The e-Learning Course in Cultural Diplomacy in the USA offers a curriculum exploring the role of the United States on the global stage and the importance of Cultural Diplomacy in promoting and maintaining amicable relations with other nations. In an increasingly globalized world, the future role of the US is under question, and this e-Learning Course will explore and analyze the ways in which this traditional “superpower” will have to adapt if it is to remain competitive in light of the increasing economic and political power of the four BRIC countries: Brazil, Russia, China, and India. As these countries grow in economic strength, it is imperative that the United States promote fruitful international relations so as to establish a positive framework in which to negotiate and cooperate with developing economic powers. Cultural Diplomacy will be a key tool in establishing this framework, providing a peaceful and enriching vehicle for the creation of a mutual understanding. The key objective of the program is thus to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the potential international issues facing the USA, and the manner in which Cultural Diplomacy can be used in order to prevent disagreements and promote cooperation and harmony at a time when the position of the United States as the dominant global power is under greater threat than ever before.
Students will have access to the innovative research and publications in the field and a distinguished and renowned faculty with wide-ranging experience in international diplomacy, academia, and all public and private international sectors. In addition to obtaining an expertise in Cultural Diplomacy, students will be uniquely situated to create and implement their own programs of Cultural Diplomacy with the support of the ICD and the ICD partners.