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DiploNews – Issue 423 – 15 July 2021

Upcoming study opportunities

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

MA Diplomacy discount

Diplo is now accepting applications for the 2022 online Master/Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy (Master/PGD) and the Master/PGD with a specialisation in internet governance, run in cooperation with the University of Malta Department of International Relations. The programme starts on 24 January 2022.

Apply by 1 September 2021 and benefit from our €400 early bird discount!

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.

Scholarships covering 20%–50% of the Postgraduate Diploma fee are available for applicants from small and developing states.

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

Applications open! Diploma in Humanitarian Diplomacy

We are now accepting applications for our Humanitarian Diplomacy online diploma course, offered in cooperation with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

Application deadline: 2 August 2021

Visit the Humanitarian Diplomacy web page to find out more and to apply.

Applications open! Autumn 2021 online courses

Register now to reserve your place in our popular autumn courses:

Application deadlines:

For further information and to apply, click the course titles above or visit Diplo’s course catalogue.

Need financial assistance? Scholarships are available.

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 2021. Browse our course catalogue and contact us at admissions@diplomacy.edu for further information.

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

Main takeaways from our recent events

◆ Emojis in public diplomacy: Best practices and lessons learned (WebDebate #49)

Should emojis be used in public diplomacy? It seems that context is key! The recording of our latest WebDebate episode is now available! Watch the recording!

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Podcasts and publications

◆ Why diplomats should care about cybersecurity (The Diplomat’s Sofa #3)

Take a seat! In the third episode of The Diplomat’s Sofawe spoke to Amb. Asoke Mukerji (former Indian ambassador and Diplo senior fellow) about cybersecurity ranking high on foreign policy agendas, effective multistakeholder processes, and more. Watch or listen to the episode!

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◆ Renaissance diplomacy: Compromise as a solution to conflict (History of Diplomacy and Technology #6)

The Renaissance was a very lively period, including for diplomacy. In our latest masterclass episode, we looked at how Renaissance diplomacy emerged and developed, papal diplomacy, the first permanent diplomatic missions, the invention of the printing press, and  important developments in Europe and the Americas. Check out our Renaissance diplomacy page!

Digital Watch Newsletter: Issue #61 (June 2021)

Highlights: Cyber hits international politics with four high-level summits tackling cyber issues; Washington ramps up the fight on curbing the enormous power of Big Tech with a package of new bills; After years of negotiations, over 130 countries reached an agreement on new global tax rules, under the auspices of the OECD. Read the Digital Watch Newsletter #61!

Don’t miss …

◆ Should citizens in Belgrade be concerned by newly installed surveillance cameras?

Facial recognition technologies have made real-time surveillance readily available, which has raised a number of issues. In his article, Julian Gomez from Euronews interviewed a number of people, including Diplo’s and the GIP’s Vladimir Radunovic (Cybersecurity and E-diplomacy Programmes Director) about the Serbian government’s surveillance project in Belgrade. Read the article.

Time for AI to pull up a chair to the negotiating table

Digital technology is accused of fuelling conflict, but it can help overcome it as well. In her article, Helen Warrell (Defence and Security Editor, Financial Times) looks at the uses of artificial intelligence in conflict resolution. The article includes excerpts from an interview with Dr Katharina Höne (Director of Research, Diplo). Read the article.

◆ EuroDIG 2021: Session reporting

As the official reporting partner of EuroDIG 2021, the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP) prepared session reports from all EuroDIG workshops. Read the reports!

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