Monday, April 3, 2017 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm
American Foreign Service Association, Ground floor conference center 2101 E Street NW, Washington, DC
Deans from four different universities will discuss trends in International Relations curricula and the implications for public diplomacy. They will consider such questions as, How important is it to teach diplomacy/diplomatic history? Is the number of courses in diplomatic studies declining at your school? If so, why? Do you view public diplomacy as a sub-field? Is public diplomacy a concentration in your curriculum? What is your assessment of student demand for these courses? Are they primarily electives offered to the extent adjunct professors (often former practitioners) are available to teach? What are two recent innovations at your school that seem particularly attractive to students? What courses would you offer if additional resources suddenly became available?
Ernest Wilson (Dean of the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California), James Goldgeier (Dean of the School of International Service at American University), Reuben Brigety (Dean of the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Wshington University), and Joel Hellman (Dean of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University)