Diplomacy Lab


INSTRUCTOR: Brian Fonseca


SCHEDULE: Tuesday, Thursday 5:00PM – 6:15PM

Course Description

The U.S. Department of State’s Diplomacy Lab provides the opportunity to explore real-world challenges identified by State Department officials and work under the guidance of FIU faculty members with experience in diplomacy and international relations. Students will conduct multidisciplinary research over the course of the semester and provide the State Department with answers and actionable recommendations that support U.S foreign policy. Throughout the semester, students will work on their research inside and outside of the classroom, engage routinely with State Department officials, and interact with subject matter experts at FIU and around the globe. The course will conclude with the submission of a final research product and a presentation to the U.S. Department of State. The Diplomacy Lab allows students to contribute directly to the policymaking process, while helping the State Department tap into an underutilized reservoir of intellectual capital.