At Schiller, we always seek to ensure that our **International Relations and Diplomacy** program combines the academic depth of a graduate school with the practical policy focus of a professional school. To that end, we continuously look for faculty with both academic and practical experience in their disciplines. Accordingly, we are proud to welcome **Ambassador Zlatko Bars-Dimitroff**. A doctor of law, Ambassador Dimitroff has held multiple high-level positions in the governmental and intergovernmental sector. Taking a month’s leave to join us again at Schiller from his position as **head of a United Nations Field Office** in the Central African Republic, Dr. Dimitroff will conduct a **course on Conflict and Peace Strategies** as well as deliver open lectures on the topic for the wider community. This is the third time that Ambassador Dimtroff teaches at Schiller and an exciting opportunity for our students to learn first hand from a seasoned professional actively working in the discipline he teaches.