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By on 23 May, 2013 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog

Humanitarian diplomacy is persuading decision makers and opinion leaders to act, at all times, in the interests of vulnerable people, and with full respect for fundamental humanitarian principles.

By on 21 May, 2013 | From the channel/s: Webinars

What are the current trends in online learning, and what opportunities and limitations do massive open online courses (MOOCs) present? Can social media tools enrich online learning, and how can practical topics such as protocol and negotiations be taught effectively online?

By on 13 May, 2013 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

Today, the European Union announced its plans to develop a Global Internet Policy Observatory (GIPO), an online platform designed to increase global participation in debates and decisions on Internet policies.

By on 15 Apr, 2013 | From the channel/s: E-Diplomacy, Webinars

Although thousands of applications are available for PCs and/or mobile devices, diplomats (like most other people) tend to use only a very limited number of them (8–10).

Consider the Apple App Store and the number of applications available. In just a few years, the total number of apps has gone from approximately 50 000 (2009) to 775 000 (January 2013) (300 000 native to iPad - source About.com). The same trend applies to Android applications.

By on 04 Apr, 2013 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy

The book Persuasion, the essence of diplomacy was presented to Prof. Dietrich Kappeler during a seminar organised in Geneva on 3 April 2013 by DiploFoundation and the Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies. In a lively debate, academics, diplomats, and journalists discussed the theoretical, practical, and historical aspects of persuasion.

By on 22 Mar, 2013 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

Ever wondered how the Internet works and what all these terms and abbreviations stand for? You don't have to be an engineer to understand it.

By on 12 Mar, 2013 | From the channel/s: E-Diplomacy, Webinars

Twitter has become one of the preferred tools of communication for foreign policy practitioners, from cabinet ministers to ambassadors and diplomats. It has evolved from the most talked about micro-blogging website during the first US presidential campaign by Barack Obama, to a veritable complement to traditional diplomacy.

By on 28 Feb, 2013 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

DiploFoundation’s flagship Internet governance programme, the Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme, and the book An Introduction to Internet Governance, have been nominated for the WSIS Project Prizes for 2013.

By on 15 Feb, 2013 | From the channel/s: E-Diplomacy

Conversations on and about social media in general and e-diplomacy in particular are, thankfully, deepening. It's not surprising that a lot of the commentary to date has been intense and either over enthusiastic or caustically sceptical.

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