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Energy Mutodi enrols at top UK University for a Diplomatic Course

by Mandla Ndlovu
21 Sep 2022 at 10:14hrs | Views
Former Deputy Information Minister Dr Energy Mutodi is in the United Kingdom for a short diplomatic course at the University of Birmingham, sources have revealed. After attending Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II funeral, the ZANU PF politician subsequently enrolled at the School of Government for a Master of Arts in Global Conflict and International Cooperation, a diplomats course supported by the Commonwealth and other International Organisations.

The Birmingham School of Government under the Department of Politics and International Studies offers short courses to Diplomats at Post-graduate level in areas of Conflict and Cooperation, International Development and Public Administration, Politics, International Relations and Government Studies with support drawn from various organisations such as the Commonwealth, NATO, the EU and AU which offer internship.

An alumni of the University of Cape Town where he graduated with a doctorate in Financial Markets, Dr Mutodi is expected to use his time at Birmingham to network with decision makers in various defence and security organisations with an influence in global peace, security, development & cooperation, said the source.

The MA program in Global Conflict and  Cooperation is offered by the Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security and it aims to broaden the influence of the Commonwealth by promoting cooperation between the UK and it's former colonies.

By investigating global cooperation and problems, contemporary perspectives in conflict as well as the EU and US foreign policies, the program equips diplomats with the knowhow on the influence of nuclear weapons in international relations, the major issues in Post Conflict Peace-building and International Order, Diplomacy and Statecraft among other fundamentals including Fear, Cooperation and Trust in World Politics.

According to sources, Dr Energy Mutodi has been granted the right to fly in and out of the United Kingdom to attend the course until 2024. He will also engage with the Birmingham Business School initially  as a visiting Professor of Financial Markets.

Source - Byo24News