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DiploNews – Issue 444 – 1 June 2022

Upcoming study opportunities

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🐣 €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 #86: Internet governance in June 2022

June has just started, but you can rest assured that on Tuesday, 28th June, at 12:00 UTC (14:00 CEST), we will provide you with an analysis of the most important internet governance and digital policy updates from around the world. Register now!

Main takeaways from our recent events

◆ Briefing #85: Content policy & policing | Crypto in danger

In our latest Internet Governance Briefing, we discussed the EU Digital Services Act, the struggle of online platforms to contain content from the Buffalo supermarket shooting, Elon Musk and the spambot controversy, as well as the crypto crash. Watch the recording!

AI as a Tool for Diplomacy and Mediation

As part of the Geneva Coalition on Anticipatory Science and Diplomacy, Diplo co-organised a session during this year’s Science Diplomacy Week. At the session, participants discussed the current and potential future uses of artificial intelligence (AI) as a tool for diplomatic practice and peace mediation. Watch the recording!

Blogs and publications

The philosophy of the preamble to the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations

The Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations (VCDR) defines the framework for diplomatic relations between independent countries. But what does the preamble to the VCDR tell us about the document’s messages? Amb. Milan Jazbec explains. 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.

Don’t miss…

◆ International digital standards: A case for the involvement of actors in the ARIN service region

The international community has already raised and recognised the importance of the involvement of small, developing countries in standard-setting processes. Yet, the so-called standardisation gap — the limited or non-participation of actors from developing countries — is still a reality. Kristina Hojstricova, project officer at Diplo US, takes a look at the reality in the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) service region. Read the blog post!

◆ An algorithm for peace? AI in international peace mediation

Can artificial intelligence (AI) and digital tools play a role in international peace mediation? Diplo’s Director of Research Katharina Höne explains what makes successful peace mediation, and the role that AI can play at the negotiation table. Read the commentary!

◆ Our Immersive Digital Future: How Extended Reality May Affect International Relations

Immersive spatial computing technologies, such as augmented reality and virtual reality, can change how we see, interact with, and experience the world. But we don’t know how these technologies may affect global governance and international relations. The @DataGovHub XR Conference aims to foster a discussion around these issues. Diplo is supporting this event as an event partner. Learn more and register!

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◆ Cybercrime, Nowhere to Hide

Being online means being at risk. But what happens when one scam drains your whole bank account? The latest podcast by MILEN (Media and Information Literacy Expert Network) takes us to Kenya where cybercrime is on the rise, and underlines how even highly educated and digitally literate people can become victims. Diplo’s Andrijana Gavrilovic, one of the guests on this podcast, discusses the cybercrime reality around us, and partial solutions in combating cybercrime. Listen on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

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