The Certificate in Strategic Soft Power promotes a strategic understanding of the non-coercive tools of foreign policy and national security, and how they are and should be integrated for effective strategy. They include public diplomacy, counterpropaganda, counter-influence operations, humanitarian and economic assistance, political warfare, and the intelligence needed for such tools of statecraft. Graduates of this program are prepared for careers in diplomacy, foreign assistance, information support, intelligence, and counterintelligence.
This certificate requires five courses, as listed below, for a total of 20 credits.
- IWP 621 Conflict Prevention and Stabilization: Democracy Building in U.S. Foreign Policy
- IWP 631 Foreign Propaganda, Perceptions and Policy OR IWP 640 Cultural Intelligence for Strategy and Analysis
- IWP 606 Ideas and Values in International Politics OR IWP 673 Human Rights and Counter-Radicalization
- IWP 670 Peace Through Development: Deterring Terror and Building Alliances
- IWP 637 Public Diplomacy and Political Warfare