d133697 Geopolitics and Diplomacy in Practice

CEVRO University
spring 2023
Extent and Intensity
12/12/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Tomáš Pojar, M.A. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Tomáš Pojar, M.A.
Department of Security Studies – Departments – President – CEVRO University
Fri 24. 2. 8:00–12:20 Učebna 203, Fri 14. 4. 8:00–12:30 Učebna 203, Fri 28. 4. 8:00–12:30 Učebna 106
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Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to point at many myths of international politics, show strengths and limits of diplomacy in the real world and to analyse interstate relations and the importance of history and geography for international relations as well as to show functionality of international organizations such as NATO, EU, and of regional groupings such as the Visegrad Four. The main point is to show that there is no real diplomacy which is not backed by power of economy and military. The course will be based on the concrete experience of the Czech Republic and its long term relations with direct neighbours as well as bigger regional and world powers. Crosscutting issues such as energy security, economic diplomacy, support of human rights and democracy or military to military and intelligence cooperation will be closely examined. The course will be attended by guest speakers, practitioners who have been dealing with issues of foreign relations, defence and security in several positions and from various points of view during their careers.
Syllabus (in Czech)
  • Introduction, Foreign and Defense Policy Actors
    Central Europe,Visegrad 4
    European Union
    Euro-Atlantic Relations, Defense, Security, NATO
    Eastern Europe and Russia

    iddle East
    Energy Security
    Trade and Investment

    (Cyber Security)
Assessment methods (in Czech)
Activity during lectures Presentation during lecture Final 20 page long paper
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is also listed under the following terms spring 2017, spring 2018, spring 2019, spring 2020, summer 2020, spring 2021, spring 2022.
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