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DiploNews – Issue 446 – 1 July 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.

⭐ 10 years of the Humanitarian Diplomacy online course!

Starts: 12 September 2022

Application deadline: 15 August 2022

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the course, delivered by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in partnership with Diplo.

Learn how to advance your career and improve the work of your organisation. Visit the Humanitarian Diplomacy course web page.

🌞 Applications closing soon! 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: 15 July 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.

#NEW! Nexus online course!

The Nexus online course covers the vital humanitarian–development–peace (HDP) nexus which aims to more effectively meet human needs, mitigate vulnerabilities, and achieve sustainable peace. Find out more!

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#NEW! Data Governance in the Digital Economy online course!

The Data Governance in the Digital Economy online course helps students understand the complexity of data governance in a holistic manner by covering the technical, economic, legal, policy, and geopolitical aspects of this topic. Find out more!

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Main takeaways from our recent events

◆ Briefing #86: Africa at the forefront | AI sentience & social challenges 

In our last Internet Governance Briefing episode before summer break, we discussed Africa’s involvement in digital policy. We also cut through the hype concerning the sentience of artificial intelligence (AI), and looked at which AI issues we should be most concerned about. Watch the recording!

Our latest podcasts

Diplomacy, Light #2: Strategic Stability

So why hasn’t the world blown up yet from nuclear war? The answer: mostly luck, but also strategic stability. In our second episode of the Diplomacy, Light podcast, Ljupčo Gjorginski and Dr James Acton analyse this important segment of international relations. Listen on Spotify!

DigitalDots Talks #1: Digital is part of our everyday life

DigitalDots Talks is an eye-opening 15-minute podcast about digital issues and the role of International Geneva in shaping our digital future.

In episode one, Dr Jovan Kurbalija and Amb. Nathalie Olijslager-Jaarsma discuss the impact of digital technologies on our everyday lives, the importance of digital policy discussions in Geneva, and the impact of current geopolitics on ongoing negotiations.

DigitalDots Talks is presented by the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands in Geneva and the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP). Listen on Spotify!

Blogs and publications

◆ The collapse of the crypto market rings a bell for regulators

How fast do we need regulation for bridging crypto and traditional finance? In his blog post, Diplo’s Arvin Kamberi looks at the case of the Celsius Network, how one of the largest ramps for bridging traditional finance and crypto markets put itself in this position, and how it handled the situation. Read the blog post!

◆ The Slovene Diplomatic Union: Enhancing the profession

The Slovene Diplomatic Union was established in 1996. Amb. Milan Jazbec shares its story, and the impact it had on diplomatic activities in Slovenia. Read the blog post!

A brief history of Yoga diplomacy

Amb. Asoke Mukerji, Diplo faculty member and former permanent representative of India to the UN, led the Indian diplomatic campaign for the adoption of the UNGA resolution on the International Day of Yoga. Mukerji tells the story of how this international day came about and who supported it. Read the blog post!

◆ Reporting from EuroDIG 2022

The Geneva Internet Platform (GIP) partnered up with the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) to provide session reports from its 15th annual meeting which took place in Trieste (Italy) and online. Read the reports!

◆ 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.

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