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DiploNews – Issue 305 – 2 August 2016

Upcoming study opportunities

Education Diplomacy Online Course

Diplo and the Center for Education Diplomacy are pleased to announce the second session of the online course on Education Diplomacy. Education and development are rapidly being shaped by the influence of new actors, international policy, funding structures, and the proliferation of initiatives. This interactive online course presents the concept of Education Diplomacy in depth, considers the broader impact it may have on education, and allows participants to become more effective and responsive to the dynamic landscape of education. The next course starts on 26 September 2016; apply by 15 August. Partial scholarships are available for selected candidates from developing countries who are active in the field of Education Diplomacy. For more details and to apply, visit the course webpage or contact admissions@diplomacy.edu

2017 Master/Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy

Diplo is accepting applications for the 2017 Master/Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy, and the Master/Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy with an Internet Governance specialisation. These unique postgraduate programmes, offered in cooperation with the University of Malta, include a 10-day residential workshop in Malta followed by 16–20 months of online learning. Visit the Master in Contemporary Diplomacy webpage to read more and to apply. Scholarships covering 20–50% of the Postgraduate Diploma fee are available for applicants from small and developing states. The programme starts on 1 February 2017. The application deadline is 1 October 2016 for international applicants and 15 November 2016 for Maltese applicants.

Autumn online courses

Diplo offers a wide range of exciting online courses this autumn, starting the week of 3 October.

Apply by 3 August 2015 for University of Malta accredited courses and by 31 August 2015 for Diplo certificate courses. For further information or to apply, click on the titles of the courses above, or visit our courses webpage. Register now to reserve your place.

Malta scholarships

Thanks to support from the government of Malta, partial scholarships are available for applicants from developing countries to attend upcoming Diplo online courses. These scholarships cover 50-70% of course fees and can be applied to any online course in 2016. Browse our course catalogue and contact us at admissions@diplomacy.edu for further information.

The role of trust in digital policy

The issue of trust has emerged as a central issue in Internet governance and digital policy. In a recent webinar on the role of trust in digital policy, Diplo alumnus Desiree Zeljka Miloshevic, Senior Public Policy and International Affairs Advisor in Europe for Afilias, and Diplo’s Cybersecurity expert Vladimir Radunovic, analysed how trust is defined and operationalised in IG organisations, and  how users’ trust can be restored. If you missed the webinar, tune in to the recording:

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and read Desiree’s post summarising the webinar discussion. The webinar was organised by Diplo as part of the Alumni Hub initiative, aimed at supporting the research and work of Diplo’s alumni.

Internet governance in July and August

The digital policy developments over the summer months will be analysed during our next Internet governance briefing, on Tuesday, 30th August. What were the main Internet governance updates and how will they shape future developments? Participate online, or from Geneva, or from any of the hubs; fill in the registration form to reserve your place. The next issue of the Geneva Digital Watch newsletter, summarising the developments in July and August, is out in August.

Online course on International Water Law with University of Geneva

The University of Geneva will organise an online course on International Water Law, with the support of DiploFoundation. Participants will gain sound knowledge of international water law and acquire an in-depth understanding of the multifaceted aspects related to the governance of water resources. More information.

What’s been happening in Diplo’s blogsphere

Diplo published a new version of the visual Internet governance building under construction. In a blog post, the Diplo team reflects on the history of the illustration and the updates it has gone through since 2004. The new taxonomy of the seven IG baskets  is reflected in the five storeys of the building (infrastructure and standardisation, legal, development, economic, and sociocultural) plus the two more recent additions, cybersecurity and human rights. In a blog on Teaching diplomacy with Twitter?! Diplo’s Katharina Höne reflects on possibilities for using the micro-blogging service for teaching and research. She outlines three steps, three guides, and three tools on how to use Twitter to teach diplomacy. 

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