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The practice of diplomacy in the 21st Century requires new and creative responses to the complex nature of bridge building, community formation and conflict resolution. While the work of nation-state diplomatic corps representatives remains central to such efforts, diplomacy is also practiced by multiple non-state actors and individuals, including business people, scientists, artists, community organizers, activists, clergy and educators. Diplomacy today is truly transprofessional.
DePaul's program in Applied Diplomacy addresses these realities through an innovative program designed to train a new generation of diplomats. At both the undergraduate and graduate level the curriculum is multidisciplinary in expertise, deeply rooted in an ethic of collaboration and is designed to serve the needs of bridge builders across multiple boundaries of difference.
What would it look like if a future nation-state diplomat spent time with Chicago-based community organizers, in order to learn about the real-world intricacies of negotiation and coalition-building across boundaries of difference? Can you imagine a world in which a Chicago community organizer has the same background in international relations, international political economy and mediation as a peer in the foreign service?
DePaul’s Applied Diplomacy program is dedicated to re-conceptualizing the practice of diplomacy to make these interconnections possible. Uniting traditional and non-traditional approaches to the field, the program seeks to transform our understanding of both. We emphasize the critical necessity for practitioners of diplomacy to become culturally, racially, ethnically, ecologically and religiously literate, and embrace an interdisciplinary and intercultural definition of the term diplomacy.
The faculty of Applied Diplomacy are drawn from twenty-one different departments and programs across the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, making it one of the most disciplinarily diverse diplomatic studies programs in the United States. Our diverse constellation of teacher-scholars bring the critical insights of a liberal arts education to bear on the concrete work of promoting cooperation, community building and conflict resolution in multiple contexts. The Faculty come from not only DePaul's International Studies and Political Science departments, but also from African and Black Diaspora Studies; Anthropology; Art, Media and Design; Community Service Studies; Critical Ethnic Studies; Forced Migration Studies; Geography; History; History of Art and Architecture; Latin American and Latino Studies; Modern Languages; Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies; Public Health; Public Service; Religious Studies; Sociology; Sustainable Urban Development; Women and Gender Studies; and Writing, Rhetoric and Discourse.
|Program Requirements||Quarter Hours|
|Total hours required||48|
Students will be able to:
- Recognize the inherent interdependence between the local and the global
- Explain how diplomacy is not only practiced by elite nation-state actors but also by people on the ground of diverse professions, social locations and worldviews
- Define the core concepts which guide the study of statecraft, nation-state diplomacy, comparative politics and international relations
- Describe the relationship between track-one and track-two diplomacy and the potential of this relationship to be more deeply integrated
- Explain how the world’s neighborhoods, community groups, cities, states, regions, and transnational environmental realities are interdependent and cannot be understood in isolation
- Achieve competency in a second language, not only to communicate with others but also as a means of understanding that each language comes with particular worldviews, strengths and limitations which inform the practice of diplomacy
- Analyze, understand and critique both normative and non-normative definitions of power, and the unique contributions both make toward the work of diminishing conflict and promoting peace-building
- Explain the profound value of being able to understand and learn from communities that are not one's own through the lens of art, culture, language, religion and the experiences of others.
- Compile a portfolio whose goal is to place the classroom learning from the program into direct, systematic conversation with the real world diplomatic challenges of bridge building, negotiation and conflict resolution presented in the context of their internship placements
Hold for Degree Requirements
|APD 400||DIPLOMACY: ITS FOUNDATIONS AND FUTURES||4|
|INT 402||INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY||4|
|MPS 511||SUSTAINABLE INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT||4|
|PSC 400||THEORIES OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS||4|
Professional Development & Experiential Learning
|Choose four from the following:||16|
|GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS) FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT|
|GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS) FOR SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT|
|WEB GIS AND SPATIAL DATA VISUALIZATION ON THE WEB|
|INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC SERVICE MANAGEMENT|
|INTRODUCTION TO NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT|
|NONPROFIT FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION|
|LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT|
|FUNDAMENTALS OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT|
|LOCAL GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION|
|APPLIED STATISTICS FOR PUBLIC SERVICE|
|ECONOMIC FOUNDATIONS OF PUBLIC SERVICE|
|ADVOCACY AND LOBBYING|
|PRINCIPLES OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND PLANNING|
|PUBLIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION AND PLANNING|
|STUDY ABROAD SEMINAR IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION/INSTITUTIONS|
|ETHICAL LEADERSHIP IN PUBLIC SERVICE|
|INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP|
|STATISTICS FOR THE SOCIAL SCIENCES|
|CLASSICAL AND MODERN THEORY|
|RESEARCH ON URBAN CULTURES|
|URBAN DESIGN LABORATORY|
|GRANT AND PROPOSAL WRITING|
- Critical Approaches to Diplomacy, Applied Diplomacy (MA)
- Diplomacy and Critical Ethnic Studies, Applied Diplomacy (MA)
- Diplomacy and Global Public Health, Applied Diplomacy (MA)
- Diplomacy and International Public Service, Applied Diplomacy (MA)
- Diplomacy and Migration, Applied Diplomacy (MA)
- Urban Diplomacy, Applied Diplomacy (MA)