The seminar on the Art and Science of Negotiation aims at providing students with the opportunity, on one hand, to get familiar with a negotiation method “the diplomatic engineering” and on the other hand, to apply their theoretical knowledge to a concrete and complex international relations issue. The outcome of the seminar’s work is the conduct of a simulation of negotiation.

The seminar will take place over two semesters, in spring and autumn 2018 and will focus on the negotiation between North Korea and the international community. More specifically, the teaching objective is to define and to explore a negotiation framework between North Korea and the international community in order to limit and neutralize the risks associated with North Korea’s ballistic and nuclear activities.

Students will be given the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge through their participation in a simulation exercise of international negotiation to be held at the University of Geneva on 18-19 May 2017.

The seminar will focus on security, humanitarian and economic aspects. Students will first participate in a crash course aiming at presenting the situation in Ukraine and the relations between Russia, Ukraine and the European Union. Students will then be taught the negotiation technique, more particularly the diplomatic engineering, by Professor Micheline Calmy-Rey.