Jakarta – As part of the International Organization and Corporation subject in LSPR Communication & Business Institute, the Undergraduate Programme of International Relations Communication Studies held a Guest Lecture Webinar entitled “Communication in the United Nations System”. The activity, which was exclusively open to International Relations Communication students from batch 22, was held through the Zoom platform on Monday, 19th of April 2021. In this Guest Lecture, the Undergraduate Programme of International Relations Communication Studies invited Mr. Raka Tantra D. Pamungkas, S.IP, M.Si, M.A (Second Secretary at the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Indonesia to the United Nations, New York) as the guest speaker, and Ms. Gracia Paramitha, Ph.D (Deputy Head of Undergraduate Programme of International Relations Communication Studies) as the moderator.
Mr. Raka started off the Guest Lecture with an introduction towards the United Nations itself, including its role, history and notable events. Shortly after, Mr. Raka also explained the structure of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Indonesia to the United Nations in New York. These two materials provided fundamental understanding of the United Nations body, including the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Indonesia, towards International Relations Communication students of LSPR Communication & Business Institute who—in majority— have strong interest towards the subject. Not to mention, Mr. Raka gave examples of proposals which is used in Draft Resolution, which serve as crucial instrument in shaping the dynamics of international relations. Furthermore, Mr. Raka also gave a brief theoretical lecture on the types of approaches by William Zartman that has—and is still—being used within the scope of international relations, such as Structural Approach, Strategic Approach, and Behavioral Approach.
At the end of the Guest Lecture, there was a question and answers (Q&A) session, in which both lecturers and students actively participated in. The Guest Lecture gave strong insights towards all participants regarding the United Nations in general as it is explained from the perspective and experience of an Indonesian Diplomat.