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5 free online courses on Global Diplomacy

Global Health Diplomacy

Global Health Diplomacy is a public health online course offered by the State University of New York in the United States. The purpose of the class is to introduce the concept of global health diplomacy and allow students to better understand the diplomatic, financial and geopolitical influences on global health decision making. Taught through online videos and readings, the class lasts for seven weeks with all instruction given in English. There is no fee to enroll in the course; however, students who require a certificate of completion will need to pay a small fee when they sign up for the class.

Global Diplomacy – Diplomacy in the Modern World

Global Diplomacy – Diplomacy in the Modern World is an online political science course offered by SOAS University of London and the University of London International Programmes in the United Kingdom. The class is a part of a series of courses devoted to global diplomacy. During the five-week course, students will learn about the development of global diplomacy and its long history and then come to understand how diplomatic practices and procedures have changed in light of contemporary politics. The class provides students the opportunity to employ theoretical and empirical approaches to debate to improve their own skills in diplomacy.

Global Diplomacy: The United Nations in the World

Global Diplomacy: The United Nations in the World is an online political science course offered by the University of London International Programmes in the United Kingdom. Students can take the course on its own or as a part of the Global Diplomacy series offered by the university. The class lasts for seven weeks and includes the following modules: The UN Today: what is it?; Where did the United Nations come from, and why?; Power in international politics: how does the UN Security Council work?; What is the place of human rights in international politics?; Emergency help: how does the UN respond to crises?; and Where next for the UN?

Cultural Diplomacy

Cultural Diplomacy is an online political science course offered by the European University Institute located in Italy. The course is an introductory class that is taught entirely in English through video lectures and supplemental readings. Students interested in foreign policy, public policy, arts, culture and heritage can benefit from the class. Individuals currently employed in these sectors may also find the course beneficial. The class lasts for three weeks and gives students the opportunity to explore how cultural diplomacy works and come to understand the impact that cultural diplomacy has on the modern world.

Diplomacy in the 21st Century

Diplomacy in the 21st Century is an online political science course offered by the Open University, a public distance education college. The class was developed with assistance from the Diplomatic Academy of the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office and is geared toward UK governmental staff, individuals employed at thinktanks, academics and students who hope to one day work in these types of careers. This free course lasts for two weeks and covers a number of topics, including diplomatic representation; digital diplomacy; women, gender and diplomacy; theories of diplomacy; leading diplomatic missions; and diplomatic tradecraft including networking and reporting.

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Human Rights Careers

Human Rights Careers (HRC) aims to help human rights students, recent graduates and young professionals to pursue a career in the highly competitive field of human rights.