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Diplo fellows at the Internet Governance Forum
By Stephanie on 22 Nov 2012 | From the channel/s:
Internet Governance

I’m reflecting on the annual IGF meeting which took place two weeks ago, thinking about all the discussions that took place during workshops, the conversations that followed, and the new initiatives that will break ground as a result.

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Innovation in diplomacy: Discovering unknown unknowns
By Jovan Kurbalija on 22 Nov 2012 | From the channel/s:

One of the questions I was asked at the recent conference on Innovation in Diplomacy was why we chose to involve so many senior participants (a few of them have seen seventy winters).  The main reason was to address two increasingly...

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Nine E-diplomacy Principles, add more......
By Jovan Kurbalija on 21 Nov 2012 | From the channel/s:

Close to 100 diplomats and academics had a vibrant and engaging discussion at the Geneva E-diplomacy Day.  One of the outcomes was the drafting of e-diplomacy principles (which the session participants dubbed ‘e-diplomacy...

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Work life, personal life: unique and separate but sometimes interrelated
By Mary on 21 Nov 2012 | From the channel/s:

Do I have a work e-mail address? Do I have a personal e-mail address? Have I ever sent a personal e-mail from my work address? Or a work e-mail from my personal address? Yes, yes, yes, and yes. Work life and personal life - unique and separate but sometimes interrelated.

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Instead of certainty, let scepticism be our guide
By Readings on 20 Nov 2012 | From the channel/s:

The scope of the uncertainly in which we are living is growing exponentially. When it comes to handling this new reality, we can no longer think in terms of certainties; we need to move to thinking in terms of probabilities and adapt accordingly.

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Virtual meetings here to stay
By Mary on 20 Nov 2012 | From the channel/s:

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is leading the field when it comes to e-participation. It has used remote participation in 1000+ meetings with more than 5000 delegates in attendance.

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The power of the unsaid and its importance in diplomacy
By Tereza Horejsova on 20 Nov 2012 | From the channel/s:

Implicit communication, the unsaid – how important is this in an age of supposed transparency and openness?

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Standing the test of time
By Mary on 19 Nov 2012 | From the channel/s:

Diplo's two-day conference - Innovation in Diplomacy - has started in Malta and promises to highlight some very interesting issues over the course of the next two days as it  looks at the interplay between continuity and change in diplomacy.

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Happy Birthday Diplo! And the next 10 years?
By petecranston on 18 Nov 2012 | From the channel/s:

Diplo Foundation is ten years old. More importantly, the Innovation in Diplomacy Conference this week in Malta, Diplo's birthplace, is firmly focused on the next ten years.

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Witter - Twitter - 193
By Aldo Matteucci on 16 Nov 2012 | From the channel/s:
Looking Sideways

Cohesion within a group of monkeys is maintained through reciprocal grooming. Studies of captive monkeys have shown that grooming makes them more relaxed, reducing their heart rate as well as other external signs of stress. They sometimes become so relaxed that they fall asleep.