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DiploNews – Issue 106 – 3 July 2007

DiploNews – Issue 106 – July 3, 2007

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Graduation of 2007 Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme Participants in Second Life

In the current DiploFoundation Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme, this year’s group of 120 participants from 90 developing countries have completed their sixteen weeks of online training, bringing a total of 265 to our Internet Governance alumni community, built up over the last three years.

We will be commemorating this with a gathering in Second Life on the 4th of July.

When: Wednesday, 4 July 14:00 GMT
Where: Diplomacy Island on Second Life
How: For more information on how to get there, visit the Diplo Internet Governance and Policy page.

The programme of activities includes presentations by:

  • Jovan Kurbalija, Director DiploFoundation
    Welcome Message and Way Forward
  • Ambassador Walter Fust, Director General of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
    Video message from the main funding partners of the programme
  • Markus Kummer, Head of the Secretariat of the Internet Governance Forum
    Capacity Building and Internet Governance
  • John Walubengo, Diplo Fellow at the Internet Governance Forum Secretariat, Geneva
    Experience of the Internship at the Internet Governance Forum Secretariat
  • Anas Tawileh, Diplo Associate
    Views on Second Life
  • Diplo Fellows at ICANN
    Feedback from San Juan

Promotion of Diplo Books at the Indian Council of World Affairs

Two recent Diplo publications:

  • Asian Diplomacy: The Foreign Ministries of China, India, Japan, Singapore and Thailand
  • Foreign Ministries: Managing Diplomatic Networks and Optimizing Value

will be presented at the Indian Council of World Affairs, in the presence of foreign envoys, serving and retired Indian ambassadors, and other members of the Indian foreign affairs establishment. The Indian Foreign Secretary, Shiv Shankar Menon will preside over the function, taking place at Sapru House, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi, 7 July 2007 at 18.00. For more information about the publications, please consult Publications page.

Online Credit Courses at Diplo

The July application deadline is approaching rapidly for courses starting in September! Starting in September, you can take Diplo’s online courses for academic credit from the University of Malta. The credits may be applied later towards the Diplo MA/Postgraduate Diploma (PDG) in Contemporary Diplomacy.

If you are thinking of enrolling in the MA/Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy in 2008 or 2009, an online course in the Fall is an excellent way to get a head start: 

  • you can try out our courses before committing to the full programme; 
  • you can complete one or two courses before the programme begins, making your year as a PGD student less demanding; 
  • the University of Malta will screen and accept your application now, making the PGD application process quicker and easier. 

The following credit courses are available in Autumn 2007:

  • International Trade Relations and Diplomacy
    Starting week: September 10
    Application deadline: July 9
  • Multistakeholder Diplomacy
    Starting week: September 10
    Application deadline: July 9
  • Public Diplomacy
    Starting week: September 10
    Application deadline: July 9
  • Diplomatic Law: Privileges and Immunities
    Starting week: November 19
    Application deadline: September 24
  • Language and Diplomacy
    Starting week: November 19
    Application deadline: September 24

For more information visit the Courses page or contact admissions@diplomacy.edu.

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