On 14 May 2020, Dr. Roland B. Wilson from the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University Korea Campus was honored to be invited to give a special guest lecture to young diplomats at the Korean National Diplomatic Academy.
The titled of this special lecture was, “Diplomacy in the 21st Century and Beyond: A Conflict Analysis and Resolution (CAR) Perspective” and he covered a diverse range of topics including the history behind CAR , relevant CAR tools for diplomats, fundamental CAR theories for diplomats and the role of culture, identity, power, position and strategic communication. It was the first time these young diplomats had heard a lecture from a Conflict Analysis and Resolution perspective.
"Just because you may be constrained in what you can do as a young diplomat, this doesn't mean you are limited in the methods and tools you can use to get the job done." Dr. Wilson said during the lecture.
Dr. Wilson hopes that this relationship continues to grow and that he and the entire School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution can further assist not just the Korean National Diplomatic Academy but other government agencies with their unique professional development training needs.
Dr. Wilson said, “Although we provide many special lectures, workshops and other training events in the United States to diplomats, State Department and Department of Defense Officials, it was refreshing to speak to these young diplomats in South Korea.” He also stated, “They were engaging, curious and actively participated in the lecture and discussion. It was a true pleasure to see first-hand the talents and skills of these diplomats, something that the Korean National Diplomatic Academy leadership and faculty should be proud of!”
May 26, 2020