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DiploFoundation is a leading global capacity development organisation in the field of Internet governance.

Diplo was established by the governments of Switzerland and Malta with the goal of providing low cost, effective courses and training programmes in contemporary diplomacy and digital affairs, in particular for developing countries. Its main thematic focuses are on Internet governance (IG), e-diplomacy, e-participation, and cybersecurity.

Diplo’s flagship publication ‘An Introduction to Internet governance’ is among the most widely used texts on IG, translated into all the UN languages and several more. Its online and in situ IG courses and training programmes have gathered more than 1500 alumni from 163 countries. Diplo also hosts the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP).

Diplo also provides customised courses and training both online and in situ.

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4th Geneva Engage Awards

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Internet Research Fair

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Technical Innovation for Digital Policy

Data protection, freedom of information, and cybersecurity are increasingly in the focus of digital policy. Can technology provide adequate solutions to important policy issues? What are the options? The conference...

Delhi Digital Diplomacy Day

Update! Follow up to the Delhi Digital Diplomacy Day: 25 Points for Digital Diplomacy.   How does the Internet affect diplomacy? How can we support digital development? How can we use big data and social me...

6th workshop on Modern Diplomacy for Small States

The 6th workshop on Modern Diplomacy for Small States, organised by DiploFoundation, supported by the Government of Malta and the Commonwealth Fund for Technical Cooperation (CFTC), is once again taking place in Malta...

Diplomatic reporting in the Internet era

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Digital Technologies and the Environment: a Synergy for the Future Event

Digital technologies can amplify efforts to mitigate climate change and, as such, are becoming part of environmental and digital policies on the national and international levels. Most global policies from internation...

[Briefing #82] Standards in digital policy | Cybersecurity and humanitarian work

Join us for February\'s Digital Watch Internet Governance Briefing on Tuesday, 22nd February, at 13.00 UTC (14.00 CET). In this monthly Internet Governance Briefing, we will shine a light on the role of standard...

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Event summary | Recording | Podcast | Resources Byzantine diplomacy was the key to this empire’s long survival. After the fall of Rome in 476, the Byzantine Empire tried to continue Rome\'s tradition and restore it...

Digital standards, China, and geopolitics: What is at stake?

Event date: Tuesday, 14th December, 13:00–14:00 CET Our world is made up of standards, sets of rules that tell us how to do something. They exist in every field, including healthcare, aerospace, construction, measu...

Promoting inclusiveness in e-commerce negotiations through capacity building

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Monthly Internet Governance Briefing – November 2021

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[WebDebate #48] Virtual and hybrid diplomacy: What have we learned?

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Data Tour | 12 Tours to Navigate Digital Geneva

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Renaissance diplomacy: Compromise as a solution to conflict [A historical journey #6]

Event summary | Recording | Podcast | Resources Join us in our next journey through the history of diplomacy and technology. In June, we will look at Renaissance diplomacy, and the impact the invention of the printin...

Discussion: Cyber detente after the Biden–Putin summit in Geneva

Cyber detente after the Biden–Putin summit in Geneva Friday, 25th June 12:00 UTC (08:00 EDT | 14:00 CEST | 20:00 CST) Join us for a discussion on cyber detente with diplomats, tech experts, and researchers from ...

[WebDebate #49] Emojis in public diplomacy: Best practices and lessons learned

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July 2021 online courses

Online courses starting July 2021 DiploFoundation offers four interactive postgraduate-level online courses, starting the week of 26 July 2021: 21st Century Diplomacy Diplomatic Law: Privileges and Immunities ...

[WebDebate #47] Current diplomatic responses to COVID-19 

[WebDebate #47] Current diplomatic responses to COVID-19  Tuesday, 4th May, 12:00 UTC (08:00 EDT | 14:00 CEST | 20:00 CST) COVID-19 has posed tremendous challenges to diplomacy. Practices had to be adapted while di...

Ancient Greek diplomacy: Politics, new tools, and negotiation [A historical journey #4]

Watch the recording  Listen to the podcast Masterclass with Jovan Kurbalija After dealing with the early days of diplomacy and the diplomacy of the ancient world, we move to ancient Greek diplomacy. To the ancient...

Ancient Diplomacy: What can it teach us? [A historical journey #3]

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[WebDebate #46] Unpacking the EU’s digital diplomacy and foreign policy

Update Missed the event? Watch the recording below. [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmuzfNKO1kE[/embedyt] [WebDebate #46] Unpacking the EU\'s digital diplomacy and foreign policy Tuesday, 6th April, 12:0...

May 2021 online courses

Online courses starting May 2021 Diplo is offering three interactive postgraduate-level online courses starting the week of 10 May 2021: •    21st Century Diplomacy •    Diplomacy of Small States • ...

Report launch: ‘Sustainable Capacity Building: Internet Governance in Africa’

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Prehistory: The birth of diplomacy and early ‘technologies’ [A historical journey #2]

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[Webinar] Yellow Day and Green Diplomacy

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6th Geneva Engage Awards

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2021: The emergence of digital foreign policy

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[WebDebate #45] Visual storytelling for diplomatic practice

[Update] The event summary and recording, together with further resources, are available here.   [WebDebate #45] Visual storytelling for diplomatic practice Tuesday, 2nd February 13:00 UTC (08:00 EST |...

Online Meetings and Conferences: How to Run Effective and Secure Events

It is amazing how an online course could encompass all these teaching methods: text to read, lively discussions, critique, team work, staff mentorship, and hands-on practice. We could learn in a cozy, enjoyable a...

Capacity Development 2021 online course

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February 2021 online courses

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#MeetingTomorrow: Digital Geneva 2040

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International Water Law and Transboundary Cooperation

[Update] Registrations are now closed. <!-- You can follow the event on the& YouTube live stream. --> The Platform for International Water Law of the Geneva Water Hub (GWH) and DiploFoundation are pleased...

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

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Digital Security and Economic Recovery

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IGF 2020: Just-in-time reporting

This year\'s Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will be held online, under the overarching theme \'Internet for human resilience and solidarity\'. The GIP Digital Watch observatory and DiploFoundation will continue t...

Geneva Peace Week – Building Trust in Cybermediation: A Collective Leadership Challenge?

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[WebDebate #43] IGF+: What’s next?

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An X-ray of the 2020 UN General Assembly debates

An X-ray of the 2020 UN General Assembly debates Thursday, 8 October 2020, 13:00–14:00 UTC  (15:00–16:00 CEST) Join Diplo’s researchers on their deep dive into policy priorities, discussion framing, and th...

Hybrid conference: The future of (multilateral) diplomacy

On Thursday, 22nd October (12:00 to 14:30 UTC | 14:00 to 16:30 CEST ), we will present our research study on the future of (multilateral) diplomacy at a hybrid conference which will include both online and in situ par...

[WebDebate] How COVID-19 is changing diplomatic practice

[Update] The recording of this WebDebate is now available. [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IJoTdlDKFg[/embedyt] Since March 2020, the image of diplomats and heads of state and government at virtual meet...

Geneva Dialogue on Responsible Behaviour in Cyberspace at Singapore International Cyber Week

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Launch: Diplomacy in the age of COVID-19 (Study)

Launching on Thursday, 22nd October | Online DiploFoundation has been conducting research on the challenges to multilateral diplomacy and the UN system in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the support of the Fin...

Launch: Digital Watch AI-powered media barometer

Launching on Monday, 19th October | Online Media coverage – or lack of coverage – is a good indicator of national policy priorities, new technological developments, and issues raised by various actors.   The n...

Start of the Online Meetings and Conferences online course

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Launch: Diplo’s new Data Engine

Launching on Monday, 12th October | Online After years of conceptual and technical developments, we will present a pilot version of our Data Engine, as part of Diplo’s new artificial intelligence (AI) and data ecos...

Launch: Tech Meets informal get-togethers (Geneva)

Launching on Thursday, 8th October | Geneva The number of diplomats assigned to cover digital policy issues is increasing. In International Geneva, where more than half of the digital policy discussions take place,...

Start of Cybersecurity 10-week course

Launching on Monday, 5th October | Online Today’s headlines often feature the word ‘cyber’, reporting on threats related to the virtual world: online child abuse, stolen credit cards and virtual identities, mal...

Start of contemporary diplomacy courses

Launching on Thursday, 1st October | Online We’re launching our autumn courses in October. These include Sustainable Development Diplomacy, Negotiation Skills, Language and Diplomacy, and Economic Diplomacy. Th...

Launch: Digital Watch weekly digest

Launching on Monday, 28th September | Online The digital policy field is complex and intense with fast developments. What better way to keep track than to read bite-sized updates each week? In the next few weeks, the...

Launch: Help Desk for inclusive governance

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Launch: humAInism Speech Generator

[Update] Check out the humAInism Speech Generator . Launching on Monday, 21st September | Online The humAInism Speech Generator is a platform for generating diplomatic statements on cybersecurity by co...

Launch: ConfTech’s Library on the Future of Meetings

[Update] ConfTech’s Library on the Future of Meetings is now available.   Launching on Thursday, 17th September | Online At the height of the spread of the global pandemic, many organisations and compa...

Launch: New Digital Watch observatory

[Update] Check out the new Digital Watch observatory.   Launching on Monday, 14th September | Online We’re launching a brand new version of the Digital Watch observatory, built on a smart mix of expert and ...

The bell has rung, classes are in session! October online courses

It was my first time studying about negotiations and the course really provided the main concepts and a solid foundation. Each unit is very well structured and they contain very interesting reading suggestions to deep...

October 2020 Online Courses

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

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[WebDebate] Permanent missions at global diplomatic hubs: More or less relevant in 2020?

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Online discussion: Navigating Geneva’s digital policy landscape

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Geneva Talks: Charting International Collaboration in the Digital Age

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July 2020 online courses

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[WebDebate] The gendered impact of COVID-19: Towards better diplomatic responses

Responses to the current COVID-19 crisis illustrate both the importance of taking gender into account and the persisting shortcomings in doing so. The COVID-19 crisis impacts women and girls disproportionately, and di...

The Future of Meetings – online conference

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[WebDebate] The UN response to COVID-19: Contributions, challenges, and lessons

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Effective online learning: Opportunities, limits, and lessons-learned

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis the majority of higher education institutions in affected countries moved some or all of their teaching online. The crisis has also given new urgency for organisations to est...

(Cyber)Security and the shift to online

The shift towards online work makes us even more dependent on the critical Internet infrastructure and digital services. However, these are vulnerable and under a heavy stress-test through increasingly sophisticated c...

How to ensure the functional continuity of global diplomacy in time of crisis

In times of crisis, global cooperation is essential. Yet, COVID-19 has grounded global diplomacy with the cancellation of meetings and negotiations. In our next live discussion on COVID-19, on Thursday, 2nd April ...

[WebDebate] Multilateral diplomacy in times of COVID-19

For many around the world, the briefings of the World Health Organization (WHO) provided crucial information on the emerging crisis. A key moment came when the WHO declared a global pandemic. On March 24th, the UN Sec...

Technology and human rights in times of crisis

As our life shifts online and our daily functioning becomes increasingly dependent on technology, our online rights become all the more relevant. During a crisis, access to networks and timely information through medi...

Could COVID-19 disrupt the Internet?

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How to organise and run online meetings during COVID-19 times

In the last couple of years, the popularity of virtual meetings has hit new records in response to calls to reduce air travel and utilise climate-friendly conferencing. Moreover, as we discuss in further detail below,...

May 2020 online courses

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[WebDebate] AI for peacemaking: New tools and opportunities for mediators

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[WebDebate] The UN beyond the West: How do countries from the Global South make their mark?

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[WebDebate] Diplomacy at the UN: Is multilateralism dead?

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5th Geneva Engage Awards

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Capacity Development 2020 online course

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HumAInism and Artificial intelligence

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How is water protected during armed conflicts?

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IGF 2019 Debrief Roundtable

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[WebDebate] Exploring innovative teaching methodologies: Digital tools for teaching diplomacy

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Lecture: Humanism and Artificial intelligence – HumAInism

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Cyber-diplomacy web discussion: Norms and confidence building measures (CBMs): Are we there yet?

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Round-table on current practices and trends in the use of e-learning platforms

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Cyber-diplomacy web discussion: Traceability and attribution of cyber-attacks

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Cybersecurity training programme for Uzbekistan

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February 2020 online courses

Diplomatic Theory and Practice is an insightful and critical introduction to the main historical and current aspects of diplomacy. Continuous interaction with peers from all over the world and devoted management by pr...

Cyber-diplomacy web discussion: Applicability of international law to cyberspace

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CyberMediation conference

[Update] Read the press release for this event. Technological developments impact all aspects of society. Similarly, they impact the practice of diplomacy. Mediation, the process whereby a third party assis...

[WebDebate] The diplomacy of natural resources in the Middle East

[Update] The digest and recording of the webinar are now available. Managing conflict and co-operation around natural resources – such as water, oil, and gas – is a key task of diplomacy. The task is ...

Regional conference on digital diplomacy (RCDD) 2019

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, Badan Ekonomi Kreatif, Pulse Lab Jakarta, and DiploFoundation are co-organising the ‘Regional conference on digital diplomacy – Digital diplomacy: Chal...

Negotiation Skills 2019 course

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[WebDebate] Visual digital diplomacy: Opportunities for diplomatic practice

The Internet is reshaping information gathering and communication sharing in diplomatic practice. In the past, there was an overall tendency to focus on the verbal aspects of diplomatic communication. Nowadays, the In...

October 2019 Online Courses

Artifical Inteligence course provided me with a good overview of artificial intelligence and internet governance issues. I especially enjoyed the fact that all issues were looked at from different, often contrasting,...

Diplo at the APrIGF 2019

The 10th Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) is hosted by the Coordination Center for TLD RU and will be held from 16-19 July 2019 in Vladivostok, Russia. APrIGF is one of the key regional initia...

[WebDebate] Technology and diplomacy: Unpacking the relationship

[Update] The digest and recording of the WebDebate are now available. Technology impacts diplomacy and the way it is practised in a number of ways. The rise of new technologies such as artificial intelligence, big ...

But first, privacy!

DiploFoundation\'s Shita Laksmi will be speaking at a workshop on privacy entitled, \'But first, privacy!\' organised by Diplo, the Youth Indonesia Internet Governance Forum (Youth ID IGF), Google Indonesia, and ICT W...

How countries interact with global innovation hubs: A look at Boston

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and DiploFoundation will hold a discussion on science diplomacy in practice in the United States on 27 June, at the AAAS Headquarters in Washington DC. ...

Digital (and) Diplomacy: How to deal with digital aspects of foreign policy

Digital issues shape our future and the future of each country; they are no longer niche issues. Key conversations on the governance of digital issues take place at the international level, with profound geopolitical ...

Diplo at AI for Good Gobal Summit

The \'AI for Good Global Summit 2019\' will be held on 28-31 May 2019 at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The event identifies the leading UN platform for dialogue ...

July 2019 online courses

Multilateral Diplomacy is an in-depth course on a wide spectrum of aspects of such diplomatic sphere, ranging from its history to its actors, rules, methods or processes. Focusing on the United Nations and their main ...

[WebDebate] Science Diplomacy: Preparing the next generation

Science diplomacy is described as ‘the use of scientific collaborations among nations to address the common problems facing 21st century humanity and to build constructive international partnerships’ (Fedoroff, 20...

Business-Policy Roundtable

Diplo and New America are organising a Business-Policy Roundtable on Tuesday, 2nd April from 12:00 to 13:30 (EST).     Vladimir Radunovic, Director of e-Diplomacy and Cybersecurity at DiploFoundatio...

Workshop: Intercultural communication essentials

Why do small assumptions sometimes escalate into big misunderstandings? How can we avoid misreading each other? And are we all too hasty in jumping to judgement? This workshop promotes intercultural awareness as a me...

New online course: Artificial Intelligence: Technology, Governance, and Policy Frameworks 2019

Artificial intelligence has moved from the realm of science fiction into our everyday lives. But what is it, exactly, and how does it change the socio-economic landscape? What is at stake for governments, businesses, ...

[WebDebate] Humanising immigration

Immigration gives rise to strong emotions. It is explained by conflicting narratives, and it polarises people and political parties into positions that are either irreconcilable (Trump’s wall), irreversible (Brexit)...

Embedding science and technology in international relations education and diplomatic training

The AAAS Center for Science Diplomacy and Diplo are co-organising the session \'Embedding science and technology in international relations education and diplomatic training\' on Saturday February in Washington DC. W...

AI and diplomacy

Diplo in co-operation with The Delegation of the European Union is organising a Lunch briefing on artifical intelligence (AI) and diplomacy on Tuesday 19 February in Washington DC, NW. There have been significant adv...

[WebDebate] Arctic diplomacy: Approaches and lessons

The Arctic is a place and object of diplomacy. It is particularly interesting to use it as a lens through which to explore various diplomatic approaches and practices. The experts in this debate all focus on the Arcti...

Capacity Development 2019 online course

The Diplo Capacity Development course is the first e-learning that really convinced me! I’ve got the information I expected and the exchanges and debates with the team and other participants were really useful, ...

Plenipot 2018 debrief: The role and impact of civil society

The Greater Washington DC Chapter of the Internet Society and Diplo are having a roundtable on civil society engagement at the ITU Plenipotentiary on 14 December, at 15h-17h CET (9h-11h EST). Register to join the roun...

The impact of AI on diplomacy and international relations

*Please note that the event is full. Join DiploFoundation and the Center for Data Innovation to learn about the key findings of the just released report Mapping AI’s challenges and opportunities for the conduct of...

Artificial intelligence and diplomacy: A new tool for diplomats?

DiploFoundation and the Think Tank Hub are organising: Artificial Intelligence and Diplomacy: A new tool for diplomats? on Monday 3rd December 2018. The event will take place at the Geneva Internet Platform, WMO Build...

[WebDebate] AI on the international agenda – where do we go from here?

In our December WebDebate, we will be looking at artificial intelligence (AI). AI is of geostrategic importance. A number of countries have already launched, or are developing, AI strategies and there is a clear sense...

Implementing the Water Convention: A look at the results of the first reporting exercise

The Geneva Water Hub’s Platform for International Water Law, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and DiploFoundation are pleased to invite you to, \'Implementing the Water Convention: A look at...

Diplo & the Geneva Internet Platform at the 13th Internet Governance Forum

DiploFoundation and the Geneva Internet Platform will be actively engaged at the 13th Internet Governance Forum, in Paris and online. Join us for workshops and sessions, and stay tuned for just-in-time session reports...

[WebDebate] Blockchain for development: a critical assessment

For a while now, blockchain has been discussed as a new technology that could have an impact on our economic and social development. Bitcoin, a cryptocurrency – and one of the most prominent examples of blockchain t...

February 2019 online courses

Through real-case country examples, supported with a theoretical debate, the course offered a new, fresh insight in the contemporary issues of Public Diplomacy. For me, as a diplomat, the discussion among the part...

[Webinar] Water and armed conflicts

The Platform for International Water Law of the Geneva Water Hub (GWH) and DiploFoundation are pleased to invite you to a webinar on \'Water and armed conflicts\'. This event is being organised within the framework of...

CyberMediation: the impact of digital technologies on the prevention and resolution of violent conflicts

The UN Department of Political Affairs, DiploFoundation, the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue,  and swisspeace have joined forces in March 2018 to develop an initiative to explore how digital technology is i...

The Battle for the Global Internet

The next six months could be an inflection point for the way the internet functions at home and around the world. Join New America, DiploFoundation, and ISOC-DC at noon on Thursday, 27th September to discuss what the...

Introduction to Digital Policy and Diplomacy 2018 (just-in-time Geneva-based course)

The Geneva Internet Platform is offering a course to assist permanent missions in Geneva to actively follow the increasingly important field of digital policy, cooperation, and diplomacy. The 9-week Introduction to D...

#Cybermediation: What role for blockchain technology and natural language processing AI?

Technological developments impact all aspects of society. Similarly, they impact the practice of diplomacy. Mediation, the peaceful resolution of conflicts through a third party, is no exception. The #Cybermediation i...

Research launch: The right to be forgotten in Indonesia

Legal Aid Press is launching a research project on The right to be forgotten in Indonesia, with the support of the Embassy of the Netherlands in Jakarta and DiploFoundation as the project consultant.  This res...

[WebDebate] Space diplomacy: Old geopolitics or new frontier for collaboration?

In our September WebDebate, we will be looking at space diplomacy, which finds itself at the intersection of old geopolitics and new frontiers for collaboration. Space has been a source of inspiration for many of the ...

Diplo alumni APrIGF gathering 2018

DiploFoundation is organising an alumni gathering in Port Vila, Vanuatu during the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF). The get together will be held on 16 August, 2018 from 17h45 to 18h45 at the...

Master/Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy 2019 workshop in Malta

[Update] View the photo gallery DiploFoundation and the University of Malta are hosting the 10-day introductory workshop for the 2019 Master/Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy progra...

October 2018 Online Courses

Language and Diplomacy course is very important for any diplomat: from negotiating to public speaking, listening, and skills needed for press conferences, the course covers all the essentials needed to become a fo...

International seminar on digital diplomacy – Beyond social media

The International Seminar on Digital Diplomacy, a collaboration between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, UN Global Pulse and DiploFoundation, is a seminar that will discuss the environment...

‘2018: A Tipping Point for the Internet’ – public discussion by Jovan Kurbalija

Prof. Jovan Kurbalija (Director of DiploFoundation and Head of Geneva Internet Platform) will be holding a public discussion 2018: A Tipping Point for the Internet in Jakarta on Internet governance, digital policy and...

[WebDebate] #CyberMediation: New skills and tools for mediation

Cybermediation is a new field of research and practice which explores how digital technology is impacting the role of mediation in the prevention and resolution of violent conflict, how digital tools can be used by pe...

[WebDebate] Algorithmic diplomacy: Better geopolitical analysis? Concerns about human rights?

Algorithmic diplomacy has become one of the terms that now reverberates around the corridors of diplomatic institutions. While its meaning is not entirely clear, there is a sense that something important is at stake a...

Exhibition – Inside Internet corridors

From 7-11 May, the corridors of UK Parobrod center in Belgrade became the corridors of the Internet, where DiploFoundation’s international exhibition will tackle the digital issues of today through art, previously e...

[WebDebate] Can we teach and learn negotiation skills online?

Negotiation skills are developed over years and years of practical experience and it seems that there are very few shortcuts to becoming a good negotiator. In our May WebDebate, we will unpack ideas about teaching and...

SEE Hub: Internet governance in April 2018

What were the main Internet governance (IG) updates in April, and how will they shape future developments? What IG developments and events happened in South Eastern Europe (SEE) this month? And what is planned for May...

July 2018 online courses

Multilateral Diplomacy is an in-depth course on a wide spectrum of aspects of such diplomatic sphere, ranging from its history to its actors, rules, methods or processes. Focusing on the United Nations and their main ...

Diplo at GIG-ARTS 2018 conference: Overcoming Inequalities in Internet Governance: framing digital policy capacity building strategies

The Second European Multidisciplinary Conference on Global Internet Governance Actors, Regulations, Transactions and Strategies (GIG-ARTS 2018) will take place from 26 to 27 April in Cardiff. The conference theme is ...

Workshop on digital diplomacy for small states

This workshop for small states, co-organised with the Permanent Mission of Singapore to the UN in Geneva, will explore the practical use of open data for diplomats at small permanent missions, in the areas of public d...

Hello, World: The Rise of Tech Diplomacy

How do countries interact with the Internet industry in the Bay area? What methods do they use in these interactions, to achieve their goals and promote the interests of their industry and citizens? A report looking i...

SEE Hub: Internet governance in March 2018

What were the main Internet governance (IG) updates in March, and how will they shape future developments? What IG developments and events happened in South Eastern Europe (SEE) this month? And what is planned for M...

Workshop: Language and diplomacy workshop for Serbian MFA

As part of the Strengthening transparency in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs through improving strategic communications with Serbian citizens training programme, DiploFoundation will deliver a Language and diplomacy w...

CyberMediation: New technologies for political mediation

How can digital technology contribute to political mediation? The UN Department of Political Affairs, DiploFoundation, the Geneva Internet Platform, the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, swisspeace, and researche...

Public diplomacy lecture at the Serbian MFA

As part of the Strengthening transparency in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs through improving strategic communications with Serbian citizens training programme, DiploFoundation will deliver a lecture on Public Diplom...

SEE Hub: Internet governance in February 2018

What were the main Internet governance (IG) updates in February, and how will they shape future developments? What IG developments and events happened in South Eastern Europe (SEE) this month? And what is planned for ...

[WebDebate] Strategies for African states in multilateral diplomacy

Looking at some of the key venues of multilateral diplomacy – such as the UN Security Council and the UN General Assembly – it is easy to get the impression that multilateral diplomacy is dominated by a few powerf...

Briefing for the Permanent Representatives of NY Missions on current trends in digital policy & the interplay between New York and Geneva – 2018

The briefing will be delivered by the Head of the Geneva Internet Platform and Director of DiploFoundation, Dr Jovan Kurbalija, and will tackle the most important developments in digital policy of relevance to the UN-...

Digital diplomacy workshop for Serbian MFA

As part of the Strengthening transparency in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs through improving strategic communications with Serbian citizens training programme, DiploFoundation will deliver Digital diplomacy workshop...

Diplo director addresses New America roundtable in Washington

The year 2018 represents a tipping point for the Internet and its governance. The approach of wait and see in the digital sphere is no longer sustainable and needs an intervention by stakeholders. In this timely ro...

Master/Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy 2018 workshop in Malta

[Update] View the photo gallery DiploFoundation and the University of Malta are hosting the 10-day introductory workshop for the 2016 Master/Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy programme, starting 5 Febr...

May 2018 online courses

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 th...

Training course in mediation

A training course in mediation is being offered by Conflux Center, in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Serbia, DiploFoundation, and the Faculty of Media and Communication at Singidunum University. ...

Mediation, Conflict Prevention and Resolution in the Emerging Paradigm

The international conference Mediation, Conflict Prevention and Resolution in the Emerging Paradigm is being organised by Conflux Center, in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Serbia, DiploFoundation,...

SEE Hub: Internet governance in January 2018

What were the main Internet governance (IG) updates in December and January, and how will they shape future developments? What IG developments and events happened in South Eastern Europe (SEE) this month? And what is ...

[WebDebate] What is the potential of big data for diplomacy?

Modern society is marked by data. Data is continuously-generated, from electronic devices; from messages, images and videos uploaded online; from drones scanning the ground and satellites orbiting the earth. It is now...

Launch of Data Diplomacy: Updating Diplomacy to the Big Data Era

  Join us for a discussion on the potential of big data for diplomacy, on 8 February, from 10:00 - 13:00 CET, in Geneva. DiploFoundation and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland will present a new report ...

Joint Civil Society Meeting 2017

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC), Best Bits, the Civil Society Internet Governance Caucus (IGC), the Just Net Coalition (JNC), and ICANN’s Non-Commercial S...

Workshop: Language and diplomacy workshop for Serbian MFA

As part of the Strengthening transparency in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs through improving strategic communications with Serbian citizens training programme, DiploFoundation delivered a fourth cycle of workshops, ...

SEE Hub: Internet governance in November 2017

What were the main Internet governance (IG) updates in November, and how will they shape future developments? What IG developments and events happened in South Eastern Europe (SEE) this month? And what is planned for ...

[Webinar] E-commerce for development: e-Residency for the inclusion of SMEs in global markets

The webinar will focus on how the e-Residency programme in Estonia can facilitate access to global markets by enabling the establishment of an EU company. The expansion of the digital economy has acted as a driver ...

Communication skills workshop for Serbian MFA

As part of the Strengthening transparency in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs through improving strategic communications with Serbian citizens training programme, the Diplo Foundation delivered a third cycle of worksho...

Half-day course: Cybersecurity in Practice 2017

A pilot course aims to demystify cybersecurity by presenting the issue in a simple and understandable way to diplomats and officials in public administration, permanent missions, and international organisations. The c...

3rd Geneva Engage Awards

The work done by the United Nations, international organisations, non-governmental organisations, and other institutions in Geneva has a global impact. Supported by the Canton of Geneva, the Geneva Engage Awards celeb...

[WebDebate] Digital diplomacy: new actors and technology in diplomacy

Our monthly WebDebates focus on so-called ‘new diplomacies’. We explore the emergence of new actors, new tools, and new processes in international relations. As these new diplomacies gain traction, it is important...

[WebDebate] Humanitarian diplomacy and the influence of new actors and new technology

Our monthly WebDebates focus on so-called ‘new diplomacies’. We explore the emergence of new actors, new tools, and new processes in international relations. As these new diplomacies gain traction, it is important...

SEE Hub: Internet governance in October 2017

What were the main Internet governance (IG) updates in October, and how will they shape future developments? What IG developments and events happened in South Eastern Europe (SEE) this month? And what is planned for...

Blockchain lecture for students in Belgrade

Diplo will organise an interactive lecture on Blockchain technology and its application, for students and young practitioners based in Serbia.   The lecture on blockchain will be delivered by Arvin Kamberi, D...

Capacity Development 2018 online course

The course enabled me widen my understanding of different approaches to capacity development. I have been able to review our organizational understanding of capacity development within the context of our beneficia...

February 2018 online courses

Diplomatic Theory and Practice is an exceptional course. As a practicing diplomat, I thought this course would have been a walk in the park, but I was pleasantly surprised with the multifaceted approach to dip...

Media simulation workshop at Serbian MFA

As part of the Strengthening transparency in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs through improving strategic communications with Serbian citizens training programme, DiploFoundation delivered a media simulation workshop f...

Cybersecurity lecture for students

The Diplo Foundation delivered a lecture on cybersecurity to students and young professionals from Serbia. Diplo office in Belgrade hosted a group of students for an introductory lecture on the basics of cybersecurit...

How can technological solutions advance cybersecurity?

Organised as part of the Geneva Digital Talks series, the event \'How can technological solutions advance cybersecurity?\' will be held on 3 November 2017, from 10:00 - 16:30 CET, at the WMO building (De Mello ...

The future of diplomacy: Between continuity and change

In November 2017, we celebrate 15 years of DiploFoundation and 25 years of research and training on Internet and diplomacy with a conference on The Future of Diplomacy: Between Continuity and Change. To mark this mile...

SEE Hub: Internet governance in September 2017

What were the main Internet governance (IG) updates in September, and how will they shape future developments? What IG developments and events happened in South Eastern Europe (SEE) this month? And what is planned f...

Governing the Future of the Internet

The Internet is a great human enabler. It has provided countless opportunities to communicate, share and create. Families keep in touch via WhatsApp groups. Grandmothers chat with their grandchildren who are far...

Briefing for the Permanent Representatives of NY Missions on current trends in digital policy & the interplay between New York and Geneva – 2017

The briefing will be delivered by the Head of the Geneva Internet Platform and Director of DiploFoundation, Dr Jovan Kurbalija, and will tackle the most important developments in the digital policy of relevance to the...

[WebDebate]: Exploring digital diplomacy as a ‘new diplomacy’ – key lessons and skills

Our monthly WebDebates focus on so-called ‘new diplomacies’. We explore the emergence of new actors, new tools, and new processes in international relations. As these new diplomacies gain traction, it is importa...

Digital policy in global governance: Issues and challenges discussed in Geneva

(Scroll down for the announcement in English) Qu’attendre du Groupe d\'experts gouvernementaux des Nations-Unies sur le développement des TICs dans le contexte de la sécurité internationale ? Quels résul...

Data Diplomacy: Big Data for Foreign Policy

This event, organised with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland in the framework of Diplo\'s data diplomacy research project, addresses the potential of big data\'s contribution to diplomacy.  The event  will ...

[WebDebate] Should we take ‘new diplomacies’ seriously?

Our September WebDebate will focus on questions surrounding the so-called ‘new diplomacies’. Terms such as digital diplomacy, health diplomacy, environmental diplomacy, and education diplomacy, among others, highl...

Preventing cyber conflicts: Do we need a cyber treaty?

         In early 2017, Microsoft’s president Brad Smith called for a Digital Geneva Convention ‘to implement international rules to protect the civilian use of the Internet’. M...

October 2017 Online Courses

  Language and Diplomacy course is very important for any diplomat: from negotiating to public speaking, listening, and skills needed for press conferences, the course covers all the essentials needed to becom...

Balkan School on Internet Governance 2017

The first edition of the Balkan School on Internet Governance (BSIG) is organised by the Center for Internet governance and the Centre for Law and Independent Media. It is funded by the Council of Europe, and has the ...

July 2017 online courses

Multilateral Diplomacy is an in-depth course on a wide spectrum of aspects of such diplomatic sphere, ranging from its history to its actors, rules, methods or processes. Focusing on the United Nations and their main ...

SEE Hub: Internet governance in June 2017

What were the main Internet governance (IG) updates in June, and how will they shape future developments? What IG developments and events happened in South Eastern Europe (SEE) this month? And what is planned for July...

[WebDebate] Sports diplomacy – new diplomacy and peacemaking tools or propaganda by other means?

To what extent is it worth unpacking ideas about sports diplomacy and looking at the extent to which sport can be a tool for diplomacy and peace. We need to ask: what forms does sport diplomacy take? Who are the actor...

Partnership for a secure cyberspace

The conference \"Partnership for a secure cyberspace\" is organized by the OSCE Mission to Serbia, in partnership with the Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications of Republic of Serbia, Microsoft, and the Di...

Diplo & GIP at WSIS Forum 2017

DiploFoundation and the Geneva Internet Platform will be actively engaged at WSIS Forum 2017. Join us for the following events and sessions, visit us at the booth, and read our just-in-time session reports and newslet...

Geneva Policy Immersion of the Capacity Development Programme in Multilateral Diplomacy for Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific Islands

Close to 30 diplomats and other officials from small and developing countries in Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific islands will participate at a 10-day policy immersion programme in Geneva. The immersion is the final ...

SEE Hub: Internet governance in May 2017

What were the main Internet governance (IG) updates in May, and how will they shape future developments? What IG developments and events happened in South Eastern Europe (SEE) this month? And what is planned for June?...

New course: Negotiation Skills 2017

Fields of non-traditional diplomacy, such as education diplomacy, health diplomacy, Internet Governance, humanitarian diplomacy, and development diplomacy, require the use of diplomatic skills to build bridges across ...

[Webinar] Decrypting the WannaCry ransomware: Why is it happening and (how) is it going to end?

Last week, the WannaCry ransomware cyber attack hit many countries worldwide. Since then, it has continued to spread over the globe. Join us on Thursday, 18th May, at 11:00 UTC (13:00 CEST) for a just-in-time webinar ...

[WebDebate] A New Bilateralism in a Changing World

  Our June WebDebate will focus on questions surrounding bilateral diplomacy. It is not difficult to observe increased scepticism towards multilateral institutions and a growing tendency towards isolationism. Th...

Internet Digitalisation and Youth Employment: Job Creator or Job Disruptor?

Internet Digitalisation and Youth Employment: Job Creator or Job Disruptor? is the theme for this year\'s Interns with a Mission event. The panel discussion, followed by a networking reception, will take place at the ...

[WebDebate] Standardisation: Practical solutions for strained negotiations or an arena for realpolitik?

Our May WebDebate will focus on the topic of standardisation and will ask the question of whether standards offer practical solutions for strained negotiations or represent an arena for realpolitik? Registrations are...

SEE Hub: Internet governance in April 2017

[Update] The April summary of developments and activities related to Internet governance and digital policy in South Eastern Europe is now available.  What were the main Internet governance (IG) updates in April, an...

[WebDebate] Education Diplomacy: A new diplomacy for the SDG era?

Our April WebDebate, on April 4 at 11:00 UTC (13:00 CEST), will focus on Education Diplomacy and its importance within the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). SDG 4 calls for ensuring inclusive a...

Workshop on public speaking

Understanding the basics of good communication (message elements), alongside what it takes to be a good communicator (message delivery), is an intrinsic element of how we do business, of how we function in and relate ...

SEE Hub: Internet governance in March 2017

[Update]  The March summary of developments and activities related to Internet governance and digital policy in South Eastern Europe is now available.  The video recording from the March SEE hub is availabl...

Roundtable on Data Diplomacy: Mapping the Field

Today, data science and big data have become common concepts, yet very little is known about the ways in which diplomacy could adjust to the emerging data-driven era. Diplo is organising a brainstorming event on&...

Implicit communication in the digital era

How do digital communication channels affect communication and diplomacy? Where and how do misunderstandings arise? Join us for a discussion on the topic with Dr Biljana Scott. Implicit communication in the digital...

Workshop: Diplomacy and the power of the unsaid

What makes one set of words more convincing than another, and how can language best be put to work in the service of diplomacy, international relations, business, and all other aspects of contemporary life? Diploma...

[WebDebate] Diplomats as Writers: Marrying the arts and diplomacy

Our March WebDebate will focus on diplomats as writers. Diplomats make a considerable contribution to literature and cultural heritage. This, however, remains underexplored despite the fact that eight diplomats have b...

SEE Hub: Internet governance in February 2017

[Updates]  The February summary of developments and activities related to Internet governance and digital policy in South Eastern Europe is now available.  The recording of the SEE hub meeting is also avail...

May 2017 online courses

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 th...

[Webinar] Standardisation: The Key to Unlock the Sustainable Development Goals?

Voluntary standards can be a key resource in making progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This webinar will explain how standards are developed and how they support the achievement of the SDGs. ...

[WebDebate] Science diplomacy: approaches and skills for diplomats and scientists to work together effectively

Our February WebDebate will focus on science diplomacy. While not a new topic, we are at a critical juncture at which it is important to thoroughly analyse how science, technology, and international relations can work...

2nd Geneva Engage Awards

There is a need to foster effective links between International Geneva and communities worldwide that are affected by the policies discussed in Geneva. The Geneva Engage Awards are awarded every year to actors that ha...

Model ASEM Switzerland Spin-off 2017

A 1-day negotiation simulation of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit The Model ASEM Switzerland Spin-off 2017 is a 1-day political simulation of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit. ASEM is a process of dialogue...

SEE Hub: Internet governance in January 2017

[Updates]  The January summary of developments and activities related to Internet governance and digital policy in South Eastern Europe is now available.  View the recording of the South Easter...

Creating favourable cybersecurity posture in Serbia

A training and discussion event, \'Beyond the national information security strategy – creating favourable cybersecurity posture in Serbia\', organised by the OSCE Mission to Serbia in partnership with DiploFoundati...

SEE Hub: Internet governance in November 2016

[Updates]  The November summary of developments and activities related to Internet governance and digital policy in South Eastern Europe is now available.  View the recording of the South Easter...

[Webinar] Cyber norms: Towards an inclusive dialogue

[Update] Read the webinar digest (with webinar recording and the presentation used in a webinar) News headlines are becoming dominated by cases of severe cyber incidents, some openly attributed to states and their in...

Workshop on implicit communication

What makes one set of words more convincing than another, and how can language best be put to work in the service of diplomacy, international relations, business, and all other aspects of contemporary life? This wo...

[WebDebate]: Data diplomacy and knowledge management – key skills for the next generation of diplomats

Our December WebDebate focuses on data management, data diplomacy, and big data. Data, information, and knowledge are at the core of diplomacy. We now have, however, entered a phase which stresses data management...

Capacity Development 2017 online course

I feel that I learned a lot from the experiences of other people in this course. Sharing our experiences and knowledge encouraged me to conduct capacity development projects in my job. My classmates have struggled wit...

DiploFoundation and Geneva Internet Platform at 11th IGF in Mexico

DiploFoundation and the Geneva Internet Platform will be actively engaged at the 11th Internet Governance Forum, in Mexico and online. Join us for the following events and sessions, and stay tuned for just-in-time ses...

SEE Hub: Internet governance in October 2016

[Update] The recording of the SEE hub event is now avaliable: [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nB35A2FjXWE[/embedyt] [Update] The October summary of developments and activities related to Internet gove...

How computers really work: Outsmart your smartphone!

Computers and mobile devices have become an integral part of private and professional lives. Every day, you might spend a significant time interacting with your computer and your smartphone, and they may know you bett...

[Webinar] Net neutrality in Europe: The BEREC guidelines and beyond

The pendulum in the net neutrality debate has swung again, after BEREC - the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications - published a set of Guidelines on the Implementation by National Regulatory Autho...

SEE Hub: Internet governance in September 2016

[Update] The September summary of developments and activities related to Internet governance and digital policy in South Eastern Europe is now available. Have a look before the briefing! View the recording of th...

Young Faces Conference: Strategic cybersecurity policy development in Southeast Europe

16th Young Faces Conference, with a thematic focus on “Strategic cybersecurity policy development in Southeast Europe”, was organised by DCAF in cooperation with DiploFoundation. T...

[WebDebate] Gender and Diplomatic Training Academies

Gender equality is undeniably important in diplomacy. The need for women\'s political participation has been repeatedly emphasised, yet, despite all efforts and commitments, gender balance in political arenas remains ...

Inclusive Digital Trade and Sustainable Development: Exploring Creative Solutions and Ways Forward

Inclusive Digital Trade and Sustainable Development: Exploring Creative Solutions and Ways Forward is the title of a session organised by the Geneva Internet Platform and DiploFoundation as part of the 2016 World Trad...

Master/Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy 2017 workshop

DiploFoundation and the University of Malta are hosting the 10-day introductory workshop for the 2017 Master/Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy programme, starting 1 February. A group of participants from...

[WebDebate]: What are the key skills for the next generation of diplomats?

Our October WebDebate focuses on the key skills that the next generation of diplomats needs in order to succeed in a changing world. While there seems to be a core and timeless skill-set for diplomats, an increasingly...

Education Diplomacy: Creating sustainable pathways to peace

In the context of the Geneva Peace Week, DiploFoundation and the Center for Education Diplomacy, an initiative of Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) are organising an event on education dipl...

WebDebate: Why and how to teach negotiations?

Our September WebDebate focuses on the questions of why and how to teach negotiations. Some would argue that negotiation skills cannot be taught and are only acquired through practice. While it is true that any skill ...

[Webinar] The role of trust in digital policy

[Update] The webinar recording is now available. Read also a digest of the webinar discussion. The issue of trust has emerged as a central issue in Internet governance and digital policy. When it comes to organisat...

Education Diplomacy 2016 Online Course

Learn to effectively advance education as a bridge that promotes peace, prosperity, and sustainability. Diplo and the Center for Education Diplomacy are pleased to announce the second session of the online course o...

WebDebate: Can diplomacy be learned on-the-job only?

Our July WebDebate focuses on the question whether diplomacy can be learned through practice alone, and the dynamics between traditional training for diplomats and on-the-job training.  [UPDATE] Read the ...

Online Training on Internet Governance for the MENA Region

From data privacy and cybersecurity to content regulation and net neutrality, policymakers and advocates face complex challenges related to the Internet. What background knowledge is necessary to understand these comp...

WebDebate: Is research on diplomacy relevant and useful?

Is research on diplomacy relevant and useful? Is it helping us understand diplomacy and its role in modern society? Join us for our next WebDebate on 7 June, with Prof. Alan Henrikson, from the Fletcher School of Law ...

WebDebate: Can we learn diplomacy from books?

Can we learn diplomacy from books? This is the main question for the next WebDebate, which will be addressed by two practicing diplomats with rich experience in diplomatic training: Mr Stefano Baldi, Minister Plenipot...

Engaging digital actors – fostering effective digital policy – monitoring digital governance

DiploFoundation and the Geneva Internet Platform will host a session on digital policies during the WSIS Forum. The session will dissect the complex picture of Internet governance and discuss avenues for navigating th...

[Webinar] Cybersecurity competence building trends

Cyberspace has become an essential component of modern society, yet its merits are accompanied by threats. The prevention of cyber-threats is based in knowledge and competence. Not only is education important, but the...

WebDebate: Is the diplomatic service still needed?

The era of connectivity brings about many challenges for diplomacy. How relevant is the diplomatic service? What changes can we expect to see in diplomatic training? Although diplomacy is still robust, some changes m...

DiploFoundation & Geneva Internet Platform at WSIS Forum 2016

Another busy WSIS Forum week is ahead of us in Geneva. DiploFoundation and Geneva Internet Platform will organise the follow activities and events around the WSIS Forum 2016. We invite you to join us. You can also fol...

WebDebate: The future of diplomatic training

'Can we learn diplomacy from books?' is the main quesiton for the next WebDebate, which will be addressed by two practising diplomats with rich experience in diplomatic training: Mr Stefano Baldi,  Mini...

DiploFoundation at 2nd SEEDIG meeting

DiploFoundation will participate at the second annual meeting of the South Eastern European Dialogue on Internet Governance (SEEDIG), in Belgrade on 22 April 2016. SEEDIG is a sub-regional Internet Governance Forum in...

Cybersecurity Competence Building Trends: Presentation of study and follow-up discussion

The study Cybersecurity Competence Building Trends, conducted by DiploFoundation and commissioned by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, sets out the various measures that ten OECD countries applied to pr...

[Webinar] Opening backdoors: Encryption, privacy, and security Q&A session

The US court’s ruling requesting Apple to assist the FBI in unlocking an iPhone triggered a global controversy over encryption and the creation of backdoors. Apple reacted strongly, and other tech companies pled...

Master/Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy 2016 workshop

DiploFoundation and the University of Malta are hosting the 10-day introductory workshop for the 2016 Master/Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy programme, starting 1 February. [Update] Read: Master\'s s...

Digital Policy at the Start of 2016. A view from Indonesia

Update: Gallery of photos from the event   Tuesday, 19 January 2016 (09.00 – 13.00 WIB) Ministry of Communication and Information Technology - Jakarta   Organised by: Indonesian Ministry of Communicati...

CyberLab at 22nd OSCE Ministerial Council Preparations

CyberLab was held on 1-2 December during the preparatory days of the OSCE Ministerial Council. A CyberLab corner was organised by Diplo during the preparatory days of the 22nd OSCE Ministerial Council,&nb...

DiploFoundation and Geneva Internet Platform at 10th IGF in Brazil

DiploFoundation and the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP) will be actively engaged at the 10th Internet Governance Forum (IGF), in Brazil and online. Join us for the following events and workshops, and stay tuned for the...

Simulation exercise during OSCE Chairmanship Event in Belgrade

DiploFoundation has organised a ‘scenario exercise’ as part of the OSCE Chairmanship Event on Effective Strategies to Cyber/ICT Security Threats. The Chairmanship Event took place in Belgrade, Serbia on 29-30 Octo...

Just-in-time course 2015: A survival guide for radio-frequency diplomacy

From daily use of Wi-Fi devices to global management of satellite orbits, radio frequencies are an important enabler of economic and social development. Between 2 and 27 November, more than a thousand technical expert...

Navigating through the Complex Field of Digital Politics. GIP Digital Watch Launch

The Geneva Internet Platform (GIP), an initiative of the Swiss authorities operated by Diplo Foundation, in partnership with the Internet Society is launching the GIP Digital Watch, an online observatory of di...

Workshop: Legal Instruments for the Internet Economy

DiploFoundation is organising the ninth edition of the intensive pan-Commonwealth workshop, on Legal Instruments for the Internet Economy, on behalf of the Government of Malta and in association with the Commonwealth ...

Public lecture on Internet governance in Bangkok

Dr Jovan Kurbalija, director of DiploFoundation, and head of the Geneva Internet Platform, will give a public lecture on Internet Governance in Bangkok on 31 August. The lecture will look at the legal and policy chall...

Asia-Europe Public Diplomacy training workshop

The Asia-Europe Public Diplomacy Training Initiative's third face-to-face training is taking place in Bangkok on 24-27 August 2015. The workshop is aimed at participants from ASEM countries, and offers participan...

Asia Cyber Diplomacy Workshop

How should diplomats respond to today\'s cyber challenges? What topics are on the international digital agenda? What is the interplay between international, regional, and national digital policy processes? Asia Cyb...

Vienna Cyber Diplomacy Day

New! Report | Photos Vienna Cyber Diplomacy Day is organised in the framework of the Joint Swiss-Serbian Chairmanships of the OSCE (2014-2015). Join us for a dynamic discussion of cyber-challenges for modern diplomac...

Law of the Sea – Law of the Internet: Inspiring Analogy?

The analogy between the Internet and open sea has been around for some time. More recently, Admiral Rogers, the new director of the US National Security Agency (NSA), suggested that the Law of the Sea should inspire ...

Introduction to Digital Politics 2015: online course for Geneva-based diplomats

A just-in-time online course for Geneva-based diplomats is being offered by the Geneva Internet Platform and delivered by DiploFoundation. The aim of the course, which runs from 27 April to 22 June, is to assist perma...

The Internet as a global public resource

The international conference on the Internet as a Global Public Resource (in Malta, 29-30 April) is initiating a research and policy project aimed at discussing the future developments on the topic. Scroll down for ...

Diplo director on lecture tour in Asia

The Internet poses a wide range of challenges for modern diplomacy, including: How to protect national cybersecurity? How to govern the Internet on the global level? How to keep up with the content policy dynamics? Th...

MIKTA diplomacy – current developments and vision for the future

As a follow up on the first MIKTA event in Geneva, MIKTA diplomacy: New dynamism or more of the same?, this seminar will generate input to preparations for the Ministerial MIKTA meeting to be held in Seoul in May 2015...

Master/Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy 2015 workshop

DiploFoundation and the University of Malta are hosting the 10-day introductory workshop for the 2015 Master/Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy programme, starting 2 February. [Update] View ...

Digital Diplomacy Day – Malta

The Internet poses a wide range of challenges for modern diplomacy, including: How to protect national cybersecurity? How to govern the Internet on the global level? Which social media tools are useful for diplomats? ...

[Webinar] Promotion methods in foreign ministries – time for reform?

How are members of foreign ministries promoted? What practices dampen morale and what  practices encourage it? What are best practices and how is the crucial issue of promotion handled across the world? Discuss t...

Study presentation: International Geneva and Small States

A team of students from the Graduate Institute will be presenting a project on "International Geneva and Small States". This is the study that they were preparing within their applied research seminar projec...

[Webinar] Internet governance in November 2014: a bubbling cauldron

The Geneva Briefing on Internet Governance takes place on the first Tuesday of every month. If you would like to get a regular \'zoomed-out\' update of the major global IG and digital policies developments, join us ...

Master in Contemporary Diplomacy graduation 2014

This year, 7 candidates graduated Master in Contemporary Diplomacy from the University of Malta and DiploFoundation. The graduation ceremony took place at the Jesuit’s Church in Valletta, Malta. The graduates...

Cybersecurity 2014 Winter School

The regional Cybersecurity Winter School (1-5 December 2014) organised by DCAF and DiploFoundation, gathered  28 participants from the Western Balkans and Moldova in the picturesque Petnica Youth Rese...

[Webinar] Outcomes of the ITU’s Plenipotentiary Conference

The three-week ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2014, which came to a conclusion earlier this month in Busan, reviewed the ITU’s Internet-related resolutions. It also decided the ITU’s work plan for the next...

2015 Master/Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy, with Internet Governance option

Earn an accredited Master’s degree without taking time off work. The Master/Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy guides working diplomats and international relations professionals through the theoretical ...

Small States, Big Challenges – A Multilateral Solution

Diplo Foundation together with the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Malta to the UNOG, invite you for a presentation by the : Hon. Dr. George Vella, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Malta on the top...

Education Diplomacy Day

Education diplomacy is the cross-disciplinary, transnational sharing of theories, ideas, and concepts that advance education. [Update] Please check the photo gallery from the Education Diplomacy Day in Geneva. Pres...

Autumn 2014 online courses

‘It was an awesome, eye-opening, interesting, and very formative experience that helped to broaden my perspective on the complex scenario of economic diplomacy in our increasingly changing world. It gives you an acc...

[Webinar-2014] Diplomacy and the invention of telephony and wireless communication

After our overview of the telegraph\'s impact on diplomacy, our next webinar will focus on the invention of the telephone and wireless communication.  The telephone facilitated close contact among heads of state, in...

Panel on Cybersecurity at the Belgrade Security Forum 2014

Diplo will again contribute to a cybersecurity session at the Belgrade Security Forum. This time the session is focused on regional cooperation mechanisms: \"The Essential Need to Cooperate: Multi-stakeholders, Nation...

[Webinar] Data protection and the right to be forgotten

The recent judgment on the right to be forgotten has driven hundreds of users to file requests with Google for the removal of certain information from search results. To what extent can one's past be erased? ...

Migration and Development 2014 online course

This course provides participants with a conceptual framework and analytical tools to address the relationship between international migration and economic and social development. It emphasises the legal and institut...

[Webinar] How to overcome IG policy silos on global and national levels

As part of the build-up to the Geneva Internet Conference, the discussion will open with key conference themes, asking for input from users and communities around the globe, thus raising awareness, stimulating debates...

[Webinar] The invention of the telegraph and the golden age in the history of diplomacy

We invite you to continue our walk along the timeline of the evolution of diplomacy and technology. After the overview of Renaissance diplomacy and the invention of the printing press, our next stop is the period when...

[Webinar] Developments in IG MENA

While the Arab Spring amplified the voices of Internet users and civil society in the MENA region, the NETmundial meeting showed how divergent the positions of different MENA stakeholders remain. With the IGF taking p...

Summer online courses

Diplo offers four great online courses this summer, to help you build your knowldge and skills. 21st Century Diplomacy Diplomacy in the 21st century is more proactive, multidirectional, and innovative than ever b...

Asia in the Eyes of Europe, Europe in the eyes of Asia

  DiploFoundation, in cooperation with the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland, Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and the National Centre for Research on Europe (NCRE) invite you to participate at...

[Webinar] The fight for Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality is going through a turbulent time. New rulings in the USA, new decisions at the European Parliament, and strong opinions from tech giants and activists have been moulding this principle into a set of ru...

Internet as a critical resource for Pacific island states

A roundtable organised in the framework of the Capacity Development Programme in Multilateral Diplomacy for Pacific Island States (CD Pacific), run by DiploFoundation and the Geneva Internet Platform, an initiative of...

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies: technical, monetary, policy and development context

The discussion on Bitcoins and digital currencies, including security and privacy issues, is quickly gaining ground. But what are digital currencies, and how do they work? What is the value of this ‘digital money’...

Development and humanitarian challenges for small island developing states

2014 is the UN International Year of Small Island Developing States. On 1-4 September, Samoa will host the Third UN Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS). Humanitarian issues, disaster recovery, and trad...

[Webinar] Renaissance diplomacy, invention of printing press and early ‘social media’

We invite you to continue our walk along timeline of Evolution of diplomacy and technology. In May, our next stop is Renaissance diplomacy and the impact of the invention of the printing press on diplomacy in the Refo...

[Webinar] Small island developing states and the IG process

For the first time since WSIS (Tunis, 2005), the international Internet governance (IG) community meeting in Brazil last month has recognised that participation in the IG process should reflect geographic diversity an...

[Webinar] Does diplomatic law really protect?

Does diplomatic law really protect? Some harsh realities in the 21st century that all diplomats and consular officers should be aware of. Until recently, the conventional wisdom was that the Vienna Conventions rega...

[Webinar] Outcomes of NETmundial

All eyes are set on the NETmundial meeting, which takes place this week in São Paolo, Brazil. The meeting is expected to agree on a set of common principles and values, and a roadmap for the future evolution of IG. O...

[Webinar] NETmundial: On the path to Brazil

The Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance (NETmundial) is taking place in less than a month’s time. At what stage are the preparations, and what are the updates from Latin America? Joi...

[Webinar] What can we learn from Ancient Greek diplomacy?

After dealing with the early days of diplomacy and diplomacy of the Ancient World, we move now to diplomacy in Ancient Greece.  To the Ancient Greeks we owe the term ‘diplomacy’ (folded in two). We...

[Webinar] Bilateral Summit Diplomacy: Working for Success

What are the ingredients for productive summits, beyond atmospherics and sound-bytes? We explore this question in the first webinar of a series devoted to Diplomacy Essentials.   As recently as the 1950s and 1...

[Webinar] From clay to digital tablets: What can we learn from the ancient diplomacy?

Diplo\'s advanced webinar on evolution of diplomacy and technology will focus on the Ancient World. We will start with the emergence of writing, one of the most important communication technologies in the history of m...

[Webinar] The European Commission’s proposal on Internet governance negotiations

Last month, the European Commission announced a proposal calling for concrete, actionable steps to address the globalisation of ICANN and IANA functions; the ‘globalisation’ of Internet governance; and a m...

Briefing for Geneva permanent missions: just-in-time course on Internet governance

The briefing for permanent missions based in Geneva will present a just-in-time course on Internet Governance to be delivered by the newly-established Geneva Internet Platform (GIP) and DiploFoundation.   The c...

Master/Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy 2014 workshop

DiploFoundation and the University of Malta are hosting the 10-day introductory workshop for the Master/Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy 2014 programme, starting 29 January. A group of participants fr...

[Webinar] Evolution of Diplomacy and Technology

This year is a year of two major anniversaries in diplomacy: in 1814 the Vienna Congress - one of the most successful multilateral negotiatons in history - started, and in 1914 the First World War - one of the major f...

[Webinar] Internet governance in 2014: Between change and continuity

It\'s an eventful year ahead for Internet governance and digital politics. The upcoming São Paolo meeting, several ICANN activities, and the election of ITU\'s new leadership are a few of the events geared to shape p...

[Webinar] Public ‘enters’ diplomatic rooms worldwide via social media

[Update] Here you can watch the recording of the webinar: [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwB4upwI0To[/embedyt]   Webinar Announcement The webinar will survey the current developments and analyse im...

[Webinar] International law for diplomats

[Update] Here you can read a digest, or you can watch the recording of the webinar: [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=br2850ZsUPs[/embedyt]   Webinar Announcement International law affects dipl...

[Webinar] The Internet of Things

Imagine a world where many objects in our homes and offices are embedded with sensors, connected to the Internet, and able to communicate. Is this where we’re heading? [Update] A guest blog by the webinar speaker o...

Master in Contemporary Diplomacy graduation 2013

This year, 11 candidates graduated Master in Contemporary Diplomacy from the University of Malta and DiploFoundation. The graduation ceremony took place at the Jesuit’s Church in Valletta, Malta. The graduate...

[Webinar] Diplomacy and information gathering in the ‘post-Snowden’ era

[Update] Here you can read a digest, or you can watch the recording of the webinar: [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_2e9tRq7-A[/embedyt]   The webinar discussed the use of search engines, Wik...

Launch of the CD Pacific in Vanuatu

Strengthening Voices of Pacific Islands States in Geneva-based multilateral organisations Visiting the Pacific region last week, Swiss Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Burkhalter confirmed Switzerland’s dete...

[Webinar] Global Internet politics after IGF 2013 in Bali: developments and outcomes

The pace of Internet politics has accelerated. New developments continued to unfold as the 8th IGF convened last week. Join us Thursday, 31st October, for a just-in-time webinar on the outcomes of IGF 2013. [Update...

Diplo workshops on Day 3 of #IGF2013

Join Diplo\'s workshops on Day 3 of #IGF2013. In store are three sessions, and one great get-together! Simulation exercise: Negotiating the Rio Declaration on Internet Governance 8:00 - 9.30 am, Main Hall | Remote p...

Negotiating Rio Declaration on Internet Governance (Simulation Exercise)

Join us in the simulation exercise! Time: 24 October 2013, 8.00-9.30 am (Bali time) - Orientation Session Venue: IGF - Bali International Conference Center, Main Hall Remote participation link here. In the flash-s...

[Webinar] TV broadcasting and the impact of the CNN effect on diplomacy

Here you can read a digest of the webinar.  Webinar announcement In this next webinar Dr Jovan Kurbalija will shed light on yet another technological device that has had a strong impact on internatio...

Exhibition: History of telecommunications security – from smoke signals to the Internet

On 21 October at 19:00, as the part of European Cyber Security Month, the EU Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA), and the Register of National Internet Domain Names of Serbia (RNIDS) will organise an e...

[Webinar] Big Data and Cyberdiplomats: Big Opportunities or Big Problems

[Update] Please read the digest or watch the recording of the webinar: [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZgpqmZcXa4[/embedyt]   Webinar Announcement What do we know about data control? Can it b...

[Webinar] Is Brazil leading a new revolution in global digital policy?

   and Brazil is playing an increasingly important role in global digital policy. Recent events continue to shape Brazil’s position on many issues, including political developments in reac...

Panel on Cybersecurity at the Belgrade Security Forum

Jovan Kurbalija and Vladimir Radunovic participated in a very successful panel on cybersecurity at the Belgrade Security Forum (20 September 2013). The cybersecurity panel addressed three main aspects of cybersecur...

Global Health Diplomacy 2014 online course

Negotiating health in an interdependent world As health moves beyond its purely technical realm to become an ever more critical element in foreign policy, security policy, and trade agreements, new skills are n...

[Webinar] Protocol and e-politeness for the Internet era

The webinar, delivered by Dr Jovan Kurbalija, addressed new routines and practices of good behaviour in the Internet world. You can consult the video-recording from the webinar: [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watc...

[Webinar] The Arab IGF: discussion amid conflict

The Arab Spring and the recent developments in the MENA region have heightened the need for discussing priority areas in Internet governance with a wider public. The Arab Internet Governance Forum (IGF), which takes p...

[Webinar] Radio broadcasting and public diplomacy

[Update] Please read the background material or watch the recording of the webinar: [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfDfPUP0p2E[/embedyt]   Webinar Announcement The previous breakthrough in wireless...

[Webinar] Open government: issues and challenges

In the past several years, the Internet has played a significant role in making government information more available and useful to its citizens. The issues of openness and transparency, and the use of technology to e...

[Webinar-2013] Diplomacy and the invention of telephony and wireless communication

[Update] Please read the digest or watch the recording of the webinar. Webinar Announcement The telephone facilitated close contact among heads of state, including various ‘red lines’for urge...

Summer 2013 online courses

Starting 22 July Diplo is offering three exciting online courses: 21st Century Diplomacy - developing the skills and knowledge needed by diplomats today Multilateral Diplomacy - increasing understanding of the pro...

[Webinar] Cybersecurity for e-diplomats: hype and reality

[Update] Please read the digest or watch the recording of the webinar: [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INJySACeDR4[/embedyt]   Today’s headlines often feature the word ‘cyber’, reporting on ...

E-Diplomacy at Montenegro Summer School for Young Diplomats

"E-Diplomacy: Between Tradition and Innovations" session was delivered by DiploFoundation lecturers within the 6th Montenegro Summer School for Young Diplomats “Gavro Vukovic” A two-hours sess...

[Webinar] The invention of the telegraph and the golden age in the history of diplomacy (after the 1814-15 Congress of Vienna)

Join us for the next webinar on ‘Evolution of diplomacy and technology’  with Dr. Jovan Kurbalija on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 15:00 CET (13GMT). The webinar will address two decisive developments in technology (...

[Webinar] How does the enormous surveillance power affect Internet users worldwide?

The recent reports confirming the existence of PRISM, the surveillance program operated by the US National Security Agency, have shook the international online community since classified documents were leaked to the p...

E-participation Day: towards a more open UN?

The E-participation Day was part of the Geneva E-diplomacy Platform and built on the first Geneva E-diplomacy Day (16 November 2012) and the Online Learning Day (17 April 2013). The event was held at the WMO, Gen...

[Webinar] Wikipedia for Diplomats

[Update] Read the digest or watch the recording of the webinar: [embedyt]https://youtu.be/YmdIdpa1-hU[/embedyt] WIKIPEDIA: A TOOL FOR INFORMATION GATHERING AND PUBLIC DIPLOMACY? The webinar on 21 June 2013 (13.00...

Next phase in the Malta – Mexico – Switzerland online diplomatic training cooperation

Malta, Switzerland, and Mexico renewed their MoU on cooperation in online diplomatic training. In a very successful cooperation implemented by the Instituto Matias Romero (Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and Dipl...

[Webinar] E-participation: promoting transparency and inclusion in international discussions

[Update] This webinar is now over. Please read the digest or watch the recording of the webinar [embedyt]https://youtu.be/g_S060yeszw[/embedyt]   Online channels create new possibilities for participation in deb...

[Webinar] The role of governments in Internet governance

The role of governments in Internet governance is under wider scrutiny this month. Debates during the ITU\'s World Telecommunications Policy Forum (WTPF) in Geneva, legal developments from the US House of Representati...

[Webinar] Renaissance Diplomacy and the Reformation

[Update] This webinar is now over. Please read the digest or watch the recording of the webinar.   We invite you to continue our walk along the timeline of the evolution of diplomacy and technology. In May, o...

[Webinar] E-participation

This Diplo webinar took place on Tuesday, 21 May at 15h00 (CET) and examined the role of social media, remote participation and open government / open data initiatives, on International Organizations and Development...

May 2013 online diplomacy courses

In May 2013 we introduce our new online course on Economic Diplomacy, developed by expert faculty members Ambassdor Kishan Rana, Professor G. R. Berridge, and Mr Bipul Chatterjee. Other exciting courses scheduled for ...

[Webinar] The threat of cyber-attacks

The recent DDoS attack on Spamhaus, dubbed 'the biggest ever of such kind', shook the Internet community. Not only was it carried out on a very large scale, but the ripple effects created by this attack were...

Excellence in Diplomacy – Young Leadership Diplomatic Seminar

Diplo delivered a training session on e-diplomacy within the 6th "Excellence in Diplomacy - Young Leadership Diplomatic Seminar" by the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic o...

[Webinar] Diplomacy and technology in the Roman Empire: a focus on the Byzantine period

[Update] This webinar is now over.  Please read the digest or watch the recording of the webinar: [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7l_2p-vO3wE[/embedyt]   Webinar Announcement We invite you to con...

Persuasion, the essence of diplomacy – a seminar

New: Consult the report from the seminar. The book Persuasion, the essence of diplomacy will be presented at a seminar organised by DiploFoundation and the Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies on 3 April 2013 (...

[Webinar] Essential E-tools for diplomats

[Update] This webinar is now over.  Please read the digest or watch the recording of the webinar: [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbBSlc1Ncgw[/embedyt]   Despite the fact that there are thousan...

[Webinar] What can Twitter diplomacy learn from Ancient Greek diplomacy?

[Update] This webinar is now over. Here you can read a digest, or you can watch the recording of the webinar: [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fysFgmc8pw[/embedyt]   Pre-Webinar Announcement Aft...

[Webinar] ICANN’s new engagement strategy in the developing world

ICANN’s soul-searching continues: from the implementation of the management reform, the introduction of new gTLDs, and its new CEO, ICANN is moving closer to stakeholders in an effort to make the organisation re...

5th workshop on Modern Diplomacy for Small States

The 5th workshop on Modern Diplomacy for Small States, organised by DiploFoundation and sponsored by the Government of Malta and the Commonwealth Fund for Technical Cooperation (CFTC), is taking place in March. The...

[Webinar] Twitter: the fastest-growing tool for diplomats

[Update] This webinar is now over.  Here you can read a digest, or you can watch the recording of the webinar: [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_1Zidb6480[/embedyt]   Twitter has evolved from ...

[Webinar] From Clay to Digital Tablets What can we learn from the Ancient Diplomacy?

Webinar information:  background document | video recording: [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyH40kh2B4M[/embedyt] Webinar announcement As a follow-up to the January webinar, which dealt with the very...

[Webinar] Remote participation: from principles to practice

With constant innovation, remote participation (RP) – which facilitates the inclusion of those who are unable to be physically present, by creating a virtual link with those who are meeting in situ – ...

[Webinar] Social Media and Diplomacy – the new normal

[Update] This webinar is now over. Here you can read a digest, or you can watch the recording of the webinar [embedyt]https://youtu.be/QQJda9Dvn-I[/embedyt]   The use of online social media as a tool to suppo...

Roundtable on the Corporate Responsibility to Respect Human Rights in ICT

Diplo will participate at the Roundtable to discuss sector-specific guidance on the corporate responsibility to respect human rights in ICT The European Commission identified the development of guidance on the corpor...

[Webinar] Diplomacy in the prehistoric era

Webinar information:  background document | summary | video recording: [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lm5kaeI72mc[/embedyt] Webinar announcement The series of monthly webinars will start with January...

[Webinar] Internet governance forecast for 2013: Cloudy with sunny spells, windy at times

Last year ended in Dubai, with concern about the start of an Internet governance ice age. Was the outcome of the WCIT in Dubai the first sign of the digital cold war? Our upcoming webinar will reflect on the major dev...

Master/Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy 2013 workshop

DiploFoundation and the University of Malta are hosting the introductory workshop for the Master/Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy 2013 programme – the 15th in its run – in Malta, starting 30 January....

Application deadline: Introduction to Internet Governance online course 2013

Internet governance is in the news since the WCIT conference in Dubai.  New enthusiasts have requested an extended deadline for applications to the Introduction to Internet governance course to accommodate the need f...

Second Rome E-diplomacy Day

DiploFoundation Embassy of Switzerland in Rome Embassy of Malta in Rome Embassy of Canada in Rome Istitu...

Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy graduation 2012

Participants from Diplo’s 2010 and 2011 Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy graduated on Wednesday, 28 November 2012 at the Sir Temi Zammit Hall, University of Malta, Msida. Congratulations to Elip...

Master in Contemporary Diplomacy graduation 2012

This year, six candidates graduated Master in Contemporary Diplomacy from the University of Malta and DiploFoundation. The graduation ceremony took place at the Jesuit’s Church in Valletta, Malta. The graduat...

[Webinar] Moving to the cloud: issues and concerns

We're going mobile, moving from desktops to tablets. In the process, we're relying even more on cloud services. [Update] Scroll down to the section 'Also of Interest' below to read the webinar d...

International Conference on Innovation in Diplomacy

  The International Conference on Innovation in Diplomacy focused both on new innovation areas such as e-diplomacy and on innovation in traditional diplomatic functions (e.g. protocol, consular affairs). The ...

Geneva E-diplomacy Day

DiploFoundation Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the UN - Geneva Permanent Mission of Malta to the UN - G...

Workshop on Public Diplomacy: The Rise and Impact of e-Diplomacy Tools (College of Europe EEAS Training)

The workshop will be delivered by Dr. Jovan Kurbalija. The workshop will examine the impact of the Internet on public diplomacy. Discussions will be illustrated using the latest developments in e-diplomacy. The worksh...

IG Capacity Building Programme at CENTR General Assembly

Diplo presented its initiative for national and regional capacity building programmes in Internet governance at the 48th General Assembly of CENTR. The 48th General Assembly of CENTR - the association of Internet C...

International Forum on Diplomatic Training – 40th Meeting of Deans and Directors of Diplomatic Academies and Schools of International Affairs

  At the 40th meeting of the IFDT in Baku, Dr. Jovan Kurbalija deliver the workshop:  "eDiplomacy Training - Hype and Reality". The workshop focused on preparing young diplomats for the fast cha...

Internet governance and eDiplomacy session for African ICT Ministers

DiploFoundation will deliver a session on Internet Governance and eDiplomacy during the 4th session of the African Union Conference of ICT Ministers. The Fourth Session of the African Union Ordinary Conference of M...

Public Diplomacy Workshop, Cape Town

The second workshop on public diplomacy was held at the South African Parliament in Cape Town (18 - 20 September 2012). Diplo Foundation run a second Public Diplomacy workshop for the South African Parliament in C...

Online course in Policy Research Methodology 2012

The Policy Research Methodology course, starting on 17 September, is an 8-week online course, designed to introduce analytical insights in challenging ICT and IG topics that have strategy and developmental dimensions,...

[Webinar] Online freedom of speech: the battle continues

The Internet has expanded the ability for online users to communicate, participate, engage, and share. Despite rapid technological advances, users continue to experience censorship, infringements on their freedom of s...

Special IGCB programme for participants from Oman

A special Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme (IGCBP) for professionals from Oman starts on 10 September. The programme is run by DiploFoundation in cooperation with the Telecommunications Regulatory Autho...

[Webinar] Can Angela Merkel save the EU?

Can Germany really save Europe? Right after the long-awaited German constitutional court decision on the future European Stability Mechanism (ESM- the future European Monetary Fund) and the legislative election in the...

Public Diplomacy Workshop, Pretoria

The South African Directorate of International relations and Cooperation has commissioned a second Public Diplomacy workshop, taking place in Pretoria from the 10th - 14th September Diplo Foundation ran a second Publ...

[Webinar] Exploring the potential of mobile broadband technology

Long Term Evolution (LTE) – often referred to as 4G LTE – is poised to become the dominant mobile broadband technology, enabling countries around the world to meet the challenge of handling the projected e...

Remote participation discussed during LACRALO meeting

Diplo’s Virginia (Ginger) Paque was a guest during a recent Latin American and Caribbean Islands Regional At-Large Organisation (LACRALO) meeting. During the meeting, held on 20 August, Ms Paque joined representati...

[Brussels e-briefings] Will globalism be defeated by a return of protectionism?

The European Union crisis has triggered a wave of attempts to set up new barriers and to renationalise developed economies. Recently, the Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Pascal Lamy, warned aga...

[Webinar] Cable connections and the cost of Internet access

Our July webinar is coming up! Join us next Tuesday, 31st July, at 13:00 GMT, to discuss a much-awaited topic: cable connections and the cost of Internet access. [Update] Scroll down to the section 'Also of In...

Workshop on Diplomactic Protocol and Etiquette

Mr Olaph Terribile delivered a one-day workshop on Protocol and Etiquette organised by the European External Action Service (EEAS) in collaboration with the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA), for Euro...

Training Workshop in Internet Governance and Diplomacy

In cooperation with Regional Cooperation Council and with the support of Central European Initiative, DiploFoundation has organised a training workshop on Internet Governance (IG) issues and information and communicat...

Scenarios Building Seminar: Improving Cooperation in SEE through Developing the e-RCC

DiploFoundation, in cooperation with the Central European Initiative (CEI) and Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) and with support from the European Commission, has organised a two-day eDiplomacy seminar in Sarajevo o...

[Webinar] Mid-year review of Internet governance developments

We are at the end of the first six months of a very eventful year in Internet governance. What were the main developments, and what can we expect during the next six months? [Update] Scroll down to the section ...

[Brussels e-briefings] Can Greece bring Europe to its knees?

After the June 17th elections in Athens, what is the prospect for Greece, its economy and its place within the EU and the euro zone?  On his return from Athens and Cyprus (which will take over the EU rotating pr...

Advanced courses in Internet governance 2012

Advanced courses in Internet governance are scheduled to start on 11 June. The courses are: Cybersecurity | E-participation | History of Internet Governance | ICT Policy and Strategic Planning | Infrastructur...

Rome E-diplomacy Day

A brief report from the E-diplomacy day in Rome is available here. Learn about social media and e-tools for diplomacy. Share your experiences. Connect with colleagues involved in e-diplomacy.   ...

[Webinar] The European Commission and Internet governance

What is the role of the European Commission in the global governance of the Internet? What are the key principles and objectives that guide the European Commission's work in this area? Join us and our special hos...

New Online Course 2012: Diplomatic Protocol and Etiquette [Apply Now]

Where should the host sit during an official dinner? What is the official way of declining a formal invitation? Is protocol an unnecessary formality or a practical necessity? Diplo’s newest online course ...

[Brussels e-briefings] After Sarkozy’s downfall, can Europe and NATO take a new turn?

On 15 May, a new president will take power in France. François Hollande, elected last week, has promised to bring a growth agenda in Europe and to withdraw French troops from Afghanistan. Those words will be put to t...

E-diplomacy 2021 online course

Online course in e-diplomacy   Application deadline:   5 March 2012 (for the University of Malta Accredited Course)   13 April 2012 (for the Diplo Certificate Course)   Should diplomats blog? Can we...

IGCBP12 Islands and Americas meeting with Shernon Osepa

Special guest Shernon Osepa will attend IGCBP12 Islands and Americas class meeting Caribbean Internet infrastructure expert Shernon Osepa will be a special guest at the IGCBP12 Islands and Americas class meeting to...

Serbian Internet Dialogue this week

The Serbian Internet Dialogue (IDS - Internet Dijalog Srbije), aimed at gathering stakeholders to conduct open informal discussions and exchanges on development, use and governance of the Internet, is taking place in ...

[Brussels e-briefings] France under pressure: What to expect from the French presidential election

  So far, most polls are predicting a defeat for the incumbent president Nicolas Sarkozy. But his energetic campaign and his focus on the need for France to have a vigorous leadership may reap political reward.&...

[Webinar] Illegal online content and liability of Internet intermediaries: Why not shoot the messenger?

SOPA, ACTA, PIPA and most recent developments in Internet governance come down to the role of intermediaries who facilitate our Internet interaction. The main intermediaries are Internet service providers. [Update]...

Baku Workshop on Diplomatic Protocol and Etiquette

Master of Arts students at the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy will learn about diplomatic protocol and etiquette from Diplo’s expert lecturer. Diplo Lecturer Olaph Terribile will deliver a five‐day workshop on P...

Workshop on Internet Governance and E-diplomacy

The Council of Europe and DiploFoundation organised a discussion workshop on Internet governance and e-diplomacy for diplomats from Permanent Representations of member states to the Council of Europe and officials fro...

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The Council of Europe and DiploFoundation organised a discussion workshop on Internet governance for the members of the Steering Committee on Media and Information Society (CDMSI) The discussion workshop gathered t...

[Webinar] Our March IG webinar: Outcomes of ICANN 43

Several issues emerged during the 43rd meeting of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), concluded last week in Costa Rica. We invite you to join us for our March webinar to discuss these iss...

Training Workshop in Contemporary Multilateral Diplomacy and E-diplomacy

Diplo delivered a training workshop in contemporary multilateral diplomacy and e-diplomacy for the National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) of Egypt. In cooperation with the National Telecom Regulatory Authorit...

Modern Diplomacy for Small States Workshop

From 21 – 30 March 2012, Diplo is organising the MCTCTP Modern Diplomacy for Small States.  The workshop is intended primarily for professionals holding senior/middle management positions within a ministry o...

Training Workshop in Language and Diplomacy

Diplo delivered a training workshop in language and diplomacy for the National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) of Egypt.   In cooperation with the National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) of Egypt, Dipl...

[Brussels e-briefings] One year after the Benghazi uprising: the tumultuous tale of the Libyan Spring

Libya was made a showcase for a western-led intervention that did not involve ground troops Diplomacy · [Brussels Briefings] One Year After The Benghazi Uprising (2012) Soon after the Benghazi uprising of 17 Febr...

[Webinar] Online Freedom of Expression

Internet Governance has been catapulted to increasing prominence as states realise that the Internet is more than an information portal, or a network of networks. [Update] Scroll down to the section \'Also of Interes...

E-Diplomacy day at Malta workshop

Participants at the Malta Master/PGD Workshop on Contemporary Diplomacy are learning about the applications and implications of e-diplomacy tools. Today, guided by Diplo staff members Stephanie Borg Psaila, Mary Mu...

Master/Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy 2012 workshop

Participants from Nigeria, Jamaica, Bahamas, Libya, Fiji, Malawi, Mexico, South Africa, Hungary, Dominica, Palestine are meeting this week in Malta to learn about the theory and practice of diplomacy. From 30 Janua...

[Webinar] Copyright infringement: from SOPA/PIPA to Megaupload

Dubbed the largest online protest in history, the SOPA/PIPA Strike managed to bring many websites to a halt as organisations worldwide showed their support in the protest against the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Pro...

[Brussels e-briefings] Europe and Asia: a divergent path

Despite several calls from the Eurozone to Asian emerging powers and to Japan, nations in the Far East are not paying much attention to the crisis faced by the European Union. In fact, the Asian assumption in Asia is ...

Internet governance in 2012: What can we expect?

We are at the beginning of what will undoubtedly be a very eventful year in Internet governance. Can we expect a continuation of the main developments from 2011 or will the current situation catalyse the emergence of ...

Workshop on Diplomatic Protocol and Etiquette

Diplo Lecturer Olaph Terribile assisted by Mary Murphy gave a four-day workshop to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova focusing on Diplomatic Protocol and Etiquette. ...

[Webinar] The ten main Internet governance developments in 2011

We're looking back at 2011, a year filled with events and developments that have had a significant impact on Internet governance. Dr Jovan Kurbalija will go through the ten most significant ones during a special ...

[Brussels E-briefings] Who can save Europe, days before another doomed European summit?

Returning from Asia after addressing diplomats and universities in Hong Kong, Singapore and Bangkok, Diplo fellow and Le Temps correspondent Richard Werly will put the European crisis into an international context to ...

Roundtable and Training on Internet Governance in the Council of Europe

On 5th of December 2011 Council of Europe and Diplo organised Internet Governance day. Dr Alex Sceberras Trigona and Vladimir Raduniovic together with Council of Europe Internet Governance officials (Jan Kleijssen, Le...

Ten Years of Cybercrime Convention in Geneva

Ten years have passed since the Council of Europe's Convention on Cybercrime was opened for signature in Budapest. To mark its 10th anniversary, an interactive discussion will be held on Thursday, 24th Novem...

Workshop: Baku Workshop on Diplomatic Protocol and Etiquette

Mr Olaph Terribile delivered a three day workshop on Diplomatic Protocol and Etiquette to participants of the Advanced Foreign Service Programme at the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy. The workshop covered all aspect...

New Diplo Workshop on Diplomatic English

Diplo lecturers Biljana Scott and Liz Galvez have developed a new workshop on Diplomatic English designed to help diplomats communicate more effectively both in writing and through public speaking in a range of diplom...

Brussels Workshop on Diplomatic Protocol and Ettiquette

Diplo lecturer Mr Olaph Terribile delivered a one-day workshop on Protocol and Etiquette in Brussels. The workshop was organised by the European External Action Service (EEAS) in collaboration with the European Ins...

Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy graduation 2011

Participants from Diplo’s 2009 and 2010 Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy graduated recently at the Sir Temi Zammit Hall, University of Malta, Msida.  Congratulations to Undarmaa Batsukh, Vj...

Master in Contemporary Diplomacy graduation 2011

This year, nine candidates graduated Master in Contemporary Diplomacy from the University of Malta and DiploFoundation. The graduation ceremony took place at the Jesuit’s Church in Valletta, Malta.  The ...

WikiLeaks and the Future of Diplomacy

Three different – at times convergent – perspectives on the way WikiLeaks has affected diplomacy emerged during the policy briefing on ‘WikiLeaks and the Future of Diplomacy’ held at GSCP, Geneva, and online, ...

Diplo director speaks at College of Europe’s int’l conference

Dr Jovan Kurbalija spoke on capacity building for e-diplomacy at the International Conference on Challenges Facing the 21st Century Diplomat at the College of Europe in Bruges on 25-26 October 2011. His presentation...

[Brussels E-briefings] The battle for the Euro: time for a counter-offensive

Under pressure for many weeks from the financial markets, European leaders have agreed that they cannot go on without tough, co-ordinated and visible decisions to regain confidence of both the public and the internati...

[Webinar] The future architecture of global Internet governance

Dr Jovan Kurbalija, Diplo director and one of the world's leading IG experts, will address the issues related to the future architecture of Internet governance, during a webinar on Wednesday, 12th October, at 15:...

Diplo director addresses Presidents of Parliaments of small European states

Dr Jovan Kurbalija, Director of DiploFoundation, addressed the Sixth Conference of the Presidents of the Parliaments of Small European States, which was held in Malta on 6-7 October 2011.  Dr Kurbalija discuss...

[Brussels e-briefings] After the fall of Tripoli, what’s next for the Arab Spring?

Our EU Diplo fellow Richard Werly covered  the fall of Tripoli live. He arrived in the Libyan capital from Brussels, right after the last assault on Bab Al Aziziya, Colonel Gaddafi\'s fortress and presidential compou...

Launching soon: Emerging Leaders for the Digital World

Diplo is about to launch a new publication, Emerging Leaders for the Digital World, during the 6th IGF meeting in Nairobi on 27-30 September, 2011.   Emerging Leaders for the Digital World features the experien...

[Webinar] The Eurozone ‘time bomb’: Can the single currency be rescued for good?

Join our host, Richard Werly, on Tuesday, 26th July at 15:00 CET, to discuss the Eurozone ‘time bomb’. The webinar, following the crucial 21 July European summit, will assess the results of the meeting and the cha...

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On 5 July, Vladimir Radunovic hosted a webinar on 'The (remaining) challenges of Network Neutrality'. We asked: Should Internet service providers be allowed to place restrictions on access, or discrimin...

IG training workshop in Burundi

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[Brussels e-briefings] Can Europe avoid a major crisis in 2011?

The European Union is in bad shape. The successive rescue plans for Greece, Portugal and Ireland have not yet managed to convince the financial markets. Many observers are still predicting the de-integration of the Eu...

EuroDIG meeting takes place in Belgrade

The 4th EuroDIG meeting, which recently took place in Belgrade, Serbia, welcomed around 400 stakeholders mostly from Europe. The discussions took place during a two-day meeting which was the culmination of months o...

[Brussels e-briefings] After the G8 summit, what is the agenda for 2011 for the most industrialised countries?

G8 leaders gathered in France on 26-27 May 2011 to discuss issues including the global economy, political and security issues, Africa and the Middle East, and the Internet. Richard Werly, Diplo fellow and European Af...

Modern Diplomacy For Small States 2011

The workshop on Modern Diplomacy for Small States achieved all its objectives and was very well received by the 12 participants who attended. These were all from Commonwealth countries and most from small states. T...

Internet governance and ICT policy 2011 online courses

Diplo has just announced a new call for applications for the following courses: - Cyber-Security - Online Privacy and Data Protection - Intellectual Property Rights - Infrastructure and Critical Internet Resources...

[Brussels E-briefings] Libya: a new beginning or the end for the ‘responsibility to protect’?

Can the world’s most powerful military alliance overcome the obstacles it is facing in Libya, where Colonel Gaddafi’s regime appears solidly entrenched and able to resist air strikes for the time being?  What ma...

ICT policy and IG workshop in Addis Ababa

Over 60 representatives from governments, the business sector, civil society, regional organisations, and academia recently took part in two ICT Policy and Internet Governance workshops in Africa. The first, which to...

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Diplo’s recent workshop on Internet Governance and ICT, held in Addis Ababa, played an important role in the setting up of the first Africa Internet Governance Forum. The catalyst workshop was organised on 6-8 Apri...

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  The Workshop on Public Diplomacy for Parliamentarians focused on the participation of South African parliamentarians in public diplomacy activities. It addressed both specific management and implementation aspects...

ICT policy and IG workshop in Pretoria

Over 60 representatives from governments, the business sector, civil society, regional organisations, and academia recently took part in two ICT Policy and Internet Governance workshops in Africa. The first, which to...

Public Diplomacy workshop in South Africa

  The Public Diplomacy workshop organised recently in Pretoria, South Africa – part of the Public Diplomacy Capacity Development Programme – also included online training for junior diplomats (ong...

E-diplomacy workshop in Addis Ababa

A workshop on e-diplomacy was recently organised by Diplo for African diplomats accredited to the UN in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  During the workshop, on 6 April, participants learned about the impact of the Int...

[Brussels e-briefings] European Council summit this week: financial measures, Middle East crisis, and nuclear woes

Meetings on measures to preserve financial stability, turmoil in the Middle East, and the disaster that hit Japan are currently taking place ahead of the European Council summit on Thursday 24th and Friday 25th March....

Modern Diplomacy For Small States 2010

The workshop on Modern Diplomacy for Small States achieved all its objectives and was very well received by the 12 participants who attended. These were all from Commonwealth countries and most from small states. T...

Upcoming IG and ICT Policy training workshop in Addis Ababa: apply now!

Preparations are underway for the IG and ICT Policy training workshop which Diplo is organising in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 6-8 April, 2011. The deadline for the call for applications is 25 March. Diplo is in...

ICT workshop in Pretoria, South Africa for ACP institutions

Diplo is organising a Training Workshop in Internet Governance and ICT Policy in Pretoria, South Africa, on 12-14 April 2011. It is being organised in co-operation with the NEPAD Planning and Co-ordinating Agency (NEP...

Parliamentary Diplomacy Workshop

DiploFoundation students from the Commonwealth 3rd Country Programme and students from the Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies took part in a one-day seminar on “Parliamentary Diplomacy” at the Hou...

Diplomatic reporting in the Internet era after WikiLeaks

Venue: GCSP (2nd Floor, WMO/OMM Building, Avenue de la Paix 7 Bis, Geneva; Online (if you would like to join us online, please register here) Panellists: Ambassador Victor Camilleri, Permanent Represe...

[Brussels E-briefings] What diplomatic challenges lie in store for the EU in 2011?

Brussels E-briefings    On 7 February, Brussels e-briefings host and DiploFoundation fellow Richard Werly led an online talk on the diplomatic challenges that the EU will face in 2011.   The Brussels-based corr...

Master/PGD in Contemporary Diplomacy starts again in 2011

 The DiploFoundation-University of Malta 2011 Master in Contemporary Diplomacy Workshop (31 January - 9 February) was attended by 17 applicants from Grenada, the British Virgin Islands, Zambia, Sierra Leone, Austria,...

Webinar: Can the euro crisis kill Europe?

After the 16/17 December European summit in Brussels, DiploFoundation Fellow Richard Werly will draw lessons from the ongoing EU response to the financial crisis. He will try to answer questions such as: Is the cr...

Workshop on E-Diplomacy

A two-day workshop on e-diplomacy was held on 13-14 December, 2010 in Belgrade, Serbia. In addition to diplomats, the workshop was attended by officials of the ministries of Telecommunication, Finance, Culture a...

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Nine participants from Diplo’s Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy graduated on December 2, 2010. The graduation ceremony took place at the Jesuit’s church in Valletta, Malta. Congratulations to Hus...

Masters Graduation 2010 – University of Malta

On 24 November 2010, at 16:15, 19 of Diplo’s students graduated with a Master in Contemporary Diplomacy. In the wonderful venue of the old Jesuits Church, Aula Magna, in Merchants Street, Valletta Malta, we had ...

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Thursday, 18th November 2010, Bern, Switzerland: Le Bicorne et la Plume, a book about Swiss diplomats as writers, was presented to Ambassador Georges Martin, Head of Political Secretariat of the Swiss Department of Fo...

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The workshop was organised on 12-13 November in collaboration with the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU). Over 20 participants representing government, civil society, business, academia, and international and...

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Dr Biljana Scott delivered a workshop on \'Public Diplomacy: Language and Persuasion\' at the South African Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Pretoria, 21 October 2010). It was attended by 50 ...

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On Friday, 8th October 2010 at 9 am GMT, Mr Richard Werly, an expert on EU-Asian affairs will deliver a Webinar session summarising Asia-Europe week in Brussels, after the 8th ASEM (Asia-Europe meeting). After his...

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Workshops on Internet Governance

A series of workshops were recently held in Rarotonga, Cook Islands and in Suva, Fiji. Our work with two regional institutions, the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and the Pacific Islands Chapter of the I...

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The Internet has had a significant impact on policy and politics. Today, especially after US President Obama’s e-driven campaign success, it is difficult to find any policy process without e-support and impact...

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The international Conference on E-Diplomacy, held in Malta, 3-4 June 2010, was a culmination of the e-diplomacy initiative launched by DiploFoundation, which combined online discussions with series of awareness-buildi...

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In front of a beautiful panoramic view of Geneva, the DiploFoundation E-diplomacy Initiative was launched at the World Meteorological Organization Building with over 60 diplomats from UN missions and other participant...

Seminar on E-Diplomacy (Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy)

Continuing Diplo’s programme of cooperation with the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy, Diplo faculty member Dr Andrei Mikheyev delivered a two-day workshop on E-Diplomacy for students of Advanced Foreign Service ...

New York Launch of E-diplomacy Initiative

The Third in a series of launching events of the E-diplomacy Initiative was held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Organized by the Permanent Missions of Malta and Switzerland to the United Nations in pa...

Washington DC E-diplomacy Initiative Launch

The Washington DC e-Diplomacy Initiative launch was held at the AT&T Innovation Center in Washington. The participants were welcomed by representatives of the core partners of the e-diplomacy initiative:  ...

Brussels E-Diplomacy Initiative Launch

What's e-diplomacy? How can web tools help diplomats in their every day activities? What are the most recent developments in this field? And, at the end of the day, why should diplomats care about that. These are...

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Participants from Diplo’s 2008 and 2007 Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy groups graduated on December 2, 2009. Congratulations to Lydia Gabcova, Bernadette George-Martial, Nikolina Ivancevic, Phi...

Master’s Graduation 2009 – University of Malta

This year, five candidates graduated with the Master in Contemporary Diplomacy from the University of Malta and Diplo, on Monday, November 23, 2009. The graduation ceremony took place at the Jesuit’s church in ...

Understanding Diplomacy – Workshop for Journalists

The workshop “Understanding Diplomacy”, held in Geneva on 18 September, gave all who attended the opportunity to look at the “nuts and bolts” of modern diplomacy. Using interactive sessions and practical e...

Workshop on Modern Diplomacy for Small States

The workshop \'Modern Diplomacy for Small States\' took place in Malta between the 8th and 17th of June 2009. The workshop was organised by DiploFoundation and sponsored by the Commonwealth Fund for Technical ...

10 Years of Diplomatic Training – Publication Launch

The Commonwealth Secretariat hosted the launch of Diplo’s new publication *Strengthening Voices of Small and Developing Countries – 10 Years of Diplomatic Training*, on June 1, 2009, in London. The publication...

Persuasion, the Essence of Diplomacy –Farewell Symposium for Prof. Kappeler

Diplo and the Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies held a Farewell Symposium for Professor Dietrich Kappeler, retiring from his 50-year career as a practitioner and teacher of diplomacy, on 12 February, 200...

Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy Graduation 2008 – University of Malta

Participants from Diplo’s 2007 Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy graduated on Friday, December 5, 2008. The graduation ceremony took place at the Jesuit’s church in Valletta, Malta. Congratulation...

Master’s Graduation 2008 – University of Malta

Congratulations to the six candidates who graduated with the Master in Contemporary Diplomacy from the University of Malta and Diplo, on Monday, November 24, 2008. The graduation ceremony took place at the Jesuit...

Seminar on Diplomatic Protocol (Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy)

Mr Olaph Terrible, Director of Protocol and Consular Services for the Maltese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Diplo Faculty member, delivered an interactive workshop on diplomatic protocol at the Azerbaijan Diplomat...

Seminar on Cyber Diplomacy (Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy)

As part of an ongoing programme of cooperation with the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy, Dr. Jovan Kurbalija delivered a two-day workshop on Cyber Diplomacy for Azeri diplomats in Baku. The workshop focused on the ...

Seminar on Multistakeholder Diplomacy for the European Commission

Diplo was one of several diplomatic training institutions to contribute to a training programme for EU officials. Due to its experience with teaching and research in the field of multistakeholder diplomacy, Dipl...

PGD in Contemporary Diplomacy Graduation – University of Malta

Participants from Diplo’s 2005 and 2006 Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy graduated on Friday, December 7, 2007. The graduation ceremony took place at the Jesuit’s church in Valletta, Malta. Congratu...

Master’s Graduation 2007 – University of Malta

The first eleven candidates to complete Diplo’s Master in Contemporary Diplomacy graduated on Wednesday, November 28, 2007. The University of Malta graduation cerememony took place at the Jesuit’s church in Vall...

International Conference: Climate Change Diplomacy

Both the urgency of climate change issues and their complexity require innovation in diplomatic processes. Climate change diplomacy is a multi-disciplinary field demanding input from a wide variety of disciplines incl...

Diplo @ IG Forum in Rio de Janeiro

The second annual meeting of the Internet Governance Forum will be held in Rio de Janeiro, November 12-15. Diplo will be represented in Rio by 12 staff members and associates, including 6 of the most successful ...

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Although their diplomacy differs in its thrust and nature from that of larger and more powerful states, small states are viable and active partners within the international community. This conference addressed t...

International Conference – Challenges for Foreign Ministries: Managing Diplomatic Networks and Optimising Value

This conference addressed the complex environment faced by foreign ministries the world over, both abroad and at home. Domestic and external issues merge and influence each other in ways that no one anticipated ...

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Given the wide geographic distribution of diplomatic services, online learning is the natural answer to the training needs of diplomats, bridging the limitations of space and time and connecting people over grea...

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This seminar provided an opportunity for dialogue and development of the concept of Roma Diplomacy: “Virtual Diplomacy for a Virtual Nation.” Working together in a round table environment, Roma rights activi...

International Conference – Internet Governance: The Way Forward

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International Conference – Roma Diplomacy: A Challenge for European Institutions?

Following its resolution from April 29, 2005, which acknowledged the discrimination and substandard living conditions faced by Roma in Europe, the European Parliament forwarded a series of recommendations asking...

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This conference examined the multistakeholder approach to diplomacy in general, with particular focus on the role and impact of various stakeholders in the WSIS process. The conference aimed at contributing to the ...

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The practice of diplomacy increasingly involves handling not only differences in national cultures, but different organisational and professional cultures at the same time. This conference focussed on the increasingly...

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This conference focussed on intercultural communication, a process that has always been central to diplomacy. The essence of the diplomat’s work lies in the relations between countries and peoples. Diplomats live ab...

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This was the third conference on web management organised by Diplo. Information is an essential resource for international organisations, which are highly dependent on an efficient communications infrastructure ...

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This conference aimed to create a forum for discussion of all issues related to web-management in the field of diplomacy. In recent years, as the importance of the Internet has grown and the number of users increased,...

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Presentations at this conference examined traditional aspects of language in diplomacy, for example, language training, negotiation, interpretation and translation, written and verbal diplomatic communication, diploma...

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Fresh intake for IGCBP 2011: apply now!

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Launching on Monday, 26th October | Geneva & online We’re launching the new Geneva Digital Atlas, a useful guide for navigating digital issues, actors, and processes in International Geneva. The aim is to incre...

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The annual Geneva Engage Awards recognise the efforts in social media outreach by various actors in International Geneva. The awards are part of the Geneva Engage initiative, aimed at fostering effective links betwe...

MA students graduate in Malta

Eight students recently graduated Master in Contemporary Diplomacy from the University of Malta and DiploFoundation. Two of the students undertook a specialisation in Internet governance. The graduates and their ...

7th edition of An Introduction to Internet Governance is published

The 7th edition of An Introduction to Internet Governance, by Dr Jovan Kurbalija, was launched yesterday at the 11th Internet Governance Forum in Guadalajara. In addition to the English edition, the Spanish translatio...

Digital policy practitioners join the Geneva Internet Platform as senior fellows

Mr Markus Kummer and Prof. Rolf H. Weber have joined the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP) as Senior Digital Policy Fellows as of 1 November 2016. More than 50% of global digital policy is addressed in Geneva, whi...

Just-in-time reporting from WTO Public Forum 2016

The 2016 World Trade Organization (WTO) Public Forum is around the corner. Held under the theme \'Inclusive Trade\', the forum will discuss how new technologies have transformed commerce and have given a boost to tr...

Diplo’s IG team welcomes new staff members

DiploFoundation is strengthening its team of experts on digital policy and Internet governance. We are proud to welcome two well-known names in the IG field as full-time staff members: Marília Maciel and Sorina Tele...

New version of ‘IG building under construction’

DiploFoundation’s ‘Internet governance (IG) building under construction’ illustration is symbolic of the ever-changing world of digital policy. A new iteration sees new elements that denote emerging trends, in a...

New Alumni Hub: supporting the work of our Alumni

DiploFoundation is proud to announce a new initiative aimed at supporting the work of its alumni, in recognition of their achievements. The new Alumni Hub, at www.diplomacy.edu/alumni, will feature articles, events, ...

Diplo director addresses international workshop on Fundamental Science and Society

The workshop will be structured around round tables addressing various historical, current and future issues relevant to fundamental science and society, with an opening up towards Asian countries, in particular tow...

Where to find Diplo in July? Asia!

This month, Asia will be at the centre of many Diplo activities. Here is a round-up of what to expect. More updates will be made available during the month. In the preparations for the Model ASEM summit in Ulaanb...

Ensuring that civil society’s voice is heard in ICANN

On 4 May, the Geneva Internet Platform and ICANN organised an open discussion on Ensuring Civil Society\'s Voice is Heard in ICANN. The discussion, held in Geneva, brought together experts involved in ICANN processes,...

Study: Cybersecurity Competence Building Trends

Cyberspace has become an essential component of modern society, yet its merits are accompanied by threats. A growing number of reported cyber-incidents demand governments to come up with a strategic response to counte...

Graduation ceremony for participants of the GIP’s course on Internet governance

The Geneva Internet Platform (GIP) is pleased to announce the graduation of its third group of participants to the just-in-time Internet governance (IG) course. The graduation took place in Geneva on 27 April (view th...

Diplo conducts e-diplomacy training in Saint Kitts and Nevis

The use of online tools together with traditional diplomatic approaches is how Saint Kitts and Nevis can ensure representation in multilateral diplomacy in Geneva and globally, Dr Jovan Kurbalija said during an e-dipl...

Bright future for diplomacy and need for changes in diplomatic services

The end of diplomacy has been pronounced many times in history. In 1850, when Lord Palmerston received the first telegraph, he exclaimed: ‘My God, this is the end of diplomacy!’ Diplomacy survived not only the inv...

Apple vs FBI: Towards an Internet social contract?

Diplo’s webinar on the Apple-FBI case, on 17 March (watch the recording), evolved into a Socratic dialogue on the core concepts and underlying assumptions of the case. The lively debate inspired us to create a serie...

Apple vs FBI: A matter of trust

Diplo’s webinar on the Apple-FBI case, on 17 March (watch the recording), evolved into a Socratic dialogue on the core concepts and underlying assumptions of the case. The lively debate inspired us to create a serie...

Apple vs FBI: A case for encryption

Diplo’s webinar on the Apple-FBI case, on 17 March (watch the recording), evolved into a Socratic dialogue on the core concepts and underlying assumptions of the case. The lively debate inspired us to create a serie...

Infographic: Social media factsheet of foreign ministries

The number of active users on social networks has increased exponentially over the past few years. If we take Facebook and Twitter, for instance, the number of monthly users surpasses the one billion mark. Diplomats...

Apple vs FBI: A Socratic dialogue on privacy and security

Diplo’s webinar on the Apple-FBI case, on 17 March (watch the recording): [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87Fi7TlvDGE[/embedyt] evolved into a Socratic dialogue on the core concepts and underlying assump...

New cooperation for capacity development in Africa

DiploFoundation and the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) recently signed a new memorandum of understanding on training for capacity development. The MoU builds on the established cooperation between Diplo a...

The Internet as Common Heritage of Mankind

Malta urges the UN to consider the Internet as common heritage of mankind On the 15th December Dr. Alex Sceberras Trigona, Special Envoy of the Prime Minister, addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New Yor...

Renewing a long-term cooperation for diplomatic training: Mexico, Malta, and Switzerland

Yesterday, Mexico, Malta, and Switzerland renewed their memorandum of understanding on diplomatic training. This cooperation was initiated by the Instituto Matias Romero (Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and Diplo...

What do the stars say about the future of the IGF?

We generally take Internet governance discussions very seriously, especially when it comes to determining events such as the WSIS+10 review process and the future of the Internet Governance Forum, which will be decide...

IGF Report: Helping you navigate through the IGF

The annual Internet Governance Forum is a much anticipated event by stakeholders involved in digital policy. It is also a vibrant week packed with meetings, discussions, and developments. This year, DiploFoundation a...

Geneva Internet Platform, Internet Society launch Digital Watch, an online resource for critical IG issues

[Geneva, 28 September 2015] The Geneva Internet Platform (GIP) and the Internet Society (ISOC) today announced the launch of the Digital Watch, a new online tool to empower diplomats and other Internet policy particip...

Understanding the essence of time

Soneel Ram, International Humanitarian Law Dissemination and Communications Officer at the Fiji Red Cross Society, recently completed the online diploma course on Humanitarian Diplomacy offered by DiploFoundation and ...

Internet governance developments in June

June proved to be another intensive month for cybersecurity, privacy, data protection, and net neutrality. The IG Barometer revealed that new cybersecurity attacks, the anticipated announcement of the Special Rapporte...

Highlights of the WSIS forum 2015

From 25 to 29 May 2015, the ICT development community, joined by diplomats, academics, and business representatives, gathered to discuss topics related to Internet governance (IG). This year’s forum had the subtitle...

Selection of Fonts | Creative Diary 22may2015

When it comes to selecting fonts, uniformity reigns. We would rather make Digital Watch a bit different by selecting more creative fonts, but we face the same dilemma as with other visual elements. If we don’t follo...

Traditional vs Material Design | Creative Diary 21may2015

Creativity often involves a lot of tension and, sometimes, heated debate. Today, our heated debate centred on the graphical style for icons to be used on the Digital Watch website. The discussion was very interesting ...

The Internet as a global public resource: Learning from other policy areas

Report from the fourth panel of the conference The Internet as a Global Public Resource (29‒30 April 2015), which tackled the question: What can Internet policy learn from other policy areas where the concept of a g...

Facilitating an integrated approach to digital issues

Report from the fifth panel of the conference The Internet as a Global Public Resource (29‒30 April 2015). The session brainstormed ways and means of how Malta can facilitate an integrated approach to digital issues...

Internet as a global public resource: from conference discussions to research project

Report from the concluding session of the conference The Internet as a Global Public Resource (29‒30 April 2015), in which Dr Jovan Kurbalija, DiploFoundation director, and head of the Geneva Internet Platform, summ...

Dealing with positive and negative externalities of the Internet as a global public resource

[Update] Read the reports which summarise the panel discussions: Panel 1: The Internet ‘an exceptional global public resource’ Panel 2: What aspects of the Internet can be considered global public resource...

Human rights in focus during Freedom Online Conference in Mongolia

The 5th Annual Conference of the Freedom Online Coalition (FOC) took place in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, on 4-5 May. Mongolia was a very good host for some 250 participants – representatives of most of the 26 FOC member...

What aspects of the Internet can be considered global public resources?

Report from the second panel of the conference The Internet as a Global Public Resource (29‒30 April 2015), which tackled the question: What aspects of the Internet can be considered global public resources? The pan...

The Internet: an exceptional global public resource

Report from the first panel of the conference The Internet as a Global Public Resource (29‒30 April 2015): Official welcome by the Hon. Dr George Vella, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Malta; Introductory statements...

Send a postcard from cyberspace during #GCCS2015 week

Diplo\'s illustrated cybersecurity postcards from cyberspace aim at raising awareness about main challenges and issues related to cybersecurity, while allowing us to send our own message to others. This week, the Glo...

Internet governance developments in March

The IG Barometer for March showed that the past few weeks were more intensive for online privacy and data protection, net neutrality, jurisdiction, and the IANA transition process, compared to previous weeks. Speakin...

IPR regime: a barrier to innovation?

The correlations between the IPR protection regime on one side, and innovation and growth on the other, were the main topics explored on 19 March at a roundtable on Open Innovation in the Proprietary World. The event ...

Internet governance, e-diplomacy discussed during Asian lecture tour

The Internet poses a wide range of challenges for modern diplomacy, including how to protect national cybersecurity, how to govern the Internet on the global level, and how to keep up with the content policy dynamics....

Geneva Internet Platform looks ahead to upcoming digital policy processes

A year on, the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP) has successfully cemented its status as a neutral and inclusive space for digital policy discussions, drawing on Geneva’s position as a global hub for policy processes. ...

New technologies, concepts on display at 2015 Geneva Auto Show

Is the car a place for pleasure, fun, and relaxation? Or rather a source of anxiety, where drivers lose their way or get stuck in traffic jams? Or perhaps it increasingly looks like a mobile office? Internet-related ...

Cloud collections: legal, scientific, and technical aspects of the digitisation of art

With the emergence of Web 2.0 and the proliferation of new digital technologies, there is a growing public demand for free, accessible, and engaging online content, extending to the realm of art. Digitisation has crea...

College of Europe students discuss cybersecurity, digital challenges for Europe at Geneva Internet Platform

Discussing diplomacy and cyber politics in Geneva is just like studying fashion in Paris or music in Vienna: being where things happen, you simply step outside and are immersed in the policy dynamics. This is wh...

Build a legacy for future generations, connect bridges: some suggestions for future action

The CONNECTing the Dots conference at UNESCO’s headquarters in Paris, on 3-4 March, concluded with the adoption of an outcome document, paving the way forward in each of the four main fields of digital policy (acces...

Privacy issues discussed at CONNECTing the Dots

UNESCO’s CONNECTing the Dots conference continued yesterday afternoon with eight break-out sessions on access, privacy, freedom of expression and ethics. We followed the second break-out session on privacy (break-o...

High-level government perspectives at CONNECTing the Dots

[Update] The Rapporteur\'s summary of the panel discussion, including the speakers\' complete interventions, is available. UNESCO’s CONNECTing the Dots conference is currently under way in Paris (3-4 March). Its ai...

Keynote at the Mobile World Congress: Innovation for Inclusion

For those attendees who managed to get through the crazy traffic jams that turned the whole city upside down, another keynote session in Barcelona on emerging markets and innovation for inclusion took place this morni...

Ensuring user-centred privacy in a connected world

A business-dominated session at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (2-5 March) covered the issue of user-centred privacy. Since the introduction of the smartphone, many things have changed… But laws have not ke...

Internet governance developments in February

Though not as eventful and as dynamic as January, a few major events in February increased the pressure on policy areas like net neutrality, cybersecurity, and the IANA stewardship transition, as February’s IG barom...

Diplo joins Global Network of Internet and Society Research Centers

DiploFoundation has joined the Global Network of Internet and Society Research Centers as an affiliated participant. The Network of Centers (NoC) is a collaborative initiative among academic institutions with a focus...

Master/PGD students visit University of Malta’s Faculty of Arts

Students currently following the University of Malta\'s Master/Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy, run by DiploFoundation, were last week invited to the University of Malta\'s Faculty of Arts library by th...

Internet governance forecast for 2015: Unsettled weather, fresh winds, stormy at times

Unsettled weather, with fresh winds, and storms at times, sums up the forecast for Internet governance (IG) in 2015, according to Diplo’s director Dr Jovan Kurbalija, speaking during Tuesday’s ‘crystal ball’ e...

Influencing UK authorities to act in the interest of vulnerable people

Mark Forsyth is Refugee Support Services Coordinator with the British Red Cross. His work focuses on asylum seekers and refugees, in particular unaccompanied child asylum seekers. In February 2014 Mark attended the Hu...

Internet governance experts and novices meet in preparation for the Geneva Internet Conference

The first activity on the Geneva Internet Conference’s agenda, the pre-conference workshop was designed to introduce and discuss themes within the Internet governance (IG) debate that will be discussed in the next c...

Designing the new IG building

The IG building illustration has served us well as an IG awareness-building tool over the last 10 years. It was sketched 10 years ago during one of the long WGIG meetings. The building reflected the Internet of 2004 w...

Evidence and measurement in Internet governance

In every policy area, informed policy-making requires access to data and evidence. Solutions simply cannot be advanced without an accurate scope of the problem. Internet governance and ICT policy are no exception. For...

Practical solution for global inviolability of the Internet root zone

There is a practical solution for global inviolability of the Internet root zone The Internet root zone should be inviolable at any time, wherever it may be located. No state should have the jurisdiction t...

Crowdfund neutral reporting of ITU Plenipotentiary 2014

The story of the project With the tenth anniversary of WSIS coming up in 2015 and the United Nations due to decide what to do with the IGF when its current mandate ends next year, Internet governance (IG) is approach...

Whom do I contact if I want to raise my IG concern?

To whom do we address our concerns on privacy and surveillance? Which organisation do we get in touch with if we need information about technical aspects? Where can we learn about the latest developments? (more&hell...

Diplo director addresses Torino symposium on evolution of the Internet governance ecosystem

As Internet governance rises in complexity, we are faced with a growing challenge to bridge policy silos, DiploFoundation director Dr Jovan Kurbalija explained during a symposium on The Evolution of the Internet Gover...

Bitcoin developments

During the summer, Budapest joined other cities in the world (New York, Dallas, Canberra, Johannesburg, and Douglas, Isle of Man) as its first first Bitcoin ATM (aka BTM - Bitcoin teller machine), was unveiled in a ba...

Overcoming policy silos: the next challenge in Internet governance

How do policymakers find the right balance between tackling issues like cybersecurity and safeguarding digital rights? How can innovation be encouraged and users’ experience improved in the net neutrality debate? In...

Day 4 of the 9th IGF in Istanbul

It’s over. The 9th IGF has come to a close and by now, most of Diplo’s team are back home or en route. It’s been a very full week with lots of interesting sessions, engaging discussions, and fruitful meetings. O...

Day 3 of the 9th IGF in Istanbul

As the ninth meeting of the IGF continues to debate the issues around Internet governance in Istanbul this week, elsewhere in the city, the Internet Ungovernance Forum is also holding forth. This initiative is organis...

Day 2 of the 9th IGF in Istanbul

The highlight of Day 2 of the IGF had to be the session on net neutrality. It is one of the hottest topics for this IGF. As expected, the session was controversial, even though it managed to clarify where people agree...

High optimism and low realism mark the start of the 9th IGF in Istanbul

The opening session of the 9th IGF in Istanbul featured 21 speakers from government, business, academia, and civil society. The rhyming terms high optimism and low realism have floated to the top of a textual analysi...

Days 0 and 1 of the 9th IGF in Istanbul

Things have kicked off here in Istanbul at this, the 9th Internet Governance Forum. On Monday, on what’s known as the ‘Day 0’ the focus was on evaluating the NETmundial process with the output document taking ce...

Geneva Internet Platform (GIP) in full voice at 9th Internet Governance Forum this week

Present throughout the meeting, the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP) team has attracted interest in and attention to the growing role of Digital Geneva, during the 9th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Istanbul this we...

Supporting humanitarian diplomacy work in Pakistan

Muhammad Aslam works with the Canadian Red Cross Delegation in Pakistan, as a programme coordinator. He has 14 years experience in humanitarian and development work in Pakistan and Afghanistan. In June 2014, he succes...

The humanitarian perspective empowers your advocacy

The fifth session of the online Humanitarian Diplomacy diploma course, run by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and DiploFoundation, has just come to an end. One of the partic...

Visit to Bern and Presentation of policy research projects

In his welcoming remarks at the roundtable discussion convened in Bern 23 June on issues and challenges facing small island states, Ambassador Jürg Lauber described International Geneva as Switzerland’s contributio...

Small island developing states and Internet governance

This year marks the International Year of Small Island Developing States (SIDS), proclaimed by the UN to celebrate the contributions that SIDS have made to the world. The awareness generated from this recognition will...

Does diplomatic law really protect? Part three

This is the third and final blog post in a series looking at diplomatic law, privileges and immunities. The blogs are written by Diplo lecturer Alan Franklin in follow-up to his 20 May webinar. Part one looked at brea...

Humanitarian diplomacy learning for the Americas

Margarita Griffith is Learning Officer for the America Zone Office of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in Panama. When she was given the task to promote the Humanitarian Dipl...

Does diplomatic law really protect? Part two

This is the second blog post in a series looking at diplomatic law, privileges and immunities. The blogs are written by Diplo lecturer Alan Franklin in follow-up to his 20 May webinar. In case you missed it, Part one ...

Diplomats and social media: no silver bullets

If Benjamin Franklin, the first diplomat to represent the US, were able to time-travel his way here, he might choose to paraphrase himself: “either tweet something worth reading, or do something worth tweeting.” ...

What is the European Court of Justice telling us in the Google case?

Is it about the right to be forgotten (at all)? In an era where everything we do online leaves a footprint, where the delete button doesn’t wipe out our actions, the recent judgement by the European Court of Justic...

Creating a conducive environment for students of diplomacy

By its nature, diplomacy cuts across cultures, bringing people from many different backgrounds together in the same room. Creating an environment that is conducive to cooperation and knowledge sharing is important. S...

NETmundial: On the path to Brazil

Preparations are under way for the NETmundial meeting, which takes place on 23-24 April in São Paolo, Brazil. Details about the meeting were discussed during Diplo’s March IG webinar last week. Hosted by Vladimir ...

Successful completion of IG programme for MENA region

The Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme for participants from the MENA region (Middle East and North Africa), organised by Hivos in collaboration with DiploFoundation and the Association for Progressive Co...

Europe’s role in shaping the future of the Internet

The European Commission is undoubtedly a very active player in the Internet governance (IG) process. One of the most recent developments from Brussels is a communication adopted last month, on 12 February 2014, on Eur...

The articulate diplomat’s best friends: book donations to the Myanmar MFA

DiploFoundation recently was honored to contribute tangibly to the growth and development of diplomacy in Myanmar through a donation of multiple copies of 16 titles (in both print and e-book format). The books were ha...

Turbulent times in Internet governance: it’s time to think about the current model

Jean-Marie Chenou and Roxana Radu, authors of the book The Evolution of Global Internet Governance: Principles and Policies in the Making, analyze in this guest blog how the Internet governance multistakeholder model ...

Sharing professional experience to enhance humanitarian diplomacy practice

DiploFoundation and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) have worked together to offer an interactive online course on Humanitarian Diplomacy since early 2012. The course is ope...

Humanitarian Diplomacy course presented at Red Cross Red Crescent Statutory Meeting

Held every two years, the General Assembly and Council of Delegates are the key decision-making meetings of the International Federation and the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement. This year the meetings took place in mi...

The launch of the Arab IGF

The Arab Internet Governance Forum (Arab IGF) is one of the latest additions to the regional IGFs that were launched after the success of the global IGF. It is meant to be an independent platform for all stakeholder g...

IGF Bali: Day 4

Today, on the last of a hectic few days in Bali at the IGF, the Emerging Issues session was devoted to an elephant in the room: surveillance. First broached at the High Level meeting on Day 0, it was a topic of discus...

IGF Bali: Day 3

Where did all the people go? The general impression today was that there were too few people in the rooms. With formal confirmation that over 1500 people collected badges, it seemed that only about half were really th...

IGF Bali: Day 2

Life continues unabated in Bali with busy schedules all round and lots of interesting sessions to attend. Many of today’s IGF sessions focused on multistakeholder(ism). One item in focus was the selection process in...

IGF Bali: Day 1

Day 1 of the 2013 IGF in Bali started early with an orientation session kicking off at 8am (yes, you read that right!). Despite the less-than-suitable seating arrangement which didn’t do much for interaction, the pl...

IGF Bali: Day 0

Hot and humid Balinese weather greeted the Diplo team as they touched down for the start of the 2013 Internet Governance Forum. The convention centre which will host the proceedings is in a somewhat isolated resort bu...

Strengthening the status of Red Cross Societies in the Pacific

Fine Tuitupou-Arnold, who works as Advocacy and Policy Advisor for the Cook Islands Red Cross Society, took some time out to talk to us about the Humanitarian Diplomacy online course she took with Diplo and the Intern...

Developing capacity for humanitarian diplomacy in Bangladesh

In this short interview from June 2013, Mohamed Keramot Ali, Field Coordinator of the Community-based Development Initiatives (CDI) Program at the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society, explains how he put the skills he dev...

International networking enriches learning about diplomacy and Internet Governance

Kevon Swift, a business analyst at the External Relations Unit, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of Trinidad and Tobago, started the DiploFoundation / University of Malta Master in Contemporary Diplomacy...

Citizen engagement: We lack ambition in design, not technology

\"Whenever I am asked about the role of social media and new technologies for citizen engagement, I like to show the first minute and a half or so of this brilliant TED Talk by Dave Meslin\", writes Giulio Quaggiotto...

Remote Participation in the ITU

Interview with Anders Norsker, Chief, Information Services Department, International Telecommunication Union. (more…)...

Voicing the ‘silent’ dimension of small island states

Diplo was born in the small island state of Malta; since then, diplomats from small island states have always had a special place in Diplo’s courses. Many small island state diplomats attended our Postgraduate Diplo...

Supporting humanitarian diplomacy at the Finnish Red Cross

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. DiploFoundation and...

Navigating the global Internet policy labyrinth

Today, the European Union announced its plans to develop a Global Internet Policy Observatory (GIPO), an online platform designed to increase global participation in debates and decisions on Internet policies. The Eu...

Persuasion, the essence of diplomacy (report from the event)

The book Persuasion, the essence of diplomacy was presented to Prof. Dietrich Kappeler during a seminar organised in Geneva on 3 April 2013 by DiploFoundation and the Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies. In a ...

Diplo projects nominated for WSIS Project Prizes 2013

DiploFoundation’s flagship Internet governance programme, the Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme, and the book An Introduction to Internet Governance, have been nominated for the WSIS Project Prizes for...

Internet Governance in 2013: Cloudy with sunny spells, windy at times

Interview with Dr Jovan Kurbalija on the occasion of the January webinar on Internet governance Last year ended with the beginning of a “cold war” at the World International Telecommunication Union (ITU) meeting ...

Saving Unity of the Internet (Interview with Jovan Kurbalija)

  Diplo\'s director Jovan Kurbalija provides a summary of the current challenges of Internet governance in an interview for Geneva-based Le Temps (Monday, 28th January). In the article Saving a unified Inter...

Hot topic: no shortage of reports on public diplomacy

Public diplomacy has become a ‘hot button’ issue, not just for diplomats but for a whole clutch of non-state actors – those active in business, culture, education, the media, public affairs and scholars, and eve...

iFreedom, Lego, social media policies, Digital Addiction, Peak Facebook: links we liked

\'Today’s State Department, as shaped by Secretary Clinton, ... has created a better balance between the “Billiard Ball World” and the “Lego World”\', writes Andreas Sandre, the Washington based Italian dipl...

e-diplomacy in a lego world

The \'shift in power from governments to social actors\' as Anne-Marie Slaughter, puts it, is very significant for e-diplomacy. This is partly because this opening up has changed both the context and roles of diplom...

From E-diplomacy Geneva to E-diplomacy Rome (via Malta)

We interviewed a number of people at the Geneva E-diplomacy Day, 10 days ago, interested to see how this audience compared to others. Paul Connealy from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has the depth of...

Instead of certainty, let scepticism be our guide

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 probabi...

When experiences are transformative

I\'ve often maintained that any experience - even one we do not consider important - may become transformative. I\'ve just come across a good historical instance, which I\'d like to share. It has to do with the long ...

5th edition of Internet Governance book launched at 7th IGF

The 5th edition of An Introduction to Internet Governance, by Dr Jovan Kurbalija, has just been published, in cooperation with the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy. The new edition was released during the 7th Internet G...

Following the 7th Internet Governance Forum

Are you participating in the 12th Internet Governance Forum in Baku? Of course you don\'t need to be physically present since remote-participation hubs are now an integral part of the process, and new ones continue to...

Join us during the 7th Internet Governance Forum!

Like many others who will be attending the 7th IGF, we are in the midst of preparations to attend the Baku meeting and to take part in the discussions, workshops and other events that will take place during the IGF we...

Water wars? The last one was 4500 years ago

A Snapshot in Foreign Affairs [1]  provides a good summary of the current state of international “hydro-politics” around the world. Here the main results: 1. In short, predictions of a Water World War are over...

Anchoring the spoken word: How verbatim reporting is changing the face of Internet diplomacy

Which nation/region has been the most talkative at the Internet Governance Forum? What level of politeness  is reached in speeches delivered by diplomats, engineers and other professional communities? When it comes t...

A sense of the whole

150 years ago the issue of slavery tore the US apart. The Union survived thanks to military power, but also the efforts of Pres. Abraham Lincoln and others, prominent among them William H. Seward, the Secretary of Sta...

A Chinese economist’s view of the future of the world economy

The Chinese world is creating interesting on-line newspapers. Ciaxin online - out of Beijing – is one of them. I now have an opportunity to introduce you to it. Andy XIE, a West-trained economist based in Shanghai,...

The ocean and climate change

Essentially we are landlubbers. For us the oceans are a strange place. Sure we can navigate them, but we do not understand how they function, or the life that’s in it (we are still at the \"hunter/gatherer\" stage, ...

Facebook, broken on purpose? Twitter ranks 9th for eDiplomacy; State uses Google Hangouts in Farsi to reach into Iran: links we liked

\'Facebook reach dips?\' asked someone on one of my favourite e-campaigning email groups (great geeks and humble experts). Read \"Broken on Purpose: Why Getting it Wrong Pays More Than Getting It Right\", suggested a ...

Links we liked

Turkmeni stallions, voices from South Africa, international cyber-battlefields and \'we can\'t tweet to freedom\': links we liked. As in many organisations, links to interesting, informative or wacky websites and stor...

New Internet governance course for professionals from Oman kicks off

The new foundation course in Internet governance is off to a dynamic start as 20 professionals from Oman have embarked on the first phase of a dedicated Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme (IGCBP). A coll...

eDiplomacy: influence in the Arab world in the Twitter age

“As the Web grows more massive all the time, it\'s becoming increasingly important to quickly assess what Internet users are influential about and how they are influenced in order to make more informed decisions,”...

eDiplomacy: influence in the Twitter age

While hard to define and measure, especially when it comes to Twitter, influence represents an important element for the practice of ediplomacy. It provides a way to better gauge how Twitter users have an impact on so...

Mediation

Two interesting articles by Prof. Dietrich Kappeler and Mr Aldo Matteucci on the role played by Switzerland including the pivotal role played by Ambassador Long in the successful resolution of the Algerian question 50...

Call for applications: Policy Research Methodology course

Would you like to develop analytical skills in challenging Information and communication technology (ICT) and Internet governance (IG) topics that have strategy and development dimensions? Would you like to learn how ...

NEW: Accredited Master’s degree with a specialisation in Internet governance

Starting with the 2013 programme, you can study Internet governance (IG) as a specialisation area of the Master/Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy, offered by DiploFoundation in collaboration with the Univ...

E-tools used to broaden reach and promote all-inclusiveness

The Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) has as its mission to promote mutual cooperation and European and Euro-Atlantic integration of South East Europe in order to inspire development in the region for the benefit of ...

Fourth edition of ‘An Introduction to Internet Governance’ in Armenian

The book An Introduction to Internet Governance (4th edition) by Dr Jovan Kurbalija (DiploFoundation, 2010) has been published in Armenian. The Armenian version of the book Համացանցի կառավարում h...

What the numbers say: The success of Diplo’s EU/ACP project

The i’s have been dotted and the t’s have been crossed and Diplo’s EU/ACP project has officially closed. The Capacity Building Programme and Community Development in Internet Governance and ICT Policy for Intra-...

EuroDIG 2012 Remote Hub Belgrade

On 6 June, at the Republic Agency for Electronic Communication in Serbia, a Remote Participation HUB was convened for the first plenary session of EuroDIG 2012:  Intellectual property rights in the digital environmen...

On planning, managing and predicting

Aldo Matteucci, Diplo’s resident contrarian, wrote three thought-provoking texts on management and planning. In the first text, Is outcome a good measure of performance?, Aldo questions narratives developed around ...

IGF Azerbaijan dates (it’s not 6-9 November in Baku)

No matter what you may have heard or read, the 2012 Internet Governance Forum will not be held in Baku, Azerbaijan in November this year. The IGF12 has already started, and it ends in Baku, on 9 November. Don\'t kid ...

IG book translated to Bahasa Indonesian

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Call for applications: Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme 2012

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Ten Years of Cybercrime Convention in Geneva

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Students complete ISOC NGL eLearning course

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Upcoming regional IGF meetings

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Participate remotely at the 6th IGF meeting

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Over 220 participants taking part in advanced IG courses

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The Africa Internet Governance Forum (AfIGF)

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Brussels E-briefings: Can the euro crisis kill Europe in 2011?

Brussels e-briefings host: Richard Werly Date: 13 January 2011, at 15:00 CET Digest – Can the euro crisis kill Europe in 2011? The year 2011 will certainly demonstrate that the euro is here to stay. The beginni...

Doodle

WHY? In diplomatic life it is often necessary to organize meetings which involve the participation of several individuals. Either for internal briefings or for external meetings  or just for a simple appointment wi...

PDF (Printer)

WHY? In many occasions it is necessary to create and/or exchange files containing documents that cannot be modified and look exactly like to the original. A kind of digital photocopy. The PDF format ensure this possi...

Delicious (Social Bookmarking)

WHY? The first assumption is that once you have located useful information on the Internet, you will probably want to note the address (URL) of the information for easy future access. One simple way to do this is wi...

Mind Mapping

WHY? In  many occasions diplomats need to organize or to be organized. Sometimes this activity refers to practical events (Conference, Meeting, Visit. etc.), sometime it refers to concepts or ideas (Reports, Speeche...

Skype

WHY? Frequent communications are essential in the diplomatic world. International phone calls are the norm in diplomatic network. The \'Voice over IP\' (VoIP) services offer interesting opportunities and can allow im...

Netvibes

WHY? Diplomats are confronted every day with a vast amount of information to consult. Most of this information is available and consulted online.  Diplomats have more information at their disposal now that they h...

Google Desktop

WHY? The amount of information that every diplomat stores in hard disks is growing fast. Therefore no matter how good you are in naming and organizing your files and your digital documents it will still be difficult ...

TelePresence and E-participation Take the Stage

Some of the most impressive e-tools we can use are those that help us avoid a missed meeting. These can be used in long-range planning or in crisis management. We have seen excellent examples of planned remote partici...

Welcome to E-diplomacy Initiative!

Background Information What is e-diplomacy? The term \'e-diplomacy\' describes new methods and modes of conducting diplomacy and international relations with the help of the Internet and information and commu...

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