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Watch the recording from our latest webinar

Recognising the need for up-to-the-minute information offset by the limited time we have available, DiploFoundation delivers regular webinars on various diplomacy and Internet governance topics. Webinars typically feature an interactive video presentation followed by a Q&A session. Participants from all over the world, with diverse backgrounds, meet to discuss topical issues and share their knowledge and experience. Facilitated by Diplo's subject matter experts, these conversations provide a forum for thought-provoking discussions that illustrate key developments and reflect on lessons learned.

WebDebates: Reflecting on the future of diplomacy

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? A new series of webinars, taking place every first Tuesday of the month, will gather diplomats, professionals involved in diplomacy, and researchers from all over the world, to discuss key topics related to the future of diplomacy. Read more about WebDebates.

Internet governance webinars

The monthly Geneva Internet Platform briefings provide a 'zoomed-out' update of the major global digital policies and Internet governance developments. The briefings are held every last Tuesday of the month, and are organised by the Geneva Internet Platform – operated by DiploFoundation – as part of the GIP Digital Watch initiative. Read more about the monthly briefings.

From our archive: Advanced diplomatic webinars

In a series of advanced diplomatic webinars developed with the Diplomatic Institute of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Diplo addressed the challenges of modern diplomacy from two perspectives: evolution of diplomacy and technology - digging into history in order to see what we can use in addressing modern diplomatic problems; social media and diplomacy - focusing on the use of modern social media tools in diplomacy (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, blogs, and wiki).

Please consult the programme for upcoming webinars below.

Upcoming webinars

29 Aug 2017
Geneva, Switzerland; local hubs; and online
26 Sep 2017
Geneva, local hubs and online
31 Oct 2017
Geneva, local hubs and online
28 Nov 2017
Geneva, local hubs and online

Digests of past webinars

By on 07 Jul, 2017 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy, Webinars

Diplo’s July WebDebate explored the extent to which sports can be used as a tool for diplomacy and peace. We asked: what forms does sports diplomacy take? Who are the actors? Is it more than just propaganda by other means? And, to what extent can it contribute to peace?

By on 06 Jul, 2017 | From the channel/s: Webinars, Internet Governance

The UN Group of Governmental Experts (UN GGE) being unable to reach consensus on its final report, new cyber-norms proposed by the private sector, and governments renewing calls for more regulation of the Internet were among the main digital policy developments in the month of June.

By Virdzinija Saveska on 12 Jun, 2017 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy, Webinars
By on 02 Jun, 2017 | From the channel/s: Webinars, Internet Governance

The WannaCry ransomware cyber-attack hitting thousand of systems around the world, the continuous debate in the USA over net neutrality, and the increasing number of bilateral tax settlements involving Internet companies were among the main digital policy developments in the month of May.

By Virdzinija Saveska on 07 May, 2017 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy, Webinars

Our May WebDebate looked at standards as tools for managing international relations and discussed the process of negotiating and implementing the standards. Standards define our everyday lives in ways most people do not even realise. It is important to understand what standardisation is, that a standard can shape our habits and make life much easier. At the same time, we also need to realise that agreeing on a standard is sometimes a process that needs to reconcile different interests.


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