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DiploNews – Issue 488 – 1 April 2024

Diplo Academy upcoming courses and programmes

🐣🚨 Limited early bird discount! 🎓 2025 MA/PGD in Contemporary Diplomacy (with internet governance specialisation)!

Diplo is now accepting applications for the 2025 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 27 January 2025.

Apply by 1 June 2024 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.

🌼 Applications open! Diplo’s 2024 spring online courses

Register now to reserve your place in our specialised spring courses!

👉🏼 Application deadlines for certificates issued by Diplo: 25 April 2024

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 2024 online courses. Browse our course catalogue and contact us at admissions@diplomacy.edu for further information.

Upcoming events

◆ Cybersecurity risks in social media: Remedies and solutions (17 Apr.)

How safe are you online?

Join us as we discuss ways to address the evolving challenges posed by cyberthreats on social media. By fostering collaboration and sharing expertise, we can work towards creating a safer and more secure online environment for all.

Join us on Wednesday, 17 April at 10:00 UTC (12:00 CEST | 13:00 EAT). Register now!

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Blogs and publications

◆ OEWG’s seventh substantive session: the highlights

The UN Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG) on security of and in the use of information and communications technologies 2021–2025 held its seventh substantive session in March 2024. The DW analysis summarises the processes involved, the discussions held, and the steps ahead. Read the DW analysis!

◆ Digital Watch Weekly newsletter

The Digital Watch weekly newsletter brings you the latest in digital policy from around the world!

  • Issue 153: X.ai launched Grok-1.5, a boost to its AI chatbot on social network X. Tech giants teamed up against Nvidia’s AI dominance. Court documents exposed Facebook’s secretive ‘Project Ghostbusters’ surveillance of Snapchat, YouTube and Amazon. FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried’s downfall hit hard with a 25-year prison sentence for fraud. Apple fought against US antitrust claims, while the EU investigated Apple, Alphabet, and Meta under the DMA.

Looking for the latest digital policy news?
Visit the Digital Watch Observatory

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◆ From papers to pixels: The transformation of books in the era of AI acceleration

What is the future of publishing in the AI age? How do we balance the speed of technological advances with the depth of our research? Diplo’s experiments with real-time updates and multimedia publishing are paving the way. The post discusses practical steps for embracing this shift. Read the blog post!

◆ What is revolution?

Is revolution feasible today or merely theoretical? From Hegel to Hannah Arendt and Marx, Aldo Matteucci looks at the concept through historical, philosophical, and cultural perspectives. Read the blog post!

◆ Eisenhower’s Cold War strategy and the Dulles brothers

Aldo Matteucci analyses the rise of WWII totalitarian ideologies, the challenges of the postwar period, and the Cold War strategies by Eisenhower and the Dulles brothers. Read the blog post!

Latest videos

◆ Byte-sized Insights #15: The tech-hype cycle

Through the Gartner hype cycle, Dr Jovan Kurbalija explains how a balance of enthusiasm and realism is crucial in embracing technological advancements responsibly.

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◆ DWshorts #22: AI Chatbots misinform voters half the time

In the latest DWshorts:

  • Bitcoin nears an all-time high
  • Apple gets EUR 1.8 billion fine in an antitrust case
  • AI chatbots give false election info 50% of the time
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Don’t miss…

◆ Techplomacy: Meet the Danish diplomat leading Europe’s efforts to influence Silicon Valley (Euronews)

In this Euronews article, Dr Jovan Kurbalija discusses the growing importance of tech diplomacy, from discussions in 1994 until today, as well as the challenges we can expect. Read the article!

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