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Program Description:


This one-year program emphasizes the role of diplomacy in the contemporary international environment, complex and interconnected as it is, which presents an array of challenges for policy analysts, decision makers, and scholars alike. This situation is especially relevant to the Middle East and Mediterranean regions as areas fraught with chronic tension, domestic and international conflict, and which face several acute social and economic issues.

The focus of the program is such that it will bring to the fore the fundamental role of collaborative diplomatic mechanisms, and as such is designed to provide students with new insights, concepts and analytical tools for fully understanding the enhanced functions of diplomacy in this new setting. The program is intended to enable students to identify effective solutions for a broad range of political, cultural, and economic issues which they will face, and for their continued involvement as administrators, officials, and decision makers when involved with complex negotiations and policy implementation.

The one-year program is taught in English over three consecutive semesters from October through September. Upon completion of the program, students will be awarded a Master of Arts in International Relations and a certificate of specialization in Diplomatic Studies from the School of Political Sciences.

Program Highlights:

  • Highlight the role of diplomacy as a key element for systematically addressing the broad cluster of questions and issues that impact the entire world, and which cannot, therefore, be effectively dealt with exclusively from a narrow unilateral or bilateral vantage point.

  • Introduce students to the usefulness of various diplomatic tools and techniques, including digital diplomacy and the simulation of diplomatic processes, as a means for promoting international stability and collaboration.

  • Expose the students to the actual functioning of diplomatic institutions (i.e., the Israeli Foreign Ministry, UN headquarters) through fieldtrips.    

Highlighted Courses*:

  • Human Rights, Ethics and Diplomacy

  • The New Diplomacy: Structure, Technology And Processes

  • Theories of Diplomacy

  • Diplomatic Simulation - Workshops

  • Foreign Policy and Diplomacy in Practice - Workshop**


* The curriculum is subject to change without notice





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