Deadline: 14 April 2018
Open to: students with different academic backgrounds and a general interest in negotiation, diplomacy and international relations
Venue: 20-23 April 2018, Prishtina, Kosovo
The Academy for Protocol and Diplomacy organize new course at Spring University which will be held in Prishtina, Kosovo.
The overall aim of this course will be to introduce students to the art of diplomacy in the Western tradition with an emphasis on the beginning of the 19th century through to contemporary international politics. In particular, the course will stress the evolution of the Ambassador’s role over time and how such factors as technology, communications and ideology have impacted the efficacy of the diplomatic process. Students will be shown the relationship of diplomacy to the political system, especially how the MFA and Ambassador’s role is rooted in constitutions and international norms. The course will provide a clear account of the shape and functions of the world diplomatic system as it stands at the beginning of the 21st century: what it is, what it does, and why it is important. The course aims to provide knowledge of the nature of diplomacy; when diplomacy is appropriate; the advantages and disadvantages of different diplomatic methods; and the lexicon of diplomacy. Students will be given a strong grasp of the nature of diplomacy conceived as a specialized professional activity developed over many centuries, and be able to defend its value with authority and enthusiasm.
- The eligible students to apply are all students/candidates that no need visa to enter to the Republic of Kosovo;
- Students with different academic backgrounds and a general interest in negotiation, diplomacy and international relations will benefit from each other in an intercultural and interdisciplinary learning process;
- Former classes consisted of regular students and practitioners such as civil servants, communication experts, EU Institutions employee, young politicians and even parliamentary officials;
- The course does not require special knowledge about international relations, diplomacy, international negotiations, history or culture, but participants should be interested in more than just their field of specialization. In class participation, especially in the discussions with experts, is essential for the course success and plays an important role in grading.
- Tuition fee for Kosovo students/participants is 65 EUR and covers: three lunches, reading materials, lectures, coffee breaks, certification, study visits;
- The tuition fee for non-Kosovo students/participants is 80 EUR and covers: accommodation in private apartments (max three people per apartment), three lunches, reading materials, lectures, coffee breaks, certification, and study visits.
How to apply?
All participants must send their CV and motivation letter to [email protected] by 14th of April 2018.
For more information, please contact [email protected]