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A brain made transparent
By Aldo Matteucci on 30 May 2013 | From the channel/s:
Looking Sideways
I have been arguing recently that the XXIst century will be the century when we'll bring together what is known (rather than speculated) about man and society. This will transform societies in way we can barely begin to imagine.
 
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When Stalin’s dream came true
By Petru Dumitriu on 29 May 2013 | From the channel/s:
Diplomacy

Stalin would not have listened to his advisers had they told him, between two consecutive death sentences, to be careful what he wished for! This may explain why Stalin was not very popular among his collaborators, including those who, by some miracle, had survived him for a while.

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Is “human rights law” the framework of democracy? - 234
By Aldo Matteucci on 29 May 2013 | From the channel/s:
Looking Sideways

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E-Participation Webinar - Remote Participation in International Organisations
By Guy Girardet on 28 May 2013 | From the channel/s:
E-diplomacy

Remote Participation programmes and initiatives make International Agencies more transparent and inclusive.

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E-Participation Webinar - Open Data
By Guy Girardet on 26 May 2013 | From the channel/s:
E-diplomacy, Webinars

Open Gov / Open Data initiatives are more relevant in a national context than at an international level.

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Supporting humanitarian diplomacy at the Finnish Red Cross
By Editor on 23 May 2013 | From the channel/s:
Home

Humanitarian diplomacy is persuading decision makers and opinion leaders to act, at all times, in the interests of vulnerable people, and with full respect for fundamental humanitarian principles.

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The winding road to understanding soft power - 233
By Aldo Matteucci on 23 May 2013 | From the channel/s:
Looking Sideways

In my blog entry 211, I waxed skeptical about Joseph S. NYE’s “soft power”. I disliked the intertwining of persuasion and brute power. Persuasion backed by power tends to become dogma. NYE’s concept of “change from within”, however, has an intriguing kernel.

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In broken images (Robert Graves)
By Aldo Matteucci on 23 May 2013 | From the channel/s:
Looking Sideways

In Broken Images

 

He is quick, thinking in clear images;
I am slow, thinking in broken images.

 

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E-participation webinar - Social Media and International Organisations
By Guy Girardet on 22 May 2013 | From the channel/s:
E-diplomacy, Webinars

There was a good turn out for Diplo’s E-Participation Webinar on Tuesday 21 May.  The full recording of this webinar can be found here.

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Nul Points!
By Biljana Scott on 22 May 2013 | From the channel/s:
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A diplomatic fall-out from Saturday’s Eurovision contest has embroiled heads of State and Foreign Ministers: apparently some points assigned to the Russian entry by Azeri televoters have gone missing.

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