CREDITS 3 (LV) 4.5 (ECTS) - 45 Contact Hours

The debate on public diplomacy now dominates research agendas in diplomatic studies. (Jan Melissen, “Beyond the New Public Diplomacy”, 2011).  

Public diplomacy – along with the affiliated concepts of “soft power” and “smart power”  -  has become a conspicuous and controversial aspect of foreign affairs in the 21st century. The course examines the history, utilization, means and morality of public diplomacy worldwide: from the EU countries to the United States to Japan.