lighting, Diplomacy

Diplo director on lecture tour in Asia

12 March 2015 - 17 March 2015

Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia

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? How to keep up with the content policy dynamics? These and many other questions will be discussed during a number of lectures in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Indonesia, delivered by Dr Jovan Kurbalija, DiploFoundation director and head of the Geneva Internet Platform.

[Update] Internet governance, e-diplomacy discussed during Asian lecture tour: read the day-by-day account of Dr Kurbalija’s lecture tour in Kuala Lumpur (12 March), Singapore (13 March), Bangkok (16 March) and Jakarta (17 March)
[Update] View the photo gallery from Dr Kurbalija’s Asian lecture tour
[Update] Read articles published on the Indonesian business portal SWA Online, and in the daily newspaper Kompas.
[Update] View the illustration “The Swiss knife” of Asia-Europe public diplomacy in full resolution

Dr Kurbalija’s lecture tour is part of the Asia-Europe Public Diplomacy Training Initiative, set up in 2013 by the DiploFoundation, the Asia-Europe Foundation, and the National Centre for Research on Europe – University of Canterbury, to help to promote and facilitate skills training for diplomats and civil society actors.

The lecture tour will take Dr Kurbalija to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 10-12 March.

The tour will then proceed with a lecture on Internet: Challenges and Opportunities for Diplomacy, at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore, on 13 March. The event will be chaired by Mr Xavier Nuttin, EU Fellow, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.

Dr Kurbalija will then visit the Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, for a lecture on Europe’s Internet Storm: What to expect on privacy and surveillance after the Paris terrorist attacks, on 16 March. Mr Richard Werly, Paris correspondent for the Swiss daily Le Temps will also chair the lecture.

The lecture tour will end at Kementerian Komunikasi dan Informatika in Jakarta, Indonesia on 17 March, with a lecture on Multistakeholder Internet governance: From Cybersecurity to Digital Policy Dynamics. Mr Rudiantara, the Indonesian Minister of Communication and Information Technology, will chair the session.

More details about the lecture tour and initiative are available on the initiative’s webpage.

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