The Economic Statecraft Certificate provides a strong foundation in the relationship between political and economic freedom, traditional international economic subjects such as trade and development aid, as well as less studied fields such as technology security, financial security, sanctions, and other elements of economic warfare. These elements of economic power are presented in a strategic context. This program equips students for careers in economic policymaking, diplomacy, and non-governmental organizations providing humanitarian assistance.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Students will demonstrate knowledge of the economic way of thinking, an understanding of the foundations of political economy, concepts, history, theories, and geography related to economic statecraft.
- Students will demonstrate an understanding of the strategic relationship between political and economic freedom, institutional analysis, traditional international economic subjects such as trade and development aid, as well as less studied fields such as technology security, financial security, sanctions, and other elements of economic warfare.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to assess arguments, identify logical flaws, and obtain supporting or corrective information.
- Students will demonstrate the use of clear, effective and persuasive communications.
This certificate requires six courses, as listed below, for a total of 20 credits.
- IWP 601 National Security Policy Process
- IWP 608 Sources of American Political Thought (2 credits) OR IWP 615 Western Moral and Political Thought (2 credits) OR IWP 626 Foundations of Political and Economic Freedom OR IWP 627 International Relations, Statecraft and Integrated Strategy OR IWP 665 Statecraft, National Security, and the Corporate Sector
- IWP 609 Economic Statecraft and Conflict
- IWP 634 Geography and Strategy (2 credits)
- IWP 642 Economics for Foreign Policy Makers (2 credits)
- IWP 670 Counter-Terror through Full Spectrum Cultural Engagement