DiploNews – Issue 89 – 22 September 2006
Internet Policy and Governance Website Re-Launch
Diplo has renovated and re-launched its website on Internet Policy and Governance. This website covers Diplo’s activities in the Internet Governance field, including training programmes, and offers access to a number of resources including a web portal, an information booklet and a DVD on IG issues.
We invite you to contribute news about activities or events related to Internet Policy and Governance in your region. Please send your entries to IG@diplomacy.edu with IG news in the Subject line.
Diplo Graduate Wins ICT Reporting Award
Mr Remmy Nweke, a graduate of Diplo’s Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme and current participant in the Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy, was awarded the ICT Journalist of the Year award by at the Highway Africa Conference held on 11 – 15 September, in Grahamstown, South Africa. Mr Nweke is the Editor of ITRealms Online, and Senior Reporter on ICT with Daily Champion Group of Newspapers, Lagos, Nigeria. He is also a pioneer member of the Highway Africa News Agency (HANA) editorial team. For more information on the ICT journalism awards, please visit the ITRealms website.
Call for Applications: 2007 MA/Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy
The Master of Arts/Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy is designed for diplomats, civil servants, employees of international organisations and others involved in international relations. The programme focuses on a broad spectrum of issues, including the work of diplomats in today’s world, new topics on diplomatic agendas and the use of information and communications technology (ICT) tools for diplomatic activities.
The programme is delivered through blended learning, taking advantage of the benefits offered by both traditional, face-to-face teaching, and online instruction. It is accredited through the Department of International Relations within the Faculty of Arts at the University of Malta.
The application deadline for the programme commencing in 2007 is October 10, 2006. For further information, and to apply, please visit the MA/PGD in Contemporary Diplomacy website.
Call for Applications: November 2006 Short Online Courses
We are currently accepting applications for the upcoming short online courses starting in September 2006:
- Diplomatic Law: Privileges and Immunities (Dr Jovan Kurbalija, Prof. Dietrich Kappeler)
- Multilateral Diplomacy (Dr Petru Dumitriu)
Courses are designed to allow working diplomats and others involved in international relations to continue their education by learning about new topics in the field of diplomacy, or expanding and refreshing their knowledge of more traditional topics. Courses require 10 weeks of part-time study, typically 6-8 hours per week. Successful participants are awarded a postgraduate level certificate from DiploFoundation.
The application deadline for courses beginning in November is October 30, 2006. For further information, click on the titles of the courses above, or visit the Diplo website.