The Inclusive Diplomat program
In September 2020, the Foundation for Law and International Affairs (FLIA) initiated a new program called "Inclusive Diplomat" and started its non-public invitation. FLIA’s “Inclusive Diplomat” Program takes “Manifesting a Beautiful World with Inclusiveness” as its vision, and is committed to “discovering and training 10,000 inclusive diplomats for the world and assisting them in bringing the concept of inclusiveness to solve various problems in all parts of the world and in all fields, in order to improve the overall effect of global governance for more people."
Why "Inclusive Diplomat"?
Dr. Shaoming Zhu, the Founder and President of FLIA, believes that many problems of our current world lie in the binary opposing mindsets, false boundaries, asymmetric resources, and uneven development that are created by human selves. While many people are busy becoming more self-interest oriented and creating more divisions and exclusions, many others are walking against this wind and believe that inclusive governance is fundamental to the development of the world and that it is not just the government’s job. They are willing make a real difference in the improvement of the welfare of more people by disseminating inclusive paths, methods, perspectives, and opinions. This group of people should have a new name -- Inclusive Diplomats.
What is "Inclusive Diplomat"?
"Inclusive diplomat" refers to the leaders and practitioners who understand the positions, standpoints, and goals of diverse stakeholders in specific projects and situations, and can effectively promote communication and cooperation among all parties that should be involved by demonstrating and applying inclusive thinking, awareness, and ability in cross-regional, cross-cultural, and cross-disciplinary work, through which to eventually improve global governance. An inclusive diplomat can come from any field, any profession, and any region. She or he could be a scholar, an entrepreneur, a public servant, an NGO advocate, an IGO staff, a freelancer, etc.
How to become an "Inclusive Diplomat"?
FLIA’s “Inclusive Diplomat” Program hopes to call together and help these people who are already practicing the idea of inclusive diplomats across the globe, and cultivate future leaders who are aspiring to become inclusive diplomats. In this era dominated by technology, we hope to create an open and resilient future through awakening the power of inclusive governance. As a supportive and cultivating platform for the Inclusive Diplomats, the Program consists of two divisions: Support and Application Division and Training and Empowerment Division.