The XXV Diploma in Diplomacy & World Affairs Course of the Bandaranaike International Diplomatic Training Institute (BIDTI) was inaugurated on Monday 6th December 2021 virtually.
The session commenced with a presentation of a documentary on the Institute, followed by an introduction to the course by the Director General Amb. Pamela J Deen. Welcoming the participants, she explained the benefits of the course and how it could help them to obtain skills and knowledge to face global challenges.
The first lecture of the course ‘Introduction to Diplomacy’ was delivered by Diplomatic Historian & Strategist Dr. George. I. H. Cooke who was an alumnus of the BIDTI.
Through the Diploma Course, the BIDTI aims to offer diplomatic skills and knowledge on conducting international relations to the general public who wish to gain knowledge on interacting with the global community. Throughout the years, the enrolment for the Course has risen significantly, with participants who have followed the course moving on to gain opportunities and take up notable leadership roles in the society.