Title: Deterrence And Diplomacy
Category: 5. International Security
School: Raffles Institution, Singapore
Classes and Teachers: Eric Koh, Colin, Jeremy, Louis, Kartik
Metacognitive Reflection: Doors To Diplomacy (Year 3 and 4)
Our Doors to Diplomacy Entry is at [http://d2d.ri.edu.sg/dnd]. Be sure to check it out before reading this reflection!
Doors to Diplomacy took up a significant portion of my research journey; while the results seem less spectacular than that of my Year 2 research education topic, I feel that the experience has provided me with new perspectives and understandings of the global hinterland we exist in. It is not one of my best works, but it has representative value in showcasing my capabilities.
Without participating in the Doors to Diplomacy programme I would not have gained the deeper understanding of international politics and the principles of international interaction. The process has given me opportunities to express my opinions and perspective on global issus, and has in turn contributed to experience outside normal academic curriculum. It has developed the breadth of my perspective and to the depth of my analysis of sources, while allowing all of us in the team to learn to rely on each other and make use of each other’s skills. It is very much similar to the gains of being in a committed CCA competition, except for me it has a greater degree of comfort, freedom and expression. The ups and downs I experienced through the journey were directed at my personal faults, such as being incapable of plotting milestones and framing a long-term effort for the team, and I wish to work on these in the near future. The experience will follow with me through the next lap of my learning journey.