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DiploNews – Issue 458 – 2 January 2023

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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Upcoming events

What will 2023 bring for digital geopolitics, AI, data, and cryptocurrencies, and which issues will dominate the UN and multilateral agenda in Geneva and beyond?

Join Dr Jovan Kurbalija and his guests for our annual prediction session on Thursday, 12th January 2023, at 14:00 CET (13:00 UTC). Learn more and register!

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◆ 8th Geneva Engage Awards (1 Feb.)

The annual Geneva Engage Awards recognise International Geneva actors in their social media outreach and online engagement. This year, we are also examining the links between different actors in International Geneva through connections, mentions, and interactions on social media. Additionally, the 8th Geneva Engage Awards will introduce a new Accessibility Award to recognise efforts for enhancing website accessibility.

Join us on Wednesday, 1st February 2023, 13:00–14:30 CET (12:00–13:30 UTC), online on Zoom or in Geneva at the WMO Building Attic (7bis Avenue de la Paix). Learn more and register!

Hybrid event. The Geneva Internet Platform invites you to the 8th Geneva Engage Awards, 1st February, Geneva and online.


◆ What’s new with cybersecurity negotiations? The informal OEWG consultations on CBMs

What’s new with cybersecurity negotiations at the UN? The GIP rapporteur team brings you an overview of the informal OEWG consultations on confidence-building measures (CBMs). Discussion highlights include: establishing a directory of national Points of Contact (PoC), the allocation of more resources for capacity-building programmes, and the creation of a global cybersecurity cooperation portal. Read it here!

◆ Generative AI models: A fun game that can easily get out of hand? 

Is your timeline filled with AI-generated versions of your friends, family, and colleagues? In this blog post, Diplo’s AI & Data Lab takes a closer technical and legal look at Lensa and ChatGPT’s generative models. Read it here!

◆ Diplomacy and poetry: Deepening friendships with the magic of words  

Can diplomacy do without poetry? In his latest blog post, Diplo faculty member Milan Jazbec describes how his experience as Slovenian ambassador and poet changed his view on cultural diplomacy. Read it here!

◆ Are companies responsible for the security of their digital services and products, and to what extent?

In her blog post, Diplo alumna Nadia Tjahja explains why spam and DDOS-attack regulations require a different approach than those imposed on the internet of things (IoT). Read it here!


◆ DigitalDots Talks # 6: The role of the UN in the digital world

The UN’s Our Common Agenda aims to rebuild the world, and secure a better and more sustainable future for our people and planet. For the digital part of Our Common Agenda, a Global Digital Compact will be established. But what is the Global  Digital Compact, who will take part in it, and what are the intended outcomes?

In the sixth episode of the DigitalDots Talks series, Amandeep Singh Gill (UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Technology) discusses this and more. Listen on Spotify!

Takeaways from our recent events

◆ Diplo Week in Geneva: Highlights

During Diplo Week in Geneva, we showcased our new online teaching methods, the latest in AI applications and data analysis, and how to use them in online meetings. We shared Diplo’s ideas, tools, and services and uncovered how we combine technology, art, and diplomacy!

Watch the video below to find out all that happened during Diplo Week in Geneva! 

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◆ Summit on Digital Diplomacy and Governance

We’re still celebrating the Summit on Digital Diplomacy and Governance! Have a look at the summit highlights in the video below. You can also watch the shorter highlight video.

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Click on the thumbnails below to see what Moritz Vischer, Pierre Franck, Katleen Bei, and Tereza Horejsova had to say about the summit, and watch more Summit in a Minute Videos here!

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