World Politics: Conceptual Foundations and Intercultural Interaction
At the Department of Theory and History of International Relations of the RUDN we train future diplomats. A diplomat is a person of the state. In the work he is guided by the interests of the country. The state gives the employee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or an employee of the mission abroad the power to represent him, and he resolves conflicts and expands cooperation. The diplomat participates in official visits, negotiations and conferences, prepares and signs agreements. The profession is traditionally considered to be one of the most prestigious, interesting and highly paid. The diplomat is also an economist, political scientist, historian, culturologist and journalist, he is able to clearly express his thoughts and broadcast them through the media. He needs erudition, charm, tact and ability to conciliate everyone, adapt and respond successfully in any situation. And of course, you need to know several languages. This is a very important profession. It is akin to the profession of a doctor. If the mistake is made by a doctor, a person will die, if the mistake is made by a diplomat, thousands and millions of people will die.
During the training, students receive an expanded knowledge of the general problems of modern global politics, international security, and the management of world processes, they acquire skills in applied analytics of the international political profile with the expectation of the needs of both government bodies and representatives of the private sector of the economy that carry out international activities. Particular attention is paid to the English language in the program, without which it is inconceivable today to study primary sources and integrate into the world science.
Megatrends and Global Problems. Regional IR subsystems in the 21st century. Modern foreign policy strategy of the Russian Federation and international conflicts. Applied quantitative analysis and modeling of international relations. Modeling and forecasting. Management in a modern IR system. Analysis of international situations. Non-governmental participants in world politics. Non-governmental participants in world politics. Global security, etc.
Practices are held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Rossotrudnichestvo, Rosmolodezh, Roskosmos, Rosatom, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the United Nations Information Center, the representations of the President of the Russian Federation, Embassies and representations of the CIS and foreign countries in Russia, research centers, etc.
The main professions, according to which graduates of the department work, are: diplomat, international expert, analyst, international journalist, lawyer, economist, manager. As for the positions held, the range is quite wide: from the bank operator to the first secretary of the embassy. Graduates of the department work in the central office of the Russian Foreign Ministry, embassies and consulates of Russia in the United States, Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, China, Egypt, Syria, Sudan, Lebanon, Morocco and other countries, in international organizations, commercial structures, research centers, higher educational institutions of Russia and foreign countries.