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By Stefania Grottola on 10 Dec, 2018 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog

The event organised by DiploFoundation and the Think Tank Hub, and hosted by the Geneva Internet Platform, focused on the application of artificial intelligence (AI) to diplomatic practices. Advances in AI have become an important part of the everyday life of modern society, and this includes diplomacy. AI has impacted diplomacy in two ways: First, by changing the environment in which diplomacy is practised; and second, by offering new tools to diplomats to help them in their activities.

By on 28 Nov, 2018 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy, E-Diplomacy, Internet Governance

Eleven students have graduated Master in Contemporary Diplomacy from the University of Malta and DiploFoundation. Six of the students undertook a specialisation in Internet governance.

 

The graduates and their research topics were: 

By on 22 Nov, 2018 | From the channel/s: Webinars, Internet Governance

The continuation of data breaches and a tougher backlash against tech companies, a new push for EU tax on tech giants, and a possible change in applying antitrust rules in order to protect competition per se were among the main digital policy developments in October 2018.

By on 19 Nov, 2018 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy, Webinars

 

In our November WebDebate, we looked at blockchain technology. The WebDebate included an introduction to, and overview of, blockchain technology, and a brief exploration of some emerging and popular use-cases and applications. Joining us to discuss the topic were Mr Dejan Dinčič and Mr Arvin Kamberi. The WebDebate was moderated by Dr Katharina Höne.

By on 10 Nov, 2018 | From the channel/s: Data Reflections, Diplomacy

In the debates surrounding the sustainable development goals (SDGs), a huge emphasis has been placed on having the right kind of data in working towards the global goals. We are encouraged to ‘measure what we treasure’ to achieve the 2030 development agenda and to have appropriate policies in place.

By Natasa Perucica and Andrijana Gavrilovic on 02 Nov, 2018 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog

Aesop once said that, ‘in union there is strength’. One can argue that this a perfect reflection of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) 2018 opening session where multilateralism, reform of the UN, and sustainable development prevailed.

By on 30 Oct, 2018 | From the channel/s: Webinars

The Geneva Internet Platform (GIP) organised a webinar entitled ‘What is responsible behaviour in cyberspace?’ within the framework of the Geneva Dialogue on Responsible Behaviour in Cyberspace. The webinar explored how responsible behaviour in cyberspace is defined and how multiple stakeholders see their role in cyberspace.

By Ditte Darkó on 29 Oct, 2018 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog, Diplomacy

The world is full of diplomacies and diplomats – and in Denmark, the classic diplomat in the foreign office often has an educational background in politics and economics. But understanding emotions and human behaviour is an important skill to have if you want to be a modern diplomat in 2018.

Public diplomacy.

Panda diplomacy. Economic diplomacy. Tech diplomacy. Koala diplomacy. Public diplomacy. Intellectual diplomacy.

By G. R. Berridge on 22 Oct, 2018 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog, Diplomacy

Some points of law concerning this sickening and profoundly worrying case need clearing up. I am not a diplomatic lawyer and I have no knowledge of any relevant recent case law but I have had occasion in the past to brood on the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations (1961) and its sister the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations (1963).

By Rawl Prescott on 22 Oct, 2018 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog

In this blog post, I share my perspective as a diplomat and as a professional involved in community meetings rather than as a regional producer of statistics.

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