Dr. Courtney Smith: A Statement from the Dean of the School of Diplomacy’s New Dean

Dean Courtney Smith joined the School of Diplomacy 20 years ago. Due to his strong research understanding and professional relationship with the United Nations, Dean Smith became a Pirate directly following the Diplomacy School’s founding.

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South China Sea: A Region of Peaceful Hostility

Tensions have risen to new heights in the years since Xi Jinping took power as both General Secretary of China Communist Party and President of the People’s Republic of China in 2012, as seen in the maritime disputes over the development of the ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

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School of Diplomacy Hosts its Annual Dean’s Welcome BBQ Event

The social gathering took place on campus where students and faculty alike came together to share in the spirit of the Diplomacy community. It was a warm and welcoming atmosphere on the green where the event kicked off with games and light-hearted conversations among students and faculty members.

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