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Ahead of the Summit of the Future in September, Dr Jovan Kurbalija argues that the UN cannot ignore the challenges brought by the AI revolution.

Written by Dr Jovan Kurbalija for AI Business (10 July 2024)

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In this College of Europe Podcast, Dr Jovan Kurbalija discusses a number of topics ranging from societal effects and implications of generative AI, trends in digital diplomacy, digital governance models, long-termism and monopolies, as well as digital divides between developing and developed countries.

Presented by Haritz Echarren and Markéta Šonková for College of Europe Podcast (Bruges) (1 July 2024)

Geneva Solutions

The article (originally published in French in Le Temps) includes an observation by Dr Jovan Kurbalija on the importance of AI in the evolution of governance, which calls for a clear strategy from the Swiss authorities. Additionally, the article contains other references to Diplo and the Geneva Internet Platform.

Adapted and translated into English by Geneva Solutions (24 June 2024)

Geneva Solutions

In this article, Dr Jovan Kurbalija (Executive Director, Diplo) expresses his views on AI governance, the WSIS Forum, geopolitical tensions, the Global Digital Compact, and Geneva's role.

Written by Michelle Langrand for Geneva Solutions (27 May 2024)


The news item, translated to English as 'Saud Nasser Al-Sabah Institute organises a workshop entitled: Artificial Intelligence in Diplomatic Work' reports about a lecture delivered by Diplo's Executive Director, Dr Jovan Kurbalija, following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kuwait and Diplo.

A version with English subtitles can be found here.

See more: Diplo event page | Press release

NEWS KTV (21 May 2024)

The Next Page podcast

In this episode of The Next Page podcast by the United Nations Library & Archives Geneva, Dr Jovan Kurbalija (Executive Director, Diplo) takes us on a journey from the past to the present and across civilizations to explore the interplay of technology and diplomacy.

The podcast is available on PodBean | Apple podcasts | Spotify

Hosted and produced by Amy Smith for The Next Page podcast (5 April 2024)

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The article (in Bosnian), written within the context of the UN Security Council holding its first session on artificial intelligence, includes quotes from Vladimir Radunovic (Director of Cybersecurity & E-diplomacy, Diplo) about risks from and governance of AI.

Published by RTVBN.com on 27 March 2024

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In this article, Dr Jovan Kurbalija (Executive Director, Diplo) is quoted discussing the growing importance of tech diplomacy, from the early discussions in 1994 until today, as well as the challenges ahead.

Written by Anna Desmarais for Euronews (23 March 2024)

Geneva Solutions

In this article, Dr Jovan Kurbalija (Executive Director, Diplo; Head, GIP) writes about nine major AI and digital trends that will drive discussions in Geneva in 2024.

Written by Dr Jovan Kurbalija for Geneva Solutions (29 January 2024)

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The article (in Arabic) reports on Ambassador Amr Aljowaily's presentation during the event Digital and AI governance through African perspectives organised by Diplo and the Permanent Missions of Kenya and Namibia in Geneva, which was held in the context of the UNCTAD eWeek 2023.

Al Ahram (26 December 2023)