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DiploNews – Issue 455 – 15 November 2022

Summit on Digital Diplomacy and Governance (18–19 Nov, Malta)

The Summit on Digital Diplomacy and Governance will be held this Friday and Saturday. Participants from over 80 countries from across the world will be joining us, making this a truly international event. Parts of the summit will be livestreamed, so you too can join!

Join us on 18 and 19 November! Have a look at the recently updated programme and the high-level speakers that will join us, and register to be part of this event. Register now!

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🎉 20th Diploversary Stories

Hear what Morgan Mead, Katharina Höne, and Vladimir Radunovic have to say about Diplo in our ongoing series 20th Diploversary Stories. Visit our Diploversary page to find out more about Diplo’s history, upcoming anniversary events, and more!

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Upcoming study opportunities

Applications open! Winter 2023 online courses

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

👉🏼 Application deadlines for certificates issued by Diplo: 16 January 2023

For further information and to apply, click the course titles above or visit Diplo’s course catalogue.

◆ Need financial assistance? Scholarships are available.

Thanks to 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 2023 online courses. Browse our course catalogue and contact us at admissions@diplomacy.edu for further information.

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Blogs and publications

◆ Geneva Digital Atlas 2.0

​The Geneva Digital Atlas represents the most comprehensive mapping of digital policy and internet governance actors in Geneva. The Atlas provides an in-depth coverage of the activities of over 40 actors, including the analysis of policy processes and the cataloguing of core instruments and featured events. Read it here!

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◆ Digital Watch Newsletter #74

In this month’s issue of the Digital Watch Newsletter, we take a look at: 

  • The battle for chip self-sufficiency
  • How antitrust authorities are flexing their muscles
  • Cyber(in)security
  • Personal data transfers
  • Digital Cooperation Day in Geneva and more!
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Read it now!

◆ What are the peace symbols of today?

Do we need to update peace symbols to communicate better with younger and future generations? In his latest blog post, Diplo’s Executive Director Jovan Kurbalija explains how an AI experiment with the keyword ‘peace’ returned a result which triggers a few questions on today’s reality, and which opens up a debate on future generations, AI, and social media. Read the blog post!

◆ Diplomatic reporting: Structure and style

In his latest blog post, Diplo Senior Fellow Milan Jazbec writes about the rules of diplomatic reporting, including the differences between national diplomacies and the European External Action Service (EEAS). Read the blog post!

Science diplomacy in India and the Global South

Diplo’s Dr Katharina Höne had the pleasure of interviewing Amb. Bhaskar Balakrishnan on the topic of science diplomacy in the context of India and the Global South. The interview was a part of Diplo’s Science Diplomacy online course, organised in cooperation with the Geneva Science-Policy Interface (GSPI) and the Geneva Science and Diplomacy Anticipator (GESDA). Watch this insightful conversation below.

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