La penna del diplomatico


Diplomats as writers

Diplofoundation’s Diplomats as Writers initiative draws its inspiration from the work of Amb. Stefano Baldi, Italian diplomat and Diplo faculty member, and late Ambassador Pasquale Baldocci in preparing a bibliography of books published by Italian diplomats.
Their research was published in a book which illustrates the considerable contributions that diplomats have made to our literary and cultural heritage. At least five Nobel literature prize recipients have been diplomats!
Baldi and Baldocci’s initiative sparked interest in a subject then unexplored. The Italian research prompted Swiss Ambassador Jacques Rial to initiate a similar project concerning Swiss diplomat-writers.


Through the Diplomatic Looking Glass
The research of Stefano Baldi and Pasquale Baldocci focused on books published by Italian diplomats from the post-war period to today. The more than 760 titles give a picture of the diverse interests that distinguish the members of the diplomatic profession.
The results of the research are regularly updated through a website dedicated to the topic.

Le Bicorne et la Plume
This book, by Swiss Ambassador Jacques Rial, was put online in 2010 and has benefited from many suggestions, corrections and additions by Swiss colleagues. It was published in September 2008 under the joint sponsorship of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, and DiploFoundation.


Baldi's Publications - Books for diplomats - Baldi's homepage

last update 18/02/24 - Stefano Baldi

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