lighting, Diplomacy

Global Media Forum session: Innovation by disruption? How COVID-19 is changing diplomacy

19 June 2021

Online and Bonn, Germany

Event description

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.

To register for this event, please visit the official page. For more information, please visit the session page.

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: