“As it stands today, diplomatic theory and practice is for the most part the story of the European man: his triumphs, technologies of the self and methods for mediating otherness, hence the need to come up with an idea of diplomacy predicated on different subjectivities and set of ethico-politico considerations.”
- Sam Okoth Opondo, “Decolonizing Diplomacy: Reflections on African Estrangement and Exclusion,” Sustainable Diplomacies, 2010
The Diplomacy and Critical Theory concentration provides a foundation for those interested in interrogating the power and practices associated with the field of diplomacy. The concentration provides preparation for a variety of careers, as well as advanced studies in the field. Students selecting this concentration will study critical social theory, culture and identity, and the impact of post-colonial studies on the practice and study of diplomacy.
Students in the Diplomacy and Critical Theory concentration are advised to take INT 206: Identities and Boundaries, before taking five additional courses from the following list. At least three of these must be at the 300-level.
|INT 206||IDENTITIES AND BOUNDARIES||4|
|CRITICAL SOCIAL THEORY|
|CULTURE AND INEQUALITY|
|RACE, SEX, AND DIFFERENCE|
|NATURE, SOCIETY AND POWER|
|READING MARX'S CAPITAL|
|SOCIETY, POLITICS AND CULTURE IN THE MIDDLE EAST|
|GENDER AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES|
|POSTCOLONIALISM AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES|
|LANGUAGE AND THE POLITICS OF TERROR|
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