The School of International Relations and Diplomacy runs the Diplomatic Image Simulation (DIS) for the first year students every last week of the month to inspire and sharpen students wits in the ethos and practice of diplomacy. Riara University runs this uniquely designed program as an integral part of learning. Students are afforded an opportunity to display their abilities and skills in negotiation, public speaking and persuasion-qualities that are very central to diplomacy and international organizations.
Each student is assessed based on set criterion, including etiquette, protocols, cultural diplomacy, public speaking, cognitive abilities in the subject of IR & D and leadership skills.The university is privileged to have partnered with individuals and international institutions with vast experience in diplomacy.
The session on 26th September 2017, was attended by Amb. Josephine Awuor, a retired diplomat, and Mr. Ephraim Murenzi who served as a High Commissioner of Rwanda to Kenya in Acting capacity as well as Acting Permanent Representative of Rwanda to UNEP and UN-Habitat 2005-2014. Both are serving as Adjunct lecturers for the School of International Relations and Diplomacy, RU. Also in attendance was Rachael Ouko, a French consultant who inspired students to learn and practice foreign languages as part of career development in foreign services.
Below are some photos of the day: