This course overviews the role of culture in the foreign policy formation on security. To do so, it first concentrated on the mainstream International Relations theories, such as realism, liberalism and Marxism on issues like survival, interdependence and dependency. Then it focused on the cultural analysis of foreign policy decision-making by concentrating on issues such as public opinion, identity, culture, societal groups, government organizations, as well as the psychology of the leaders and leadership styles.
Apart from lectures and debates the Prof. Gül M. Kurtoğlu Eskişar and Dr. Müge Aknur participate in the Student Forum “International security: perspective of young international relations scholars” on 16-17 October 2019 as experts and tutors of the students and young researchers.
Number of students was 50 people from the Faculty of International Relations and Faculty of History of VSU as well as universities of 6 Russian cities (Moscow, Perm, Krasnodar, Cheliabinsk, Izhevsk, Orel).
Draft syllabus of intensive course — http://powers-network.vsu.ru/UserFiles/files/teaching/Module%201%20draft%20syllabus%20of%20intensive%20course.pdf