Artificial intelligence (AI) is a broad term that encompasses high-end technologies capable of ‘performing human-like cognitive processes such as learning, understanding, reasoning and interacting’, according to Szczepanski. Nowadays, societies are e...
 16 Mar 2020

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November 2019, when the film Bladerunner is set, came and went. How well did this film – made in 1982 – predict the future? Well, we don’t have androids (replicants) that think and look like us, and there are no flying cars (yet). But, technology has...
 9 Mar 2020

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On Friday, 20th December, from 17.00 to 19.00h CET, at the Centre for the Promotion of Science in Belgrade, Dr Jovan Kurbalija, director of DiploFoundation, Dr Biljana Scott, senior lecturer at DiploFoundation and an associate of the Chinese Institut...
  20 Dec 2019

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In May we ran our new online course, ‘Artificial Intelligence: Technology, Governance, and Policy Frameworks’ for the first time. It was a fantastic experience to develop and deliver a course around such a timely topic. In this blog post, we want to ...
 5 Sep 2019

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Managing complex governance arrangements in the absence of trust is the new million dollar (bitcoin?) question. We currently have the lowest level of trust in financial institutions, following the economic downturn of 2008 and the multiple market ...
 21 Sep 2015

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Two recent books on Internet governance: The Evolution of Global Internet Governance: Principles and Policies in the Making by Rolf Weber, Roxana Radu, and Jean-Marie Chenou More information: Turbulent times in Internet governance: it'...
  24 Feb 2014

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As the new Standing Committee of the Chinese Communist Party is inaugurated in Beijing, terms like “harmony” and “stability” are buzz-words describing the vision of the China Communist Country for the country. The West tends to scoff at these terms, ...
 28 Nov 2012

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We caught up with Diplo’s Vladimir Radunovic who attended the 2nd Belgrade Security Forum at the end of September. The forum was convened to discuss the challenges to democracy and security in this time of global crisis. Vladimir was one of the...
 16 Oct 2012

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Recording of the 'Copyright infringement from SOPA-PIPA to Megaupload' webinar discussions held on Tuesday, 31st January, 2012, hosted by Jovan Kurbalija. If you missed the webinar, or if you would like to listen to the webinar again, click o...
 31 Jan 2012

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I wish to begin my statement be expressing my deep gratitude to the Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic studies for convening this Conference on Modern Diplomacy. For the first time top specialists from different countries are gathered to discuss, in...

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The functioning of diplomacy is influenced by a complicated combination of different interrelated factors. This paper briefly analyses their impact on the evolution of diplomacy and discusses how diplomacy as an instrument of good governance should adjust itself to meet the new challenges, to become more relevant, open and agile, to modify its methods and to fully utilise opportunities offered by the technological revolution.

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Modern Diplomacy. Ed J. Kurbalija (1998)
 Vladimir Petrovsky, 1998

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I propose to make some fairly heretical comments about knowledge management. In doing so I take comfort from the fact that the instigator of Wilton Park, Sir Winston Churchill, believed in breaking the rules when necessary. I like, in particular, his...

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In his paper, Colin Jennings describes the way Wilton Park – an executive agency of the British FCO – operates. He highlights some of the key reasons for its success, and identifies some specific outcomes of the conferences organised by Wilton Park. The author also offers a few reflection on knowledge management based on his many years of experience.
 

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Knowledge and Diplomacy. Ed by J. Kurbalija (2002)
 Colin Jennings, 2002

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