PACS 224: Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
This course introduces students to diplomacy: its academic definition, different theories and its various forms. Students learn the functions of diplomacy in conflict situation and its scope in peacemaking and peacbuilding. They study the foreign policy making process and learn from the cultural inputs across nations. They study negotiation methods, styles and develop their individual professional bargaining skills through simulation in their classes. Students are expected to have a comprehensive understanding about the major international diplomatic tools – Vienna Convention of Diplomatic Relations.
The course covers meaning, theories and different forms of diplomacy; changes and development of diplomacy; trends of diplomacy after the cold war; process of diplomacy; diplomacy and its activities; diplomacy and statecraft: nation-state; Vienna convention of diplomatic relations 1961; diplomacy and conflict management;