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DiploNews – Issue 442 – 2 May 2022

Upcoming study opportunities

🐣 €400 early bird discount! Master/Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy

Diplo is now accepting applications for the 2023 online Master/Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy and the MA/PGD with a specialisation in internet governance, run in cooperation with the University of Malta Department of International Relations. The programme starts on 30 January 2023.

Apply by 1 August 2022 and benefit from our €400 early bird discount!

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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 MA/PGD in Contemporary Diplomacy web page.

🌞 Applications open! Diplo’s 2022 summer online courses

Register to reserve your place in our popular summer courses:

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👉 Application deadlines for certificates issued by Diplo: 20 June 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.

Upcoming events

Briefing #85: Internet governance in May 2022 (31 May)

Apart from reading our Digital Watch monthly newsletter (coming up in a few days), stay up to date with digital policy developments by joining us on Tuesday, 31st May, at 12:00 UTC (14:00 CEST) for the 85th episode of our Internet Governance BriefingReserve your digital seat!

Main takeaways from our recent events

◆ Briefing #84: ‘The making and breaking of cyber relations: USA–Russia and UN OEWG’

In our 84th Internet Governance Briefing, we discussed cyber relations in light of the latest developments at the UN Open Ended Working Group (OEWG), as well as the bilateral relations between the USA and Russia. We also went through multiple other issues that shaped April’s digital barometer. Watch the recording!

Blogs and publications

◆ UNCTAD eCommerce Week 2022: Selection of session reports

Read the reports from last week’s UNCTAD eCommerce Week. Visit our eCommerce Week 2022 dedicated page!

◆ National champions do not help to win the race for digital industrialisation

Inspired by a thought-provoking discussion, Diplo’s Marilia Maciel (Head, Digital Commerce and Internet Policy) discusses the role of national champions in the current global context. Read the blog post!

◆ Time to reflect: Multilateralism Day

On the occasion of the International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace, Jovan Kurbalija (Executive Director, Diplo; Head, Geneva Internet Platform) writes on how to grasp the current crisis of multilateralism, how we got here, and what can be done. Read it here!

Digital governance and diplomacy 2025: A cheat sheet

The year 2025 will be a landmark year for digital diplomacy and global governance. In his blog post, Jovan Kurbalija (Executive Director, Diplo; Head, Geneva Internet Platform) compiled a cheat sheet to help diplomats navigate global digital governance in the next few years. Read it here!

Cyber-Panopticism: A perilous techno-political issue

The concept of the panoptic prison is that of an institutional shell in which one guard would be able to monitor all the prisoners, but the prisoners themselves would not be able to see either the guard or each other. In this blog post Akanksha Singh draws parallels with cybersecurity and online surveillance issues, and highlights the need to work towards a pragmatic idea of the security paradigm of internet governance. Read it here!

◆ UN OEWG 2021–2025 2nd Substantive Session: Reports and key takeaways

Read the reports from the UN OEWG 2nd Substantive Session, and find out more in our dedicated blog post:

◆ Digital Watch weekly newsletters

Your weekend reads are here! In our latest Digital Watch weekly newsletters, our experts analyse a number of digital policy issues from across the globe. Curious to know more? Read the latest issues: Issue 81 | Issue 82 | Issue 83.

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Latest videos

◆ What will Elon Musk do with Twitter? Diplo expert explains

In this brief video Diplo’s Director of Cybersecurity Programmes Vladimir Radunovic explores the possibilities following one of the biggest media acquisitions ever. Watch the video, and read more on content policy.

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