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DiploNews – Issue 375 – 17 July 2019

Upcoming study opportunities

Applications open for the 2020 Master/Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy

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Diplo is now accepting applications for the 2020 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 3 February 2020. The application deadline is 15 October 2019. Note that if you apply by 15 September, you qualify for our 400 euro early bird discount.

Autumn courses on diplomacy and digital policy

Diplo offers a wide range of exciting online courses this autumn, starting the week of 8 October.

Apply by 5 August 2019 for University of Malta accredited courses and by 2 September 2019 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.

Diploma in Humanitarian Diplomacy – application deadline approaching

We are now accepting applications for the next session of the online diploma course Humanitarian Diplomacy offered in co-operation with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). This highly interactive 13-week course, led by Ambassador Christopher Lamb and a team of experienced practitioners, extends the knowledge base and develops the practical skills of current and future practitioners in humanitarian diplomacy and policy. The course familiarises participants with basic definitions, concepts, actors, and institutions in the field of humanitarian diplomacy; introduces international humanitarian law; hones advocacy and negotiation skills; develops participants’ research skills; and increases their understanding of national and regional humanitarian diplomacy activities.
 The course is offered in English; however, participants have the option to write and submit major course assignments and the final research paper in French or Spanish.
 The next session starts on 16 September 2019 and the application deadline is 5 August 2019. Please visit the course webpage to read more and apply.

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.

Digital (and) Diplomacy: How to deal with digital aspects of foreign policy

In just a few years, issues that were considered ‘techie’, or deemed futuristic, became part of the diplomatic reality. Artificial intelligence, cyber-attacks, fake news, and e-commerce are negotiated at the United Nations, and at regional and bilateral fora worldwide. In developing their digital/cyber/tech diplomacies, countries face many challenges and open issues. These will be addressed at the conference Digital (and) Diplomacy: How to deal with digital aspects of foreign policy, organised by DiploFoundation.

The conference will take place on Wednesday, 18 September 2019 in Geneva.

Find out more about the event and register.

What’s been happening in Diplo’s blogosphere

In Internet governance in June 2019 Andrijana Gavrilovic summarises the main points from the latest monthly Internet governance briefing; these include Facebook’s plans for the cryptocurrency ‘Libra’, online rental business coming under fire, and a renewed push to tax digital giants.

Internet governance in August 2019

We will resume with our monthly Internet governance briefings in August. Join us on Tuesday, 27th August, at 11:00 UTC (13:00 CEST), to find out what the main Internet governance updates in July and August were, and how they will influence the developments in upcoming months. Fill in the registration form to reserve your place.

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