DiploNews – Issue 369 – 17 April 2019
May 2019 diplomacy courses
We offer courses on diplomacy topics, both classic and contemporary, starting on 6 May 2019:
- Artifical Intelligence: Technology, Governance, and Policy Frameworks [new course]
- Bilateral Diplomacy
- Diplomacy of Small States
Apply by 23 April 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.
Summer diplomacy courses
Is summer a quiet time at your office? Then it is the perfect opportunity to take an online course. Have a look at our courses on diplomacy and Internet technology starting on 22 July:
- 21st Century Diplomacy
- Diplomatic Law: Privileges and Immunities
- Multilateral Diplomacy
- Internet Technology and Policy
Apply by 20 May for University of Malta accredited courses and by 17 June 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.
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 email@example.com for further information. You can also sign up for our courses mailing list to be informed about upcoming courses.
For the second year, Diplo is running a course on Digital Policy and Diplomacy for a group of 30 diplomats from permanent missions to the UN in New York. This blended learning course combines the convenience of online learning with weekly face-to-face sessions. Diplo and the Geneva Internet Platform run similar blended learning courses in Geneva. For the first time, Diplo will offer a blended learning course on Digital Policy and Diplomacy for diplomats based in Washington, DC, starting in September 2019.
The 7th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Peace Operations Training Centres (EAPTC) is taking place on 16 -18 April 2019 in Belgrade, Serbia. Diplo will organise a CyberLab – a simple, quick, straightforward simulation of new technologies and emerging concepts – to enable diplomats, trainers, and peacekeeping practitioners to take a look at what is under the bonnet of new technologies. The CyberLab will provide hands-on experience with cryptocurrencies and blockchain, 3D printing, cyber-attacks, (big) data analytics, and augmented and virtual reality, through ‘guided tours’ provided by experts who understand the technological, policy, and diplomatic perspectives. Such a setting will encourage brainstorming on particular opportunities and challenges of emerging technologies for peacekeeping operations. For more information about the event, visit our dedicated page.
The Geneva Internet Platform and DiploFoundation provided just-in-time reporting from the UNCTAD eCommerce Week 2019: From Digitalization to Development which took place from 1-5 April in Geneva; the 2nd Western Balkan Digital Summit which took place from 3-5 April in Belgrade; and, the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum which took place from 8-12 April in Geneva.
At UNCTAD’s eCommerce Week 2019 – From Digitalization to Development – discussions emphasised the need to break down silos between different groups of actors and to foster collaboration in order for e-commerce to effectively contribute to achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs). The Geneva Internet Platform and DiploFoundation provided just-in-time reporting from most eCommerce Week sessions. In her blog post summary UNCTAD eCommerce Week 2019: An overview, Marilia Maciel identifies the main trends in the discussions.
What were the main Internet governance updates in April? How will recent updates influence the developments in the upcoming months? Join us for our next monthly briefing, on Tuesday, 30th April, for a round-up of the major global IG and digital policy developments. Registrations are open.