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DiploNews – Issue 438 – 1 March 2022

Upcoming study opportunities

🌼 Applications open! Diplo’s 2022 spring online courses

Register to reserve your place in our popular spring courses:

 Application deadlines for certificates issued by Diplo: 4 April 2022

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

Not sure how studying online with Diplo works? Watch our ‘Studying online with Diplo’ video!

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Upcoming events

◆ WebDebate #53: ‘Science Diplomacy: The road ahead in 2022′ (1 Mar.)

As a concept, science diplomacy gives meaning to activities at the intersection of policy, diplomacy, and science. In this Webdebate, we will explore what lies ahead for science diplomacy in 2022 by looking at: lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, how to support science diplomacy, and what we can expect for the future of science diplomacy. Join us on Tuesday, 1st March, at 13:00 UTC (14:00 CET). Register now!

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◆ Briefing #83: Internet governance in March 2022 (29 Mar.)

Register now for our March briefing! As is now customary, we will analyse the implications of this month’s digital policy highlights. Reserve your place to join the discussion on Tuesday, 29th March, at 12:00 UTC (14:00 CEST). Register now!

Recent events and related reports

◆ Digital Technologies and the Environment: A synergy for the future

Digital technologies are becoming part of environmental and digital policies since they can amplify efforts to mitigate climate change. Diplo US and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Washington commissioned a report which maps the interactions between digital developments and the environment. The report looks into existing policies and avenues of cooperation between the USA, the EU, and Germany. Watch the recording and download the report!

◆ Briefing #82: Standards in digital policy | Cybersecurity and humanitarian work

In our February Internet Governance Briefing we focused on standards in digital policy, as well as cybersecurity in humanitarian work (with the International Committee of the Red Cross hack as the backdrop). Watch the recording or listen to the podcast!

◆ International Digital Standards: Stepping up the engagement of stakeholders from the ARIN region

How can small, developing countries leave their mark in the setting of digital standards? In this event, we discussed this issue while focusing on small and developing countries in the ARIN service region, as per the report International Digital Standards: A case for the involvement of stakeholders in the ARIN region (available in English and Spanish) launched during the event. Watch the recording and download the report!

Blogs and publications

◆ Ukraine conflict: Digital and cyber aspects

Cyberattacks are on the rise as the Ukraine crisis escalates. Our new dedicated page Ukraine conflict: Digital and cyber aspects on the Digital Watch Observatory provides updates about the effects of the Ukraine–Russia war on cyber activities and digital networks, including attacks on critical infrastructure, access to the internet, and the use of cyber currency in war situations. It also includes relevant international regulations and cyber norms. Check it out

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◆ Space is available for every country

In his post, Diplo’s Science Educator and Communicator Nikola Božić explains that space is available for every country, every company, and almost every person in the world. He shares three stories of how outer space is becoming a global public good. Read the post and learn more about this new type of diplomacy on our dedicated Space Diplomacy page!

◆ After Merkel

Angela Merkel was Germany’s youngest and only female chancellor. Find out what else made her unique in our latest Diplo Wisdom Circle (DWC) post by Milan Jazbec. Join the latest DWC discussion (via post comments): ‘How will you remember Angela Merkel’s time in office?’ Read the post and join the discussion!

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◆ Diving into Digital #3: ‘2022: Hot year for the International Telecommunication Union (ITU)’

It’s a hot year for ITU: internal elections for the position of ITU secretary general, the upcoming World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (WTSA), and more! ITU’s Dr Bilel Jamoussi explains. Listen to the full podcast on Soundcloud, or watch the highlights on YouTube!

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