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Unformatted Document Text:  1. Independent and ongoing research. This occurs as students need to keep current with the constant and real-time flow of documents being produced by the key stakeholders in the 6 Party talks. 2. Analysis of official and public documents. Students are required to not only read the flow of documentation, but also effect diplomatic practice in the analysis of these documents. For example, adopting responsibility for a forensic investigation as to the true parentage of all documents, and estimating the effect each document will have on the negotiations and public opinion. 3. Critical interpretation of disparate information. This is yet again a practical diplomatic tool whereby the students enact the function of analysts looking for bias in all information presented. Student capacity and motivation will determine how broadly across the key stakeholders each student will analyse documents. 4. Dexterity in verbal responses. This skill is one required by all potential employers, not just the diplomatic service. The ability to be articulate under pressure is a skill that rarely comes naturally. Engagement in country briefings and the formal negotiations within the VTI environment, fosters confidence and allows students to practice their own particular style within a safe environment. 5. Cross cultural empathy versus National Interest. All the protagonists in this exercise need to locate shared solutions that can conflict with their national interest – which is traditionally heralded as paramount in realist international politics. 6. Interdisciplinary knowledge bases. Students rapidly realise that to negotiate their way through the many bi-lateral and multi-lateral issues they will need to borrow knowledge from other fields of study to understand the complexities of the issues and then to offer solutions. For example, the use of light-water reactors as a power source, as is suggested in many negotiations, requires students to rapidly gain a rudimentary knowledge of physics. In the long term, through their participation in this subject, students will be better prepared to represent their employer with confidence, assured that they have prepared themselves and their materials well, with: 1. increased critical awareness of problematic issues2. skills to rapidly synthesise key material3. ability to deploy appropriate cross-cultural awareness4. ability to be empathetic to the requirements of all parties5. skills to engage with peers from a position of being well informed and confident 6. ability to respond to emerging issues with competence7. abilities to engage in interdisciplinary analysis In essence, the subject implants the behaviours of diplomats in the students, all of whom are assessed on how well they perform as an employee who is required to exhibit and interrelate with others in a professional manner. The opportunity to practice the prerequisite skills in a safe environment with supportive peers and a teaching staff who can both model and mentor the roles, provides the students with an invaluable opportunity to gain constructive and critical feedback without the

Authors: Cullen, Anne.
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1. Independent and ongoing research. This occurs as students need to keep
current with the constant and real-time flow of documents being produced by
the key stakeholders in the 6 Party talks.
2. Analysis of official and public documents. Students are required to not only
read the flow of documentation, but also effect diplomatic practice in the
analysis of these documents. For example, adopting responsibility for a
forensic investigation as to the true parentage of all documents, and estimating
the effect each document will have on the negotiations and public opinion.
3. Critical interpretation of disparate information. This is yet again a practical
diplomatic tool whereby the students enact the function of analysts looking for
bias in all information presented. Student capacity and motivation will
determine how broadly across the key stakeholders each student will analyse
documents.
4. Dexterity in verbal responses. This skill is one required by all potential
employers, not just the diplomatic service. The ability to be articulate under
pressure is a skill that rarely comes naturally. Engagement in country
briefings and the formal negotiations within the VTI environment, fosters
confidence and allows students to practice their own particular style within a
safe environment.
5. Cross cultural empathy versus National Interest. All the protagonists in this
exercise need to locate shared solutions that can conflict with their national
interest – which is traditionally heralded as paramount in realist international
politics.
6. Interdisciplinary knowledge bases. Students rapidly realise that to negotiate
their way through the many bi-lateral and multi-lateral issues they will need to
borrow knowledge from other fields of study to understand the complexities of
the issues and then to offer solutions. For example, the use of light-water
reactors as a power source, as is suggested in many negotiations, requires
students to rapidly gain a rudimentary knowledge of physics.
In the long term, through their participation in this subject, students will be better
prepared to represent their employer with confidence, assured that they have prepared
themselves and their materials well, with:
1. increased critical awareness of problematic issues
2. skills to rapidly synthesise key material
3. ability to deploy appropriate cross-cultural awareness
4. ability to be empathetic to the requirements of all parties
5. skills to engage with peers from a position of being well informed and
confident
6. ability to respond to emerging issues with competence
7. abilities to engage in interdisciplinary analysis
In essence, the subject implants the behaviours of diplomats in the students, all of
whom are assessed on how well they perform as an employee who is required to
exhibit and interrelate with others in a professional manner. The opportunity to
practice the prerequisite skills in a safe environment with supportive peers and a
teaching staff who can both model and mentor the roles, provides the students with an
invaluable opportunity to gain constructive and critical feedback without the


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