The Art and Science of International Diplomacy
Dates: March 2-23, 2021
Meets: Tues. from 10:00 AM to 12 Noon
Location: Online Presentation
Enrollment requires a 2020 - 2021 OLLI at MSU Membership
|OLLI Member||$ 55.00|
Online PresentationThis is a real-time (live) online class that meets at the specified day(s)/time(s) listed.
We will send you a reminder email with login instructions one business day before the program start date. If there are additional sessions, we will send reminders the morning of those sessions.
Robert LoftisRobert Loftis is a retired foreign service officer with 32 years of diplomatic experience, including as ambassador to Lesotho, Deputy Chief of Mission in Mozambique, and Political Counselor at the United States mission to the United Nations in Geneva. Domestic assignments include Acting Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization, Senior Representative for Avian and Pandemic Influenza and Senior Advisor for Security Negotiations and Agreements. He taught diplomacy at Boston University and leadership at the National Defense University.
|03/02/2021||Tuesday||10 AM to 12 N||Online Presentation|
|03/09/2021||Tuesday||10 AM to 12 N||Online Presentation|
|03/16/2021||Tuesday||10 AM to 12 N||Online Presentation|
|03/23/2021||Tuesday||10 AM to 12 N||Online Presentation|
- Participants will gain an understanding of how modern diplomacy is conducted.
- Learn about the roles of embassies and foreign ministries and the various types of diplomatic personnel.
- Learn about the special challenges of being a diplomat, including security.
- Gain an understanding of the rules, both legal and traditional, that govern diplomacy.
For information about refunds, cancellations, minimum enrollments and more, see the Course Administration and Procedures page.
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Montana State University
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Bozeman, MT 59717-3860
Tel: (406) 994-6550
Fax: (406) 994-7856
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