Diplomacy in the 21st Century

FutureLearn Diplomacy in the 21st Century

Platform
FutureLearn
Provider
The Open University
Effort
2 hours/week
Length
6 weeks
Language
English
Credentials
Paid Certificate Available
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Overview
Broaden your understanding of modern diplomacy with diplomats and other experts
This course has been developed by the Diplomatic Academy of the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office. The aim is to provide a platform for a broad discussion about diplomacy.

The course is written from a British perspective but the aim is to start a global conversation. The focus is on the practice, theory and tradecraft of diplomacy rather than foreign affairs and international policy.

The course covers diplomatic representation; digital diplomacy; women, gender and diplomacy; theories of diplomacy; leading diplomatic missions; and diplomatic tradecraft including networking and reporting.

The course is aimed at all UK government staff working on international issues, in the UK and overseas; at colleagues from other Diplomatic Academies and Ministries of Foreign Affairs worldwide; at thinktanks, academics and professionals in any sector whose work has a close relation to diplomacy; at students in fields such as diplomatic studies; and at anybody interested in the nature of a diplomatic career.

What topics will you cover?
  • Overview of modern diplomatic representation
  • The new tools of social media and wider digital diplomacy
  • The history of women in British diplomacy and the gender equality agenda
  • Overview of some key theories of diplomacy
  • The challenges of expeditionary diplomacy and leadership in a diplomatic context
  • Diplomatic tradecraft including protocol, networking and reporting

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Jonathan Marshall
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FutureLearn
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