Today, on 11th January 2023, the Department held a consultative workshop on the Africa Center for the Study of the United States of America to inaugurate programs and projects that will lead to development of a report with view to developing a strategic plan for the campaign to host 2024 inter cities smart cities conference. The program was facilitated by professor Gilbert Khadiagala and Dr. Bob Wekesa, director and deputy director respectively, at the African Center for the Study of the U.S and Dr.
Speaking during the event, University of Nairobi Vice Chancellor, Prof. Stephen Kiama said that " The establishment of the African Center for the study of the United States of America at the University of Nairobi constitute a pivotal stepping-stone towards enabling the University of Nairobi to be the critical fusion center for teaching, research and strategic corporate outreach. It is our hope that the center will serve as a platform to promote understanding of sphere of US's strategic engagement with Kenya, African and the global south"
This morning a group of students accompanied by the Chair, Department of Diplomacy and International Studies paid a courtesy call to the Serbian ambassador.
The department agreed to explore and enter into collaboration with the University of Serbia in areas that can strengthen the relationship between the university of Nairobi and the university of Serbia and the two nations at large.
On 2nd November, 2022, the Chair of the Department of Diplomacy and International studies and the members of staff held a meeting with the speaker of the National Assembly, Hon. Moses Wetangula, to brief him on the upcoming launch of ACSUS that will be on 10 & 11 November 2022.
On the 27th of October 2022 The Department of Diplomacy and International Studies (DDIS), UoN in partnership with the Kingdom of Morocco and Crestwood held the 1st Pan-African seminar dialogue, theme: The Nexus between Terrorism & Separatism.
On 27th October 2022, the Department of Diplomacy and International Studies (DDIS) held the first seminar dialogue focusing on the Nexus between Terrorism and Separatism. It was an enlightening moment for our students, lecturers and the other stake-holders. Scholars presented diverse topics that scrutinized the nexus, causes and drivers of terrorism and visible solutions that can alleviate the diverse and complex threats that faces prone countries.
The centre that will be domiciled in the department of diplomacy and international studies will be launched on November 10.
The Department of Diplomacy and International Studies was honoured by a courtesy call by Mr. Mukesh of the Desai Memorial Foundation on Friday. Mr. Mukesh led a team from the newly established Swaminarayan Research Institute. We agreed to work together in a number of areas.
The staff and members of Department of Diplomacy and the Center for Parliamentary Studies and Training (CPST) are curently at a validation retreat for five days to review a draft curriculum and course content and also harmonize the course units, including incoperating stakeholders feedack. This collaboration will lead to the provision of a Masters Degree in Diplomacy for the staff and members of parliament and their affiliates.