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Six Notorious Events in the History of Diplomacy (Wednesdays, 9:00am-11:00am)   NEW!

This course will provide students with the history of diplomatic art – and how it has gotten transformed from close courtly dialogues to the events that shaped the political map of European and world history. We will start with the history and development of the diplomatic thought; cover the Treaty of Westphalia (1648), which formulated principles of today’s diplomatic politics and policies; see the annexation of Crimea by Catherine the Great in 1783 – and establish modern parallels to 1954 and 2014. We will follow European monarchs to the Treaty of Paris (1783), which recognized the United States as a sovereign country. Finally, we will see the world between and during the two world wars.

Suggested Reading: Henry Kissinger. Diplomacy (1995); any edition

Maximum Class Size: 30.


Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
636 West Call Street
Tallahassee, FL 32306
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