Small and developing states with limited geographical, human, and financial resources face the challenge of doing more with less: they need to employ all available methods to increase their representation, including networks, alliances, and informati...

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Small and developing states with limited geographical, human, and financial resources face the challenge of doing more with less: they need to employ all available methods to increase their representation, including networks, alliances, and informati...

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Diplomatic means can transform the smallness of a state into an asset when promoting national and international interests. This course examines the manner in which small states conduct their diplomacy to pursue their foreign policy objectives, and...

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Capacity development has been emerging as a central approach within development for more than two decades. This approach has gradually shifted the focus of development practice from simple financial aid and technical cooperation towards a complex new...

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Explore the origins of multilateral diplomacy and its evolution within a dynamic and rapidly changing environment. This course introduces participants to the diplomatic interaction among more than two actors, with particular emphasis on the multil...
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On Monday, 2nd November, I addressed the conference ‘The CERN Model, United Nations and Global Public Goods’. The underlying theme of the conference was the interplay between science (CERN) and diplomacy (UN) in the globally unique settin...
 4 Nov 2015

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'The public is constantly told by the media that climate science can’t be trusted, the models are flawed, and action on climate change is a costly gamble. But when you compare original predictions with what actually happened, this couldn&rs...
 20 Mar 2014

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Allow me to paraphrase John F.Kennedy in my way and say: My fellow Diplo lecturers, praise not what you can ask the students, praise what the students can ask you! The magic of Diplo’s courses on multilateral diplomacy is not about what ...
 3 Apr 2013

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Let’s bring out the big questions: Should climate change negotiations be organised according to the “one state one vote” principle? This time between Christmas and New Year is called “in between the years” in Germany. I...
 29 Dec 2012

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Is it time to change how we communicate about climate change? Is it time to reverse the gloom and doom and create a vision of what might be in a good sense rather than what will be in a bad sense? A dream instead of a nightmare? This thought is not n...
 24 May 2012

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The New Yorker has a real corker of a story online on possible tech fixes to combat climate change. Titled 'The Climate Fixers,' the article examines so-called 'geoengineering' efforts to halt increasing global temperatures that are a...
 22 May 2012

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How to teach about climate change is a key question. While the physical science basis is important, it is clearly not enough and maybe shouldn't even be our main focus. David Hone (climate advisor for shell and a background as a chemical enginee...
 2 Mar 2012

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