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DiploNews – Issue 443 – 16 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

AI as a Tool for Diplomacy and Mediation (17 May)

As part of the Geneva Coalition on Anticipatory Science and Diplomacy, Diplo is co-organising this session during this year’s Science Diplomacy Week. In the session, participants will discuss the current and potential future uses of artificial intelligence (AI) as a tool for diplomatic practice and peace mediation. The discussion will detail various applications of AI, in particular in the areas of natural-language processing and image recognition. Join us on Tuesday, 17th May, 11:30–13:00 UTC (13:30–15:00 CEST). Register now!

Briefing #85: Internet governance in May 2022

As the days roll by, the monthly Internet Governance Briefing takes shape. Make sure to join us for a summary and analysis of the month’s most important digital policy updates. Register to join us!

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Main takeaways from our recent events

Unpacking EU Regulations on Digital Markets and Services

Together with our experts and guest speakers, we took a look at what brought about the EU’s Digital Markets Act and the Digital Services Act, as well as their goals and the effect they will have on the EU and the world. Watch the recording!

Blogs and publications

DW Newsletter #69 (May 2022)

In this issue, we discuss whether Elon Musk can save social media and what Twitter’s acquisition means for free speech, open-source algorithms, and spambots. We also look at the Digital Services Act and its implications, as well as updates on content policy, US-Russian cyber detente, UN Open-Ended Working Group on Cyber, UNCTAD E-Commerce Week, and upcoming events in Geneva and beyond! Read it now!

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Elon Musk’s Twitter experiment could be a success even if it fails

By trying to fix Twitter, Elon Musk is fostering deeper debates on many policy issues, from upholding freedom of expression and tackling the risks of misinformation, to policing the truth and the overall responsibility of platforms for the content they host. According to Jovan Kurbalija, benefits can be reaped whether this experiment succeeds or fails. Read the 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 84 | Issue 85.

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Diplo in the media

◆ Diplomatic Dispatch | The rise of e-Diplomacy | EP – 32 | 13 May, 2022

Jovan Kurbalija (Executive Director, Diplo; Head, Geneva Internet Platform (GIP)) discussed the rise of e-diplomacy on Sansad TV’s Diplomatic Dispatch. Watch it here!

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