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About the DegreeOffered by The Euro-Mediterranean University (EMUNI), in partnership with the ICD, the program will combine the traditional academic components of international relations with a focus on the role of soft power and cultural diplomacy in contemporary global affairs with an emphasis on Euro-Mediterranean Studies.
The contemporary world is strongly characterized by parallel processes of globalization and integration; These processes pervade almost all areas of human activity, and the issues that foreign policy makers address at the highest levels increasingly affect the ordinary lives of people around the world. Today, nation states are no longer capable of resolving certain issues single-handedly, whether they be international terrorism, global (and often national) financial crises, health issues, poverty, or climate change. Moreover, the emergence of asymmetrical security threats and the international convergence of social, political and economic relations, have underlined the need for a renewed focus on diplomatic relations, of which cultural diplomacy is a crucial component. These developments have increased interest in the study of International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy and, concurrently, have created a need for professionals who understand those subjects.
University programs striving to endow students and young leaders with the fundamental understanding and practical skills necessary for careers in international affairs have had to adjust their programs accordingly to include international trade and economics, intercultural relations, sustainable development and culture as topics of study, as well as including multinational and supranational organizations as subjects of study. The Euro-Mediterranean region is one of the most vibrant when it comes too multiculturalism, diversity and the need for cultural diplomacy and therefore the emphasis on case studies from this region will provide students for an excellent basis to apply international relations and cultural diplomacy in a wide variety of career paths in the future.
Operating under a joint partnership, The Euro-Mediterranean University (EMUNI), and the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy are the first institutions to offer a Master of Arts degree program that will educate students from around the world in several academic disciplines related to International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy with an emphasis on Euro-Mediterranean Studies. The MA Program is designed therefore to provide students with an in-depth awareness and expertise in the discipline of International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy, within the context of the Euro-Mediterranean region.
Key Objectives of the ProgramThe Key Objectives of the program are:
Benefits of the ProgramThe main benefits of this MA program are:
Our Special Emphasis
Career ServiceThe ICD and The Euro-Mediterranean University (EMUNI), see it as an integral part of the MA to support and assist our students in acquiring the careers that they seek. Therefore during semester 3 of the program, together with the support of our faculty advisors and our career services department, we will create a strategy with the student of how to proceed immediately from the MA to the career of their choice, should that be the desire of the student.
For further information about the program, please send an email to academyculturaldiplomacyorg