International Relations

Starts from:Fri, December 9, 2022
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International Relations

Elective: Grade 11-­12

International Relations/MUN is a two-part social studies elective course, designed to provide an orientation to the activities of the United Nations and an understanding of the modalities of international diplomacy. Students review current events and pressing international issues, and study the basics of international law and some of the protocol and procedures in diplomacy. All studies will assist students in preparing for their role as a distinguished diplomat at the Model United Nations conferences that take place during the academic year.

International Relations/MUN also provides an introduction to the fascinating reality of today’s complex, dynamic, and interconnected international system whose diverse actors include individuals, multinational corporations, nation-states, non-governmental organizations, and multilateral organizations such as the UN. In light of the demise of the Cold War, new patterns of relationships are now shaping this field and are examined. Globalization, terrorism, environmental conflicts, international human rights laws, child soldiers, child labor, landmines, the worldwide tobacco industry, and inter-state conflict are some of the diverse issues to be studied.