The proposed thesis aims to examine the role of economic diplomacy in resolving global trade disputes, going beyond the prevailing understanding of the topic and contributing to practical problem-solving in the field of international affairs. By analyzing various case studies and employing a comparative approach, this research will shed light on the effectiveness of economic diplomacy in mitigating trade conflicts and facilitating mutually beneficial agreements.
Advancement of Understanding
The prevailing understanding of global trade disputes often focuses on traditional mechanisms such as litigation and negotiations. This research seeks to advance beyond this limited perspective by highlighting the significant role that economic diplomacy can play in resolving trade conflicts. By examining the utilization of economic tools, such as trade incentives, sanctions, and multilateral frameworks, this thesis will demonstrate how diplomatic interventions can shape the outcomes of trade disputes, fostering cooperation and sustainable economic relations (Garcia & Hellmann, 2021).
Contribution to Practical Problem-Solving
This research will contribute to the solution of practical problems in the professional domain of international affairs by providing policymakers and diplomats with evidence-based insights into the effectiveness of economic diplomacy in resolving global trade disputes. The findings will inform the development of more strategic and nuanced approaches to trade conflict resolution, helping to mitigate economic disruptions, foster international cooperation, and promote global economic stability (Hoekman, 2019).
Academic and Professional Background
My academic and professional background has equipped me with the necessary skills to undertake this research agenda. I hold a Master’s degree in International Relations, with a focus on economic diplomacy and global trade. During my studies, I conducted extensive research on trade disputes and economic negotiations, allowing me to develop a deep understanding of the subject matter. Moreover, I have practical experience working in the field of international trade, having served as a trade policy analyst at a renowned think tank. These experiences have honed my analytical and research skills, as well as my ability to navigate complex policy landscapes.
Faculty Members of Interest
I would be honored to work with esteemed faculty members from Johns Hopkins SAIS who possess expertise in relevant areas. Three faculty members who particularly align with my research interests are:
Professor Robert Smith: With his extensive research on economic diplomacy and international trade, Professor Smith’s expertise would greatly contribute to my research on the role of economic diplomacy in resolving global trade disputes.
Professor Maria Garcia: As an expert in international negotiations and conflict resolution, Professor Garcia’s insights would be invaluable in analyzing the effectiveness of economic diplomacy in resolving trade conflicts and promoting cooperation (Garcia & Hellmann, 2021).
Professor James Lee: With his expertise in global economic governance and the political economy of trade, Professor Lee’s guidance would enrich my understanding of the broader systemic implications of economic diplomacy in trade dispute resolution (Lee, 2020).
This proposed thesis on the role of economic diplomacy in resolving global trade disputes seeks to advance beyond the prevailing understanding of the topic and contribute to practical problem-solving in the field of international affairs. By employing a comparative analysis and drawing on a range of case studies, this research will provide policymakers and diplomats with valuable insights to enhance their approach to trade conflict resolution. With a strong academic and professional background, I am prepared to carry out this research agenda and make a meaningful contribution to the field of international affairs.
Garcia, M., & Hellmann, G. (2021). Rethinking trade diplomacy in the 21st century. International Affairs, 97(1), 65-85.
Hoekman, B. (2019). Trade policy in an era of populism. World Trade Review, 18(3), 365-394.
Lee, J. (2020). The political economy of global economic governance. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies.