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DiploNews – Issue 424 – 3 August 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: 16 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.

Upcoming events

The telegraph: How it changed diplomacy (A historical journey #7) (Thu, 26 August)

In the next journey through the history of diplomacy and technology, we will discuss two decisive developments: the invention of the telegraph and the Vienna Congress of 1814/15. The former effectively detached communication from transportation, and the latter laid the foundation for modern diplomacy.

Join us on Thursday, 26th August, at 12:00 UTC (14:00 CEST). Register here!

Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things Tour (Mon, 30 August)

Artificial intelligence (AI) can now be found in many aspects of our everyday life, from search engines, to manufacturing, transportation, agriculture, healthcare, and much more. In various areas, AI is closely tied with the internet of things (IoT).

Join us on Monday, 30th August, at 9:00 UTC (11:00 CEST) as we discuss Geneva’s contribution to the areas of AI & IoT. Register here!

[Briefing #77] Internet governance in July and August 2021 (Tue, 31 August)

After a short summer break, we will be back for the Digital Watch Internet Governance Briefing, discussing the major internet governance and digital policy updates from July and August.

Join us on Tuesday, 31st August, at 12:00 UTC (14:00 CEST). Register here!

Blogs and publications

Blog: ‘Diplomatic immunity: The reality of the sources of the law’

In this blog, Diplo lecturer Alan Franklin continues his discussion on diplomatic immunity. Which conventions and treaties protect diplomats, and how efficient are they? Read the blog post!

Don’t miss…

Article: Project Pegasus and the right to cultivate one’s personal digital garden

In light of the Project Pegasus spyware revelations, Dr Jovan Kurbalija (Executive Director, Diplo; Head, Geneva Internet Platform (GIP)) discusses the need for privacy, and how this type of spying endangers democratic processes and the very solidity of our social fabric. Read it here!

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