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DiploNews – Issue 377 – 19 August 2019

Upcoming study opportunities

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.

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 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.

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

Digital issues shape our future and the future of each country; they are no longer niche issues. Key conversations on the governance of digital issues, such as artificial intelligence, cyber-attacks, fake news, and e-commerce, are now part of the diplomatic reality, and are tackled at the international level, with profound geopolitical implications. Our upcoming international conference ‘Digital (and) Diplomacy: How to deal with digital aspects of foreign policy’ will tackle the issues countries face while developing their digital/cyber/tech diplomacies. The conference will take place on Wednesday, 18 September 2019 in Geneva. Find out more about the event.

What’s been happening in Diplo’s blogosphere

After its promotion in November last year in Beijing, the Chinese translation of An Introduction to Internet Governance is now available online for free download. The book is globally recognised as a leading publication on digital governance that provides a comprehensive overview of the main issues and actors in the field. The book has been translated into 10 languages and adapted as a textbook for academic courses worldwide.

[Briefing] Internet governance in August 2019

What were the main Internet governance updates in August? How will recent updates influence the developments in upcoming months? Join us for our next monthly briefing, Tuesday, 27th August, at 11:00 UTC (13:00 CEST), for a round-up of the major global IG and digital policy developments. Registrations are open.

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