Hayet Bahri

University Teacher for the Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance

Hayet Bahri

Hayet has a background in linguistics, international communication and diplomacy.

Outside university, she has worked at various diplomatic missions where duties included all types of diplomatic correspondence, media and speech writing. Hayet was also a speech writer for two Doyens of Diplomatic Corps between 1993 and 2005. Her teaching includes the following subjects: interpreting, international communication, intercultural communication, diplomatic discourse and interfaith dialogue. Her research interests include interpersonal and international communication, public diplomacy and diplomatic communication.

Academic background

-Teaching Conference on the MA programme in Translation and Conference Interpreting (Arabic/French/English) at Westminster University

-Since 2007, Hayet has been Module Leader of the International Liaison module on the MA in International Liaison and Communication programme at Westminster University.

Hayet joined Loughborough University London in 2015, and has been leading the Diplomatic Discourse module with contributions to other modules, too. As a firm believer in the value of experiential learning, students’ active involvement is at the heart of Hayet's approach to teaching.

Current research and collaborations

Hayet has recently co-authored paper on meta-communication, and is working on paper on meta-communication in global setting.

Hayet's research interests include:

  • International Communication
  • Diplomatic Discourse/Communication
  • Public Diplomacy
  • Interfaith Dialogue
  • Arab Spring

Interests and activities

Hayet's interests include Internationalisation of Higher Education, Interfaith Dialogue and the Muslim world (She is a Trustee of the Muslim Institute in London). At Loughborough University London she contributes to extra-curricular events for students of the Institute of Diplomacy and International Governance including diplomatic brunches.

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