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DiploNews – Issue 436 – 1 February 2022

Upcoming study opportunities

#NEW: Executive online training for diplomats and business leaders

1–11 February 2022

Diplo’s new ‘Navigating the Era of Uncertainty: Skills and tools for addressing future AI and digital challenges’ training is created to help diplomats and business leaders address the effects of current and future tech advancements.

The 10-day intensive and interactive training will equip you with the skills and tools for approaching these future challenges. 

🥳 We are happy to celebrate Diplo’s 20th anniversary with an increased alumni discount of 20% on all courses until the end of 2022!

To learn more and enrol, head to https://www.diplomacy.edu/courses/executive-training

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◆ Applications ending soon! Diplo’s Winter 2022 online courses

Register to reserve your place in our popular winter courses:

👉🏼 Application deadlines for certificates issued by Diplo: 10 February 2022

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

◆ Need financial assistance? Scholarships 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 2022. Browse our course catalogue and contact us at admissions@diplomacy.edu for further information

Upcoming events

◆ 7th Geneva Engage Awards: What is Geneva’s Digital Footprint? (1 Feb.)

The category shortlists are out! Join us on Tuesday, 1st February, as we award International Geneva actors for their social media outreach, online engagement, and efforts towards more inclusive online meetings. During the event, we will also examine Geneva’s global footprint by looking at Geneva’s web relevance through SEO analysis. 

Join us on Tuesday, 1st February, at 13:00 CET (12:00 UTC). Register now!

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◆ Briefing #82: Internet governance in February 2022

Although the month has just started, as is customary, we plan to meet for one hour on the last Tuesday of the month to discuss the latest major internet governance and digital policy developments from around the world. Reserve your place and join the discussion on Tuesday, 22nd February, at 13:00 UTC (14:00 CET). Register now!

Main takeaways from our recent events

◆ Briefing #81: What’s in store for digital policy in 2022?

In the January Internet Governance Briefing, our experts offered predictions for digital policy in 2022. Check out the event recording and read Dr Jovan Kurbalija’s blog post 10 Digital Diplomacy and Governance Trends for 2022.

Blogs and publications

◆ 10 Digital Diplomacy and Governance Trends for 2022

According to Dr Jovan Kurbalija’s predictions, in 2022, 10 trends will accelerate across 3 main areas of interplay between digital and diplomacy:

  • digital geopolitics and geo-economics
  • new digital topics on diplomatic agendas
  • new tools for diplomacy

Read the post here!  Cette publication est disponible aussi en français.

◆ The US approach to offline and online threats and attacks on critical infrastructure by non-state actors

In his article, Diplo alumnus and Expert with the Security Council Committee Scott Spence analyses the US response to online and offline threats to critical infrastructure, including offences committed in other countries. Read it here!

Don’t miss

◆ Why ‘open’ may become the keyword of the digital world in 2022?

By looking at a number of different initiatives, Dr Jovan Kurbalija (Executive Director, Diplo; Head, Geneva Internet Platform (GIP)) discusses how ‘open’ may be digital policy’s keyword for 2022. Read the article on CircleID.

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