Who should attend
Diplomats, Executives from the private and public sectors, aspiring to acquire in a synthetic and efficient way a better understanding of a globalized world
About the course
In an uncertain and changing international context, new threats, now multiform and diffuse, require an awareness of all citizens. Because the world is less readable and more fluctuating, defense issues and international relations are today in the foreground and require relevant answers, answers to which all diplomats must take part. As a central player in the dissemination of the spirit of defense and political science and public policy, Sciences Po is an excellent forum for debate and reflection necessary for understanding strategic issues. Sciences Po Executive Education offers a high-level programme, to decipher an increasingly complex environment, allowing everyone to situate themselves and to stimulate exchanges on the key issues of the moment. The topics focused on the news and treated by the best experts, allow the participants eager to deepen the big stakes of the international relations and the new geostrategic challenges of the contemporary world. Executives, nowadays, need to take a step further, to have the ability to understand political datas, and how to make political choices.
Part 1: Background
- Sociology of international relations
- Political / Institutional Representations
Part 2: Method & typology of diplomacy
- Public Diplomacy (Cultural Diplomacy - Roles and Networks)
- Economic Diplomacy
Part 3: Strategic environment, defense issues and new security issues
- International Security and Defense
- International Crisis Management
- Update and deepen knowledge of the participants in matters of Diplomacy, Strategy, and International Relations
- Guide the participants in a research process that will provide them with a high level of expertise in their own research area
- Aims to develop the analytical, action and decision support capabilities in international environments
- Understand the evolution of major global security dynamics
Christian Lequesne, holds BA and MA degrees from Sciences Po Strasbourg and the College of Europe, Bruges. He then got his Ph.D. in political science and his Habilitation in Sciences Po Paris (Supervisor: Professor Alfred Grosser). Assistant, Department of Political and Administrative Studies o...
Hugo Meijer is CNRS Research Fellow at Sciences Po, Center for International Studies (CERI). He is also the Founding Director of the European Initiative on Security Studies (EISS), a network of scholars from over eighty universities that share the goal of consolidating security studies in Europe....
Thierry Balzacq was a Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) at the University of Edinburgh from July 2012 till February 2013, and Tocqueville Professor of International Relations at the University of Namur in Belgium (on leave). A former Research Fellow at the Cent...
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