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DiploNews – Issue 461 – 15 February 2023

Diplo Academy upcoming courses and programmes

🐣 Limited early bird discount! 🎓 2024 MA in Contemporary Diplomacy (with internet governance specialisation)

Diplo is now accepting applications for the 2024 online Master/Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy with a specialisation in internet governance, run in cooperation with the University of Malta Department of International Relations. The programme starts on 29 January 2024.

Apply by 1 June 2023 and benefit from our €400 early bird discount!

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.

❗ Financial assistance available:

  • Diplo alumni are entitled to a 20% reduction in tuition fees.
  • Applicants from developing countries can be awarded a limited number of partial scholarships.
  • Maltese applicants can benefit from up to 70% off the fee in tax credits as part of the Get Qualified scheme.

For further information and to apply, please visit the MA/PGD in Contemporary Diplomacy web page.

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Upcoming events

◆ WebDebate #57: What role can AI play in diplomatic negotiation? (7 Mar)

Join diplomats, academics, and AI experts for our next WebDebate on AI and diplomacy:

  • What is the (potential) role of AI in diplomatic negotiations?
  • Which AI tools have already been used, and which ones can we expect?
  • Which elements of a negotiation can be automated?

Register and join us on Tuesday, 7 March, at 14:00 UTC (15:00 CET). Register now!

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Main takeaways from our recent events

◆ WebDebate #56: Will AI take over diplomatic reporting?

Our participants explained how AI is expected to impact diplomatic reporting, and how it can assist diplomacy in general. For this occasion, Diplo’s AI Lab provided AI-generated reports of the event.

Blogs and publications

◆ Who is selling data about researchers and why?

In her post, Diplo alumna Inga Patarčić asks why academic publishers are tracking, collecting, and selling personal and behavioural data. Read the blog post!

◆ Digital Watch Weekly Newsletter

The Digital Watch Weekly Newsletter brings you the latest in digital policy from around the world. Read the latest issues, and subscribe to receive it in your inbox every Monday!

◆ Digital Watch Monthly Newsletter, Issue #76

In our latest Digital Watch Monthly Newsletter, find out about: 

  • 12 trends in digital governance and diplomacy in 2023
  • Global digital policy events in 2023
  • Digital policy developments that made global headlines
  • Cybercrime Ad Hoc Committee: Takeaways from its 4th Session

Read online or download a free copy!

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Diplo team at external events

◆ CyberTalk: Bridging the Cybersecurity Skills Gap (16 Feb)

Vladimir Radunović (Director, Cybersecurity and E-diplomacy, Diplo) will participate in CyberTalk: Bridging the Cybersecurity Skills Gap, organised by the World Bank’s Digital Development Global Practice. The event will focus on how to develop and retain a professional cybersecurity workforce with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to fill some of the most in-demand cybersecurity roles in government and industry. Join the event on Thursday, 16 February, at 14:45 UTC (15:45 CET | 09:45 ET). Register now!

Don’t miss…

◆ Science Diplomacy Week (8-12 May)

From 8 to 12 May 2023, the Geneva Coalition on Anticipatory Science and Diplomacy is organising the second edition of the Science Diplomacy Week in International Geneva to promote anticipatory science and diplomacy as an effective tool for renewed multilateralism. Diplo is proud to be part of the Geneva Coalition on Anticipatory Science and Diplomacy and a programme partner for Science Diplomacy Week 2023. Learn more here!

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