Document Type

Graduate Syllabus


Fall 2019



Course Number

DIPL 6201

Course Description

The focus and aim of this Course - DIPL 6201: United Nations Security Council Issues - is to examine United Nations Security Council issues at this critical juncture in global affairs, amidst the backdrop of a rise in undemocratic and illiberal politics in a number of countries. The United Nations is the world’s premier multilateral organization whose voting membership is made up of sovereign nation-states. And therefore, its success or failure is solely dependent upon the performance or non-optimal performance of its member states in exercising their political will for the greater good. And it is within the prism of political interactions between the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council and its impact on the wider United Nations system in particular that determines issues of great importance for diplomacy and international relations in the 21st century.