Global Media Forum session: Innovation by disruption? How COVID-19 is changing diplomacy
19 June 2021
Online and Bonn, Germany
Innovation by disruption? How COVID-19 is changing diplomacy
Development and Peace Foundation (sef:) at the DW Global Media Forum 2021
Monday, 14th June, 13:45–14:15 CEST
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on international diplomacy was and is considerable. The pandemic led to most international negotiation processes being halted. Innovative ways were and are needed to maintain diplomatic exchange and to continue working together on solutions to global challenges.
The session ‘Innovation by disruption? How COVID-19 is changing diplomacy’ will reflect on how COVID-19 is changing diplomacy, how to successfully conduct diplomatic negotiations virtually, what are the consequences for inclusivity and transparency, and more.
This session is organised by the Development and Peace Foundation (sef:) as a partner session during the DW Global Media Forum 2021.
Dr Jovan Kurbalija (Executive Director, Diplo; Head, Geneva Internet Platform (GIP)) and Dr Katharina Höne (Director of Research, Diplo) will take part in this event.
For more background information, read the paper Hybrid Diplomacy: How COVID-19 Changes the Way We Negotiate that Dr Kurbalija and Dr Höne had authored for sef: