The world today is characterized by rapid change and growing interdependence among nations in all areas of human endeavor. The political stability and economic prosperity of nations have become more complex and increasingly depend upon events beyond national borders. Hence, nations need professionals in foreign affairs who can serve in governments, international organizations, non-governmental organizations and international business. In Southeast Asia there is no specialized institution which caters to this specific need. The Institute of Diplomacy and International Studies (IDIS) is designed to meet this need.
We aim to produce professionals for positions of leadership and influence in foreign affairs and international business.