Created by:  University of London, SOAS University of London

  • Dr J. Simon Rofe, SOAS, University of London

    Taught by:  Dr J. Simon Rofe, SOAS, University of London, Senior Lecturer in Diplomacy and International Studies, Global Diplomacy Programme Director, Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy,

    SOAS, University of London
Commitment5 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week
Language
English, Subtitles: Chinese (Simplified)
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4.5 stars
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Rated 4.5 out of 5 of 637 ratings

This course shows me how to be a better diplomat.

The course does a good job at presenting contemporary views on diplomacy in an accessible way. There's nothing too academic going on, and the relation between the new conception of diplomacy presented here and the recent changes in international law (particularly when it comes to human rights) is only hinted at; but overall it serves as a nice introductory course to the subject and offers some interesting insights.

The course material is also quite interesting. My only issue with it is that the "classes", which are actually interviews with specialists, are cut so that only the section related to the theme being discussed in a given week will be displayed. At week 5, however, the whole interviews are made available, and you have to watch the same clips from previous weeks along with the new bits. I found that watching the interviews without cuts was much more interesting than watching the clips, and I wish I had known about them sooner.

I was really interesting ! It was my first approach to diplomacy and it was just so interesting to see how it does not only concern the political domain, but also organisations communication and our everyday life as well! Being able to read and think about the definitions of my peers was also nice because it made me think about perspectives I didn't think of at first.

Great course!!!

Very enlightening and interesting. Also straight to the point. Reviewing other student's work helped me learn better.