The Kootneeti brings you a 2-day Workshop on the Basics of International Relations. This Online Workshop is prepared for non-native English speakers who are looking for exposure in the domain of International Relations and don’t know where to start.

In this workshop, you will explore the basics of International Relations. From History to the current world order, all the basic aspects will be covered through four interactive sessions.

  • Session 1: World History- How modern International Relations are shaped.
  • Session 2: International Organisations and their relevance
  • Session 3: Foreign and Defence Policy
  • Session 4: Corporate Diplomacy and New World Order

At the end of the workshop, you will analyze the growth, impact, and challenges to overcome.

Key points include

  • Reliable resources to read and watch
  • language to present
  • Drafting article
  • Vocabulary building
  • Pitching article to Editor
  • Reaching out to media houses


  • Write articles for national and international media
  • Speaking skills for freelancers and digital media journalists
  • Planning for a career in Diplomatic Journalism 
  • Planing for a career in Think Tanks
  • Planning a roadmap for working as a Foreign Policy Analyst
  • Writing for Foreign Services/Civil Services exams.

Cost: INR 749* only.

*US$ 10

Date: 3 & 4 September 2022

Time: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM IST

Certificate: Yes

No. of seats: 50

Payment Disabled


Maj. Gen. Shashi Asthana

Maj. Gen. Shashi Asthana

Former Additional Director General Infantry - Indian Army

Maj. Gen. Asthana is a veteran Infantry General with 40 years of experience in national & international fields and the UN. A globally acknowledged strategic & military writer/analyst authored over 350 publications. Interviewed by various National and International news channels/newspapers/organisations. Currently Chief Instructor, USI of India, the oldest Indian Think-tank in India. On Governing/Security Council CEE, IOED, IPC, ITVMNN and other UN Organisations. On Advisory Board of SWEDINT, member EPON. Expert Group Challenges Forum, Former Additional Director General Infantry. Awarded twice by President of India, United Nations, former Prime Minister Moldova and Governor of Haryana.

Amrita Dhillon

Amrita Dhillon

Founding Editor - The Kootneeti

Amrita Dhillon is Amrita Dhillon is the Co-Founder and Editor-in-chief of The Kootneeti. She's a renowned scholar with prior experience working with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), she holds degrees in international relations and global communication from Annamalai University and the National University of Singapore. Amrita is also an Honorary Analyst and Member of the Board of several European and Latin American think tanks and takes an active part in initiatives committed to the Sustainable Development Goals by the United Nations.

Amit Sinha

Amit Sinha

Communication Manager - The Kootneeti

Amit Sinha has worked previously at United Nations as a P2-level consultant. His specialisations are in diplomatic communication and analytical writing. His association with the United Nations brings a fresh and lucid approach to the role of communication in the policymaking domain.

Shashank S. Patel

Shashank S. Patel

Research Analyst - The Kootneeti

Shashank S. Patel is a PhD. Scholar in Department of East Asian Studies, University of Delhi. In addition, he writes for The Kootneeti as a Research Analyst for East Asian Affairs. Formerly, he was a Consultant in the North Eastern Council, Ministry of DoNER, Government of India. He worked on policy matters and was attached to the office of Vice-Chairman, NEC in New Delhi. He was also PA to Minister (Independent Charge) of Science & Technology, Space, Earth Sciences, Atomic Energy, Personnel.



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