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What can Twitter diplomacy learn from Ancient Greek diplomacy?

In short, full transparency and openness is not an optimal environment for successful diplomacy aimed at solving complex problems through convergence and compromise.

For a more developed argument please consult the webinar summary text or see the recording from the March webinar.

 

Pre-Webinar Announcement

After dealing with the early days of diplomacy (January) and diplomacy of the Ancient World (February), we move now to diplomacy in Ancient Greece. To the Ancient Greeks we owe the term ‘diplomacy’ (folded in two). We will start our discussion through the role of the orator and the first examples of the principle of extra-territoriality. Ancient Greek diplomacy was probably the most open form of diplomacy in history. It was delivered in plenary sessions. Ancient Greece also made early innovations in communication by developing some type of proto-telegraph. Lastly, they made huge advancements in developing crypto-protected communication.

Join us for a discussion on these and other issues at our live webinar Diplomacy and technology in Ancient Greece with Jovan Kurbalija on Monday, March 25 at 14:00 CET.

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