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DiploNews – Issue 401 – 18 August 2020

Upcoming study opportunities

Applications open! Master/Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy
   (€400 early bird discount)

Diplo is now accepting applications for the 2021 online Master/Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy and the Master/Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy with a specialisation in Internet Governance, run in co-operation with the University of Malta Department of International Relations.

During 16 to 20 months of online study, the programmes guide working diplomats, international relations professionals, and Internet policymakers through the theoretical and practical building blocks of diplomacy, with a focus on contemporary issues and challenges.

In response to the current global pandemic, the introductory workshop – traditionally offered in Malta – will be run online in 2021, eliminating the need for travel and reducing expenses for participants.

Scholarships covering 20%–50% of the Postgraduate Diploma fee are available for applicants from small and developing states. The programme starts on 25 January 2021.

Discount: Apply by 1 September 2020 and benefit from our €400 early bird discount.

For further information and to apply, please visit the Master in Contemporary Diplomacy webpage.

Early bird discount: MA

Applications open! Diploma in Humanitarian Diplomacy (extended application deadline: 23 August)

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 14 September 2020 and the extended application deadline is 23 August 2020. Please visit the course webpage to read more and apply.

Applications open! 5 autumn courses on diplomacy and digital policy (start: 5 October)

DiploFoundation offers a wide range of exciting online courses this autumn, starting the week of 5 October.

Apply by 31 August 2020 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.

Sign up for our courses mailing list to stay informed about upcoming courses.

Need financial assistance? Scholarships are available.

Thanks to the 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 2020. Browse our course catalogue and contact us at admissions@diplomacy.edu for further information.

​◆ Alumni discount

The autumn session is the last chance to take advantage of our increased alumni discount of 25%. This special discount for the remainder of 2020 is our support for continuous learning for alumni members during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Upcoming events

◆ Briefing: Internet governance in July and August (25 August)

After a short summer break, our Internet governance briefings are back! What were the main Internet governance updates in July and August? How will these updates influence developments in the upcoming months?

Join us on Tuesday, 25th August, at 11:00 UTC (13:00 CEST) for a round-up of the major global IG and digital policy developments. Register here!

◆ WebDebate: ‘The UN at 75: Evolution or revolution?’ (1 September)

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the United Nations. By looking back at the past 75 years, we will try to answer an important question: Are we seeing an evolution or a revolution in some of the key UN topics and how they are addressed?

The discussion will focus on peace and security, human rights, sustainable development, as well as digital co-operation. We will discuss to what extent the past 75 years are reflected in the past 7.5 months.

Join us on Tuesday, 1st September, at 12:00 UTC (08:00 EDT | 14:00 CEST | 20:00 CST). Register here!

New members of the Diplo family!

In the last few weeks we have seen DiploFoundation’s family grow. Our team was joined by senior fellows Ms Anne-Rachel Inné and Prof. Yolanda Kemp Spies, and research fellow Ms Anusha Madhusudhan. Welcome to the family!


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