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Approx. 9 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week...

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Subtitles: English, Chinese (Simplified)

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Welcome

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

E-tivity1: What is Diplomacy?

In this E-tivity we will question the nature of diplomacy and construct a definition. ...
2 videos (Total 7 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
2 videos
Simon discusses the key characteristics of Global Diplomacy1m
2 readings
Instructions10m
Hans Morgenthau, "Diplomacy"50m
Week
2
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...
2 videos (Total 12 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
2 videos
Failure in Diplomacy6m
2 readings
Instructions10m
Robert Lansing - 'The Peace Negotiations's
Week
3
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....
3 videos (Total 7 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
3 videos
Simon identifies the key characteristics of a good diplomat1m
Simon addresses the question of what is an Ambassador?57s
2 readings
Instructions10m
Chas Freeman, Diplomacy as a Profession4m
Week
4
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. ...
1 video (Total 4 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
2 readings
Instructions10m
Alan Henrikson, "The Future of Diplomacy? Five Projective Visions"10m
Week
5
5 hours to complete

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 (Total 120 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
12 videos
Prof Jason Dittmar7m
Dr Dan Plesch7m
Mr John Worne5m
Dr Martin Brown10m
Prof Naoko Shimazu11m
Baroness Valerie Amos7m
Prof Stephen Casey15m
Prof Stephen Hopgood12m
Mr Omah Salha11m
Dr Richard Woodward8m
Dr Mark Laffey14m
3 readings
Instructions10m
Action Group for Syria Final Communiqué10m
Rudin Harry R., 'Diplomacy, Democracy, Security: Two Centuries in Contrast'10m
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By DSMay 14th 2019

Excellent course for those aspiring to be career diplomats. Engages us with a history of diplomacy ever since it was widely practised and accepted as a form of conflict management and resolution.

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.

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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

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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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