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DiploNews – Issue 447 – 15 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!

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.

Starts: 12 September 2022. Application deadline: 15 August 2022.

Autumn 2022 online courses: Applications open!

Register now to reserve your place in our popular autumn courses:

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Application deadlines for certificates issued by Diplo: 5 September 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

Science Diplomacy Capacity Development: Where Do We Go From Here? (WebDebate #55)

How do we ensure that capacity development in science diplomacy has a longer-term impact and allows participants to become active shapers of policies and processes in their chosen fields? The discussion, with an excellent line-up of speakers, revolved around the importance of science diplomacy and how it can be strengthened. Watch the recording!

Blogs and publications

◆ Digital Watch newsletter #71 (July 2022)

The 71st issue tackles a number of issues:

  • AI and its (alleged) sentience
  • The collapse of crypto market rings the bell for regulators
  • Africa as one of the centres of the digital scene
  • Rules and codes for online content
  • Reflections from EuroDIG2022

Read the articles in issue 71 of the Digital Watch newsletter!

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◆ 10th anniversary of the Humanitarian Diplomacy course

In his blog post, head lecturer Christopher Lamb looks at the 10-year history of the Humanitarian Diplomacy course, the lessons learned, and plans for the future. Read the blog post!

◆ State immunity: Germany revisits earlier ICJ decision and its potential ramifications for diplomatic immunity

Should Italian nationals be denied remedies merely because there are rules of international law that protect WWII perpetrators? Diplo faculty member Alan Franklin analyses. Read the blog post!

◆ Diplomatic immunity law and jus cogens: Can the relationship result in invalidating the VCDR or the VCCR?

What happens when diplomatic immunity goes against human rights norms, such as in acts of torture? Alan Franklin 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. Curious to know more? Read the latest issues: Issue 92 and Issue 93

Diplo team at external events

◆ UNIDIR 2022: Critical Infrastructure Protection in the Context of International Cyber Security

This was the closing session of the UN Institute for Disarmament Research’s (UNIDIR) 2022 Cyber Stability Conference titled Protecting Critical Infrastructure and Services Across SectorsDiplo’s Vladimir Radunovic was a speaker at this panel discussion. Watch the recording!

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