Science diplomacy is described as ‘the use of scientific collaborations among nations to address the common problems facing 21st century humanity and to build constructive international partnerships’ (Fedoroff, 2009). It can build bridges between communities and nations and raise the profile of science in foreign policy to address pressing international and global challenges – such as climate change, diminishing biodiversity, and global pandemics. It is not a new phenomenon, but with the establishment of the Center for Science Diplomacy at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in 2008, it gained prominence. Join us for our next WebDebate on Tuesday, 7th May, at 11:00 UTC (13:00 CEST). Registrations are open.
Summer diplomacy courses
Is summer a quiet time at your office? Then it is the perfect opportunity to take an online course. Have a look at our courses on diplomacy and Internet technology starting on 22 July:
Apply by 20 May for University of Malta accredited courses and by 17 June for Diplo certificate courses. For further information or to apply, click on the titles of the courses listed, or visit our courses webpage. Register now to reserve your place.
Thanks to support from the government of Malta, partial scholarships are available for applicants from developing countries to attend upcoming Diplo online courses. These scholarships cover 30%–60% of course fees and can be applied to most online courses in 2019. Browse our course catalogue and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information. You can also sign up for our courses mailing list to be informed about upcoming courses.
What were the main Internet governance updates in May? How will recent updates influence the developments in the upcoming months? Join us for our next monthly briefing, on Tuesday, 28th May, for a round-up of the major global IG and digital policy developments. Registrations are open.