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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....
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English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Section
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1 hour to complete

Welcome

Welcome to Global Diplomacy: Diplomacy in the Modern World. ...
Reading
3 readings
Reading3 readings
Read Me First10m
Course Outline10m
Classic Diplomatic Texts10m
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3 hours to complete

E-tivity1: What is Diplomacy?

In this E-tivity we will question the nature of diplomacy and construct a definition. ...
Reading
2 videos (Total 7 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video2 videos
Simon discusses the key characteristics of Global Diplomacy1m
Reading2 readings
Instructions10m
Hans Morgenthau, "Diplomacy"50m

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Section
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4 hours to complete

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...
Reading
2 videos (Total 12 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video2 videos
Failure in Diplomacy6m
Reading2 readings
Instructions10m
Robert Lansing - 'The Peace Negotiations'm

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2 hours to complete

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....
Reading
3 videos (Total 7 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video3 videos
Simon identifies the key characteristics of a good diplomat1m
Simon addresses the question of what is an Ambassador?m
Reading2 readings
Instructions10m
Chas Freeman, Diplomacy as a Profession4m

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3 hours to complete

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. ...
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1 video (Total 4 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Reading2 readings
Instructions10m
Alan Henrikson, "The Future of Diplomacy? Five Projective Visions"10m
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By HDOct 28th 2017

A great course with a unique style of instruction. The interactions with many teachers, researchers and persons with experience in diplomacy gave some amazing insights about global diplomacy.

By BKSep 20th 2016

This course is interesting where it develops your understanding in International Relations and Diplomacy protocols. I love the course to strengthen my knowledge on Foreign Policy. Happy study

Instructor

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,
SOAS, University of London

About University of London

The University of London is a federal University which includes 18 world leading Colleges. Our distance learning programmes were founded in 1858 and have enriched the lives of thousands of students, delivering high quality University of London degrees wherever our students are across the globe. Our alumni include 7 Nobel Prize winners. Today, we are a global leader in distance and flexible study, offering degree programmes to over 50,000 students in over 180 countries. To find out more about studying for one of our degrees where you are, visit www.london.ac.uk...

About SOAS University of London

SOAS is the world’s leading institution for the study of Asia, Africa and the Middle East, and offers a truly global perspective. With its vast repository of knowledge and expertise on our specialist regions, SOAS is uniquely placed to inform and shape current thinking about the economic, political, cultural, security and religious challenges of our world. SOAS, founded in 1916, offers world class teaching in Law, Politics, Economics, Finance and Management, Development Studies, Languages and Cultures, History, the Arts and many other areas. ...

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