DiploNews - Issue 147 - October 1, 2009

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Final Call for Applications: 2010 Master/Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy

You are invited to apply for the popular Master/Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy, offered through the University of Malta. This blended learning programme offers a valuable opportunity for diplomats and other international relations professionals to continue studies while remaining on the job. The application deadline is 15 October. For more information and to apply please see the course webpage.

Announcing Diplo’s Climate Change Community!

The role of climate change and its consequences in shaping future global development efforts have finally begun to receive the required attention from scholars, development practitioners, and politicians alike. As part of an ongoing programme, Diplo is pleased to announce the launch of a new and exciting initiative: the online Climate Change Community. Bringing together Diplo alumni, as well as other individuals and groups interested in the exchange of ideas, access to resources, and current updates from the climate change diplomacy field, membership to this online community is free. An invitation is hereby extended to all interested persons to join us at Diplo's Climate Change Community to explore and contribute.

Diplo Capacity Building Programme and EuroDIG 2009 

Twenty graduates from Diplo’s European Capacity Building Programme were among the delegates at the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG), held in Geneva on 14-15 September. EuroDIG 2009, organised by the European Broadcasting Union, the Council of Europe, and Ofcom brought together 200 representatives from business, governments, parliaments, and civil society to discuss internet governance issues. Primary topics discussed at this event included cybersecurity, child protection, domain names, intellectual property, and privacy. Media literacy was also an important aspect of the programme, with a particular focus on establishing a “European IGF,” where a common European perspective can be discussed and carried to other fora. Diplo participants attended this event as part of the policy immersion component of the European Capacity Building Programme. Observations of the conference from Diplo associates and other participants are on the Diplo Internet Governance community site.

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