The Department of Political Science at Tel Aviv University presents:
Executive Program in Diplomacy and Security (MA)
Head of Program: Prof. Azar Gat
Advisory Board: Prof. Aharon Kleiman
Professor (Gen. Res.) Yitzhak Ben-Israel
Non-thesis track (optional)
The program is designed to enrich students' professional knowledge and insights in their work in the fields security, public service, NGOs, and the private sector. Students will be taught about the various complexities of each sector, as emphasis will be placed on learning how to collaborate with foreign governmental and non-governmental organizations (including multinational corporations).
The program gives students knowledge, insights and analytical tools in the fields of new diplomacy and modern strategy, as well as design and decision-making abilities in defense policy during times of war and peace.
The program, among other things, attempts to bridge the gap betwen between military strategy and foreign policy.
Program's duration and scope
The program takes place during three consecutive semesters (one calendar year) on Wednesdays (13:00) and Fridays (14:00). It is worth a total of 36 credits and taught in Hebrew.
The program is open to professionals from the fields of defense, diplomacy, economics and/or public service who have at least five years of relevant work experience. Successful candidates must have also already completed a bachelor's degree with a final grade of 80 or higher.
Graduates of the Executive Program who obtain a grade of 85 or above may be accepted as doctoral candidates in political science. Qualified candidates will additioanlly be required to study supplementary courses and write a master's level thesis.
36 credits total
Introductory Courses - 9 credits total
Introduction Diplomacy - 3 credits
Introduction to Modern Strategic Thinking - 3 credits
Negotiations and Security- 3 credits
Advanced Courses - 18 credits total
Israeli Security Issues - 3 credits
International Political Economy - 3 credits
Israel's National Security: The Regional Theater - 3 credits
Changes in Peace and the Normative Dimension in International Relations - 3 credits
Introduction to International Law: The Rules of War and Peace - 3 credits
Strategic Issues - 3 credits
Seminars - 6 credits total
The Military, Politics and Foreign Relations of China - 3 credits
Security Perceptions of Arab States - 3 credits
Applied Workshop - 3 credits total
Negotiation: Theory and Practice - 3 credits