Fiscal Deficits and Shifts in Foreign Policy – Crisis induced change in oil producing countries Moderated Webinar 2-4pm CET Thursday the 15th of April Speaker: Bashir Bernard Siman OBE Breakeven Fiscal Oil Prices (BFOP) are the minimum price required to balance the budgets of oil producing countries. The twin shocks of sustained …