About Academy of Young Diplomats
The Academy of Young Diplomats (AYD) is a top-tier postgraduate diplomatic Program, which empowers a new generation of global leaders, through an innovative year-long training experience, ending with an Executive Diploma in the Art of Diplomacy (EDAD).
Established in 2004, the AYD prepares future diplomats, civil servants and social entrepreneurs for international careers. The Program is known for its world-class faculty, practitioners-oriented approach and a network of more than 3000 graduates from over 60 countries. It is also accredited with the Ministry of Education of Poland.
A selected cohort of approximately 100 promising talents from around the world will take part in over 140 hours of stationary lectures, workshops, practical exercises, study-visits and personal leadership development groups. In the academic year 2020/2021 the program will be enriched by online modules connecting the groups with world leaders from all around the world.
Program Structure & Highlights
Specializations – click to discover the classes
The AYD specializations are designed to accommodate the various interests of our participants. The aim of these tailored workshops is to prepare our participants for the career path they chose.
Why join us?
AYD 2020/2021 Schedule*
AYD Guests & Educators
Secretary General of the Council of Europe (2009-2019), Prime Minister of Norway (2000-2001)
Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary General, Professor at Columbia University
Head of the Council, Ambassador to Pakistan (1984 - 1989), Belgium & Luxembourg (1998 - 2002) & Israel (2003 - 2006)
MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF SERBIA (2007-2012), PRESIDENT OF THE 67TH SESSION OF THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY (2012-2013)
MEMBER OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT (2011-2014), SECRETARY OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS (2006-2007)
SENIOR FELLOW & DIRECTOR OF THE RUSSIA PROGRAM AT THE CENTER FOR EUROPEAN POLICY ANALYSIS, US