IPSA-Concordia Summer School in Applied Diplomacy

IPSA-Concordia Summer School in Applied Diplomacy

Publication date: Wed, 13 Jan 2021

IPSA-Concordia Summer School in Applied Diplomacy
7-16 June 2021
Virtual

Registration begins on 1 February

The IPSA-Concordia Summer School in Applied Diplomacy, the first IPSA Summer School to be held in Canada, is a ten-day program hosted virtually at Concordia University, in the heart of Montréal. Policy-oriented seminars will be complemented with a practical hands-on Diplomacy Lab, allowing the participants to work on case studies in teams. Through virtual field trips, participants will also explore practitioners’ points of view and have the opportunity to network with Montreal’s vibrant international community.

Montreal is home to over 60 International Organizations (IO), including IPSA and the only UN agency in Canada (the International Civil Aviation Organization) and has a very active consular corp. Furthermore, it is situated close to Ottawa, Canada’s capital, making it easy for ambassadors and global affairs experts to participate in the Summer School.

We invite all graduate students, young researchers and professionals to participate in the upcoming IPSA-Concordia Summer School in Applied Diplomacy.

Academic Leaders

Elizabeth Bloodgood (Concordia), Cameron Thies (Arizona State University), Kim Fontaine-Skronski (IPSA).

Educational Program

The IPSA-Concordia Summer School in Applied Diplomacy course objective is to combine theory and practice by prominent scholars and diplomats for the benefit of the participants from around the world. Students will attend two (2) or three (3) classes per day on Zoom, mixing discussions on the theory and practice of diplomacy as it has changed over time, complemented with a practical hands-on Diplomacy Lab to collaborate on actual case studies as teams. The best Diplomacy Lab team will be invited to the next IPSA World Congress of Political Science to organize a panel and present their research.

Course Outline

  • Introduction: The Evolution of Diplomacy
  • Diplomacy in International Relations Theory
  • Traditional Diplomacy – States, International Organizations
  • Changing Diplomacy – Agencies, Non-State Actors, Municipalities
  • International Negotiations, Past and Present
  • Digital Diplomacy
  • International Law and Norms of Diplomacy
  • Scientific Diplomacy

The language of instruction is English, but written assignments can be submitted in either French or English. In 2021, all activities will be conducted remotely via Zoom

Educational Field Trips

A virtual field trip to Ottawa, the nation’s capital, will be organized to meet with Canadian government officials. Students will also meet leaders of Montreal-based international organizations and participate in virtual networking events with diplomats and government officials.

Cost

Details on cost breakdown can be found on the tuition and fees page.

View tuition and fees

Accommodations

The 2021 IPSA-Concordia Summer School will be conducted remotely via Zoom.

How to apply

Applications sent in by 15 March will be considered for fellowship and travelling support. Financial assistance will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis. If no financial support is needed, the final application deadline is 30 March. Participants seeking to take the summer school for professional rather than academic recognition can apply until 30 April (space allowing).

Contact Information and Questions

Questions about the IPSA-Concordia Summer School, and application processes, can be sent to ipsasumm@algol.concordia.ca.

Deadline

Applications sent in by 15 March  2021 will be considered for fellowship and travel support. Financial assistance will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Final Deadline

30 March 2021.

For More Information:

https://www.concordia.ca/summer/artsci/ipsa-applied-diplomacy.html