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By Virdzinija Saveska on 07 May, 2017 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy, Webinars

Our May WebDebate looked at standards as tools for managing international relations and discussed the process of negotiating and implementing the standards. Standards define our everyday lives in ways most people do not even realise. It is important to understand what standardisation is, that a standard can shape our habits and make life much easier. At the same time, we also need to realise that agreeing on a standard is sometimes a process that needs to reconcile different interests.

By on 02 May, 2017 | From the channel/s: Webinars, Internet Governance

Renewed discussions on state behaviour in cyberspace, developments in the USA with regard to net neutrality rules, and Uber’s new legal woes in various jurisdictions around the world were among the main digital policy developments in the month of April. These and other developments, trends, and regional updates were the subject of April's just-in-time briefing on Internet governance - our monthly appointment on the last Tuesday of every month - which took place on 25 April 2017.

By on 11 Apr, 2017 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy, Webinars

In our April WebDebate, we discussed Education Diplomacy, which could be described as the use of diplomacy to further education as a driver for development. We asked: What is Education Diplomacy? Is it still diplomacy? What are the approaches to Education Diplomacy? What knowledge and skills does it require?

By on 03 Apr, 2017 | From the channel/s: Webinars, Internet Governance

China’s International Strategy of Cooperation on Cyberspace, WikiLeaks disclosure of the US Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) hacking arsenal, and the second report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy were among the main digital policy developments in the month of March. These and other developments, trends, and regional updates were the subject of March's just-in-time briefing on Internet governance - our monthly appointment on the last Tuesday of every month - which took place on 28 March 2017.

By on 14 Mar, 2017 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy, Webinars

In our March WebDebate, we explored the contribution of diplomats to literature and cultural heritage and also looked at how art and diplomacy can be usefully combined. We asked: What can we learn from diplomats who also engage in the arts? What role does creativity play for diplomacy? Are there are any overlaps between poetic and diplomatic language? Are there certain lessons in the diplomatic craft that can only be expressed through literature and art?

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