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DiploNews – Issue 450 – 2 September 2022

Celebrating Diplo’s 20th anniversary!

The celebration continues! Don’t miss our 20th Diploversary Stories with Stefano Baldi, Pavlina Ittelson, Milan Jazbec, and Su Sonia Herring! Click on the thumbnails below to watch the videos.

Visit our Diploversary page, find out more about Diplo’s history, and stay tuned for more birthday news!

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Upcoming study opportunities

⭐ Subscribe to Diplo’s Courses Newsletter and stay informed about our upcoming courses, programmes, and workshops.

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.

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.

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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Upcoming events

Webinar: ‘Data Governance in the Context of Emerging Technologies: Promoting Human-Centred and Development-Oriented Societies’

The importance of data is paramount, not only for promoting innovation, but also for better policymaking and long-term development. Data has become a cornerstone for the digital economy and a strategic asset for promoting the vision of a people-centred and development-oriented ecosystem, set forth by the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).

In particular, data availability and data flows underpin emerging technologies, such as the internet of things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), 3D printing, and the connected infrastructure that increasingly allows modern cities to function.

Register for the free opening lecture of Diplo’s Data Governance in the Digital Economy online course, and join us on Friday, 2nd September, at 13:00 UTC (15:00 CEST). Register now!

Latest videos

◆ What’s the latest news from space? Diplo experts explain.

What will happen with the International Space Station (ISS) after Russia decided to quit? The ISS is one of the best practices in science and space diplomacy. For more than two decades, the collaboration of the USA, Russia, and the European Space Agency on ISS wasn’t influenced by any political or diplomatic situations on Earth, but are things about to change? Watch the video below!

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Latest podcasts

◆ Digital Dots Talks #3: Cybersecurity and Cyber Risks

In this episode, Stephane Duguin, chief executive officer at the CyberPeace Institute, provided a unique overview of the current security challenges in cyberspace, with a focus on the health and humanitarian aspects. The discussion was led by Nathalie Olijslager, former ambassador, deputy permanent representative of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Geneva. Listen on Spotify!

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