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DiploNews – Issue 376 – 1 August 2019

Upcoming study opportunities

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.

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.

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. Apply by 15 September to qualify for our €400 early bird discount.

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.

What’s been happening in Diplo’s blogosphere

In the [WebDebate summary] Technology and diplomacy: Unpacking the relationship, Andrijana Gavrilovic sums up the July WebDebate which unpacked the relationship between technology and diplomacy, and made suggestions for diplomats who want to understand and address the geopolitical, security, human rights, and economic implications of the rise of new technologies. In his blog post, Hosting UNCTAD in 2020: Small countries and big stakes, Rawl Prescott discusses the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) quadrennial meeting which will be hosted by Barbados in October 2020 and the importance of the event for the region. And in EuroDIG 2019: Highlights from The Hague, Cedric Amon sums up the most important updates, trends, and discussions from the annual conference.

Diplo faculty on online learning

Kishan S Rana, former Indian ambassador, Professor Emeritus, and a Senior Fellow at DiploFoundation speaks about online learning in a short video. Hear what he has to say. Watch the video here:

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Internet governance in August 2019

What were the main Internet governance updates in July and August? How will recent updates influence developments in the upcoming months? Join us for our next monthly briefing, on Tuesday, 27th August, for a round-up of the major global Internet governance and digital policy developments. Registrations are now open.

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