International Relations: The Singapore Model

Explore the nuances of foreign policy, international law, and diplomacy, with special emphasis on issues critical to Singapore

Program Highlights

In-Depth Understanding of Global Dynamics: Delve into the intricate web of international relations, focusing on the pivotal role of nation-states, cultures, and key entities like the United Nations and various non-governmental organizations. Our curriculum emphasizes the unique position of Singapore in global affairs.
Conflict Resolution & Diplomacy: Engage in rigorous debates on international conflicts, exploring paths to peaceful resolutions. Learn the art of negotiation, a skill critical in the diplomatic sphere, especially pertinent to Singapore's diplomatic strategies.
Cross-Cultural Collaboration: Benefit from Singapore's diverse international community. Work alongside students and staff from various countries, leveraging this multicultural environment to forge innovative solutions to global challenges.
Practical Experience with Model UN: Participate in a Model United Nations simulation, a cornerstone of our program. Gain invaluable insights and direct feedback from seasoned professionals, many of whom have been part of Singapore's diplomatic missions.
Are you keen on understanding the intricate mechanisms of international politics and Singapore's place in it?

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June 30, 2024 July 12, 2024


National University of Singapore
Queenstown, Singapore

Course Overview

This summer, step into the world of international relations with a focus on Singapore’s perspective. You will explore the nuances of foreign policy, international law, and diplomacy, with special emphasis on issues critical to Singapore like maritime security and trade relations. Delve into the socio-historical impacts of global developments, examining human rights, environmental concerns, and more, all through the lens of Singapore’s unique geopolitical stance.

Meet your instructor

Courses are taught by accomplished and passionate faculty recruited from many area colleges, universities and professional forums. Each faculty member is selected for their subject area expertise and proven ability to both challenge and captivate students.

Topics you'll explore

Course Structure

There are nine 3-hour class sessions over the two-week course. During week one, students have class from 9am-12pm, Monday - Friday. During week two, students have class from 9am-12pm Monday through Thursday. Wednesday afternoons are dedicated to additional academic time (excursions, speakers).

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