Scheda insegnamento


L'insegnamento contribuisce al perseguimento degli Obiettivi di Sviluppo Sostenibile dell'Agenda 2030 dell'ONU.

Istruzione di qualità Ridurre le disuguaglianze Pace, giustizia e istituzioni forti Partnership per gli obiettivi

Anno Accademico 2019/2020

Conoscenze e abilità da conseguire

The students are expected to acquire an in-depth ability in analyzing, interpreting, and placing in their historical context the diplomatic documents that will be discussed during lab's hours. By the end of the seminar, the students are expected to develop a capacity of applying useful methodologies for critically assessing and comparing the structure, the relevance, and the main characteristics of a wide variety of documents, from international treaties to diplomatic reports, from memoirs to cultural interpretations of the everyday political life.


Students will exercise their skills in historical analysis and in diplomatic tecnique through seminaries on some of the most relevant historical documents:

- George Washington's Farewell Address (1796) and the Monroe doctrine (2 December 1823);

- The Three Emperors League (18 June 1881);

- Sykes-Picot Agreement (16 May 1916);

- Wilson's Fourteen Points (8 January 1918);

- Treaty of Versailles (28 June 1919);

- The Covenant of the League of Nations (December 1924);

- The Locarno Pact (1925);

- Kellogg-Briand Pact (1928);

- Atlantic Charter (14 August 1941);

- Yalta Conference (6-11 February 1945);

- Potsdam Conference (July-August 1945);

- Pact of the League of the Arab States (22 March 1945);

- Truman Doctrine (12 March 1947);

- The Pact of Rio August-September 1947);

- Declaration of Israel's Independence (14 May 1948)

- North Atlantic Alliance Treaty (4 April 1949);

- Camp David Accords (17 September 1978);

- Israel-Palestine Liberation Organization Agreement (1993)


Documents' texts are available in:

- Avalon Project, Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy


Metodi didattici

Students' presentations and debate.

Modalità di verifica dell'apprendimento

Students attending at least 70% of the lectures are required to deliver via email a comparative paper on two documents (free choice), not exceeding 10.000 characters including spaces, by 30 December 2019.

Strumenti a supporto della didattica

Documents and online sources.

Orario di ricevimento

Consulta il sito web di Paolo Soave