Category: Ed Outreach Upcoming Events

Title: Summer Teacher Institute 2022:  Diplomacy in the Middle East and North Africa

Date Published: March 3, 2022

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July 25-29, 2022, 10:00am – 3:00pm EDT

STI 2022 is a collaboration among the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies and Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, and the the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University

The thematic focus will be on incorporating knowledge of diplomacy into the curriculum in middle, high school, and community college courses in geography, civics and government, world and US history, including AP courses in these fields. The five days will cover types of diplomacy and their aims and achievements in the MENA region. Examples are cultural, economic, human rights, religious and migration diplomacy, as well as introducing the functions of embassies and consulates abroad for foreign visitors, and on careers in foreign service.

Talks will focus on aspects unique to MENA regional diplomacy and its history, including case studies and simulations run by graduate students from the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy’s library of teaching case studies. All of the co-sponsoring centers belong to the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, which was founded in 1919 as the first school of international affairs in the United States.

Attendees will receive print and electronic resources. Summer Teacher Institute 2022 will be held as an in-person and hybrid virtual event on the Georgetown main campus. Attendees must follow Georgetown COVID guidance, which we will circulate to registered attendees. Registration will be limited to 40 in-person attendees, with others welcome to attend virtually. Lunch will be served. Registration form is here.

This program is made possible by a Title VI grant from the United States Department of Education, which is funding a National Resource Center on the Middle East and North Africa at Georgetown University, and by support from the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies and the Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding and the Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown.