May 2021 online courses

By |2021-03-30T07:38:47-04:00May 10th, 2021|

Online courses starting May 2021Diplo is offering three interactive postgraduate-level online courses starting the week of 10 May 2021:•    21st Century Diplomacy•    Diplomacy of Small States•    E-diplomacyFor more information on each course please click on the titles above. These online courses are available as Diplo Certificate Courses (application deadline: 5 April 2021) and University of Malta [...]

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2021: The emergence of digital foreign policy

By |2021-02-18T05:53:45-05:00March 2nd, 2021|

All countries, albeit with differences in emphasis depending on their circumstances and capabilities, recognise that digitisation plays a role in foreign policy. In the age of digitisation, diplomacy is shifting and adapting. Some countries have launched comprehensive digital foreign policy strategies, others have instantiated dedicated positions such as cyber ambassadors or tech envoys. With existing [...]

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[Diplomacy & technology: A historical journey] #1 An introduction

By |2021-01-22T12:45:00-05:00January 28th, 2021|

A masterclass with Jovan Kurbalija The longer you can look back, the farther you can look forward. Winston Churchill The series Diplomacy and technology: A historical journey is a set of open monthly Zoom discussions on the evolution of diplomacy and technology, led by Dr Jovan Kurbalija, an expert, with an academic background in international law, diplomacy, and [...]

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[WebDebate #44] Diplomacy in times of COVID-19: The experience of developing countries

By |2020-12-10T17:45:54-05:00December 1st, 2020|

[Update] Registrations are now closed. You can follow the event on the YouTube live stream.  The COVID-19 pandemic demanded adaptations across the diplomatic profession. Most importantly, the need for social distancing has led to changes in how diplomacy is practised: meetings were cancelled, postponed, or moved online. While the COVID-19 pandemic demanded adaptation across the diplomatic [...]

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[WebDebate] The UN at 75: Evolution or revolution?

By |2020-08-30T17:23:25-04:00September 1st, 2020|

This year is the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, and we are marking the occasion with a Webdebate on the past and the future of the organisation. By looking back at the past 75 years of the world organisation, we will try to answer an important question: Are we seeing an evolution or [...]

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July 2020 online courses

By |2020-06-19T15:45:09-04:00July 20th, 2020|

The course on Multilateral Diplomacy was comprehensive, insightful, and innovative. The issues covered were timely and relevant, and the online chat sessions allowed for knowledge sharing by a wide cross-section of officials, including the facilitators working in the field. Roshelle Henry (Foreign Service Officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Jamaica), September 2017 Registrations [...]

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Geneva Talks: Charting International Collaboration in the Digital Age

By |2020-06-18T13:36:52-04:00June 26th, 2020|

This summer marks the 75th anniversary of the United Nations (UN) in a time of turmoil and uncertainty. After the Second World War, countries across the World have signed the UN Charter in San Francisco in agreement to collectively work on a multilateral future. This year, the global pandemic not only reminds us that [...]

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The Future of Meetings – online conference

By |2020-05-09T18:38:28-04:00May 12th, 2020|

The Coronavirus crisis is changing how we meet and interact, ushering in new ways of organising conferences and other events. Hybrid meetings, which combine virtual and face-to-face interaction, will become the norm. The Future of Meetings conference will address the emerging practices in organising and running meetings. Can we fit online and onsite events into [...]

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May online courses 2020

By |2020-04-02T08:42:17-04:00May 4th, 2020|

As a diplomat of a small state, operating in a dynamic and rapidly changing international environment, I must sharpen my skills and be equipped with the right tools in order to be successful. I particularly enjoyed the rich, constructive exchange of views/ideas among participants. The opportunity to undertake a case study on one small [...]

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(Cyber)Security and the shift to online

By |2020-04-01T19:55:45-04:00April 9th, 2020|

The rapid shift to online work makes us more dependent on the critical Internet infrastructure and digital services. While this infrastructure is already under a lot of pressure as a result of the recent surge in the use of online tools, DDoS attacks against health or e-learning platforms aggravate this strain. Our demand for [...]

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