IR501 – Workshop on Diplomacy
Mode of Delivery: Classroom instruction. See Addendum for specific details.
Pre-requisites: Graduate Standing
The course concentrates on practical aspects of diplomacy, including policy formulation, representation, reporting and analysis, persuasion, consular protection and services, public affairs, and administration. The approach is both historical and practical, including examples from real life.
Upon Successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
|Examine the diplomatic and consular career, its objectives, its ethics and its specialist terminology.||Exam, course assignments|
|Write diplomatic reports and analyses.||Exam, course assignments|
|Create foreign policy.||Exam, course assignments|
|Examine consular work.||Exam, course assignments|
|Create demarches to foreign governments.||Exam, course assignments|
Title: Diplomacy, 34thed
Authors: Nicolson, Sir Harold
Publisher: Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown
Title: Diplomatic Handbook, 6th ed
Author: Feltham, R.G
Publisher: Longman, 1992.
Additional Reading and Supplemental Texts:
Kissinger, Henry A.Diplomacy,Simon & Schuster,1994
Gore-Booth, Lord (ed.),Satow’s Guide to Diplomatic Practice, Longman 1988
Macomber, William,The Angels Game, revised ed., published by author, 1997
Thayer, Charles W.,Diplomat, Harper & Bros. and Greenwood Press, 1959
Topics Covered Academic Hours:
Diplomatic history and organization 15
- Ancient, Byzantine, Italian, French, and “American” diplomacy
- Foreign ministries
- Broader foreign affairs actors
- Diplomatic and Consular missions
- Diplomatic characteristics and ethics
Consular Work – Guest Lecture 3
- Protection, visas, etc.
Midterm examination 1.5
Methods and techniques of communication 13.5
- Reporting and analysis
- Policy making
Protocol, privileges and immunities 3
Conference management 3
“Humanitarian Intervention” 3
Final examination 3
Total 45 hrs.