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DiploNews – Issue 358 – 1 November 2018

Upcoming study opportunities

2019 Master/Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy

Diplo is now accepting applications for the 2019 Master/Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy, and the Master/Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy with a specialisation in Internet Governance. These unique postgraduate programmes, offered in co-operation 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. Scholarships covering 20%–50% of the Postgraduate Diploma fee are available for applicants from small and developing states. The programme starts on 4 February 2019. The application deadline is 30 November 2018

February 2019 online diplomacy courses

Start the new year with one of our most popular online courses:

Apply by 17 December 2018 for University of Malta accredited courses and by 14 January 2019 for Diplo certificate courses. For further information or to apply, click on the titles of the courses listed, 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 30%–60% of course fees and can be applied to most online courses in 2019. Browse our course catalogue and contact us at admissions@diplomacy.edu for further information. You can also sign up for our courses mailing list to be informed about upcoming courses.

IGF – Internet Governance Forum 2018

The Internet of Trust is the theme chosen by IGF – Internet Governance Forum for #IGF2018. DiploFoundation and the Geneva Internet Platform will keep you updated with session reports, daily reports, and a final report from IGF 2018 Paris.tfg. Make sure to follow us on dig.watch/igf2018.

[Report] Data & diplomats: capacity development for diplomats and policy-makers in the data age

The Data & diplomats: capacity development for diplomats and policy-makers in the data age session at the UN World Data Forum 2018 addressed the capacity development needs for decision makers in the public sector, with a focus on ministries of foreign affairs. The session built on DiploFoundation’s 15 years of expertise in capacity building in the field of diplomacy and technology, which includes a recently developed course on Data Diplomacy. The session aimed to establish a curriculum for data-skills for policymakers, which can be further elaborated and implemented in DiploFoundation’s online courses.

[Webinar] What is responsible behaviour in cyberspace?

The Geneva Internet Platform (GIP) organised a webinar entitled ‘What is responsible behaviour in cyberspace?’ within the framework of the Geneva Dialogue on Responsible Behaviour in Cyberspace. The webinar explored how responsible behaviour in cyberspace is defined and how multiple stakeholders see their role in cyberspace. Joining the discussion to answer this question were Ms Qendresa Hoxha (Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA)) and Ms Jacqueline Eggenschwiler (ETH Zurich). The webinar was moderated by Mr Vladimir Radunovic (DiploFoundation, GIP). Read the full summary of the webinar and watch the video.

What’s been happening in Diplo’s blogosphere

The world is full of diplomacies and diplomats – and in Denmark, the classic diplomat in the foreign office often has an educational background in politics and economics. But understanding emotions and human behaviour is an important skill to have if you want to be a modern diplomat in 2018. Read the post The Psychology of Diplomacy in which Ditte Darkó interviews Dr Jovan Kurbalija.

Rawl Prescott shares his perspective as a diplomat and as a professional involved in community meetings in Developing data capacities in the Caribbean.

G. R. Berridge discusses some points of law concerning the Khashoggi affair, using his knowledge of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations (1961) and the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations (1963), in his post, The Khashoggi affair and consular law.

An introduction to Internet Governance in Russian and Chinese

IGrussian 7thThe Russian edition of An Introduction to Internet Governance by Jovan Kurbalija has been published in co-operation with Координационный центр доменов .RU/.РФ, the Russsian country code top-level domain (ccTLD).

The Chinese edition of the book will also be released. Jovan Kurbalija (Executive Director and Co-Lead of the Secretariat of the UN Secretary-General High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation) will give a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of ‘Cyberspace Global Governance Lecture Series’ and book launch symposium of An introduction to Internet Governance on 5 November 2018 at Tsinghua University.

September newsletter available in German, French, and Bahasa Indonesian

DWnewsletter34 0Issue 34 of the Geneva Digital Watch newsletter provides the latest digital policy updates which took place in September. Read the newsletter in German, French, and Bahasa Indonesian.


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