Diplomacy Studies

After gaining a solid foundation in both security studies and diplomacy studies in the program's mandatory courses, students can either continue to pursue both these aspects of foreign policy-making in their choice of electives and seminars, or concentrate on one of them. Our list of courses in the field of diplomacy studies include:


Issues in International Relations

Modern Diplomacy

Political Economy in the Global Age

International Law and the Middle East Conflict 

Workshop: Middle East Crisis Simulation

Workshop: Security Field Trips and Ambassador Forum

Where is the European Union Heading

China's Foreign Policy and National Security

Jewish International Politics


Why study diplomacy?

Do you want to develop the tools necessary to create solutions to today's most intractable problems? For diplomacy experts, a world embroiled in the potential for conflict presents them with the opportunity to draw on their knowledge of history, law, international relations theory and human behavior to pave the way toward peaceful solutions. They also understand the art of maintaining friendships, building alliances and rallying new partners toward strategic ends. If you are ready to achieve crucial goals while balancing competing interests and ever-higher stakes, come learn to be a compelling diplomat.


Why study in Israel? 

At Tel Aviv University you will be learning from those who have sat in situation rooms, at the negotiating table, in houses of government and on the frontlines of both war and peace. Your professors will draw upon their expertise as well as their firsthand experience in the region to offer you exclusive insight into the reality of the subject matter.


Most importantly, your academic pursuits leverage all that Israel has to offer. Through security field trips, ambassador forums, lecture series and networking opportunities, the program will tackle issues facing Israel and the Middle East, including the Arab-Israeli conflict, as effective case studies, allowing you to graduate with both an expertise in the region and the ability to apply the same strategic thinking to challenges around the globe.


Beyond the curriculum, you will reap the benefits of a diverse student body, learning from new and varied perspectives. You will also be able to take advantage of local internships, language instruction, travel opportunities and the vibrant cultural offerings of Tel Aviv!


What kind of career opportunities will I have?

Tel Aviv University's international M.A. program prepares students to jump directly into careers in the security and diplomacy fields by equipping them with the knowledge and hard skills that make them attractive job candidates. To date, alumni have secured jobs in the private sector and with governments around the world. Their positions include those with the United Nations, premier global risk-mitigation firms, media and advocacy organizations, political campaigns, and with American, Israeli and European embassies, think tanks and armed services.

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