The Certificate in Public Diplomacy and Strategic Influence examines the many forms of relations with, and influence, over, foreign publics and opinion leaders. It covers the spectrum of instruments — cultural diplomacy, exchanges, humanitarian aid, information policy and strategic communications, psychological strategy, counter-propaganda, political action, and political warfare. Graduates equipped with this certificate are prepared for careers in many areas of diplomacy, foreign assistance, strategic communications, information support operations, and covert political action.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Students will demonstrate knowledge of basic terms, concepts, history, theories, and geography related to public diplomacy and strategic influence.
- Students will demonstrate an understanding of the many forms of relations with, and influence, over, foreign publics and opinion leaders, as well as the spectrum of instruments used — cultural diplomacy, exchanges, humanitarian aid, information policy and strategic communications, psychological strategy, counter-propaganda, political action, and political 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.
- IWP 631 Foreign Propaganda, Perceptions and Policy
- IWP 637 Public Diplomacy
- IWP 670 Counter-Terror through Full Spectrum Cultural Engagement
- IWP 606 Ideas and Values in International Politics
- IWP 640 Cultural Intelligence for Strategy and Analysis
- IWP 641 Political Warfare: Past, Present and Future
- IWP 678 Covert Action and National Security
- IWP 708 Female Roles in Contemporary Insurgencies & Small Armies (2 credits)
- IWP 901/902 Directed Study in Public Diplomacy or in Political Warfare