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Diplomacy and Global Affairs

Academic Expert (certificate) (AE)
Master of Arts (MA)
Diplomacy in Difficult Environments
'Diplomacy' represents one of the most enduring institutions of modern statehood. However, in a globalizing world its requirements go far beyond the classic functions of negotiations between nations. Today, not only the demands and working methods of international diplomacy are modified but also new diplomatic actors appear, raising claims to actively contribute to shaping world politics. For this reason, we understand 'diplomacy' in a broader sense including para-diplomatic functions in international organizations, task forces, civil and military services, NGOs and the business. This interdisciplinary program offers a comprehensive understanding of complex political issues providing in-depth knowledge of identifying solutions for a globalized world context, including a better knowledge of non-Western perceptions.
The program´s uniqueness lies in the linkage of theoretical approaches with policy implications. It introduces perspectives on the study of world politics, international relations and socio-economic transformation. A special emphasis is given to security, human rights protection, migration and refugee crisis, intercultural dialogue as well as the training of practical skills for the international arena.

Full-time employment is compatible with this program. Participants will benefit from a network of colleagues from around the world.
Target group Professionals active in international settings: employees of international organizations and businesses, Austrian and foreign diplomats, Austrian and international military officers, NGO personnel, ministerial staff, and any holder of a BA dealing with crisis regions, armed conflicts and migration phenomena
Admission requirements > Bachelor's degree
> Applicants without a BA need to prove four years of work experience in a related field
> Proficiency in spoken and written English
> Personal interview with the program directors
Language English
Start 8 September 2017;
deadline for the application: 30 July 2017
Certificate Academic Expert (certificate) (AE) Master of Arts (MA)
Duration 3 semesters 5 semesters
ECTS-Points 60  (Info about ECTS) 120
Course fee 7100.-- 12.600.--
Venue Danube University Krems and Vienna
Organizer Department for Migration and Globalization
Contact Prof. Dr. Irene Etzersdorfer
Phone: +43 (0)2732 893-2182,  Fax: +43 (0)2732 893-4180

Program objectives include

• Strengthening academic rigor as well as policy implementation

• Enhancing analytic capacities in decision making

• Implementing strategic solutions in a changing global arena

• Offering new prespectives on global peace and stability

• Developing new skills in negotiation and mediation, e-diplomacy and intercultural sensitivity

• Deepening work experience through a professional residency with an international organization in or outside of Vienna





Program Directors

Prof. Dr. Irene Etzersdorfer

Phone: +43 (0)2732 893-2182
Fax: +43 (0)2732 893-4180
Danube University Krems
Platform Political Communication
Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Straße 30
3500 Krems, Austria

Dr. Johannes Maerk

Dr. Johannes Maerk

Phone: ++43 (0)680 2475757