Academic in the field of diplomacy and international governance.
Nabil Ayad is an academic in the field of diplomacy and international governance. He is currently a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, the Royal Institute of International Affairs and an Associate Member of the London Diplomatic Association.
Ayad coined the term “virtual diplomacy” in 1986. During that time period, he pioneered exploration of information technology’s impact on diplomacy. He has done extensive pioneering work in the area of diplomacy and through his vision, Diplomacy has become a discipline unto itself, and London Diplomatic Academy has been recognised as the world leader in the field.
In recognition of his contribution to world diplomacy and the training of the new generation of diplomats in Central Asia, and the development of education in the Republic of Uzbekistan, the government of Uzbekistan conferred two honours on Dr. Ayad: an Honorary Doctorate of Science by the University of World Economy and Diplomacy, Foreign Ministry of Uzbekistan, September 1999, and an Honorary Doctor of Philosophy by the Tashkent State University of Oriental Studies.
Since 1995, he has organised a series of international symposia entitled Diplomacy Beyond 2000 and Diplomacy in the 21st century in London and Paris for the benefit of the student body.The conferences have attracted members of the London and Paris Diplomatic Corps, senior UK government officials, academics and decision makers from overseas governments.
At London Academy of Diplomacy, Dr. Ayad continues the tradition of innovation in diplomatic training and the conduct of international relations in a rapidly changing international environment in the age of heteropolarity.