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DiploNews – Issue 111 – 1 October 2007

DiploNews – Issue 111 – October 1, 2007

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Last Call for Applications: MA/PGD in Contemporary Diplomacy

The Master of Arts/Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy is designed for diplomats, civil servants, employees of international organisations, and others involved in international relations. The programme focuses on a broad spectrum of issues, including the work of diplomats in today’s world, new topics on diplomatic agendas, and the use of information and communications technology tools for diplomatic activities.

Delivered through blended learning, the programme takes advantage of the benefits offered by both traditional, face-to-face teaching, and online instruction. It is accredited through the Department of International Relations within the Faculty of Arts at the University of Malta.

The application deadline for the programme commencing in 2008 is October 10, 2007. For further information, and to apply, please visit the MA/PGD in Contemporary Diplomacy website.

Celebrity Diplomacy

A recently published book, Celebrity Diplomacy, by Andrew F. Cooper, is the first to examine celebrity diplomacy as a serious global project with important implications, both positive and negative. Intended for readers who might not normally read about celebrities, it may also attract audiences often turned off by international affairs. Celebrities often bring optimism to issues that seem deep and gloomy. Even if their lofty statements and goals remain elusive, when celebrities speak, other actors in the global system listen. Andrew F. Cooper is Associate Director and Distinguished Fellow of the Centre for International Governance Innovation and Professor of Political Science at the University of Waterloo. For more information or to order a copy of the book, visit Paradigm Publishers.

November Online Courses with Diplo

We are currently accepting applications for our November 2007 online courses::

These two courses are available as Online Certificate Courses. The application deadline is 22 October 2007.  For further information, or to apply, click on the titles of the courses above, or visit our course website.

Diplo at the Internet Governance Forum in Rio de Janeiro

The second annual meeting of the Internet Governance Forum will take place in Rio de Janeiro, November 12-15. DiploFoundation will be present with 12 members, including 6 successful participants from the Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme of 2007. Diplo will host two panels within the Best Practices Forum:

  • “The Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme: A Model for Regional Training,” in cooperation with ISOC Venezuela 
  • “ICT and Security Challenges: A Selection of Case Studies,” in cooperation with ISOC, the CMB Training Centre, Privaterra, and the University of Sussex.

In addition, Diplo representatives will take active roles in other events and panels, including the pre-summit GigaNet meeting. For more information, see the Diplo Internet Governance and Policy page.

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