Global Diplomacy – Diplomacy in the Modern World

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About this course: The Global Diplomacy course is a unique offering to the MOOC environment. Bringing together cutting edge research in the broad fields of Diplomatic and International Studies, award winning distance learning delivery and the instructors previous experience of delivering a successful MOOC. Please see the volume Global Diplomacy: Theories, Types and Models authored with Dr Alison Holmes, (Westview, 2016), and the Understanding Research Methods MOOC from Coursera. The Global Diplomacy MOOC has a direct heritage in the University of London International Academy/SOAS Global Diplomacy MA Programme launched in April 2013 which have attracted hundreds of students from around t…

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About this course: The Global Diplomacy course is a unique offering to the MOOC environment. Bringing together cutting edge research in the broad fields of Diplomatic and International Studies, award winning distance learning delivery and the instructors previous experience of delivering a successful MOOC. Please see the volume Global Diplomacy: Theories, Types and Models authored with Dr Alison Holmes, (Westview, 2016), and the Understanding Research Methods MOOC from Coursera. The Global Diplomacy MOOC has a direct heritage in the University of London International Academy/SOAS Global Diplomacy MA Programme launched in April 2013 which have attracted hundreds of students from around the world. The Global Diplomacy MA Programme is provided by the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy which has been teaching postgraduate courses in Diplomacy for over twenty five years. After completing the 'Global Diplomacy' MOOC, learners will have: 1. The ability to demonstrate a critical understanding of the nature and development of global diplomacy, drawing on a variety of relevant contributing disciplines in the broad field of International Studies. 2. An understanding of changes in diplomatic practices and procedures and the relationship of those changes to contemporary politics. 3. A sound grounding in both theoretical and empirical approaches to debates in diplomacy so that students have been exposed to the and skills needed to analyse global diplomacy. 4. knowledge of issues in global diplomacy in historical and contemporary contexts.

Created by:  University of London, SOAS University of London
  • Taught by:  Dr J. Simon Rofe, SOAS, University of London, Senior Lecturer in Diplomacy and International Studies, Global Diplomacy Programme Director, Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy,

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Syllabus


WEEK 1


Welcome
Welcome to Global Diplomacy: Diplomacy in the Modern World.


3 readings expand


  1. Reading: Read Me First
  2. Reading: Course Outline
  3. Reading: Classic Diplomatic Texts


E-tivity1: What is Diplomacy?
In this E-tivity we will question the nature of diplomacy and construct a definition.


2 videos, 2 readings expand


  1. Reading: Instructions
  2. Video: What is Diplomacy?
  3. Reading: Hans Morgenthau, "Diplomacy"
  4. Video: Simon discusses the key characteristics of Global Diplomacy

Graded: E-tivity One: What is diplomacy?

WEEK 2


E-tivity 2 Success and Failure in Diplomacy
Welcome to the second week of Global Diplomacy: Diplomacy in the Modern World. This module will explore what constitutes Success and Failure in Diplomacy


2 videos, 2 readings expand


  1. Reading: Instructions
  2. Video: Success in Diplomacy
  3. Video: Failure in Diplomacy
  4. Reading: Robert Lansing - 'The Peace Negotiations'

Graded: E-tivity 2 Success and Failure in Diplomacy

WEEK 3


E-tivity 3: The Qualities of a 'Good' Diplomat
Welcome to the third week of Global Diplomacy: Diplomacy in the Modern World. This module will discuss qualities of a 'good' diplomat.


3 videos, 2 readings expand


  1. Reading: Instructions
  2. Video: What are the qualities of a good diplomat?
  3. Reading: Chas Freeman, Diplomacy as a Profession
  4. Video: Simon identifies the key characteristics of a good diplomat
  5. Video: Simon addresses the question of what is an Ambassador?

Graded: E-tivity 3 The Qualities of a 'Good' Diplomat.

WEEK 4


E-tivity 4: Diplomacy in Action
Welcome to the fourth week of Global Diplomacy: Diplomacy in the Modern World. This module will explore where we see diplomacy in action.


1 video, 2 readings expand


  1. Reading: Instructions
  2. Video: Where have you seen diplomacy in action?
  3. Reading: Alan Henrikson, "The Future of Diplomacy? Five Projective Visions"

Graded: E-tivity 4 Diplomacy in Action

WEEK 5


E-tivity 5: Reflections on Diplomacy
Welcome to the final week of Global Diplomacy: Diplomacy in the Modern World. In this module we reflect on what we have learnt about diplomacy. This extra challenge exercise will add to your understanding.


12 videos, 3 readings expand


  1. Reading: Instructions
  2. Video: Dr Michele Acuto
  3. Video: Prof Jason Dittmar
  4. Video: Dr Dan Plesch
  5. Video: Mr John Worne
  6. Video: Dr Martin Brown
  7. Video: Prof Naoko Shimazu
  8. Video: Baroness Valerie Amos
  9. Video: Prof Stephen Casey
  10. Video: Prof Stephen Hopgood
  11. Video: Mr Omah Salha
  12. Video: Dr Richard Woodward
  13. Video: Dr Mark Laffey
  14. Reading: Action Group for Syria Final Communiqué
  15. Reading: Rudin Harry R., 'Diplomacy, Democracy, Security: Two Centuries in Contrast'
  16. Peer Review: E-tivity 5: Reflections on Diplomacy
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