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OADI 2085 - Foreign Policy and Diplomacy​: Current Dynamics​

Type d'enseignement : Lecture alone

Semester : Spring 2017-2018

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English



Course Description

Foreign Policy and Diplomacy​: Current Dynamics​ is a course designed to develop students capacities to analyze states foreign policy and the dynamic of international relations. Through the discussion of present world events and its geopolitical impacts we try to promote the understanding of foreign policy action, the dynamics of world power relations and the functioning of the international system. We study particularly the globalization process and its disruptive economic, social, political and geopolitical effects, focusing the specific interaction between global markets and political powers. Finally, the course questions the new responsibilities of foreign policy and diplomacy to preserve the stability of the world system and the future of the global community.


  • AMADO, Luis (vice president du conseil général)
  • TANKE, Sarah (Etudiante doctorant)

Pedagogical format

Please note that the course will be a LECTURE instead of a Seminar.

Course validation

Assiduity and students participation in classes ( 20% ) A mid-term exercise ( 40% ). End of March. Students are asked to comment some news. individual or group final paper ( 40% ). Research on a topic previously accepted.

Required reading

  • Kissinger, Henri ; "World Order", Penguin Press, 2014
  • S. Nye, Joseph; "The future of Power ", Public Affairs, 2011
  • Macdonald, James : " When globalization fails - the rise and fall of Pax Americana ", Farrat, Strauss and Giroux, 2015

Additional required reading

Further readings will be announced during the course