IDIG Speaker Series: Dr Dorina Baltag and Sabrina Luh

MS Teams event

scrabble letters spelling the word DIPLOMACY

Health Diplomacy: Diplomatic Cooperation in Times of Crises

The Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance has organised a Speaker Series to bring together a mix of academics and practitioners discuss issues relating to diplomacy, foreign policy and international governance. 


About Dr Dorina Baltag

Dorina Baltag is a visiting fellow at the Institute for International Relations (Czech Republic) and has previously held the Excellence 100 Fellowship at the Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance at Loughborough University (London campus).

Her research deals with questions related to the practice of EU diplomacy in Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries, the democratization process in the EaP and the evaluation of EU foreign policy performance. She has contributed, inter alia, to Democratization, The Hague Journal of Diplomacy, The Routledge Handbook on the ENP (Routledge, Oxford) and the External Governance as Security Community Building (Palgrave, London). Much of her research findings are based on extensive elite interviews with diplomats, civil servants and civil society representatives working in third countries.

About Sabrina Luh

Sabrina Luh holds an MSc double degree in Public Policy and Human Development from Maastricht University and United Nations University. With a background in European Studies, her research affinity lies in EU diplomacy and public policy, complemented by an interest in foreign policy, security, and human rights topics. The findings presented in this article rely on the research conducted for her Master thesis “Global Health Diplomacy in Times of Crisis: An Assessment of European Diplomatic Cooperation and the Role of Health Attachés”, evaluated with cum laude.

About the IDIG Speaker Series

You can view the full schedule of events taking place in Semester 1 here.

How to book your place

Current Loughborough students and staff: If you haven't already received an invitation with the meeting link, you may register to attend by emailing Tatevik Mnatskanyan at

If you are outside Loughborough University and would like to attend, please make a request by emailing Tatevik Mnatskanyan at, indicating your full name and affiliation.