This course provides foundation into the principles of diplomacy on an international, national, state and local level. Emphasis will be placed on combining theoretical and practical applications addressing governments, businesses and citizen groups in the development of diplomatic techniques and the basic principles of protocol. Case studies and class exercises are employed to help students develop skills in multi-party negotiations, conflict resolution, crisis and resource allocation and decision making. Course content is guided by an understanding that the relationship between diplomacy in an era of globalization and instant communications is integral in facilitating, mitigating and dealing with the challenges we face in the 21st. century.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Public Policy and Administration BS Program.