The student forum for international affairs at the University of Exeter.

About Us

Founded in 2015, the Diplomatic Hub is a student-led project that provides an interdisciplinary forum for those interested in global politics and diplomacy. Throughout the academic year we organize events with academics, diplomats, and other professionals working in the field of international affairs. We have also run crisis simulation workshops and field trips. Through these events we hope to engage students beyond their academic programme, provide valuable career advice, and shine a light on the complex world of diplomacy. We are an affliated Exeter Students’ Guild society.


Workshops, talks, interviews, and webinars.

With it being the new academic year, the new Diplomatic Hub committee are proud to announce our events for 2021/22!

Come join us for our Pub Quiz in the forum (America Room)! We will be quizzing on international apolitical topics and issues (past and current) from around the world. There are prizes to be won and friends to be made, so come to our first social event of the year!

We were delighted to be joined by Lord Robin Teverson, Dr Ricardo Safra de Campos and Dr Travis Coan on November 2nd to discuss COP26 and wider themes of climate diplomacy. 

Whilst all panellists stressed the importance of decisive climate action, it was interesting to hear the different perspective they each brought. Lord Teverson provided an insight into numerous policy initiatives and management strategies; Dr Safra de Campos elaborated on his research on climate change and migration in developing countries, and Dr Coan talked us through the contributions of climate change scepticism and environmental intelligence to the formulation of environmental policy. 

It was brilliant to see how engaged the audience were with the discussion. Much of the audience Q&A focused on the actionable steps young people can take to influence environmental policy, and audience members and panellists exchanged ideas with each other on this theme. 

We would like to thank the three panellists for sharing their time and contributions.

Looking to start a career in diplomacy? Come join us on the 16 November at 6:30pm to hear from Katy Reid (virtually) to discuss her career in diplomacy so far! As the current Director of Communications at the British Embassy in Madrid, she has a wealth of experience, spending time in the FCDO and Parliament, so this is a must for any budding diplomats!

We have been invited to join the Dojoko Diplomacy Student Conference on 20 November 2021, 9am and 4pm GMT! This will offer us a chance to network with other students and hear from diplomats and employability experts!

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Want to learn more about the complexities of multisectoral partnerships? Syed Abbas will be discussing how the One Health approach links to global health security and how this can be implemented at a local level!

In honour of the Winter Olympics, we will be hosting our very own DiploHub Olympic Games! The event will include games, quizzes, friendly competition between countries and a few casual pints. Please bring your friends along! You will be allocated a country via email on the day before the event. There will be a prize for the best dressed team so dress up in the colours/clothes of that country if you can. We look forward to seeing you there!


We are excited to be joined virtually by journalist and equality diplomat, Jessica Buchleitner, who also brings over 20 years of experience in performance artistry. She will draw on her own experiences to talk about the ‘out of the box’ ways students can use their knowledge to impact diplomacy and just about any other sector they want to go into. Jessica is is the author/curator of the award-winning 50 Women anthology series and served in various ECOSOC United Nations interfacing civil society roles for 12 years, including with a leading NGO driving the “Cities for CEDAW” campaign. She is currently plotting the relaunch of Women News Network – WNN as a CUNY Entrepreneurial Journalism Creator.

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Christopher Langton is currently the Head of Independent Conflict Research & Analysis (ICRA), who use research and analysis to to facilitate conflict prevention, management and resolution initiatives. He will be sharing his insights on the themes and management strategies taught in ICRA courses. There will also be a conversation at the end of the event about the situation in Ukraine, Christopher spent 32 years in the British Army. He served in Northern Ireland, Russia, the South Caucasus where he was Deputy Chief of UNOMIG and held defence attaché appointments in Russia, the South Caucasus, and Central Asia.

Subsequently he worked at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) for 9 years where he was the focal point for research on Afghanistan. Christopher has worked as an independent expert on the international investigation into the Russia-Georgia conflict of August 2008 and on the Kyrgyzstan Inquiry Commission in 2010. Most recently he was advisor to the China – UK Conflict Prevention Working Group under the aegis of DFID UK and Saferworld.

Christina Tribble, Cultural Attaché at the US Embassy, will be joining us to discuss US-UK relations, US social issues (with a particular focus on young Americans) and her career path (having done diplomatic tours in Haiti, Pakistan and Cuba prior to working in the UK). There will be lots of time dedicated to questions.

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