We are delighted to announce the launch of our first podcast!


The Diplomatic Academy – The Conversation” is a podcast featuring insightful academic and expert discussions on international current affairs. It includes discussion on technology, the Eastern Mediterranean, politics and culture, history, security, and other discussion on contemporary topics.


This podcast is brought to you by the Diplomatic Academy at the University of Nicosia, with the help and support of Media Zone – University of Nicosia


The first season, “The Lockdown Chronicles” was recorded during the lockdown period. Episodes are regularly published. The first few episodes are available on Spotify and SoundCloud.


A short description of our first 3 episodes:


Episode 1 features the Head of the European Parliament’s Office, Mr Andreas Kettis, who discusses the role of the European Union in managing crises, with particular reference to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Episode 2 is with Nina Pejič, PhD Candidate and Research Fellow at the Centre of International Relations, University of Ljubljana, who talks about the trends and priorities in digitalisation, artificial intelligence, security, and the market in China and East Asia.

Episode 3 focuses on the new book “Propaganda and the Cyprus Revolt: Rebellion, Counter-Insurgency and the Media, 1955-59”, by Dr Maria Hadjiathanasiou, MSCA Research Fellow at the Department of Politics and Governance and Senior Research Associate at the Diplomatic Academy.