Fundamentals of Successful Negotiation
This short course is designed to equip participants with the insightful knowledge in peaceful resolutions, both in your personal life and in business. The course focuses on the mechanisms and procedures in resolving conflict between individuals. Participants will be able to understand and think critically and analytically on how peaceful communities can be built and how to cooperate with people from different backgrounds. Furthermore, some key aspects in business are also discussed together with case studies.
Understanding the principles and strategy of power
This short course examines the nature of power in international and global politics. The class will look at how scholars have theorized about the nature of power and at the practical aspects of how people use power resources to achieve their goals. The course is divided into three sections. Part I reviews traditional theories of power in international relations. It focuses on realist theory and the use of force and coercion between states. Part II examines how agenda setting and the framing of an issue shapes decision-making. We will look at prominent theories of this “second dimension” of power and analyze how theory plays out in practice. Part III completes our theoretical journey with the “third dimension” of power or what some scholars have called soft power.