Delegations for Dialogue was first represented as a Campus Chapter at Sciences Po Paris. Here a small group of studnts established an official student association and adapted Delegations for Dialogue's approaches to the campus environment. A series of monthly "Dialogue Now" talks with guest speakers were organised along with panel-led conferences and an international documentary film festival.
Delegations for Dialogue currently operates a campus chapter at SOAS, University of London and the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).
If you are a current student, share our organisation's commitment to promoting dialogue and are eager to gain experience in organising talks, lectures, conferences or other events, then you may be perfect for the role of a Delegation for Dialogue Campus Manager.
Delegations for Dialogue provides future generations of leaders with the opportunity to interact directly with issues at the forefront of international affairs. Each year we organise a series of travelling symposiums, fact-finding programmes and sports & cultural diplomacy bringing young people from around the world together to engage in dialogue and cultivate greater mutual-understanding. We also organise conferences and events locally within our growing network of university campus associations.
Our vision places emphasis on neutrality: we facilitate direct conversations with a wide-range of voices from across the political spectrum as well as leading figures in academia, business, the media and civil society. We believe that providing the opportunity for young people to engage directly with issues they have studied behind a desk can be incredibly formative and also inspire further commitment to a specific field. It is our belief that these experiences are unmatched in their learning potential. Furthermore, we believe that promoting dialogue across cultures, religions and political beliefs offers one of the most effective paths towards positive change in a polarised world.
We seek to facilitate dialogue through the following methods:
- Travelling Symposiums
- Fact-finding Programmes
- Sport & Cultural Diplomacy
- Conferences & Events
Our Four Principles
As a non-partisan and non-religious organisation, we adhere to strict neutrality and strive to provide participants with the opportunity to access complex issues first-hand with the ultimate goal of cultivating their own informed perspectives. As such, all of our symposiums and programmes follow the four following principles:
Our organisation is not affiliated with any political party, ideology or religion. We strive to ensure our programmes remain objective and neutral, allowing participants to understand important issues through the widest range of perspectives possible.
In order to facilitate effective and meaningful dialogue, we prioritise activities and meetings that will allow for maximum interaction between the delegates and the respective speakers.
Though we are a new organisation, we run a self-funded scholarship programme which offers a number of financial assistance grants to support participants who are unable to afford our programme fee.
The selection process for our programmes places an emphasis on diversity. We actively seek to accept delegates from a wide-range of academic and cultural backgrounds with the belief that exposure to different opinions and persecptives are an integral part of promoting understanding.
Our Impact In Numbers
Since our inception in the summer of 2015, Delegations for Dialogue has achieved the following milestones:
- Expanding global reach: 11 Programmes Organised
- Commitment to Inclusivity: 27 Financial Scholarships Awarded
- Richly diverse delegations: 33 Nationalities of students enrolled
- Growing alumni network: 148 Student Delegates Engaged
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If you are interested in learning more about the possibility of launching a Campus Chapter and becoming a Campus Manager please fill out the following form and we will get back to you.
Deadline: The application period is open for one or more cycles a year
Cost/funding for participants:
Opportunity to gain experience in organising campus events (Dialogue Now talks, conferences, film festivals etc)
Ongoing guidance and support from Delegation for Dialogue Staff
Guaranteed acceptance onto any Delegations for Dialogue Programme
Reduced programme fees for Delegations for Dialogue's Programmes
Member of Delegations for Dialogue growing community and invitation to annual alumni gathering
Potential future travel opportunities supported by Delegations for Dialogue
Potential opportunities for future projects with Delegations for Dialogue