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Future of Mediation and Peacemaking with Emerging Technologies

29 June 2021

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Future of Mediation and Peacemaking with Emerging Technologies

Tuesday, June 29, 19:00–20:00 CEST

The field of mediation, where emotional intelligence, communication, and interpersonal skills had the highest value, is now exploring the potential benefits of emerging technologies.

Join the discussion on the future of mediation and peacemaking with emerging technologies.

This event is part of the Data for Peace monthly conversations organised by the Center on International Cooperation (CIC) at New York University. 

Diplo’s Director of Research Katharina E. Höne will be speaking at the event.

To register, please visit the event page.



  • How can machine learning make analytical work of peace mediators faster, smarter, and cheaper while increasing the efficiency of peacemaking?
  • How can mediators use big data to predict behavior of conflicting sides?
  • Should the use of social media and machine-learning models be part of the agreement between conflicting parties?
  • How can Natural Language Processing with text mining and graph analytics enable inclusion of civilians and amplify their voices in peace processes?
  • As data is never apolitical, what are the current and future risks of applying some of these tools (e.g. seeing a rise in new forms of digital colonialism)?