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By on 03 Sep, 2018 | From the channel/s: Data Reflections, Diplomacy, Internet Governance

Last Friday, the German newspaper Die Zeit organised its third Artificial Intelligence (AI) conference. I was born in Germany and have just moved back after a nine-year stint in Great Britain, so I went to get my first direct impression of the country’s relationship to AI and to hear debates about digital politics in general.

By Phoebe F. Mikhail on 31 Aug, 2018 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy

Educators as diplomats

By Mina Fu on 23 Aug, 2018 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog

Note from the editor: In this blog, we look at key issues in diplomacy and digital politics from ‘the other side’. Diplo’s blogsphere often features blogs from key experts and diplomatic practitioners. But we also need to wonder: how do these same issues look from ‘the other side’? How are they experienced by non-experts and non-practitioners? In this blog post, Mina Fu, an eighteen year old Serbian-Chinese woman, looks at intercultural communication through the lens of her personal experience.

By Alan Franklin on 17 Aug, 2018 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy

In public international law, the subjects of the law are generally considered to be states and international organisations (IOs); people, corporations and other entities are not bound by, nor entitled to, the benefits of international law. It is often said that international law functions on a different plane than domestic law.

By David Morar on 14 Aug, 2018 | From the channel/s: E-Learning, Internet Governance

On Monday, June 17th, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a final draft of the 11th revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), and in it ‘gaming disorder’ is listed as a ‘disorder due to addictive behaviours’. The draft explicitly describes the disorder as a persistent behaviour pattern that can lead to significant widespread impairment across all ‘important areas of functioning’.

By Ursula Wyss on 06 Aug, 2018 | From the channel/s: Data Reflections, Diplomacy, E-Diplomacy

As someone who has worked in public diplomacy since 2011, I do not remember a time when public diplomacy did not also mean digital diplomacy and, consequently, some manner of data diplomacy. From the beginning, the data we gleaned from social media was heavily dependent on what the social media platforms were willing to provide us with. In terms of data storage and data analytics, institutions need to put a great deal of trust in the data that social media platforms provide. Here are three issues which are crucial for institutions when working with social media and data sets:

By on 31 Jul, 2018 | From the channel/s: Data Reflections

‘If we are not counted, we do not count, and we remain invisible’

- Representative of the Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities

 

By on 31 Jul, 2018 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

Technology has great potential to help deliver the SDGs, but it can also be at the root of exclusion and inequality. We need to harness the benefits of advanced technologies for all.

UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, at the closing of the 2018 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

By Alan Franklin on 24 Jul, 2018 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy

We often discuss the issue of immunity of diplomats and consular officers from the jurisdiction of the receiving state. Rarely is the reverse considered; diplomats may sometimes require protection from their sending state.(1)

By on 13 Jul, 2018 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog
Prof. Jovan Kurbalija

DiploFoundation is proud to announce the appointment of Prof. Jovan Kurbalija to a High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation, established by United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, on 12 July 2018.

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