Participants of the webinar 'Corona Diplomacy: Will changes affect future practice?', organised by International Debat (ID), will discuss how diplomacy is affected by COVID-19 and how current changes in diplomatic efforts will affect future practice.
The online event is scheduled for Tuesday, 30th June, at 20:00 CEST.
COVID-19 has made it difficult for diplomats to meet face-to-face in a time when international co-ordination and co-operation is needed more than ever.
Technology creates alternatives to onsite meetings, but what happens when national diplomats can no longer meet face-to-face? What happens to trust, co-operation, and information exchange? Will governments and diplomats turn to public and digital diplomacy now that travelling is less likely and that people are tied to their screens? And more importantly, are new diplomatic trends temporary, or will they change diplomatic practice permanently?
Panelists include Prof. Rebecca Adler-Nissen (Principal Investigator, Project DIPLOFACE, University of Copenhagen), Ms Natalia Burlinova (Founder and President, Public Initiative Creative Diplomacy (PICREADI)), and Dr Katharina Höne (DiploFoundation).
For more information about the event and to register, please visit the dedicated webpage.
Dr Katharina Höne Senior lecturer, researcher, and project manager
Dr Katharina (Kat) E Höne researches, writes, and teaches on a number of issues in the area of diplomacy, global governance, and the impact of technology on international relations. Over the last years, she has focused on research at the intersection of diplomacy and technology. She was part of a research project on Data Diplomacy: Updating diplomacy to the big data eraand the lead researcher and author of Mapping the challenges and opportunities of artificial intelligence for the conduct of diplomacy report, both supported by the Ministry for Foreign of Affairs of Finland. In addition, she has more than 10 years of experience in teaching international relations at universities in the UK and Germany, and in delivering in-situ, blended, and online training to diplomatic practitioners. Kat holds an MA in Diplomatic Studies (University of Leicester, UK) and a PhD in International Politics (University of Aberystwyth, UK). In her work, she is driven by her aim to level the playing field at international negotiation tables through capacity development, and to provide out-of-the-box thinking and inspiration by drawing on her passion for science-fiction.