About this course
Diplomacy is the art and practice of conducting negotiations between representatives of groups or states. It usually refers to international diplomacy, the conduct of international relations through the intercession of professional diplomats with regard to issues of peace-making, trade, war, economics, culture, environment and human rights. International treaties are usually negotiated by diplomats prior to endorsement by national politicians. In an informal or social sense, diplomacy is the employment of tact to gain strategic advantage or to find mutually acceptable solutions to a common challenge, one set of tools being the phrasing of statements in a non-confrontational or polite manner.
In a world first, Stenden Rangsit offers this double minor (20 week) programme. It will provide professional education in international studies covering the entire spectrum of international relations from international security, international law, international politics, diplomatic history, international economics and business culture with a focus on the Asian region. Wherever possible there will be case studies drawn from the experiences of Asia. Since political, economic, cultural and legal issues at the international level are becoming increasingly intertwined, a multi-disciplinary approach will be employed in the teaching and learning of these subjects.
The programme with exciting high-profile guest lecturers will further emphasise the importance of connecting theory with practice. Hence, there will be intensive training on practical skills such as techniques, diplomatic practices, media skills, rhetoric and languages.
This academically taxing programme is strongly recommended to students wishing to fast-track a truly international career in top management.