J Simon Rofe




Dr J Simon Rofe is the inaugural director of CISD's Global Diplomacy Masters programme (Distance Learning). Prior to joining SOAS he was Senior Lecturer and Director of Distance Learning Director in the Department of Politics and International Relations, and Centre for American Studies at the University of Leicester. He has previously held positions in the Defence Studies Department of King’s College London at UK Defence Academy; in the American Studies Department at Canterbury Christ Church University; the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent at Canterbury.

Simon is the co-editor of Bloomsbury's Key Studies in Diplomacy book series, and a member of the Editorial Board of Diplomatic History.

Simon is the Centre's Research Tutor, and he welcomes enquiries pertaining to the Global Studies PhD programme.

Simon is also a Co-Chair BLT BISA's Learning and Teaching Working Group and a Vice-Chair Transatlantic Studies Association.

More info: http://www.cisd.soas.ac.uk/person/j-simon-rofe,88531131

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Aug 21st 2017

The Global Diplomacy course is a unique offering to the MOOC environment. Bringing together cutting edge research in the broad fields of Diplomatic and International Studies, award winning distance learning delivery and the instructors previous experience of delivering a successful MOOC. Please see the volume Global Diplomacy: Theories, Types and Models authored with Dr Alison Holmes, (Westview, 2016), and the Understanding Research Methods MOOC from Coursera.

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Aug 7th 2017

This MOOC is about demystifying research and research methods. It will outline the fundamentals of doing research, aimed primarily, but not exclusively, at the postgraduate level. It places the student experience at the centre of our endeavours by engaging learners in a range of robust and challenging discussions and exercises befitting SOAS, University of London's status as a research-intensive university and its rich research heritage.

Average: 4.3 (12 votes)