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.
Recording of the 'Copyright infringement from SOPA-PIPA to Megaupload' webinar discussions held on Tuesday, 31st January, 2012, hosted by Jovan Kurbalija. If you missed the webinar, or if you would like to listen to the webinar again, click on the audio icon below.
On 26 January, our EU correspondent Richard Werly hosted a webinar on the divergent paths taken by Europe and Asia in the midst of Europe's financial woes. While Europe has been expecting Asian countries to jump to its rescue, the latter have been looking further west.
Listen to the podcast below for Richard Werly's analysis of interests, positions, and forecasts. A digest of the discussion will be available soon.
On 12 January, Dr Jovan Kurbalija hosted a webinar, themed 'Internet governance in 2012: What can we expect?' Participants from all over the world joined Dr Kurbalija to debate the 2012 Internet governance predictions, and to discuss questions such as, can we expect a continuation of the main developments from 2011, or will the current situation catalyse the emergence of new controversies?