Public and Cultural Diplomacy (Specialization Public Diplomacy; Specialization Cultural Diplomacy)
Built on the experiences of various faculty members who were involved and active in cultural diplomacy and scientific projects, the Public and Cultural Diplomacy Master’s program is made up of students with diverse backgrounds, from social sciences to the humanities, and aims to improve student’s knowledge in the field of new international relations and cooperation. At the center of the program are two themes: the role of intercultural negotiation and the construction of institutions and, cultural policies at an international level.
The main disciplines are history, political science, cultural heritage in certain areas such as the Mediterranean, geography, economic development, and international law. These complimentary disciplines encourage diverse educational experiences: on one hand, knowledge and skills from experts in public diplomacy and conflict resolution, on the other hand, professional training in cultural institutions at an international level.
The Master’s program is based on the “Science for development cooperation” style, with a strong emphasis on international studies, and is approached in a significantly different way to already existing programs.
In fact, this innovative program uses different perspectives through its course offerings, international partnerships, and organizational training. The majority of the classes are specifically developed for this program and it also considers the new roles that public diplomacy offers, such as international cooperation, planning and cultural diffusion on a global scale, social communication of cultural affairs, experience in conflict resolution, cultural policy planning, international facilitation and mediation, and scientific journalism.
Particular attention will be paid to fieldwork, educational seminars for developing practical competencies for this type of program, and the final exam.
To address these topics the course will adopt a multi-disciplinary perspective. Students are asked to master the political, economic, legal and historical backgrounds of the geographical areas in which they want to operate. Students will be exposed to a wide set of innovative theoretical and methodological approaches to international relations, including soft and smart power strategies, strategies of communication in international relations, mediation techniques, conflict management in areas of crisis.
Stemming from a common core of topics, on the second year students can choose among two different curricula. One (curriculum in Cultural Diplomacy) will provide the relevant skills to work and understand the role of cultural diplomacy, with particular reference to the management of the cultural heritage.The other (curriculum in Public Diplomacy) will focus on strategies and techniques for understanding, communicating and influencing international audiences in public, scientific and cultural diplomacy.
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Last updated December 22, 2017