Foreign Policy in the Time of the Internet
Among the many things the Internet has revolutionized is foreign policy. No longer is diplomacy confined to oak-paneled rooms and gilded corridors. This change, as New York Times reporter Mark Landler noted, “happened so fast that it left the foreign policy establishment gasping to catch up.” But what are they catching up to? This course will examine how foreign policy and international affairs are being shaped in the age of the Internet. We will explore the answers to these and other questions: What is the nature of power? What is the nation-state? What is the world order? How have the Internet, the mobile phone, and other technologies impacted foreign affairs?
You'll Walk Away with
- The ability to discuss the impact of globalization and technology on foreign policy
- Familiarity with the concepts of world order, the nature of power, and the nation-state
- High school students interested in careers in international affairs