lighting, Diplomacy

#Diplomacy: Internet and social media [A historical journey #10]

25 November 2021

Online

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Event description

In the November episode of our History of Diplomacy and Technology series, we will analyse the impact the internet and social media have on diplomacy.

Diplomats use the internet for meetings,  sharing information, negotiating, and communicating. Even ‘corridor diplomacy’, which was strongly linked to traditional diplomacy, has been replaced by emails, Twitter, and Zoom meetings

A woman sitting in the office, with a laptop and a pile of papers in front of her, raising hand to reach a Twitter bird. A flock of Twitter birds flying away from her computer screen.Social media has drastically changed what can be achieved at the negotiation table, as internet users and the public affect the process and outcome of negotiations.

We will analyse:

  • How has diplomacy adjusted to the changes brought about by the internet? 
  • Is the internet a diplomatic revolution, or simply another stage in the evolution of diplomacy?

To find out more, join us for our November masterclass with Jovan Kurbalija, ‘#Diplomacy: Internet and social media’, on Thursday, 25th November, at 14:00 CET.