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Undergraduate Certificate in Diplomatic Studies (CDS) Info Session
February 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
RSVP link: https://ucds-2018.eventbrite.com
Please join us on February 21 in CCAS Boardroom from 4:00-5:00 pm for an information session to learn more about the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy’s certificate in diplomatic studies. Current sophomores are eligible to apply by March 23, 2018.
The undergraduate Certificate in Diplomatic Studies is designed for students whose careers will demand an understanding of the formulation and implementation of foreign policy. It is open to students from all BSFS majors and seeks to build on the BSFS program’s multidisciplinary core curriculum that includes courses on international affairs, government, economics, history, theology, philosophy, geography, and foreign languages. Diplomacy is the conduct or practice of foreign policy – its formulation and implementation – by government and inter-governmental organizations in furtherance of their interests. Diplomacy is neither synonymous with foreign policy itself or international relations, nor is it solely the practice of international negotiation or the tradecraft of professional diplomats (e.g. how to deliver a demarche). The U/CDS is therefore designed to complement the IPOL foreign policy/processes field and to increase the understanding of students from other majors of the practical side of policy
Who: Students currently enrolled in BSFS degree program with a declared major.
When: Second semester of sophomore year (deadline: March 23, 2018) or (with ISD permission) first semester of junior year.
How: Complete attached application form (link), to include statement that clearly reflects considered selection of courses to be taken, proposed research focus and articulation of how certificate complements area of concentration.
To inquire further, please contact Jim Seevers, ISD’s Director of Studies, who runs the undergraduate certificate program and will closely advise U/CDS students about certificate requirements (firstname.lastname@example.org).