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DiploNews – Issue 114 – 22 November 2007

DiploNews – Issue 114 – November 22, 2007

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2008 Diplo Courses

You are invited to see our 2008 online course schedule, available on our course catalogue. We are currently accepting applications for our February 2008 online courses:

  • Diplomatic Theory and Practice
    (Prof G. R. Berridge, Mr Haraldur Þór Egilsson, Mr Christiaan Sys)
  • Cyber Diplomacy
    (Mr Stefano Baldi, Dr Jovan Kurbalija and Dr Andrei Mikheyev)
  • Public Diplomacy
    (Ambassador Kishan Rana and Dr Biljana Scott)

These three courses are available as Online Credit Courses (application deadline: December 17, 2007) and Online Certificate Courses (application deadline: January 14, 2008).

For further information, click on the titles of the courses above, or visit our courses website.

Climate Change: In the Real World there is no Second Life

“In the Real World there is no Second Life” was the title of the virtual press conference hosted at Diplomacy Island in Second Life on 15 November 2007, on the occasion of the end of the Maldives Conference on “Human Aspects of Global Climate Change.” The press conference was addressed by the Maldives Foreign Minister, Abdulla Shahid, the UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, David Miliband, and the Foreign Minister of Malta, Michael Frendo. You can find the video-summary of the virtual press conference at: .

Conference on Climate Change and Diplomacy

The International Conference on Climate Change Diplomacy will be held on the 7th and 8th of February 2008 in Malta. The conference will focus on post-Bali developments. The main emphasis will be on coordinating various capacity building activities in the field of climate change diplomacy. For further information, or to submit an abstract for a conference presentation, please consult the conference website. The deadline for the submission of abstracts is December 10, 2007.

Through the Diplomatic Looking Glass

On November 30, 2007 the Geneva Diplomatic Book Circle will present a new book by Italian diplomats Stefano Baldi and Pasquale Baldocci, Through the Diplomatic Looking Glass. The book, published in collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is the first of a new collection in DiploFoundation publications entitled, “Diplomats as writers.” The book is based on the Italian version titled La Penna del diplomatico. More information about the book presentation may be found at the Geneva Diplomatic Book Circle website.

New Diplo Website

We invite all DiploNews readers to visit https://www.diplomacy.edu/ to view our newly designed website. As well as a new look and improved navigation, the new site aims to increase interactivity with visitors. We will introduce you to various features of the new website gradually, through future newsletters. This week, we’d like to draw your attention to our new book reviews section. This page offers you the chance to share your readings of books related to diplomacy and international relations with other visitors to our website. Alternately, if you are an author and would like us to review your book, you may contact us for more information.  

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