Diplomacy and International Law
This module sets the context for diplomatic activity by outlining the evolution of the diplomatic profession and focusing on the relationship between diplomacy and international law, including how international law impacts on the professional and practical life of a diplomat. This module also described how international law is shaped by diplomacy.
The United Nations System – Multilateral Diplomacy
This module builds on the diplomat’s knowledge of the United Nations and emphasizes the practical skills and tools necessary to be both an effective diplomat in the largest and most comprehensive multilateral international institution but also succeed in multilateral policy environments.
Global Finance: Investment and Trade Diplomacy
This module expands the diplomat’s knowledge of international economics and business, of the tools, including the various institutions, used by diplomats to realize objectives and of the strategies for overcoming obstacles.
Security Policy: Alliance and Partnership Diplomacy
This module examines international security policy from the practical, diplomatic perspective, including highlighting successful policies and examining why some failed and others succeeded. Case studies from formal and ad hoc coalitions will be considered.
Arms Control and Disarmament
This module focuses on the field of arms control and disarmament, concentrating on contemporary issues and concerns, recent diplomatic failures and successes and the reasons for such results. Case studies will also be considered.
Intelligence and Diplomacy
This module explores the evolving world of intelligence and information sharing as it affects and complicates relations among states. Basic skills for gathering and assessing the value of information will be considered.
Environment and Health Diplomacy
This module focuses on skills and knowledge-development of global environmental and health issues, associated institutions and treaties, and strategies available for diplomats in addressing concerns in these areas. Themes pertaining to economic development and international civil society groups will also be addressed.
Human Rights Diplomacy
This module focuses on skills and knowledge-development of human rights issues, associated institutions and treaties, global, cultural and regional challenges that arise in moving forward on human rights issues and strategies available for diplomats in addressing concerns in this area.
Disaster and Humanitarian Relief
This module examines national and international strategies and programs, including cooperation with NGOs and other actors on the ground, employed by diplomats to alleviate humanitarian crises that result from famine, natural disasters, and civil conflicts.
Energy and Natural Resource Diplomacy
This module focuses on skills and knowledge development of natural resource issues, associated institutions and treaties, global, cultural and regional challenges that exist and will increasingly emerge as global energy and natural resources become scarce and the world’s ecosystem is affected by climate change.
Critical Infrastructure Protection Diplomacy
This module examines the increasingly relevant issue of economic infrastructure and industrial security. The module focuses on providing the diplomat with grounding in the most current issues and trends related to CIP, associated institutions and treaties and the global, cultural and regional challenges that require diplomatic attention.