ISD senior staff, associates and senior fellows bring to the classroom global experience in the practice of diplomacy as seen from a variety of agencies and governments, serving as a link between the academic and practitioners’ worlds.
The graduate classes offered by ISD fulfill key requirements of the Certificate in Diplomatic Studies. For example, MSFS 616, “Diplomatic and Military Statecraft”-taught in the fall semester by a team of ISD’s associates and the Director of Studies-is a foundation class, as is MSFS 526, “International Mediation-Strategy and Methods” taught by ISD’s Schlesinger Professor of Strategic Studies, Chester Crocker. Seminars organized in the “policy task force” format-such as MSFS 630, “U.S. Congressional Influence on Foreign Policy”-are the capstone courses for the certificate.