Hennadii Udovenko Diplomatic Academy Of Ukraine

at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

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Centre for International Studies

“Give me a laboratory and I will raise the world!” That is how the prominent French sociologist of science and philosopher Bruno Latour paraphrases Archimedes. “Give me a laboratory and I will move society”, he continues. The special conditions of laboratories provide us the capacity to define a social problem, to put it on the agenda, and to form some kind of common sense to the way reform process and complicated political changes should go. It is the laboratory where you do not have to worry about mistakes, since unexpected results and impromptus are often welcome.

Student Diplomatic Laboratory (DipLab) is a project of the Centre for International Studies in collaboration with Political Science Students’ Association of the National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” and Political Club of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.

That project aims to provide students and other interested individuals with a platform for academic discussion on the modern issues in international relations and for the creation of specific public discourse. The project conducts meetings in the form of panel discussions followed by general talks. Who other than students can act as true experimenters and provide the fastest spread of ideas? After all, the Academy retains its original purpose in that it continues to gather and educate students.

Anyone who is interested can join the discussion and present a report. If you are not a student but are interested in these topics, you are welcome! Please, do not forget to put off your shoes – a metaphor which implicates that you have to get rid of all your social statuses before you entrance DipLab. We hope to maintain equality and academic freethinking among students.

Upcoming events
  • New meetings are planned for November

  • Please wait for further announcements

Recent events

November 27, 2018
Student Diplomatic Laboratory

Illiberal democracies in Central Europe

September 26, 2018
Student Diplomatic Laboratory

Back to Black? The Challenges of a Right Populism in Italy

June 7, 2018
Student Diplomatic Laboratory

Diplomatic immunity at intelligence’s service. Or vice versa?

May 10, 2018
Student Diplomatic Laboratory

Magnificent century. Erdogan

March 29, 2018
Student Diplomatic Laboratory

Life is short, political regime in the Russian Federation is long (?)