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By Andrijana Gavrilovic on 15 May, 2018 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy, Webinars

In our May WebDebate, we looked at the potential of teaching and learning negotiation skills online. Joining us to to consider this possibility were Ambassador Kishan S. Rana, professor emeritus and DiploFoundation senior fellow; Ambassador Stefano Baldi, Ambassador of Italy to Bulgaria; and Dr Katharina Höne, research associate in diplomacy and global governance at DiploFoundation.

By Mads Mateusz Jaszczolt Fritzboeger on 02 May, 2018 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy, E-Diplomacy, Internet Governance

In May 2017, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Denmark appointed the World's first 'tech ambassador' to Silicon Valley

By Pavlina Ittelson on 30 Apr, 2018 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy, E-Diplomacy, Internet Governance

The tech industry of the US California Bay Area has an unprecedented impact on the digital world. In addition to the technological advancements, it affects the economy, policy, and society, and engages with people worldwide. Technology is becoming synonymous with issues of security, protection of human rights of citizens, ensuring the stability of the future development of individual nation states by staying on the forefront of technological advancement, and anticipating its policy implications.

By Frank Kosarek on 10 Apr, 2018 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog

News of a fatal crash involving a prototype self-driving Uber car and a pedestrian recently made tech headlines across the world. The incident, which took place in Arizona in March this year, marks the first casualty from an autonomous vehicle.

By Robert Aquilina on 08 Apr, 2018 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

The normal business cycle of a company operating across borders – such as Internet companies like Google, Apple, and Facebook – involves offering goods or services for a profit, paying taxes, and reinvesting the money.

Many Internet companies based in the USA are earning billions in revenues in other jurisdictions. For them to reinvest it in the USA, they need to repatriate the money – on which they need to pay tax.

By on 03 Apr, 2018 | From the channel/s: Webinars, Internet Governance

The Cambridge Analytica case putting Facebook and other Internet companies under scrutiny, taxation issues in focus again as the European Commision issues tax proposals and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) releases interim report, and autonomous car accident raising safety and security issues were among the main digital policy developments in March 2018.

By on 25 Mar, 2018 | From the channel/s: Data Reflections, E-Diplomacy, Internet Governance

The increasingly digitalised world, the sharing economy, and the ongoing developments in automation and AI bring changes to the world of work. Several reports and studies released this month shed light on how these changes could look, how employers and employees perceive them, and what stakeholders can do to better prepare for the new world of work.

By Andrijana Gavrilovic on 23 Mar, 2018 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy, Webinars

The overarching question of the WebDebate in March was: how can African states navigate multilateral diplomacy successfully?

Addressing this formidable question were Amb. Amr Aljowaily, Egypt’s ambassador to Serbia, and Dr Yolanda Kemp Spies, a senior research fellow at the University of Johannesburg's Chair in African Diplomacy and Foreign Policy. The debate was moderated by Dr Katharina Höne, research associate in diplomacy and global governance at DiploFoundation.

By Stefania Grottola and Clement Perarnaud on 20 Mar, 2018 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

In the USA, the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act (CLOUD Act) is proposing to establish a new framework for authorities to access data stored abroad and thus amend the Stored Communications Act (SCA). We look at the salient features of the bill, and its implications.

By on 19 Mar, 2018 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog, Internet Governance

Liberal trade has been challenged by a surge of protectionist measures in many parts of the world, including the United States and Europe.

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