Advanced Diplomatic Webinars series (2013)
The aim of the series Advanced Diplomatic Webinars from 2013, which dealt with the evolution of diplomacy and technology, was to anchor the discussion on the impact of the internet on diplomacy within diplomacy's long history which dates back to the dawn of humanity (see Introduction).
Each monthly webinar covered one phase in the evolution of diplomacy and technology.
Participation in the webinars
Participation in the webinars included:
- consulting a background document for the monthly webinar (5-10 pages)
- attending the monthly webinar scheduled for the fourth Friday of each month between 14:00 and 15:00 CET
- answering the post-webinar questionnaire
The evolution of diplomacy has involved an interplay of continuity and change: continuity in the core diplomatic functions, i.e. negotiations and representation; change in the ways in which diplomacy is performed, i.e. the use of telegraph, telephone, and the Internet.
Successful participants received a certificate of participation. The registration fee for each monthly webinar was €30. Diplo provided a limited number of free places for its alumni, partner institutions, and participants from developing countries.