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SISU-369 Topics in Public Diplomacy (3)

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic. Rotating topics focusing on public diplomacy. Grading: A-F only. Prerequisite: SISU-206 and SISU-260.

SISU-369 001
Term: SPRING 2016
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Diplomatic Practice
This seminar studies diplomacy in theory, history, and practice, as a political process and as an instrument of foreign policy. It covers diplomats' relations with their own governments as well as the countries in which they serve; how they use information on the politics, economics, and society of their host nation; the origin and costs of mistakes; and the future of diplomacy in an era of globalization and instant communication. It seeks to illustrate approaches to diplomacy through historical examples and contemporary case studies, linking diplomatic practice to current events.