CERIUM - Centre d'études et de recherches internationales
Diplomacy and Statecraft


Diplomacy and Statecraft (offered in English only)
From June 23rd to June 28th 2014


The summer school on diplomacy and statecraft will center around the question : how does diplomacy affect international relations independent of other important factors such as power ? Do diplomats matter ? What is it about diplomacy that makes agreements more or less easy to reach, helps avoid war, or allows those who excel at it to do better than they might have otherwise ? What makes good or bad diplomat ? We will draw on insights from a variety of disciplines (including but not limited to psychology, sociology, economics, and neuroscience) to explore the phenomenon of diplomacy, going in-depth into cases such as the end of the Cold War and the appeasement of Nazi Germany.


This course is intended for anyone with an interest in international issues, as well as for members of NGOs and public servant, diplomats, journalists and business executives.

The school is organized in collaboration with the University of Montreal Faculty of Arts and Sciences and can be credited at the Master’s level as PLU6902A-D (3 cr. and 1,5 cr.).

The school is open to third-year undergraduate students with a GPA of at least 3,5/4.3. Enrollement is conditional on the approval of their undergraduate program advisor.

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Organized and coordinated by :

- Brian Rathbun
Associate Professor
University of Southern California.
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