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    Summer School Lisbon Syllabus Subject: Economic Diplomacy Lecturers: Prof. Cátia Miriam costa Cátia Miriam Costa is researcher in the Centre For International Studies (ISCTE-IUL). She also is consultant of DaST Project (Design a Sustainable Tomorrow). In this moment, she is developing research in the new media as well as digital humanities domain, and analysing the relation between technology, the circulation of ideas and goods and international communication. Specialized in intercultural relations, she has studied deeply the non-European territories: the African, American, Asian cases both in colonial and post-colonial context. She has collaborated with several research centers and networks in the areas of social and political sciences. She has been working in the third sector for many years. As a programme officer and projects manager she has developed educational projects for disadvantaged communities, has organized cultural events, prepared sustainable tourism projects, etc. This work was been developed with different organizations: Fundação Oriente (Portugal) Institut Catalunya África (Spain), CaixaForum (Spain), Instituto Universitario de Desarrollo y Cooperación de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain), the NGO CRIAR-T (Portugal), (Portugal) and OBERCOM (Communication Observatory) (Portugal). In the public area has worked directly with several institutions: French Institute of Portugal, EGEAC (organization ruling the cultural equipments in Lisbon), Municipality of Lisbon, Municipality of Setúbal, the Portuguese Ministry of Agriculture and Sea and the Institute of Management of Citizens Shops. In the business area she has worked with different projects and institutions: PE PROBE (project for investment in Portugal), CCIPD (the regional business association), SGS Portugal and COTEC Portugal  –  Entrepreneurs Association for Innovation. She has been political science and international relations commentator in different Portuguese news channels (Económico TV, TVI24, and in SIC Notícias). She has been columnist in newspaper O Jornal Económico, and the magazines Macau and Macao. E-Mail:   Ambassador Luis Fretes Carreras  Luis A. Fretes Carreras is an associate researcher of the Center of International Studies (CEI-IUL) and assistant guest professor of the ISCTE-IUL. He was Ambassador, extraordinary and plenipotentiary, for the Republic of Paraguay in the Republic of Portugal (2009-2014). Professor of Law and Political Science in the school of Law, the school of Philosophy, the Theology Institute of the Catholic University of Asuncion (1994-2009) and the Institute of High Strategic Studies of the Minister of National Defense (2002-2008). Director of the Department of Social Sciences in the School of Philosophy and Human Sciences (2004-2009) and Director and researcher of the Center of Public Policy studies at the Catholic University of Asuncion (2005-2009). Facultative adviser for the National Congress of Paraguay, Consultant and Coordinator of projects for the Organization of American States (OAS), the Interamerican Bank of Development (BID), The World Bank, the United Nations Program for Development (UNDP) and Consultant for International Transparency- Chapter Paraguay.  Areas of expertise: Transition and consolidation of democracy, International Relations and Integration in Latina  America.  Ambassador Mirko Stefanovic Graduated in Law, University of Novi Sad, Serbia. From 2011 to 2015 was Ambassador of Serbia in Portugal. From 2009 to 2011 worked as State Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Serbia. From 2007 to 2009 was General Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Serbia. Between 1992 and 2001 was Charge d`Affaires and  Ambassador of Sebia in Israel. Between 1986 and 1991 was First Secretary and Consul at the Embassy of  Yugoslavia in Baghdad, Iraq.    Currently teaches at NOVA University Law School as Guest Professor.  Ambassador Allan Katz  Allan J. Katz served as Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Portugal from March 2010 until August 2013.   He serves as Executive Committee Chair of the Academic and Corporate Board to ISCTE Business School in Lisbon Portugal. He is a Non-executive Board Member of EDPR and a board member of the International Relation Council of Kansas City. He is a frequent speaker and moderator on developments in Europe and on American Politics.  Ambassador Katz is a lawyer by background who has been active in local and national politics for many years. In the private sector, he was the National Director of the Public Policy practice group at the firm of Akerman Senterfitt from 2004 to 2010. Previously, Ambassador Katz was the managing partner of Katz, Kutter, Alderman & Bryant, P.A., in Tallahassee, Florida from the firm's inception in 1987 until 2004. He was the Assistant Insurance Commissioner and Assistant State Treasurer for the State of Florida from 1978 to 1983. Prior to that he served in Washington, DC as legislative counsel to Congressman Bill Gunter and David Obey and was the General Counsel to the Commission on Administrative Review of the US House of Representatives. Course Structure: Course Title: Economic Diplomacy  Department: Target: En Pre-requisites: None Objectives: In this course students are expected to understand the principles and specificities of economic diplomacy. The learning experience is geared toward developing the skills needed to engage contemporary globalization dynamics and to acquire the capabilities for effective negotiation in international settings. Learning outcomes: The course addresses Economic Diplomacy providing an overview of the topic providing the right tools to comprehend the economic international settings in a macro level approach. It also will develop the skills to understand the difference of interacting in bilateral and multilateral levels, in the regional and global scenes. The learning goals (LG) are stated as follows: LG1  –  Understanding the concept of Economic Diplomacy LG2  –  Identifying different Economic Diplomacy settings: bilateral, multilateral, regional and global; LG3  –  Acquiring skills to act and react according to the specific context (bilateral, multilateral, regional or global);    LG4 - Understanding the capabilities developed by social society to influence the international policy making  –  the case of think tanks; LG5  –  Establishing the relation between think tanks and foreign policies influencing Economic Diplomacy LG6  –  Comprehending how to use International Communication for favorable Economic Diplomacy  Syllabus: 1. Introduction –  Economic Diplomacy concept and its specificity. Okano-Heijmans (2011) 2. Economic Diplomacy and Globalization. Bayne, Woolcock (2011) 3.Economic Diplomacy and different settings: bilateral, multilateral and regional scenes Woolcock (2012), Okano-Heijmans (2013) 4. Domestic and International Decision: finding ways for Economic Diplomacy (Calvin, 1996), Okano-Heijmans (2013) 4.1 Case Studies 5. Economic Diplomacy Case Studies: 5.1 USA. 5.2 Middle East. 5.3 Latin America. 5.4 European Union. 6. Influencing international politics: The role of Think Tanks. Parmar (2004), Wiarda (2010) 7. International Communication for Economic Diplomacy: Think Tanks and Governments. Selle (2013), Davis (1999) Demonstration of the syllabus coherence with the curricular unit’s objectives:   The syllabus is designed so that it can contribute to reaching the learning goals (LG) as follows: LG1: 1. Introduction –  The Economy and the expansion of the state interest. Economic Diplomacy concept and its specificity. LG2: 2. Economic Diplomacy and Globalization. 3. Economic Diplomacy and different settings: bilateral, multilateral and regional scenes. LG3: 4. Domestic and International Decision: finding ways for Economic Diplomacy. 4.1 Case Studies. 5. Economic Diplomacy Case Studies. 5.1 USA. 5.2 Middle East. 5.3 Latin America. 5.4 European Union LG4: 6. Influencing international politics: The role of think tanks LG5: 6. Influencing international politics: The role of think tanks. 7. International Communication for Economic Diplomacy: Think tanks and Governments LG6: 7. International Communication for Economic Diplomacy: Think tanks and Governments. 4. Domestic and International Decision: finding ways for Economic Diplomacy. 5. Economic Diplomacy Case Studies   Assessment:    -Individual essay 80% -Class Participation 20% Teaching methodology: The course is based on a conceptual perspective, completed by an empirical approach to Economic Diplomacy (developing student’s skills in a broader understanding of the discipline).  For the acquisition of these skills, the learning methodologies will be used: 1.Expositional (presentation of theoretical references, studies and case studies); 2.Participative (regular contribution to the class topics); 3.Active (autonomous study and group interaction for the discussion of the course topics).  Demonstration of the coherence between the teaching methodologies and the learning outcomes: 1. Expositional - LG 1 and LG 2 2. Participative - LG 2, LG3, LG4, LG6 and LG7 3. Active - LG 4, LG5, LG6, LG7  Observations: References : BAYNE, Nicholas, WOOLCOCK, Stephen (editors) (2011), The New Economic Diplomacy Decision  –  Making and Negotiation in International Economic Relations, Farham/Burlington: Ashgate, 3rd Edition CLAVIN, Patricia (1996), The Failure of Economic Diplomacy: Britain, Germany, France and the United States, 1931-36, London: Macmillan Press OKANO- HEIJMANS, Maaike (2011), “Conceptualizing Economic Diplomacy”, Economic Diplomacy, pp. 7.36 SELEE, Andrew (2013), What should think tanks do? A strategic guide to policy impact, Stanford: Stanford University Press WIARDA, Howard J. (2010), Think Tanks and Foreign Policy: The Foreign Policy Research Institute and Presidential Politics, Plymouth: Lexington Books WOOLCOCK, Stephen (2012), European Union and Economic Diplomacy: The Role of the EU in External Economic Relations, Farnham/Burlington: Ashgate


Nov 8, 2018
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