Governance, Diplomacy and International Organizations
The Governance, Diplomacy, and International Organizations career track provides students with the skills and training needed to understand interactions between states, the role of leaders and leadership within international and transnational organizations,
and the analysis of these behaviors.
Nation-states remain the foundation of the international system, even as the influence of non-state actors on international affairs, including corporations and armed opposition groups, grows. In order to understand international policy, future policymakers
must comprehend the state’s role and the power and influence of non-state actors. Diplomacy and policy analysis remain key, germane competencies.
Drawing on the Maxwell School’s long history of leadership training and international policy, students learn from faculty who are recognized experts in their fields. The curriculum includes courses on negotiation and conflict resolution, cultural awareness,
political leadership, and organizational management. Other important skills taught include diplomacy and substantive knowledge of regions and inter-state relations.
Public Administration and International Affairs Faculty
Maxwell and SU College of Law Faculty
- Margaret Hermann, Advisor (PSC)
- Lamis Abdelaaty (PSC)
- Frederick Carriere (PSC)
- Matthew Cleary (PSC)
- Miriam Elman (PSC)
- Azra Hromadzic (ANT)
- Seth Jolly (PSC)
- Audie Klotz
- Devashish Mitra (ECN)
- Glyn Morgan (PSC)
- Robert Rubinstein (ANT)
- Yuksel Sezgin (PSC)
- James Steinberg (MAX)
- Cora True-Frost (LAW)
- Simon Weschle (PSC)
Core Course Recommendations
Governance and diplomatic work requires professionals who can operate at the intergovernmental or international organizational level, understand the importance of macroeconomics in national strategy and as diplomatic leverage, and are versed in a broad
range of research methodologies.
As such, students are encouraged to consider the following classes for their core requirements:
PAI 720: Principles of Economics.
of Programs and Staff: PAI 762:
Challenges of International Management and Leadership.
Design and Evaluation: PAI 705: Research Design for IR Practitioners.
Course: HST 645: History of
International Relations or PSC 783:
Comparative Foreign Policy.
Governance, Diplomacy and International Organizations Course Offerings
ANT 624 Negotiation: Theory and Practice
ANT 649 World Heritage Sites
LAW 728 International and EU Human Rights Law
LAW 778 International Human Rights
PAI 601 Fundamentals of Conflict
PAI 700 U.S. – Mexico Relations
PAI 700 Who Will Rule the 21st Century?*
PAI 702 Current Policy Issues in U.S.-Latin America Relations
PAI 711 Practicum in International Organizations
PAI 713 Governance and Global Civil Society
PAI 715 International Trade and Economic Negotiation*
PAI 715 Statecraft and Smart Power*
PAI 718 U.S. National Security and Foreign Policy
PAI 719 Fundamentals of Post-Conflict Reconstruction
PAI 764 UN Organizations: Managing for Change
PSC 681 Comparative State-Society Relations
PSC 684 International Relations of the Middle East
PSC 700 Comparative Institutions
PSC 752 International Law and Organizations
PSC 756 Politics of the European Union
PSC 788 Political Leadership
(* taught in the Maxwell-in-DC program)
Visit the Palmer Center for Career Development's Career Field Guides for more information about Careers associated with the Governance, Diplomacy and International Organizations Career Track.
National Civil Service
Senior Officer, Alberta Ministry of International and Intergovernmental Relations
Democracy and Governance Officer, U.S. Agency for International Development
Deputy Director General, Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs
International Civil Service
Speechwriter, United Nations General Assembly
Program Office, United Nations Institute for Training and Research