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General Subject Knowledge
- Understanding of historical and contemporary schools of thought in International Relations.
- Ability to apply IR theories to explain international policy decisions and outcomes.
- Ability to analyze how international institutions, norms and structures of governance affect and shape global, international, regional and domestic policy.
- Knowledge of contemporary global issues, including trade, development, human rights, security and the environment.
- Ability to form, work in and lead a team towards the completion of a common project.
- Ability to synthesize complex ideas.
- Written communication skills.
- Ability to present orally, argue and debate.
- Ability to understand and use the concepts and language of international economics.
- Ability to grasp and utilize the concepts and structure of research design.
- Ability to use basic tools of data generation, including archival and survey research, interviewing, case studies directed studies.
- Ability to produce and interpret statistical analysis of policy-relevant data.
- Comprehend the multi-level institutional arenas in which policy analysis takes place: multilateral, regional, national, local.
- Competence in the writing of policy memos and other professional writing instruments.
- Competence in executing policy analysis individually and collectively, through team work.
- Grasp the concept and practice of intercultural competence.
- Ability to understand complex communication in target language.
- Ability to convey complex ideas in writing in target language, particularly in field of professional expertise.
- Ability to convey complex ideas verbally in target language, particularly in field of professional expertise.