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Diplomacy and Global Governance Concentration

The Diplomacy and Global Governance concentration provides a foundation for students aspiring to diplomatic careers as political affairs officers in foreign ministries and international civil servants in the United Nations and other international organizations as well as careers in international non-governmental organizations.

Students in the Diplomacy and Global Governance concentration will increase their understandings of:

  • The functioning of international organizations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the shaping of governance and civil society around the world.
  • Political dynamics in key global issue areas such as human rights, development and the environment.

Study Under Distinguished Faculty Experts

Victor Asal Chen Chen Bryan Early David Guinn
Victor Asal Cheng Chen Bryan Early David Guinn
Matthew Ingram Rey Koslowski Meredith Weiss  
Matthew Ingram Rey Koslowski Meredith Weiss  

Elective Courses that Fulfill Concentration Requirements

  • RINT 511 International Law
  • RINT 512 Human Rights
  • RINT 513 Global Environment: Politics and Policy
  • RINT 541 Homeland Security in Comparative & International Perspective
  • RPOS 551 Democratization   
  • RPOS 561 Nationalism and Nation-Building
  • RPOS 552 Comparative Communist and Post-Communist Systems
  • RPOS 553 Politics in Developing Countries
  • RPOS 563 Government and Politics in the People's Republic of China
  • RPOS 567 Contentious Politics
  • RPOS 584 American Foreign Policy Formulation and Implementation
  • RPOS 605 Politics of Migration and Membership
  • RPOS 663 Comparative Policy Systems
  • RPAD 586 Health and Human Rights: an Interdisciplinary Approach
  • HPM 645 Global Health

Affiliated Research Centers

The Center for Policy Research was formally established in September 1987. Its overall mission is to advance the Rockefeller College goal of establishing and maintaining excellence in the field of public policy, emphasizing research on both methodological and substantive issues. See: www.albany.edu/cpr for more information.

The Global Institute for Health and Human Rights was founded in 2012 by physicians and renowned human rights activists Kamiar Alaei and Arash Alaei with the mission of generating a deeper understanding of the intersection between health and human rights, and promoting innovative solutions to contemporary challenges in this arena. Through research, education, policy, advocacy and development, the Institute seeks to advance the understanding and protection of health and human rights in a theoretical, academic, practical, and ethical context. See http://www.albany.edu/gihhr/ for more information.