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INTR13-309: Diplomacy: Theory and Practice


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. For example, in 2015, we designed and ran a multi-party negotiation simulation based on the tragic Syrian crisis. The aims of such exercises and the subject are 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.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • January 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2022 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • International Relations and Humanities
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2021: $3,890
  • Commencing in 2022: $3,950

Learning outcomes

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.

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