Toward Social Diplomacy

Dr. Faizullayev’s talk will be devoted to the development of social ideas in diplomacy and the understanding of diplomacy as a social practice. Based on his recently published book “Diplomacy for Professionals and Everyone” (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2022), Dr. Faizullaev will talk about two types of diplomacy – traditional, that is, international, and social, that is, diplomacy between any social actors who can interact and develop relations. The prospects of social diplomacy and the development of methods and practices of social diplomacy will also be discussed.

Professor Dr. Alisher Faizullaev is a scholar, author and former diplomat. He was the Ambassador of Uzbekistan to the United Kingdom (1999-2003), Benelux countries, the EU and NATO (1995-1998). Currently he is an Adjunct Professor at the University of World Economy and Diplomacy (Tashkent) and Webster University in Tashkent.
He was a Fulbright Scholar at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University and the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University (2011-2012), as well as a Visiting Scholar at McGill University (2014), Cambridge University (2005) and Western Washington University (1992). 

He published 9 scholarly and fictional books and numerous articles on social and behavioral sciences. His peer-reviewed articles have appeared in “Review of International Studies,” “Diplomacy and Statecraft,” “Negotiation Journal,” “The Hague Journal of Diplomacy,” “Journal of International Relations and Development”, “Brill Research Perspectives in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy” and other journals. His last two books “Diplomacy for Professionals and Everyone” (2022) and “Symbolic Insult in Diplomacy” (2018) were published by Brill in Leiden and Boston.