IUSE Course Adoptions

Inside a U.S. Embassy: Diplomacy at Work

Universities that have adopted the book (2nd or 3rd edition) for a course:

  • American University, "Analysis of American Foreign Policy."
  • American University School of International Service, "Topics in U.S. Foreign Policy: Diplomatic Practice," (graduate seminar).
  • American University, Washington Semester Program, "Foreign Policy Seminar."
  • Arizona State University, McCain Institute Policy Design Studio, "U.S. Diplomacy in Action - The Embassy Country Team."
  • Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy, SOAS, University of London, “Diplomatic Systems” (graduate course).
  • The City College of New York, “The Practice of Diplomacy.”
  • College of William & Mary, "The U.S. Foreign Service: an In Depth Look."
  • Dominican University of California, "Diplomacy."
  • The Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, "Running an Embassy."
  • The Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, "U.S. Grand Strategy After the Wars: The Transformation of U.S. Foreign Policy."
  • Emmanuel College, "Introduction to International Relations."
  • Euro University, Tallinn, Estonia, "Practical Diplomacy."
  • Florida Gulf Coast University, "Introduction to International Studies."
  • Florida Gulf Coast University Renaissance Academy, "Diplomacy: A Framework for Understanding Foreign Affairs."
  • Florida International University, "Topics in International Relations."
  • Foreign Service Institute, Department of State, "Ambassadorial Seminar."
  • Georgetown University, "INAF-363 Practicing Diplomacy Abroad" (undergraduate seminar); "The Practice of Diplomacy" (School of Foreign Service graduate seminar); and "Navigating U.S. Decision-making: Political and Career Perspectives" (SFS graduate seminar).
  • John Jay School of Diplomacy and International Affairs, Euclid University Extension, "Foreign Service/Careers in International Affairs."
  • Kansas State University, "Professional Diplomacy and Foreign Policy."
  • Marietta College, "Middle East Politics."
  • Marine Corps War College, "National Security and Joint Warfare."
  • Middlebury College, "International Diplomacy and Modern South Asia."
  • Moscow State Institute for International Relations, "U.S. Diplomacy and Foreign Policy."
  • Mount Holyoke College, "Changing Role of Diplomacy."
  • National Defense University's Industrial College of the Armed Forces, "Instruments of Foreign Policy" (recommended reading).
  • New York University, "Diplomacy in Theory and Action."
  • Northeastern University, College of Professional Studies, "The Practice of Diplomacy."
  • Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce, University of Kentucky, "Dynamics of Diplomacy" and "Diplomatic Core Skills."
  • Schiller International University, London, "Workshop in Diplomacy" (graduate course), and "Practical Diplomacy."
  • School of Global Studies, Arizona State University, "Diplomacy and Foreign Service."
  • School of International Affairs, Pennsylvania State University, "Foundations of Diplomacy" (recommended reading)
  • School of Media and Public Affairs, George Washington University, "Media and Foreign Policy"
  • St. John's University, "Honors 101: America's Engagement with the World."
  • Temple University, Japan Campus, "U.S. Foreign Policy."
  • Trevecca Nazarene University, "International Relations."
  • U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, "Diplomacy."
  • U.S. European Command, Stuttgart, "Embassy 101."
  • Université Paul Valéry-Montpellier 3, "American Foreign Policy."
  • University of Bridgeport, "Diplomacy and Foreign Policy."
  • University of California at Davis, "A Practicum in Diplomacy."
  • University of Delaware, "American Diplomacy: A Practitioner's View" and "American Foreign Policy: Commercialism vs. Idealism."
  • University of Houston Clear Lake Campus, "Gender, Media and Diplomacy in the Arab World."
  • University of Illinois at Chicago, "International Affairs: A Diplomatic Perspective."
  • University of Maryland Federal Semester Program, "U.S. Foreign Policy."
  • University of Maryland, "From Glass Boxes to Bunkers: Architecture, Power and Public Policy."
  • University of Minnesota, "U.S. Foreign Policy."
  • University of Oklahoma, "Tools of Statecraft" and "Diplomacy, Espionage and Political Action."
  • University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, "Foreign Policy and Diplomacy" (graduate course).
  • University of Southern California, "Leadership and Diplomacy" and "Hard Power, Soft Power, and Smart Power."
  • University of Wisconsin, "Problems in American Foreign Policy."
  • University of Texas at Austin, "U.S. Diplomacy: Organization and Practice" (graduate seminar).
  • Washington & Jefferson College, "U.S. Foreign Policy."
  • Western Carolina University, "U.S. Foreign Policy" (optional reading).
  • John C. Whitehead School of Diplomacy & International Relations, Seton Hall University, "U.S. Foreign Service" (graduate course) and "A History of Diplomacy."
  • Winthrop University, "International Politics" (Honors).
  • Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, "The Conduct of International Diplomacy."
  • Yale University, "Formulation of American Foreign Policy” (optional)

"Inside a U.S. Embassy is required reading for the first week of my university seminar on practical diplomacy. My students are amazed at the variety and uniqueness of Foreign Service work described in the book's first-hand accounts. I wouldn't teach the course without it."

Ambassador Genta Hawkins Holmes
University of California at Davis

"I find Inside a U.S. Embassy the single most useful source around. There is no better way to educate students as to what a career in the Foreign Service is like than to have them read the book. It gives them a detailed look at what day-to-day life in an embassy is like at all levels and if they can't picture themselves doing the things described than they need to look for another career. I use it as recommended reading for a required first semester course for all our students called Foundations of Diplomacy, and in mentoring dozens of other students at Penn State who ask about the Foreign Service."

Ambassador Dennis Jett
Professor of International Affairs
School of International Affairs
Pennsylvania State University