Applicable Example of Diplomatic Negotiation

TOPSHOT – Demonstrators hold placards and EU and Union flags as they take part in a march by the People’s Vote organisation in central London on October 19, 2019, calling for a final say in a second referendum on Brexit. – Thousands of people march to parliament calling for a “People’s Vote”, with an option to reverse Brexit as MPs hold a debate on Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal. (Photo by Niklas HALLE’N / AFP) (Photo by NIKLAS HALLE’N/AFP via Getty Images)

While there are many applicable examples of diplomatic negotiations, the best contemporary application is the Brexit negotiations. Various scholars assess that after the United Kingdom’s bid to exit from the European Union, there are continuous Brexit diplomatic negotiations that are presently carried out to ensure that the needs of all the parties are met (Larsen & Khorana, 2020; Dee 7 Smith, 2017; Whitman, 2016). For instance, according to Larsen and Khorana (2020), since the proposal of the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union, there has been a need for economic, political, and social diplomatic negotiations since the United Kingdom has been part of the European Union for decades. The exit would imply significant changes within both parties, thereby necessitating diplomatic negotiations. De Mars, Fella, & Jozepa (2020) supports this by stating that “The UK left the European Union on 31 January 2020 on the basis of the Withdrawal Agreement (WA) negotiated by the UK Government and the EU. The WA was mainly concerned with ensuring the orderly separation of the UK from the EU, including the settlement of financial obligations and the winding down of existing arrangements, as opposed to setting the terms for the future relationship between the UK and the EU” (p.8). The statement shows further evidence revealing that diplomatic negotiations were and still are central to Brexit. 

Emmanuel Addo

Emmanuel Addo is the founder of the Young Global Leaders Network, an international non-governmental organization registered in six (6) countries namely, Ghana, United Kingdom, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Democratic Republic of Congo, and South Sudan and has a membership strength of over 15,000 young black professionals, students, graduates, and aspiring leaders.

The organization also operates in 25 other African countries. Emmanuel also doubles as the chief convener and founder of the Young African Leaders Summit, one of the largest continental youth summits in Africa.  

Currently works at Kingston University as a Business Engagement Team Member in their Partnerships and Engagement Department. 

He characterizes energy, integrity, result-oriented, and ground-breaking service in each detail of strategic management, change management, stakeholder management, and leadership acquaintances.
Emmanuel owns a core background in Sociology and Psychology from the University of Ghana.

Leveraging his experience as a youth activist and a dynamic young man, Emmanuel founded the Young Global Leaders Network, a youth organization that comprises young diplomats, young politicians, and aspiring politicians, business/entrepreneurial business leaders with the aim of championing a mutual agenda for the African youth and promoting youth participation in governance as well as promoting entrepreneurial culture.
Emmanuel nurtures an environment of teamwork and has expertise in data collection and analysis as well as both quantitative and qualitative methods.

Emmanuel worked as an Associate Lecturer at the London College of Advanced Management where he delivered a wide range of business management courses that involved principles of marketing, leadership, operation management, and research methods. Emmanuel has always maintained high teaching and learning standards to ensure that his students’ stand out in academic achievements and successful progression. As a stout believer and passionate key player in volunteering; Emmanuel creates quality time to giving back gladly to his community what he has learned and to educate individuals with free consultancy on career development. He is a leader anyone would love to look up to and with great integrity, commitment, and passion to make the world a better place.
Emmanuel worked as Qualifications Manager at the Open University in the UK.

Emmanuel is also the founder of Kickstart Innovation Hub Ltd, the entrepreneurial hub of Young Global Leaders Network.