As the title of the subject suggests, Diplomacy: Theory and Practice provides students with a rigorous understanding of conceptual and practical issues relating to modern diplomacy. In this subject students first learn about diplomacy then, via a range of innovative and diverse negotiation exercises, get to practice diplomacy. In this practical context, the flagship exercise is a long negotiation role-play that runs for six weeks (in 2015, for example, we designed and ran a mulit-party negotiation simulation based on the tragic Syrian crisis). The aim of such exercises and, indeed, the subject is twofold and unique: to allow students to put theory into practice during a subject and, second, to encourage the participants to think and act like diplomats.
|Faculty||Faculty of Society & Design|
|Study abroad||Available to Study Abroad students|
1. Interpret and deliver concise and relevant information in a written assignment.
2. Identify strengths, weaknesses and appropriate action in a variety of tense negotiation settings.
3. Understanding the theoretical approaches to Diplomacy (i.e. an understanding of the core diplomatic literature).
4. Understanding the practical and professional realm of Diplomacy.
No prior knowledge required.