International Relations

International diplomats are developing new ways to work in an increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world.

In our fictional simulation pulled from real-life headlines, rising global temperatures are accelerating mass starvation, mysterious hackers have compromised the stock market, and humanitarian crises are tormenting war-torn regions. As a key political leader, you’ll need to strategize, negotiate, and execute a sound foreign policy that strengthens international alliances while still preserving your own country’s interests. Balance the needs of your stakeholders with the competing goals of an ever-changing global landscape and communicate your policies with world leaders in an effort to advance your diplomatic agenda. Demonstrate your commitment to humanity by successfully implementing policies to meet the world’s needs.

This course meets daily for 75 minutes.

In This Course You Will

  • Discuss isolationism, internationalism, and other international relations theories

  • Learn tips and tricks for communicating diplomatically

  • Practice balancing your country’s interests with the interests of the larger international community

  • Use a variety of diplomatic tools to influence other countries

Required Materials

This course does not require specialized materials, however, students should have access to basic supplies such as paper, pens, and post-it notes.

To take advantage of all this course has to offer, we ask that students have access to a desktop or laptop computer and a stable internet connection. A printer is recommended, but not required.