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By on 18 Nov, 2010 | From the channel/s: Brussels e-Briefings

Richard Werly writes:

When European and Asian leaders will meet in Brussels on Monday, 4th October 2010, for the 8th ASEM (Asia-Europe meeting), they will face a challenging reality: in today's global world, the capacity of the European Union to answer challenging questions and put forward ambitious proposals is fading by the day.

By on 17 Nov, 2010 | From the channel/s: Webinars

Diplo Podcast – Episode 3

With regard to changes in the way we read and interact with the text, how do you create sensitivity to language among junior diplomats?

By on 17 Nov, 2010 | From the channel/s: Webinars

Diplo Podcast – Episode 2

Is diplomacy art or science?

If it is art, it cannot be theorized and in the same time thousands of schools of international relations teach international relations theory, which very often becomes a purpose in itself.

Theory often fails to explain and predict what is going on in the real world.

By on 17 Nov, 2010 | From the channel/s: Webinars

Diplo Podcast – Episode 4

What is the importance of persuasion in Diplomacy?

By on 12 Nov, 2010 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

In Internet governance parlance, some words and terms are used over and over again – ad nauseum. Read through the IGF transcripts, for example, and you’ll know what I mean.

By on 12 Nov, 2010 | From the channel/s: Webinars

Diplo Podcast – Episode 1

Ambassador Joseph Cassar

What are the skills that diplomats should learn?
What would you advise the diplomatic trainers to do in order to prepare diplomats for the future?

By on 06 Nov, 2010 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

‘You don’t get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies.’

If you haven’t watched the movie, I won’t be spoiling it by saying who the enemies are, even though there’s much more to the movie. And in that case, you should stop reading this blog.

By on 22 Oct, 2010 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

Progress. That wonderful concept that shifts civilisation from one point on the evolutionary scale to another. One would think that by all that is implied in this simple, rather innocuous-sounding word, progress would go hand-in-hand with improvement - with doing it better, with graduating from one level to the next and particularly so when it comes to technological progress. Why then, in this, the 21st century, have I just spent more than a hour trying to sort out a top-up on my mobile Internet? Is it me or is progress regressing?

By on 16 Oct, 2010 | From the channel/s: E-Diplomacy

Hilary Clinton launched the US State Department's 21st Century Statecraft initiative earlier this year, using of course social media to spread the word and engage the different target audiences of Public Diplomacy.

This video clip can be found on the US State site, on YouTube and on Facebook

By on 16 Oct, 2010 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

'Your 37 friends are waiting', says the Facebook e-mail which I have just received. They’re waiting for me to accept their friend request. That is, for me to share personal information, photos of me and my loved ones, and other bits of info which six months from now I wish I hadn’t.

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