The Writing of William Southworth
An International Relations Portfolio
All good diplomacy is rooted in profound knowledge. A diplomat should know himself as well as he knows the back of his hand and his negotiating partners just as deeply. Here you will find an arrangment of my writings, everything from formal treatises on current international relations to blog posts of my travel and work experience abroad.
"Peace is not the absence of conflict but the presence of creative alternatives for responding to conflict -- alternatives to passive or aggressive responses, alternatives to violence."
Legal Consultant Caritas
September - December 2018
Assisted Caritas lawyer as an observer and consultant for cases concerning asylum-seekers and refugees trying to navigate the Spanish legal system. The position required a certain understanding of Spanish and EU law, as well as a firm grasp of the language. This position encouraged the development of social awareness, translative skill and tact.
English Tutor Caritas
October - December 2018
Taught disadvantaged Spanish-speaking students basic to mid-level English individually and in groups, all in a Parochial school context. Worked across language barriers in order to teach immigrant and impoverished Spanish children English.
Senior CLV counselor
May - July 2019
Supervised and taught children ages 6-18 in a Spanish immersion environment. As a senior counselor I organized events and taught language sessions for the campers. Worked as part of an international team of Spanish speakers, developing critical cross-cultural communication and project organization skills.
IHK Luneburg Trade Consultant
Consultant to the International Economy department of the chamber, expertise in US-Germany trade relations, UK-Germany trade relations. Prepared and researched material for other consultants for public forums.