Document Type

Graduate Syllabus


Spring 2009



Course Number

DIPL 6195

Course Description

The practice of diplomacy is rapidly changing. The historic profession of representing nation states has collided with the 24-hour media cycle, terrorism, globalization, climate change, proliferation, disease, changes in demography and stresses on those institutions which still dominate the post- 1945 landscape. What will need to change if diplomats are to help meet the challenges of the 21st century?

Our work together will consider what should define 21st century diplomatic practice. We will then try to apply ideas for change through presentations, role-plays and written work. Success will require regular attendance, doing the assigned readings, preparing an oral presentation, actively participating in the role-play/simulations and completing and turning in on time the three types of written assignments. In accordance with Seton Hall’s procedures, students with disabilities should contact Disabilities Support Services for special accommodations.