Global Literacy Masterclasses

The LDNS Lab Masterclass Series, offered through the Lab’s Ambassador-in-Residence, engages the ASU community and ultimately all audiences in partnership with the university, in a broad–ranging conversation about America’s foreign policy and the country’s role in world affairs.

Upcoming Classes

Diplomatic Skills for Everyone

A thorough introduction to the skills of diplomats and their relevant application to all types of professional pursuits.  A practical playbook rich with examples and exercises.

Part 1    September 29, 2021 from 12-4 p.m.

Part 2    September 30, 2021 from 12-4 p.m.

The U.S. and the World

An examination of the unique U.S. role in the world, how we got here, and where we are likely to go in the future. 

Like in all our masterclasses, we strip away the jargon of international politics and speak in clear text about us as a people on an undeniably interconnected globe.

October 28, 2021 from 12-1:30 p.m.

Diplomacy First

A review of the development and execution of U.S. foreign policy from the ground up -- or rather the top down -- including a discussion of the value for U.S. diplomacy as the first and priority tool of America’s international engagement.

November 16, 2021 from 12-1:30 p.m.

U.S. Ambassador Security Training Simulation

A training simulation for U.S. Ambassadors developed at ASU in partnership with the American Academy of Diplomacy and for the State Department’s Foreign Service Institute. 

Now available to ASU students and university partners as a deeply engaging experience in high-level leadership decision-making.

January 19, 2022 from 12-4 p.m.