17 Dec: Cybersecurity and Russian Interference webinars

  2020 has demonstrated the need for secure online services, whether financial or democratic. Whilst cybercrime targets FinTech across the world, traditional forms of repression are used against voters and protesters in Belarus, just as digital platforms are used to promote regime change. The first of these webinars, Cybersecurity: A Secure way to FinTech, will …

BDA celebrates new graduates

The Brussels Diplomatic Academy Graduation Ceremony took place at the Brussels Parliament on the 12th of October in the presence of friends and family of the graduates, many of whom had travelled from outside Belgium, as well BDA teachers and Heads of Expert Groups. Graduates in Economic Diplomacy or International Trade and Investment received their …

Online registration still open! Energy Transition Diplomacy – it’s everyone’s business!

The climate affects everyone. Energy affects everyone. Economies affect everyone. And climate, energy and economies affect each other. Understanding those effects and finding sustainable solutions to the crises they produce is essential, it is everyone’s business and it can’t be left to vested interests and specialist stakeholders. In only three afternoons the BDA training in …

Amb. Michiel Maertens speaks to Flemish diplomatic trainees

On 2 June Michiel K Maertens, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium to Denmark, addressed diplomatic trainees of the Flemish government in a session provided by the Brussels Diplomatic Academy. He shared insights, encouragement, guidance and gentle warnings, in a relaxed and informative round off to this stage of their diplomatic training. This was the …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

New Webinar Series: first event on the 11th of March

The Brussels Diplomatic Academy is starting a new Webinar series from March – July 2021, to explore and debate issues across the rich diversity of the Academy’s geographic & thematic areas of expertise. Join the first webinar in the series entitled Cultural Diplomacy in Turbulent Times, on the 11th of March at 2-3pm CET. The …