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DiploNews – Issue 176 – 4 March 2011

DiploNews – Issue 176 – March 4,

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Live Coverage of E-diplomacy Workshop

Follow our E-diplomacy blog posts, Twitter posts at @ediplomat and Facebook updates at www.facebook.com/ediplomacy next Wednesday, 9 March 2011, for live coverage of our E-diplomacy workshop in Malta. The workshop will explore the Internet-driven changes in the global environment for today’s diplomacy, new topics on diplomatic agendas (Internet governance, cyber-politics, cyber war), and the current and future use of e-tools in diplomatic activities. The workshop is part of the Modern Diplomacy for Small States workshop, which is being held in Malta from 7-16 March. The programme for the E-diplomacy workshop is available here.

May Courses

You are invited to apply for the following courses beginning the week of 9 May 2011:

These courses are available as University of Malta Accredited Courses (application deadline 7 March 2011) and as Diplo Certificate Courses (application deadline 4 April 2011). For further information or to apply, click on the titles of the courses above or visit our courses website. Register now while places last!

This course [Diplomacy of Small States] helped me to understand more
clearly the vulnerabilities of small states and how, despite their
smallness, these states can maximize the opportunities afforded by the
multilateral system to enhance their causes.

Nancy Nicholas, Consul, Embassy of St Lucia in Cuba

Books on Diplomacy in March

As we know that diplomats have little time to fit reading and study into their schedules, we hope that a monthly review of new publications may assist in choosing some of the most relevant.

G. R. Berridge. The Counter-Revolution in Diplomacy and Other Essays. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.

The essays by Professor Berridge collected here span various topics, geographic regions, and historical periods. The result of decades of scholarly work and reflections on diplomacy, they raise questions such as the role of the embassy during war, whether to negotiate at home or abroad, what happens after the death of a political leader, and the problem of reciprocity. For those interested in reflections on diplomacy and for those working in the field, this collection of essays offers refreshing perspectives. G. R. Berridge is Emeritus Professor at the University of Leicester and a Diplo faculty member and Senior Fellow; his website is available at G. R. Berridge. Those interested in the book can find more information, including a table of contents, at the publisher’s website. The publishers provide the first chapter of the book for free download on their website–just click on ‘download sample chapter’ to the right of the book title.

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