Daryl Copeland

Daryl Copeland is an analyst, author, consultant and educator specializing in diplomacy, international policy, global issues and public management. His first book, Guerrilla Diplomacy: Rethinking International Relations (Lynne Rienner Publishers), was released in July 2009 and is cited as an essential reference by the editors of Oxford Bibliographies Online. He has written over 100 articles for the scholarly and popular press.

From 1981 to 2009 Mr. Copeland served as a Canadian diplomat. From 1996-99 he was National Program Director of the Canadian Institute of International Affairs in Toronto and Editor of Behind the Headlines, a Canadian international affairs magazine. Among his positions at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) in Ottawa, Mr. Copeland has worked as Senior Intelligence Analyst, South and Southeast Asia; Deputy Director for International Communications; Director for Southeast Asia; Senior Advisor, Public Diplomacy; Director of Strategic Communications Services; and, Senior Advisor, Strategic Policy and Planning. In 2000, he received the Canadian Foreign Service Officer Award for his “tireless dedication and unyielding commitment to advancing the interests of the diplomatic profession”, and in 2010 he received the Molot Prize for the best article appearing in Canadian foreign Policy (Virtuality, Diplomacy and the Foreign Ministry, 15:2).

In 2011 Mr. Copeland was appointed Visiting Professor at the University of East Anglia’s London Academy of Diplomacy (UK). From 2009-11 he was Adjunct Professor and Senior Fellow at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, where he has designed and delivered a graduate seminar on Science, Technology, Diplomacy and International Policy. In 2009 he was a Research Fellow at the University of Southern California’s Center on Public Diplomacy. For more information, see www.guerrilladiplomacy.com.

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“Science Diplomacy, Globalization and WikiLeaks”, in Davis, Lloyd and Patman, Robert, (eds.) Science Diplomacy: New Day or False Dawn. Singapore: World Scientific, forthcoming

“Taking Diplomacy Public”, in Zaharna, R., et. al. (eds.) The Connective Mindshift: Relational, Network and Collaborative Approaches to Public Diplomacy. London: Routledge, forthcoming

“Diplomacy, Technology and the Implications of WikiLeaks/Cablegate: International Political Communications in the Digital Age”, in Cooper, A., Heine, J., and Thakur, R., (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Modern Diplomacy. Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming

“Once Were Diplomats: Can Canadian Internationalism be Rekindled?”, in Heather Smith and Claire Turenne Sjolander (eds.) Canada and the World. Toronto: Oxford University Press, forthcoming.

“Heteropolarity, globalization and the new threat set”, Embassy, 16 February 2012. Available at: http://www.embassymag.ca/dailyupdate/view/199

“Heteropolis rising: World order in the 21st century”, Embassy, 02 February, 2012. Available at: http://www.embassymag.ca/dailyupdate/view/190

“Heteropolarity, security and diplomacy”, Embassy, 19 January 2012. Available at: http://www.embassymag.ca/dailyupdate/view/heteropolarity_security_and_diplomacy_01-18-2012

“A  new diplomacy for the EU?”, New Europe, 03 January 2012, p. 32. Available at: http://www.neurope.eu/blog/new-diplomacy-eu

“Today, most Canadians don’t look far beyond their front door”, Ottawa Citizen, 29 December 2011. Available at: http://www.ottawacitizen.com/opinion/columnists/Today+most+Canadians+look+beyond+their+front+door/5923382/story.html

“A retreat from the world stage”, Ottawa Citizen, 05 December 2011. Available at: http://www.ottawacitizen.com/opinion/retreat+from+world+stage/5813177/story.html

“Science Diplomacy: What’s It All About?” CIPS Policy Brief, 19 November 2011. Available at: https://www.cips-cepi.ca/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Copeland-Policy-Brief-Nov-11-5.pdf

“Reimagining Diplomacy”, Canadian Geographic, October 2011, pp. 36-7.