The course offers an alternative way of learning negotiations skills, deploying philosophy of learning-by-doing and hands-on approach. It teaches students to articulate their argument, how to present it, and challenges them to critically approach, evaluate and improve their skills. The focus are international, multicultural negotiations that we explore based on role-play simulation games within the UN and WTO environment.
Associate Professor at Aston University. Dr. Rozbicka joined the Department of Politics and International Relations at Aston University in 2015, having previously worked as a post-doctoral researcher and lecturer at the Ruhr University Bochum, Germany. Prior to coming to the United Kingdom, Dr. Rozbicka held appointments at the University of Victoria, BC, Canada, visiting researcher post at the Institute of European Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, and finished her PhD at the European University Institute, Florence, Italy. Dr Rozbicka’s research agenda focuses on two main topics. The main area of research circulates around participation of non-state actors in the international and national policy-making and negotiations. The second strand of her research focuses on the regulation of the live music industry, and creative industries in more general, in the UK and beyond. Next to these, Dr. Rozbicka is professionally trained negotiator, who has experience of training multiple generations of negotiators within the EuroSim model and Model UN, and she has received the Political Science Association Award for “Innovations in Teaching Politics (Group) Award” in 2018.