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Day 3: Georgetown’s International Relations Program for High School Students

After having discussed the nature of the international system, instruments of foreign policy, and methods of promoting order and justice in the international system yesterday, we began today with several presentation that explored challenges in the international system.

First, Paula Newberg, Director of Georgetown’s Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, looked at the challenges to the international system posed by states that are unable to control their borders– such as Afghanistan and Pakistan. Second, Dan Porterfield and I discussed Human Rights: A Culture in Crisis, exploring the nature of the human rights culture and why it is problematic in the world today. Finally, Robert Michael Murry (pictured above), Vice President for Social Media at National Geographic, examined the challenge to the international system posed by new technologies– the Internet in particular. It was a busy– but fun– day!

I loved Robert’s parting comment about social media–

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Anthony Clark Arend is Professor of Government and Foreign Service at Georgetown University and the Director of the Master of Science in Foreign Service in the Walsh School of Foreign Service.

Commentary and analysis at the intersection of international law and politics.