|LEVEL||05 - Postgraduate Modular Diploma or Degree Course|
|DESCRIPTION||The aim of this study-unit is both theoretical and practical. There is some emphasis on general principles but the major part of the course focuses on diplomatic skills, most particularly on negotiation and on intercultural diplomacy in the Mediterranean. The contents of the course change from year to year in accordance with major international developments.
This study unit will focus on the international, regional and national dimensions of diplomacy with a specific focus on diplomacy in the Euro-Mediterranean area. Particular attention is dedicated to the practical level of diplomatic interaction with case studies assessing inter-regional and intra-regional relations between and with Europe and the Mediterranean.
Contents (1st Semester)
Module I – Diplomatic Protocol
- Principles of Protocol
- Protocol Practice
Module II – Diplomatic Practice: Professional Skills Training
- Political Diplomacy
Advising the Minister
Information Gathering & Reporting
Representing National Interests
Briefing – Written & Oral
Managing an Embassy
- Public Diplomacy
Promoting National Interests
Role of Foreign Ministry
Role of Embassy
Managing the Press & the Public
& nbsp Identifying National Strengths
- Media Training
The Diplomat and the Media
Assessment of the National Media
How to Use the Press
How to Write a Press Release
Interview Techniques: Journalists’ Objectives
Diplomats’ Objectives: Journalists’ Methods
Diplomats’ Interview Plan: Tactics & Techniques; Presentation
Module III – Economic Diplomacy
- What is Economic Diplomacy?
- Trade and Diplomacy
- Finance in Economic Diplomacy
- Tourism and Economic Diplomacy
- Economic Diplomacy as a Vehicle for Global Sustainable Development
Contents (2nd Semester)
Module IV – The Diplomacy of International River Management
- World Water Crisis: Facts and Vision
- Regional Negotiations and Dialogue
- Regional Water Conflicts and Cooperation
- Basic Principles of Conflict Management
- Global and Regional Simulation Exercises
Module V – Communication and Negotiation: Netherlands Institute of International Relations 'Clingendael' (including simulation games)
- Intercultural Communication
- International Negotiation
- Barston, R. Modern Diplomacy, Longman, 2006 (3rd Ed.)
- Conca, K. Governing Water, The Mit Press, 2006
- Dolatyar, D. and Gray, T.S. Water Politics in the Middle East: A Context for Conflict or Cooperation?
- Friedman, T. The World is Flat – the Globalized World in the 21st Century, Penguin Books, 2006
- Kissinger, H. Diplomacy, Simon and Schuster Paperbacks, 1994
- Mason, S.A. From Conflict to Cooperation in the Nile Basin, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, 2003
- Miall, H., Woodhouse, T. and Ramsbotham, O. Contemporary Conflict Resolution, Polity Press, 2005 (2nd Ed.)
|METHOD OF ASSESSMENT||
Tanya Sammut Bonnici
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