Weekly study6 hours
Introduction to Modern Diplomacy: Principles, Practices and Actors
This course isn't running right now. We can email you when it starts again, or check out these other courses you might like.
Learn about the practices of modern diplomacy within the 21st century
Over the duration of this informative course, you’ll develop an understanding of the framework of modern diplomacy within the 21st century, and will gain in-depth knowledge of how to relate diplomacy to the current state of global affairs.
Discover the framework of modern diplomacy
After an overview of the concept of diplomacy and its principles and practices, you’ll then use case studies to explore examples of diplomacy with a global content, and will get the chance to learn from diplomatic journeys around the globe.
You’ll also cover the legal frameworks of diplomatic and consular law within the modern world, and will decipher what the law of diplomatic immunities means in our current environment.
Apply the skills of communications and protocol within a diplomatic context
Using case studies with leaders from all over the globe, you’ll get an insight into how to best communicate themes of diplomacy and the protocol behind it.
You’ll also learn about smart diplomacy - the latest trends within managing international relations - as well as the role Artificial Intelligence and digital diplomacy play in today’s world.
Finally, you’ll cover the themes of soft power and public diplomacy within the current geopolitical sphere.
Learn from the best minds at the Global Diplomatic Forum
You’ll be learning from some of the world’s leading experts in the themes of diplomacy, as well as academics, international organisations and leaders within the technological and corporate spheres.
Learning on this course
You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Improve career advancement opportunities with up to date skills and knowledge
- Develop an understanding of the framework of modern diplomacy
- Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of relating digital diplomacy to foreign policy objectives
- Synthesise the process of diplomatic work in its current environment
- Apply the skills of communications and protocol in diplomatic context with leaders
- Identify transferable knowledge and skills necessary to advance in every field
Who is the course for?
This informative course is for students and trainee diplomats aiming to pursue a career in diplomacy for their government or for international organisations.
It’s also suitable for junior diplomats looking to update their knowledge and sharpen their diplomatic skills.