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Digital identities: Issues and cases


Low and middle income countries are rolling out sophisticated digital identification systems. Will they be a panacea for social and economic inclusion, or are they another way to control people’s personal informatio...

Students graduate Master in Contemporary Diplomacy – 2018

Patrick Borg

Eleven students have graduated Master in Contemporary Diplomacy from the University of Malta and DiploFoundation. Six of the students undertook a specialisation in Internet governance. The graduates and their resea...

Developing data capacities in the Caribbean

Rawl Prescott

In this blog post, I share my perspective as a diplomat and as a professional involved in community meetings rather than as a regional producer of statistics. From its inception in 1973, the Caribbean Community (CARI...

Some thoughts on public diplomacy, social media, and data

Ursula Wyss

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 da...

Economic Diplomacy as Impetus for Domestic Reforms

Ryan Gener

Can diplomacy be utilised by a state for its own domestic economic reforms? I attempt to answer this rather unconventional question – particularly focusing on the Philippine context – in my Master in Contemporary ...

Building (diplomatic) bridges by teaching literature

Atef Ahmed

Many teachers use global literature to teach cultural and moral sensitivity and a global understanding of peace and wars. Yet the use of Arab and Jewish literature by teachers in the formation of attitudes is still va...

Techplomacy: Denmark’s bridgeway to Silicon Valley

Mads Mateusz Jaszczolt Fritzboeger

In May 2017, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Denmark appointed the World\'s first \'tech ambassador\' to Silicon Valley.  The decision was quickly criticised in Denmark for providing a unnecessaril...

Multistakeholderism and Internet governance in Cameroon

Manyi Arrey Orok-Tambe

As Internet governance (IG) grows increasingly important on international agendas, institutional coordination of the multistakeholder process is emerging as an important factor for successful IG outcomes. As laid out ...