September Intake

The Institute of Diplomacy and International Studies is pleased to announce the call for applications to candidates interested in pursuing academic excellence in International Affairs. We offer Undergraduate, Graduate, and Ph.D. programs in International Studies. Apply now for a chance to study at the best-ranked higher education institution in Kenya.

Kindly note the closing dates for: 

The Hague Academy of International Law 2022

The Hague Academy of International Law has announced the opening of registration to the 2022 Centre for Studies and Research from April 1st to 1st September 2021. The theme will be "Climate Change and the Testing of International Law". This is a research opportunity open to interested candidates.

For more information on the application requirements and process kindly visit here

Dr. Maluki Discusses Kenya-Somalia Maritime Tussle and What Happens Next in The Conversation.

Following a maritime boundary dispute, Somalia instituted proceedings against Kenya at the International Court of Justice in August 2014. The two east African neighbours dispute 160 000 square kilometres of territory in the Indian Ocean with prospects of vast oil and gas deposits.

IDIS Holds Webinar on Energy Integration for Post Covid-19 Economic Recovery and Sustainable Development in Africa

IDIS was privileged to host its second Webinar themed ‘Energy Integration for Post Covid-19

Economic Recovery and Sustainable Development in Africa’. This event brought together field

practitioners and academic experts such as IDIS Director Amb. Prof. Maria Nzomo, UoN Vice-

Chancellor Prof. Stephen Kiama who served as the host of the event, UNEP Head of Energy Unit

Dr Maluki Discusses Kenya-Tanzania Diplomatic Relations In NTV Interview

Kenya and Tanzania have enjoyed bilateral relations since independence in 1963 with a brief cut of diplomatic ties in 1977 after the break-up of the East African Community. Despite apparent difference in ideologies, the two states were able to mend their relationship and resume diplomatic interactions in 1983 and this has gone on till present. The shared border and natural resources have ensured that the two states are in constant ‘awareness’ of each other but this has resulted in a few tensions.

A Reflection on Kenya's Candidature for the United Nations Security Council Seat

The Institute of Diplomacy and International Studies held a forum to brainstorm on Kenya's Candidature for the UNSC Non-Permanent seat 2021-2022 on 24th January, 2020. Kenya’s candidature has been endorsed by the African Union but the insistency and consistency of Djibouti to vie for the same seat raises the fundamental question relating to the capacity of Africa to develop and support a common strategy for advancing the continent’s interests in global affairs. It further raises the question of the emerging debates on the issue of nationalism vs.