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Digital Diplomacy Day – Malta

02 February 2015 -

Valletta, Malta

Event description

The Internet poses a wide range of challenges for modern diplomacy, including: How to protect national cybersecurity? How to govern the Internet on the global level? Which social media tools are useful for diplomats? How can diplomats use Twitter effectively? These and other questions will be addressed during Malta’s Digital Diplomacy Day. The digital diplomacy day is organised by Malta’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs and DiploFoundation on the occasion of the start of the 2015 PGD/Master in Contemporary Diplomacy.

pr150206c_2[Update] The photo gallery for the Digital Diplomacy event (morning) is here; the photo gallery for the workshop (afternoon) is here
[Update] Dr Jovan Kurbalija’s presentation from the morning event is here
[Update] Press release by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Malta. Minister Dr George Vella’s keynote speech is available here
[Update] Press coverage: Kors fil-livell ta’ Masters fid-diplomazija kontemporanja on TVM | Technology changes the face of modern diplomacy on MaltaToday | Series of courses on diplomatic studies to take place this year on the Malta Independent
[Update] Explore upcoming Diplo courses: Introduction to Internet Governance, E-diplomacy, Infrastructure, Cybersecurity, and the Master/PGD in Contemporary Diplomacy with a specialisation in Internet governance. The course catalogue for all Diplo courses is here.


Digital diplomacy event  

Venue: Ministry for Foreign Affairs – Valletta

11.00 – 11.10 Keynote address by Hon. Dr George Vella, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Malta
11.10 – 12.00 Presentation on emerging digital diplomacy by Dr Jovan Kurbalija, Director of DiploFoundation and Head of the Geneva Internet Platform, followed by Q&A
12.00 – 13.00 Reception


Digital diplomacy workshop

Venue: Hotel Cavallieri, St Julians

14.00 – 14.45 Cybersecurity and emerging digital geo-politics
14.45 – 15.00 Coffee break
15.00 – 15.45 The Internet as a new diplomatic issue: Internet governance and digital global regulation
15.45 – 16.00 Coffee break
16.00 – 17.00 Social media and new digital tools for diplomacy and conclusion of the workshop

For details please contact Sylvana Bugeja (